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Novak's Hungarian Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, Eastern European,
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
+1 541-967-9488
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cabbage rolls” (46 reviews)
“apple strudel” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were visiting Albany with our children. Made a reservation and was promptly seated upon arrival. The restaurant was nearly fully. The decor is homey. Our hostess gave us a warm introduction to the Hungarian food and shared how some of the items were traditionally...More

Thank Jing S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the uniqueness and high quality of the Hungarian dinner buffet there on a recent week night. Although the buffet was rather small and did not have as much variety as most buffets, what was there was delicious, unique, nutritious, unique, well-balanced, and unusually...More

Thank 660shelleys
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review. We're happy we exceeded your expectations!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Novak''s when in the area for decades. This is their third location that we know of and it seems to be a good one. It is a cozy place downtown and feels like a comfortable fit. This day we were...More

Thank BillJoyce2014
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Bill! We appreciate the review and hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic food at good prices. Also features fresh baked goods. Charming location and cozy diningroom. Really friendly staff thats family owned and operated.

Thank Oliver P
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Oliver! We are glad you enjoyed your expereience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Organized a group dinner here based upon reviews and the uniqueness of the cuisine. All I can say is that it was well worth it. Would eat here regularly if I lived near Albany. Everyone seemed to really enjoy and rave about the meals. Hungarian...More

Thank Dale L
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Dale! Hope to see you and yourgroup again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poppa Novak's daughter was very kind and helpful in setting up catering for a memorial. Exactly what we needed; a light afternoon selection of tasty charcuterie and hand made desserts nicely prepared and presented.

Thank C_Bonville
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you in the restaurant in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy this restaurant in Albany. It is a bit off the freeway, but worth the time. They have a lunch buffet daily and Sat., possibly Sunday as well. Home cooked, good variety and well worth your giving them a try.

Thank Steve E
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Steve! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us.Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Small well established Hungarian restaurant in Albany, who knew? Very welcoming, warm, friendly staff, good service and great food. Be sure to call for a reservation, remember: small.

Thank 118duanel
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We want everyone to feel like they have been invited to our house for dinner. See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We had 4 separate entrees and 1 'buffet'. Everything was good, and I cannot say one item was much better than the next. It has changed over the years but the menu has remained just as good.

Thank bigfish210
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We are very glad you enjoyed your expereience with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Want to feel like you're in Budapest? Eat at Novak's! Frit time customers get a free dessert (like a fry dough with jams and /or garlic). At lunch they offer a buffet so you can sample four different entrees. The staff was super friendly.

Thank B2493DYkathyl
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 541-967-9488
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Description
At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, we have been proud to provide an authentic Hungarian dining experience to the Albany area. We use the freshest ingredients and the richest flavors to bring you a truly unique dining experience. Our founders, Joseph and Matilda Novak immigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1957. They are proud to of brought traditional Hungarian recipes with them. Our signature dishes are bound to leave you wanting more. Try our cabbage rolls, chicken paprika, or kolbasz sausages! Take advantage of our lunch buffet from Monday through Saturday, or our dinner buffet from Monday through Thursday. We are also an artisan bakery and would love to make a special pastry or dessert for you. Are you looking to cater your next event? Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant is the perfect choice for small and large catering events. Drop-in today and have a meal with us. At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, you’re family.
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