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Novak's Hungarian Restaurant

) #1 of 118 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ European, Eastern European,
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
+1 541-967-9488
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:30All hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have excellent food. They have house specials and menu items. Prices are average. Great for dates or small groups. The staff is very friendly. Enjoy!

Thank lonnier28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A family owned and operated restaurant, this unique Hungarian restaurant is a must while you are in town. Always busy even as a child growing up in Albany. I always stop by while visiting my parents. The new location in downtown is way better than...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a recent luncheon date, I had the opportunity to visit a well known family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of the historic district of Albany. It seems that all the locals are aware of Novak's. On this occasion I enjoyed the lunch...More

Thank molly943
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My Hungarian Grandparents came from Hungary in 1890. Grandma passed down many of her recipes from the “old country”. It has been years since we ate at Novak’s. But I have been hearing such good things about their new place and the new menu. Even...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant. The wait staff was very educated on all of the Hungarian entrees. They have a nice lunch buffet and great desserts. A really great place to visit!

Thank Bev N
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Everytime we have been to Novak's the food has been excellent. I love their new location as well. The family has always made sure to serve wonderful, authentic food and the servers are great

Thank Connie4652
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My wife and I visited Novak's twice during a recent trip to Albany. On one visit we enjoyed breakfast. It was interesting to see the Hungarian influences on the Breakfast menu. Our second visit was for dinner. Another excellent experience. I look forward to exploring...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Not only is the food absolutely to die for (great portions) the staff is very friendly! We had such a great time chatting with them and trying out a variety of dishes. I love that they accommodate gluten-free lifestyles as well. Highly recommend!

Thank SR22bug
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our last trip was for lunch on my birthday and the food was as excellent as ever! The Beef Porkolt was excellent as usual, served over their homemade mashed potatoes to accommodate my gluten-free request. The Hungarian Gulyas (Goulash to us Americans) is just so...More

Thank GoToKnowTo
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Heading to Albany from the Bay Area (CA), we had already got the scoop on Hungarian Entrees and Desserts from our local Hungarian friends so we knew what to order. We arrived Sunday morning to Novak's and since it was our first time there, the...More

Thank alohawailea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 541-967-9488
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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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