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Novak's Hungarian Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
+1 541-967-9488
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (43 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to dine/pick up deserts. The staff were helpful and friendly. I highly recommend the chicken dish and Hungarian soda. Delish!

Thank funpup
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a pleasant place to eat, and the wait staff is friendly and accommodating. If you want to try it, I recommend you go in winter—the food is heavy, with lots of paprika, Hungarian spices, gravy, cream and sour cream sauces. Probably a good...More

Thank Cristina W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What can you say about a family run restaurant that serves the most delicious European food this side of the Atlantic Ocean? A gastronomic delight!!!!!! There is not an item on Novak's menu that is not delicious. The Novak's could easily have a very large...More

Thank 632patrickq
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Novak's is consistently yummy. Lots of homemade food, great sausages. Their mustard is for sale - highly recommended.

Thank cccmarvin
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were staying at the best western and they had a picture of Novaks on their key. so we went Saturday at lunch. They had a buffet for 13.00 that was terrific food the sasuage was tremendous. We brought the best deserts home. Old European...More

Thank larrywW3181AH
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had only one prior experience with Hungarian food, and this one eclipses our prior experience significantly. We were initially greeted by the daughter of the Mom and Pop founders of plans he restaurant. While this was nice, the proof was in...More

Thank roystotts
Reviewed 8 August 2017 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 19 July 2017 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 15 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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