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Vali's Alpine Restaurant and Delicatessen

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59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
541-432-5691
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Wow, this restaurant is AWESOME!

My wife and I just had our 47th Anniversary. We traveled to Joseph, Oregon to celebrate. While there we had a Saturday night dinner at Vali's Restaurant. It was WONDERFUL! Each night, Vali's offers a different entrée. On Saturday's it is steak...Wow, and is it delicious. Vali's is now operated by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Walla Walla, Washington
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Walla Walla, Washington
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I just had our 47th Anniversary. We traveled to Joseph, Oregon to celebrate. While there we had a Saturday night dinner at Vali's Restaurant. It was WONDERFUL! Each night, Vali's offers a different entrée. On Saturday's it is steak...Wow, and is it delicious. Vali's is now operated by the son (and his wife) of the original owners.... More 

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Eugene, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This Hungarian-style restaurant is probably the best place to eat in the Joseph area. Started by a couple years ago, now taken over by the son and his wife. For starters, Michael and Dione are wonderful chefs and nice people. We were able to get reservations for Thursday night at the 5:00 p.m. seating. The meal for that night was... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

First visit here was the year they opened in the mid 1970s. It was love at first bite. After leaving Hungary Maggi & Michael Vali found themselves in California for a while before finally ending up near the end of the road at Wallowa Lake. The restaurant was designed, built, and operated by Michael and Maggi. Talk about a gem,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This little German restaurant has been a family favorite for years. My first time was my high school prom sophmore year. My husband and I return whenever we are home visiting family. Make a reservation and there is specific meals served different nights of the week with limited seating that makes it feel personal. The owner is a sweet lady... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wallowa Lake has alot to offer; but, VALI'S is by far our favorite and has been for more than 40 years!! Michael is now FT on site from sous-chef in Vegas, to help Mom, Maggie, who, for years with her husband, has owned and operated this gem of a Hungarian bistro. Each night has a pre-selected entree and each is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a family restaurant and you should ask to hear the family story. The restaurant is owned and run now by the son and his wife. He was our charming host and server. He took care of our party of fourteen and others. The food was excellent. Baked goods here are heavenly. Half of our group had dessert and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited Vali's and my brother had pre-ordered a selection of pastries to have with our morning coffee. Vali's home bakes their pastries on the weekends and when the tray came out, I couldn't believe it! The coffee cake was so light and airy with the perfect amount of cinnamon and had some lovely almond notes. My favorite was the cinnamon... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The steak was made to perfection. As always the service was excellent. We have been going to Vali's since 1987 and have never been disappointed! Also, if you want donuts Saturday and Sunday morning you better pre-order. They are the best!!

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited here with friends and family last night. While the food was oh so very good, it could not compare to the incredible hospitality & friendliness we encountered, as well. Our friends have been coming here for decades (Vali's has been an institution for 40 yrs), so they were truly treated like one of the family. But even as first... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My wife and I visited our friend in Joseph and she said that we had to try the doughnuts here so she called ahead and reserved some for the next morning for a little snack before we went hiking. The doughnuts were basic but it is hard to explain how good they were. Definitely a must if you are in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Joseph
  • Phone Number: 541-432-5691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eastern European

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