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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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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Wonderful dining experience

This is the type of restaurant you will remember for the experience of it as much as for the wonderful food. Clearly a family restaurant that puts a lot of love into the whole dining experience. You feel like you are joining together for a family meal in a home- you are treated like family, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is the type of restaurant you will remember for the experience of it as much as for the wonderful food. Clearly a family restaurant that puts a lot of love into the whole dining experience. You feel like you are joining together for a family meal in a home- you are treated like family, the food is unusual and... More 

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Lenore, Idaho
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Vali's is a bavarian-style restaurant nestled in the pines near Wallowa Lake. It's unique in that it's reserved-seating only...two seatings per evening, accomodating approximately 30 people each seating. We visited twice on a Friday this summer, when the fare was a fabulous rib steak, twice-baked potatoes, & salad. Be sure to have dessert---one evening, there was a delicious lemon bread... More 

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Lyons, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I recently dined here with my siblings after not having been here for over 30 years. It was a wonderful and most enjoyable experience! The food was delicious, service was prompt and the staff entertaining! I loved that Maggie was still there after all these years! She is a delight, and should be so proud of her son for continuing... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is an excellent place to eat. They have limited days and hours and you cannot get in without a reservation. But it is so worth it! Had the Hungarian Goulash and enjoyed homemade bread. But the homemade donuts on Saturday are the best ever!

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Kennewick, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Not so Good Service as we wnt there for Dinner @5:30 p.m and they acted as though they were not prepared.

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Thank Kathleen C
Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have eaten here many times over the past 28 years. It has never disappointed me. Not once. Yes, the menu has been pretty much the same the whole time, but I only go once a year, so I don't get tired of it. Most recently I had the schnitzel. But I think my favorite is the chicken paprikas and... More 

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1 Thank PDXSD
Orem, Utah
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We were really looking forward to eating here. I called a few days in advance during off season and I was fifth on the waiting list! We never got called back. It's our first time away from our young twins, celebrating our anniversary 4 hours away from home. We likely won't be back for a long while. It's a shame... More 

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Thank travelingtmans
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Vali's Alpine Restaurant at Wallowa Lake, OR provides excellent food and outstanding, friendly service. You need to be sure to make a reservation well in advance as this place is very popular.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 35 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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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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