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Vali's Alpine Restaurant and Delicatessen

59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
541-432-5691
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Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Joseph
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Anaheim, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was just at Vali's recently with some good friends for a little birthday celebration, and I have to say this small "mom and pop" place was absolutely charming! From the authentic Hungarian plates decorating the walls to the delicious cuisine, you can tell that love goes into everything these people do! Having recently returned from a lengthy European vacation,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Weinersnitzel was a "slab" of pork (not veal) half the size of the plate. Not very good truthfully, tough and dry. No gravy or sauce to help it out. Instead of Hungarian music and décor, as we expected, it was radio 70's and nondescript interior. The people were very nice however. Wish we could recommend it, but have to be... More

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Dionne V, Owner at Vali's Alpine Restaurant and Delicatessen, responded to this review

We are truly very sorry that you were disappointed with your meal. As far as the schnitzel goes, I'm sure you know that not all schnitzel is veal. We mention in the menu description that it is a pork schnitzel. I feel that the word "slab" indicates a large, thick heavy piece of meat. While our schnitzel is large, it... More

Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We first ate here about 20 years ago and was visiting Joseph this year and made reservations for a return visit. The menu was schnitzel, potatoes , red cabbage and dinner rolls. We were disappointed-my dinner roll was really hard, the large piece of schnitzel was dry and the one small piece of lemon did not improve it. The red... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great place with real character; makes you feel like you've been somewhere not just had another forgettable meal. They have a set menu every night; we were there on a Wednesday so we were served stuffed cabbage. Classic Hungarian dish; classically prepared. Couldn't resist sharing an apple strudel for dessert -- sensationally good (light and crisply, not heavy as it... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our first time eating Hungarian food. You must have reservations and Maggie the owner is your server. She has such a fun personality that she made our dinner experience wonderful and interactive with the other diners. We had Goulash served in a pot that you dished out and the most amazing fried bread that you rubbed with a... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant on July 16, 2014. They usually have two seatings per evening (at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.) and are often booked up well in advance (at least several days) -- the sign on the door says "Reservations Required". We were lucky to get in when someone cancelled (we got on the waiting list... More

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Portland, Oregon
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138 reviews 138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There's one item on the menu, and you'd better have a reservation = otherwise you don't get in. So call again; and plan on enjoying the 40 year tradition. The original owners son and wife are now working the kitchen, while Maggie still works the tables. delightful.

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Joseph, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Maggy Vali has been running this restaurant for 40 years. She personally supervises the meal preparation and serves every guest, with her wonderful personality. Her son Mike and his talented wife Dionne prepare the meals and pastries. The menu at Vali's is the most interesting and varied in Wallowa County. Each night there is a different offering of entrees such... More

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

What a wonderful example of Hungarian Food, they are amazing, special and a delight. The food was fresh and delicious. I would recommend to everyone. I am so glad we decided to stop in.

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San Antonio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Going to Vali's the first time is an education for it doesn't operate like any other restaurant I have ever been to. And I think I will leave it at that so you can enjoy the experience! We were there for Hungarian Pot Goulash which is more of a beef and vegetable soup with hot paprika. The entire meal consisted... More

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Additional Information about Vali's Alpine Restaurant and Delicatessen

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

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