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Vali's Alpine Restaurant and Delicatessen

59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
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Ranked #3 of 20 restaurants in Joseph
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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95% Recommend
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English first
San Antonio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Henderson, Nevada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Wonderful little Alpine restaurant...you might as well be sitting in Bavaria!! We had the ribeye on Saturday night and it was fabulous! Then went back on Sunday for the schnitzel...that was quite possibly the best meal I've eaten in months! Make sure to swing by Sat or Sun morning for homemade doughnuts, these guys are doing it right!!

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Forest Grove
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Vali's has become a favorite stop when our family visits Wallowa Lake (for over 20 years). We just introduced another family to the experience this week. Look online and chose your menu item by the day you visit, or call. The common menu item keep the meal affordable and great, we have never been disappointed here. Maggie's feisty personality assures... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This restaurant was highly recommended on TripAdvisor and it is definitely worth making a reservation. We got into Joseph on Friday and wanted to go some place special to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We called that night and were able to get a reservation for Sunday, our anniversary. This is a delightful little restaurant run by family and the service... More

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Penn Valley, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Special reservation needed for dinners. Limited menu-one special evening meal for each day of the week Hungarian meal was outstanding. The service was with an attitude-waitress made me feel like I was in my youth with my favorite grandmother telling me to eat all my food. It was fun and our dinner party had a terrific time. Plan on returning... More

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Fresno, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Owner greeted us and she was really nice.. had the pork snitzel and potatos au gratin. they were so delicious..and I do not usually like au gratin potatos..but meat really needed gravy or some kind of sauce cause it was dry.. chef came out to talk with everyone..and that was nice.. bring your appetite cause portions are big..

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Spokane, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My wife and I recently visited this charming restaurant while on vacation. We began with fresh baked goods prepared on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Arrive early as these are first come, first served. The scone was among the best I've ever tasted, and came with a rhubarb-blueberry jam. Dinners are one main course per night, with reservations necessary. We enjoyed... More

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Pendleton, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Vali's is unique. It offers only one entrée per night -- a different one each night. The restaurant has seasonal openings. It is closed much of the winter and only open weekends until Memorial Day. Then it is open 6 days a week. We were lucky to be there on a Saturday night and were served a delicious rib eye... More

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Enterprise, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Friends treated us to this unique Bavarian type place for a royal multi-course meal. Everything was scrumptious. Can't wait to return for another one of these evening experiences.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Vali's is not your typical spot to pop into for a bite to eat. First, you must have a reservation. Each night of the week there is a different main course offered, in fact the only entrée offered for the evening. The result is a meticulous presentation of culinary excellence. Maggie Vali plays host and server for the evening. Your... More

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