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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
- Jul 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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24 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Kennewick, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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