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Novak's Hungarian Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
+1 541-967-9488
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cabbage rolls” (43 reviews)
“dobos torte” (8 reviews)
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant with delicious Hungarian food. Family owned and operated. Buffet option during the week or order off the menu. Nice dessert selection, homemade of course.

Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot get better food or service than Novak's. When I am sick, I want their soup. When I am well, I want their chicken paprikas and cucumber salad. Be sure to ask for Matilda's dressing on your salad ... it is wonderful. Their langos...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch buffet was excellent. The food was very good and the service was great. Though the restaurant is not very big, the atmosphere is nice.

Thank letamarie1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was outstanding and the food was to die for. The desserts were delicious. Plenty of seating and parking. The decor was truly eastern European.

Thank Tyeman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Novak’s is a wonderful restaurant with authentic Hungarian food and great service! Would recommend to anyone!

Thank Kim B
Reviewed January 12, 2018

I have been coming here for many years! you cannot beat how authentic and tasty the food is. When my parents were alive we ate there once a month and we would drive there from Eugene

Thank granitegirl2005
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We have been eating a Novak's for over 20 years and 3 different locations (They have moved a few times).Their mostly Hungarian entrees are delicious, hearty and hot and you definitely won't go home hungry. But just in case you have room for dessert, they...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We always get Novak's after one of our friends would give birth at the local hospital for our celebration dinner. They package it up for us and we have a nice little "picnic" in the room. Great food! Friendly owners!

1  Thank christinawI6530IH
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is the third time we have been to the newest location on 2nd street since they opened it up. We remember the other two locations also and are reminded of the little home feel with this downtown location. We knew what we wanted even...More

1  Thank A5685GBcharless
Reviewed December 5, 2017

I was travelling with a group of German travel agents last week and we called into this restaurant on Thursday for lunch. It was cold outside but the welcome was so warm that you immediately forgot about that! We were greeted by a wonderful lady...More

2  Thank Jan0316
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 541-967-9488
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At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, we have been proud to provide an authentic Hungarian dining experience to the Albany area. We use the freshest ingredients and the richest flavors to bring you a truly unique dining experience. Our founders, Joseph and Matilda Novak immigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1957. They are proud to of brought traditional Hungarian recipes with them. Our signature dishes are bound to leave you wanting more. Try our cabbage rolls, chicken paprika, or kolbasz sausages! Take advantage of our lunch buffet from Monday through Saturday, or our dinner buffet from Monday through Thursday. We are also an artisan bakery and would love to make a special pastry or dessert for you. Are you looking to cater your next event? Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant is the perfect choice for small and large catering events. Drop-in today and have a meal with us. At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, you’re family.
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