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Vali's Alpine Restaurant and Delicatessen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After we arrived in town we had made reservations ( 2 months ago) for the Saturday night dinner. It was steak and it was so good but filling I took part home and my husband and I had it for lunch while hiking. We plan to do this every year now!

Thank Mary R
Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very excited to be invited to a Wine makers dinner at Valis Alpine Restaurant. We have eaten there many times over the years but never for a specialty wine paired dinner. There was a guest Chef Kevin Graham, he worked with Michael and Dionne Vali and they worked with the Wine Maker from Fausse Piste Winery in Portland... More 

Thank Nanwil
Eugene, Oregon
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for a round of golf, decided to have lunch at the course bar, was pleasantly surprised by the food, service and atmosphere. Great food, quick service, too bad we had a tee time!

Thank Stan S
Vancouver, Washington
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This restaurant is seasonal and operates on a fixed menu plan, with a different dish offered each night except Mondays. We came with a group of 13 for their steak night. Seating is 5 pm or 7 pm only with a reservation. The meal included a regular or caesar salad, steak perfectly prepared, a twice baked potato and ample homemade... More 

Thank Sue H
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

If you don't know, one of the the things Vali's is known for are their delicious pastries, served only for a few hours on summer weekends. We made sure to visit them while staying at the lake. Everything looked wonderful, but we decided on the cinnamon rolls and loved them. Not too sweet or doughy, just the right balance of... More 

Thank Karyn G
Joseph, Oregon
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a family style dinner only restaurant with a single menu each night, no menu ordering. Some nights it is Hungarian style, some nights steak or other dish. Check the on-line menu and make reservations or you will not get in. Wonderful food, served with a friendly and animated flair. Two servings, one early, one later. It is my... More 

Thank D W
Enterprise, Oregon
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Thought is may seem a bit odd to have a dedicated ethnic food establishment in an out of the way location, this place in a must. If you wish to have a great meal look no further.

Thank Hiram1873
Albany, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Vali's has been in business for over 40 years, and their attention to good quality food has never waned. A warm family and their Hungarian recipes attract many people to their restaurant which operates on an unusual menu system: each night, only one dish is served. Enough of each dish is made to serve the people who make reservations, with... More 

Thank HereWeGo282
Nine Mile Falls, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

One word describes it. OUTSTANDING! The service is absolutely superb. The food is absolutely delicious. The owners are wonderful. The restaurant is fabulous. You will not be disappointed. And the donuts on Saturday are the best. Be sure to order ahead to get your choices. Be sure to order dessert after dinner also. Yummy!

Thank sondutes2
Joseph, Oregon
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I can't understand why Vali's is not #1 in Joseph. The only restaurant to get a truly gourmet meal. The owner's cater to you every need. The atmosphere is unpretentious yet romantic at the same time. The Friday night specials fill up fast, so make your reservation early. Steak on Saturday night is always cooked to perfection and the Caesar... More 

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Eastern European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Joseph
  • Phone Number: 541-432-5691

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?