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“"Outstanding - Outstanding Hungarian Food"”

Novak's Hungarian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 148 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“"Outstanding - Outstanding Hungarian Food"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is a dining experience worth going for over and over again. From the atmosphere when you arrive to the fond farewell when you leave, you will not be disappointed, The food is fantastic (you have to try the cucumber salad) and the service is outstanding. The wait staff are very courteous and friendly taking the time to explain the menu items and make recommendations. The family atmosphere makes for a very comfortable and enjoyable dining visit. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Awesome Hungarian food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Their buffet can't be beat, especially the Sunday morning buffet. I ate at a buffet in Budapest and it was almost like eating at Novak's. My favorite plate is the Paprika Chicken. Favorite drink is a iced Magyar. It's a iced coffee with a hint of cinnamon. I drive a hour each way about 6-8 a year just to eat here, AWESOME!!!

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Bozeman, Montana
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10 reviews
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“Family Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Joe and Matilda make us always feel like we are part of the family. Igazi Magyar iz és finom is! Paprikas Csirke. And toltott kaposzta were great! The uborka salad also brings back memories of Budapest. If you wish to practice your Hungarian, look for "mama" or "papa" since few of the others have even been to Hungary. Service, however, was great!

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Yakima, WA
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Family Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had never eaten at a Hungarian restaurant. Very good food, similar to German food. Nice family place for all ages.

Visited January 2013
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Albany, Oregon
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“Nicest atmosphere in Albany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Novaks is an institution in Albany. Family-owned and operated. We ho here for special occasions, since it's the nicest atmosphere in town. Wait staff vary, so sometimes there are issues. Food consistency has been an issue at times, and we've had to mention it to the owner, but Karen's quick to remedy the problem. Desserts are as close to Europe as you can get in this area, so check them out!

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