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Novak's Hungarian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 151 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: German, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you like European food, try Novak's Hungarian Restaurant in Albany, Oregon. If you are feeling adventurous, try one of the combination plates to try several things. The sausage is made in house and is wonderful. And don't forget to save room for one of their sinful deserts.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The best European restaurant I've found in the USA. I had the beef schnitzel and it was scrumptious! Meine Frau had a chicken dish that was equally tasty. The goulash was outstanding and the desserts were even better. Well worth the trip down from Portland or up from Eugene.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I must admit we haven't eaten here in quite awhile so were quite surprised as to what has happened here. The first indication that things had changed is when we drove up on a Sat evening at 6:30 and there were only 5 or 6 cars in the parking lot which normally is overflowing. We were greeted warmly like always and the menu seemed the same but like everything else the prices have gone up a bit. Server was friendly and attentive. My garden salad seemed tired and only barely covered the small salad plate it was served on. My pork cutlet was served with a sauce over hungarian noodles. Only problem was that noodles were tepid at best and contained chucks of chicken which is served with another dish. The noodles on my wife'e entree were cold as well. The flavors were good but it just wasn't the same place we had fond memories of. I must admit the bakery products they sell looked as good as ever and we bought several items for breakfast the next day. I probably try to come back one more time to see if this evening was just a fluke or part of a trend.

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Thank ortravelers
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Nice varied menu true t o Hungarian roots. Sometimes some music, which is always free. FABULOUS bakery. Unique soft drinks. Helpful servers who stay a while . Fresh cooked to order. Family run, they treat their employees much better than most restaurants, as a nice bonus for us urbanites .

Thank lynnbOR
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I don't give restaurants the excellent rating unless they really are and Novaks is excellent. Food is amazing, fresh, carefully prepared, homemade flavors and textures. So relaxing its like being in someones home. Even our young kids don't get frazzled like they do in most busy, noisy restaurants. I have never been to a restaurant (in any price range) that so consistenly has great service. Every time we come here they are very polite and helpful and actually know how to wait on you and serve properly. The owner greets everyone. But best of all--the food is excellent!

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Thank JRD541
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