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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%
Travellers talk about
“cabbage rolls” (43 reviews)
“dobos torte” (8 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Probably the most unique restaurant in Albany. Located in historic downtown Albany. True Hungarian food, delicious desserts. The buffet is perfect for big appetites! Beer and wine served also. Perfect venue for special occasions. Support small business and benefit local people!

Thank Randyincv
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I tend to not like buffet style food, but the buffet brunch here is very good. The baked goods are made fresh and I couldn't help but take some tho go.

Thank Tee T
Reviewed 10 November 2017

You will be well fed with very authentic Hungarian food. The owner is from Hungary and does a fantastic job of building great dinners.

Thank jerryb2092017
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The real bargain here is the buffet as you get almost all of the items on the individual order menu and you pay quite a bit less. It can be a great deal especially if you are hungry. The food is delicious.

Thank twobuttes
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a relatively small venue with a lot of history. The food is Eastern Europe and is prepared very well. The day we went, there was a smorgasbord with all of their featured foods available. We tried a little of everything, and all was...More

Thank Carl O
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I had dinner here. It was Wednesday evening around 6:30, but it was very crowded and we needed to wait for a while. They close at 8pm on weekdays. That day they were understaffed and we were told that the service would...More

1  Thank Edokko29
Reviewed 3 October 2017

But I grew up in Austria and had some fabulous food while traveling so spoiled a bit. It was very busy and a lot of repeat customers so I would say popular with locals that like the food.

Thank StellerJ2
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were looking for a place for breakfast in downtown Albany the other day and discovered that Novak's serves breakfast as well as its great lunches and dinners. We stopped in to find traditional Hungarian treats mixed with traditional types of breakfast foods. It was...More

Thank GARY B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to dine/pick up deserts. The staff were helpful and friendly. I highly recommend the chicken dish and Hungarian soda. Delish!

Thank funpup
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a pleasant place to eat, and the wait staff is friendly and accommodating. If you want to try it, I recommend you go in winter—the food is heavy, with lots of paprika, Hungarian spices, gravy, cream and sour cream sauces. Probably a good...More

Thank Cristina W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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