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Novak's Hungarian Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
+1 541-967-9488
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cabbage rolls” (43 reviews)
“apple strudel” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious offerings especially the Buffet. Nice variety of entrees. There is a wide variety of beverages. Perfect place for a date or celebration. Oh, almost forgot... The desserts are heavenly!

Thank Randyincv
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful comments! We aim to please. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews and a friend highly recommending this place we were soooo looking forward to our first visit. The website had said the buffet started at 5PM so we killed time as we'd wanted to try a wide variety of dishes. When we...More

Thank Teresa R
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We pride ourselves on our high quality food and have spoken to our staff about maintaining the buffet to our usual standards. Most people have been very pleased with our Buffet as it includes our 4 most popular items from the menu. We hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone in our party ordered the buffet, which the waitress explained was a good way to sample multiple foods - and go back for seconds! I know that the following dishes were available: Beef Porkolt (Hungarian version of Burgundy Beef with mushrooms) served over homemade...More

Thank Camille C
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Camille, So glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you again soon1

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I happened upon Novak's via trip advisor. I love Hungarian food but had never been to a Hungarian restaurant. We walked in and instantly felt we where in a very special place. We had the weekend lunch baffet and the food was...More

Thank Lacey B
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lacey! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the food outstanding in appearance the presentation and services Is impressive. The selection is great plus the food is very tasty. Just a good restaurant for one family or a group.

Thank Kenneth O
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thnks Kenneth! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

For years Novak's has served great food and provided great service to Linn county diners. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Springer077
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The food was wonderful and we enjoyed the atmosphere, it was very relaxing. I gave four stars as we had to wait for over an hour, which I don’t mind waiting for a restaurant that is worth the wait, and this one definitely is. It’s...More

Thank IbMsLea
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent restaurant. The food, service and ambience! I wish them many more years of business as I know my husband and I will definitely stop here again and again. We were going to order off the menu the (Mon) night we came...More

Thank adcwomack
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Novak's is a family restaurant that has been an Albany favorite for decades. If you like Hungarian food, pasteries and wonderful desserts, give Novak's a try!

Thank ChildChauffeur
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

When you are craving an old world dish grandma used to make, go here. If not into the type of food might not be to your liking. The goulash was not as good as I had hoped it would be. Nice little Place though.

Thank Lookingforsun4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 97321-2233
  • 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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