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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (43 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressed by the great reviews, I invited my son and his family to join me here for lunch. We had three adults and three children. Five of us had the buffet, and one had the European mac and cheese. The food was quite bland overall....More

Thank Traveldoc524
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry you were disapointed. Eastern european food is not known for being spicy. Was the spicy paprika blend on the table pointed out to you? For those that would like more spice we have it on every table, we also have tobasco available for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to Novak's for four decades and I have yet to receive a bad meal. All ways top notch.

Thank steve w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Hungarian food ever! Not only is the food really good, the service is amazing, I love the atmosphere of the restaurant, and there are so many wonderful and delicious treats to choose from for desert.

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Few minutes off the freeway... wonderful food, atmosphere was delightful!! and the service was great. We loved it!!!

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The food was delecious . Hot and very tasty. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would eat there again. The restaurant is very clean with lots of fresh flowers everywhere.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Happened to be in Albany for business and decided we'd get something to eat while there. Looked up restaurants on Yelp and my eyes lit up when I spotted Novak's. Anyone who knows me knows I love schnitzel! I wasn't sure if they'd have schnitzel...More

Thank T-Bam16
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Have gone twice - both on weekdays to get the buffet discount. Some of the best tasting "comfort food" we've ever had - both buffet and a la cart. Both times the waitresses were very friendly and helpful. On evening visit one of the owners...More

Thank Mort1000
Reviewed 25 February 2018

A real pleasure. Great food with good service. Mr. Novack often greets guests. On Sunday they have a wonderful buffet or you order from the menu. Unbelievable desserts.

Thank sgstrauss1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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