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Vali's Alpine Restaurant and Delicatessen

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59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
+1 541-432-5691
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Make sure you get a reservation well in advance if you're visiting Wallowa Lake in the peak summer season. Of all the times I've visited Wallowa lake from childhood to now with my own family, I'd always noticed Vali's, but had yet to visit. This last trip I got the whole experience. We got donuts and pastries on Saturday morning... More 

Thank Brandon G
Portland, Oregon, United States
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

After we arrived in town we had made reservations ( 2 months ago) for the Saturday night dinner. It was steak and it was so good but filling I took part home and my husband and I had it for lunch while hiking. We plan to do this every year now!

Thank Mary R
Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were very excited to be invited to a Wine makers dinner at Valis Alpine Restaurant. We have eaten there many times over the years but never for a specialty wine paired dinner. There was a guest Chef Kevin Graham, he worked with Michael and Dionne Vali and they worked with the Wine Maker from Fausse Piste Winery in Portland... More 

Thank Nanwil
Eugene, Oregon
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped by for a round of golf, decided to have lunch at the course bar, was pleasantly surprised by the food, service and atmosphere. Great food, quick service, too bad we had a tee time!

Thank Stan S
Vancouver, Washington
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162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This restaurant is seasonal and operates on a fixed menu plan, with a different dish offered each night except Mondays. We came with a group of 13 for their steak night. Seating is 5 pm or 7 pm only with a reservation. The meal included a regular or caesar salad, steak perfectly prepared, a twice baked potato and ample homemade... More 

Thank Sue H
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you don't know, one of the the things Vali's is known for are their delicious pastries, served only for a few hours on summer weekends. We made sure to visit them while staying at the lake. Everything looked wonderful, but we decided on the cinnamon rolls and loved them. Not too sweet or doughy, just the right balance of... More 

Thank Karyn G
Joseph, Oregon
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a family style dinner only restaurant with a single menu each night, no menu ordering. Some nights it is Hungarian style, some nights steak or other dish. Check the on-line menu and make reservations or you will not get in. Wonderful food, served with a friendly and animated flair. Two servings, one early, one later. It is my... More 

Thank D W
Enterprise, Oregon
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Thought is may seem a bit odd to have a dedicated ethnic food establishment in an out of the way location, this place in a must. If you wish to have a great meal look no further.

Thank Hiram1873
Albany, California
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Vali's has been in business for over 40 years, and their attention to good quality food has never waned. A warm family and their Hungarian recipes attract many people to their restaurant which operates on an unusual menu system: each night, only one dish is served. Enough of each dish is made to serve the people who make reservations, with... More 

Thank HereWeGo282
Nine Mile Falls, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

One word describes it. OUTSTANDING! The service is absolutely superb. The food is absolutely delicious. The owners are wonderful. The restaurant is fabulous. You will not be disappointed. And the donuts on Saturday are the best. Be sure to order ahead to get your choices. Be sure to order dessert after dinner also. Yummy!

Thank sondutes2

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Restaurant Details

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European, Eastern European, Hungarian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59811 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Joseph
  • Phone Number: +1 541-432-5691

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?