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Red Viking Restaurant

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American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
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1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
+1 805-688-6610
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08:00 - 20:00
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California
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went in 20-minutes before closing; above average hot meal; friend shrimp was very good; and the server was interesting and fun.

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Fayetteville, AR
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197 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling through Solvang and wanted some Danish food. In this area of town there were 2 sitdown restaurants appearing to offer Danish items. Because the Red Viking had a crowd we tried it. Most of the menu consisted of American dishes, but there were a few Danish meals listed. I had the pork dinner and my wife had... More 

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Newhall
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Solvang for at least 40 years. Little Denmark in the beautiful hills of the Central Coast. We have always looked forward to the SMORGASBORD at the Red Viking..Sure you may order off the menu BUT the spirit of Denmark is the famous SMORGASBORD at the RED VIKING.. WONDERFUL selection of may traditional Danish treasures. Our... More 

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Munich, Germany
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229 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch on the recommendation of the hotel we weren't staying at. Ordered the sausage and meatball combo and a glass of their house wine. Wine was good but the combo was just average. The mashed potatoes (the type that comes out of a box) and the red cabbage were a bit cold so I'm not... More 

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Thank franinmuc
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. We will review your comments with the staff. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. More 

New York City, New York
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551 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in town and were pleased to enjoy a Danish-style lunch of roast pork, meatballs, red cabbage and mashed potatoes. Friendly service, prompt service and modest price. Desserts look good too.

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Thank cararro
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope you have an enjoyable and safe trip. More 

Glendale, Arizona
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wife and myself (long ago) used to fly into Solvang Airport and take one of their free old cars down town and then return to the airport and fly out. The town then was very small. Our latest trip (this October) was by auto and the town has grown like we couldn't believe. We asked several locals where to eat... More 

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Thank avie8tor
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. We're glad you had a chance to visit our quaint Danish Village once again. Have a safe and enjoyable Holiday! More 

San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

While this restaurant offers some Danish dishes such as Danish meatballs, roasted pork, hakkebøf, the flavor is not quite authentic. The red cabbage, pickled cucumbers and æbleskiver all tasted like the real deal. Roast pork with gravy did not remind us of what we have eaten in Denmark or even at home. The ingredients were right, the preparation was not.... More 

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Thank Dansker58
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. More 

Santa Rosa CA
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Enjoyed our generous dinner. We had Danish style pork roast with prunes. It was very good. The restaurant is small. Not fancy but warm and friendly and inexpensive.

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Thank OldLeos
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed the Danish pork with prunes. Have a safe and enjoyable rest of the trip. More 

Hydesville, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We tried the smorgasbord for lunch thinking we would get a nice variety of local cuisine, but half of the items were random, like spaghetti and pudding. The "authentic items" tasted bland and possibly from frozen. Not worth the $15. Other menu items may be better, but avoid the smorgasbord!

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Thank 4cookie82
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and patronage. A traditional Danish kitchen is from the Scandinavian region which is limited in food stuffs. Scandinavian cuisine is usually understated and can be perceived as lacking flare or sharp flavors. Rest assured our kitchen does not use frozen prepared food products. More 

Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This restaurant is what you might expect to find in any average town. Since it's Solvang, it has the requisite overtly Danish kitsch everywhere, but the food and service were quite good. Just there for a quick breakfast - Eggs, coffee and all the usual breakfast items were quite delicious.

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Thank TeamRoadKill
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Glad we were able to get your day off to a good start. Have a safe trip. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-6610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?