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Red Viking Restaurant

1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
805-688-6610
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Ranked #31 of 57 Restaurants in Solvang
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Danish, Scandinavian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Open-faced sandwiches, danish sausage and meatballs, red cabbage salad...all very true to the culture. I personally dont love this food (despite my Danish heritage) but my partner ranked it as excellent.

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Vermilion, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We decided to eat at the Red Viking as it had a traditional Danish buffet - red cabbage, Danish meatballs, Danish sausage, liver pate, and lots of other items for about $16. You could also order off the menu, but we didn't. The place was quite small, but there were several waitresses who were good at what they did.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nothing to dislike--very good value for the money. Service was good and we found the cheapest restaurant wine for the whole of our trip

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Sacramento, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited this place when we weren't very hungry so only had a cup of soup and split a BTL sandwich. I must say that they were tasty and price was right. Would go back.

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San Diego
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The service is excellent but the food is just ok. My husband got the buffet and he was happy with it but I did not find it to have much of a selection so I chose something else. What I chose was good but nothing to write home about.

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Los Angeles, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was looking for a place to eat and all the good spots close so freaking early. So Red Viking it was. The place has a Dutch feel to it and inside it made me feel like I was somewhere completely different. I ordered the Crispy Fried Chicken with French fries and Coleslaw. The chicken was definitely crispy, but on... More 

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Fremont, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There's Danish food and American food since not everyone is into pickled herring or pickled herring in dill sauce. The fare here is pretty standard for what the "Danish" restaurants in the area serve. Quite tasty. The Danish pickled cucumbers are similar to bread and butter pickles. If you get the dinner plate of a sausage and a Danish meatball,... More 

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west covina california
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ate at Red Viking in Solvang. They have a nice buffet (smorgasbord). Understand these are small restaurants so don't expect a hometown buffet or golden corral but they do offer a small variety of Scandinavian food, reasonably priced at about$15, a little more for dinner. Having eaten at a buffet already, I chose to order from the menu - lamb... More 

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Temecula, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

They have a buffet as well as regular menu. I chose the buffet, they have the standard salad bar and a few different strange danish things, also chicken wings and mashed potatoes. Not really sure what Danish food is like but it was pretty good. The sausages and Swedish meatballs were best. Not sure it was worth $17 but had... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The smorgasbord is so Americanized you would never know it was a Danish restaurant. We thought it might be like the food we had in Copenhagen, but it wasn't. Solvang is a lovely little tourist destination and that's what this restaurant is - just a tourist destination.

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Additional Information about Red Viking Restaurant

Address: 1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
Phone Number: 805-688-6610
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Danish, Scandinavian

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