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Red Viking Restaurant

1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
805-688-6610
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Ranked #32 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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Angelus Oaks, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food is good, plentiful and has a old world flavor. Always have breakfast here at least once every visit. But the pork open face sandwich with red cabbage and mashed potatoes is also a favorite. And please have the Albelskiver and Danish Sausage ...trust me you will love it. Many things have changed in Solvang throughout the years...The Red... More

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San Diego
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This restaurant is in the heart of Sylvain it's a relatively old restaurant. The interior is dated and could use some updating. Food was just Average. The buffet is not worth the money. The food on the buffet has been there for hours they don't swap it out with fresh food and most of the time people are not ordering... More

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SJ CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I were here for Danish Days, and had a late lunch (1:30pm). The waitstaff was friendly and seated us after about 10 minutes (during the festival, that was a reasonable wait). Our drinks order was taken promply and a basket of breads were brought to the table. The breads are from Olsen's Bakery in Solvang and were... More

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Ramona, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I went by some reviews in Tripadvisor in selecting the Red Viking but it was not as good as I hoped. Not much seasoning to our meal. I had the pork; it was bland. My husband had the sausage and the flavor was anemic. The mashed potatoes were good and the red cabbage was the only thing that had some... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Following other good recommendations to try their Danish sausage and meatballs, my hubby and I ordered a combination of both and a sampler of Swedish sandwich. The waitress was very friendly and kind in explaining the menu and helped us getting the sandwich combination that we wanted (pork, roast beef, liver pate and shrimp). She also informed us that our... More

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Naples, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our family of 4 arrived in time to get the lunch rate for the smorgasbord. We chose that along with the red beer. I recommend both. The meal reminded me of my childhood (my mother's side is Danish). The meatballs were made by hand, not prefab! I ate my weight in liver loaf. There are choices for less traditional eaters... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Review with photos: http://shrimp2.pixnet.net/blog/post/106265543 We came to Red Viking Restaurant in Solvang for having some Scandinavian/Danish food. This place may not the fanciest, but they provided good service and delicious food. I got the Danish sausage with homemade red cabbage, mashed potatos and gravy. The sausage was chewy, juicy and sort of sweet! Not exactly like the hot dog sausage.... More

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Angelus Oaks, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is one of the few authentic Danish restaurant's left in Solvang. I would feel incomplete if I did not sit at the window table at the Red Viking for breakfast/lunch or dinner (but they do close early). I remember the original owner and the girls from Denmark that waited tables and the costumes. But those things not so important... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Came in here for lunch. For some unknown reason the hostess lead us to the back of the restaurant where it was dark and humid. The waitress was friendly and the food was alright, nothing too special to remember. There were quite a lot of fruit flies flying around us which made the experience bad. We just wanted to finish... More

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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We came here because we were recommended by the visitor center, and we were not disappointed. We ordered the Danish sausage and meatballs. The red cabbage is okay by itself, but it's great with the meats. The aebleskivers (kind of like doughnut holes, but not as sweet or greasy) were great too. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the... More

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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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