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Red Viking Restaurant

European, Scandinavian, Danish
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1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
805-688-6610
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A local institution, popular with tourists

Good food, good service, very popular. There are many locations to sample Danish food, and this is as good as any of them. You should visit this one if only for the history of the building! I highly recommend the Danish sausage. It is mild, but full of flavor, and served with excellent red... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
GH_traveler_CH
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food, good service, very popular. There are many locations to sample Danish food, and this is as good as any of them. You should visit this one if only for the history of the building! I highly recommend the Danish sausage. It is mild, but full of flavor, and served with excellent red cabbage, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

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Utah
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick and delicious lunch. Had the Danish meatball meal. It was delicious and plenty of food. Also don't forget to try the aebleskivers. Delicious. A small order was plenty to share between the two of us.

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Thank Runnergirlx2
Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for he 4 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed the Danish meat balls and Aebleskivers we take pride in offering Authentic Danish selections. Have a great 2016! More 

Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was OK. The staff was friendly. The food was Luke-warm except for the microwaved red cabbage. After the coolish meat biting into the nuclear hot red cabbage sent me opened mouth to my water glass. The combination meatball and sausage were recommended as their speciality. It was just so sad. The atmosphere of the restaurant was like eating... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. More 

Chino Hills, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went based on a local shopkeeper's recommendation. The service was OK. Food was Luke-warm and not particularly noteworthy. Atmosphere was like eating at the kid's table at Thanksgiving.

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Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Viking sounds like it would have good Scandivanian food. But it does not. The food not only tastes bad, most of it is only Luke warm. The buffet selection is small and the food is even worse than the other menu selections.

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Thank RicknJulie
London
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was craving herring, and they were good but the portions were rather meagre: five one-inch squares of herring, one eggcup size portion of potato salad; one square of roggenbrod for $9. Husband wasn't that thrilled with the meatballs, which were more like meatloaf, he said. Nice service, scruffy loos. A bit of a tourist trap.

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

Thank your for your feed back and patronage. More 

San Luis Obispo County, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I spent the day with my granddaughter in "quaint" Solvang. Before heading home, I wanted to treat her to an authentic Danish meal. Red Viking was a dismal choice! The food is straight out of a box or can, over-processed and overpriced. My granddaughter had fish and chips. I inquired what kind of fish it was (cod) and if it... More 

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

Thank you for your patronage and feedback I will share your comments with the staff. More 

Burbank, California
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We found this place by accident and thought it was terrific. The menu has some Danish food as well as the typical American fare. Everything was tasty and with a party of 7 there was diversity in what was ordered. Friendly staff and prices about 30% lower than other similar restaurants in the area. It does get busy though and... More 

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

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. We are pleased that we were able to provide tasty variety of choices for your party of 7. Thanks again and have a great 2016! More 

San Jose, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Genuine, pleasant server who could take our joking and gave as good as she got. Lots of fun and the food clearly prepared with care. I bought the recipe book. Small place, not touristy.

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

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and you patronage. Glad you enjoyed your visit have a Great 2016! More 

Klamath Falls, Oregon
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went to the Red Viking restaurant specifically for the aebelskivers. I was not disappointed, they were delicious with raspberry syrup. I also had a Danish breakfast sausage and eggs. My husband had American-style sausage and eggs, with aebelskivers. The restaurant was very cute, the food was good, and the service was great.

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Thank GrandmaWen
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 breakfast and the aebelskivers. Have a great 2016! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 805-688-6610

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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