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Red Viking Restaurant

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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Good value

We decided to go to the Red Viking for dinner and had a wonderful Rib Eye Steak it was delicious and done to perfection. The service was good and it showed how good the food is as the restaurant was full. Luckily we went a little late and managed to get a table without having to wait too long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
SuzieQ1950
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Malaga, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Orange, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Our first clue to move on should have been when the waitress asked if we wanted a margarita made with gin or vodka. ??? We were not looking for a smorgasbord but we were hungry and tired so we stayed and ordered off the menu. Three ordered the French dip and one got the salmon. The French dips were REALLY... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to the Red Viking for dinner and had a wonderful Rib Eye Steak it was delicious and done to perfection. The service was good and it showed how good the food is as the restaurant was full. Luckily we went a little late and managed to get a table without having to wait too long. We... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I shared a platter of open-faced Danish sandwiches, which were delicious and freshly prepared. Wait staff was very friendly and efficient.

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Granite Bay, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Because my parents were Danish, I grew up enjoying open-faced sandwiches. The menu included several choices, but one per order. I asked if they could prepare me two half sandwiches instead, and they were happy to do this. I was in heaven, enjoying flavors from my mom's kitchen. The staff was quick and attentive. Thank you Red Viking for taking... More 

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Los Osos, California
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Been eating here for over ten years--always comfy, unhurried, great food, pleasant waitresses. Buffet is generous, individual open-face sandwiches are my favorites and a bit smaller...try the pickled herring on dark bread. Best plate collection in town--walls are almost solid plates! Prices are very good. has nice view of one of the prettiest streets in Solvang.

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Woodbury, MN
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107 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the main reasons we decided to stop in Solvang on our way from northern to southern CA was Red Viking Restaurant. It didn't disappoint. The day we were there, the place was really crowded, because a tour bus had just emptied there. Red Viking has a great table filled with herring, cold salads, breads and crackers, cheeses, fruit,... More 

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Southern California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We thought we'd go for traditional when in Solvang and I guess you could say the food fit our nourishment requirements and was ok. I'm not sure what I was expecting. I got the shnitzel (I can read it but can't spell it, sorry) and it was as expected. Another person at our table got the liver and onions and... More 

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Albany, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When in Solvang...and a lot of the restaurants seemed to only be open for breakfast and lunch...not a lot of dinner options. It was OK. And, the wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed.

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Santa Clarita, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were looking for a casual place to eat dinner in Solvang. That's not an easy task, as most of the casual restaurants close up shop at 3:00! But we remembered having eaten at the Red Viking previously, and decided to give it a try. They offered a Danish buffet ($14.99), but we weren't quite hungry enough for that, so... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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: Scandinavian, Danish
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?