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Red Viking Restaurant

1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
805-688-6610
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Ranked #32 of 55 restaurants in Solvang
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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Fullerton, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The serving portions are huge. Bring your appetite! The coffee was a little weak, but the food more than made up for it.

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Anaheim, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Second time here and it's been 20 years since my last visit. Food is average, some items tasty, some not. Tried the buffet this time. It is a limited buffet and for $13 was just okay. Sweeeeeeedish meatballs were okay, nothing to write to the old country about. My Mrs. had a beef dip which was kinda pricey for the... More

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Hanford, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Found this little hole in the wall restaurant while walking about Solvang. It is a very small restaurant that might set 40 people when full. They have a nice selection of food. Wait staff was very good and the food was very good. I would not say that any one thing about the restaurant stood out, so would only rate... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

While the food was edible and the restaurant clean I really wasn't impressed with the Red Viking. The buffet was meager at best, but our friends liked the weinerschintzle and the steak they ordered. Our waitress was attentive. The bill for dinner was $82 with one beer and three sodas. Probably won't return.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Restaurant is quaint with great service.....We enjoyed sandwiches & soup for lunch.....Chicken noodle soup was homemade & tasty.....Sandwiches were made on homemade bread & well stacked with meats, cheeses, lettuce & tomatoes......If you are looking for a restaurant does not have commercial standard food & has great service I would suggest this restaurant....

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Napa, California, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I don't even know where to begin. At least it was clean and cutesy and quaint in the way all of the center of Solvang is. I knew the food would be bland since I spent time in Sweden and Denmark so I was prepared for nothing exciting or very flavorful. Or so I thought. More on that later. The... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We ate here for lunch and dinner, we enjoyed it so much. Inexpensive, but good food, nice open face sandwiches, and the buffet had a large choice of food. Service was friendly, seating was comfortable, atmosphere is very basic, but clean and pleasant.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The place is Very Friendly and tasty Food. They have a Buffet but I do not do Buffets ANYWHERE! Love their Lamb Shank and Baby Beef Liver as well as all other dishes are sooooooo Delicious!

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The food was horrible, and it appeared that it was reserved after leftovers were refrigerated / frozen. The staff was not courteous and kept us waiting for long. We requested to speak to a manager, who did arrive (shabbily dressed), and was quite a dishonest person, and did not believe in customer service. We would not recommend this restaurant to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

It was OK, formica topped tables, limited menu with many tourist options/burgers, sandwiches and some Danish meatballs and sausage dishes. The red cabbage was excellent but meatballs were burned/hard as a rock on the bottom. My husband had the liver and bacon and said it was excellent.

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