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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 16
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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
Nice place!

We were skeptical when we could get right in for Sunday breakfast but we're delighted we gave it a try! I had corned beef hash, my husband the veggie omelet & we were both pleased with our meals, coffee & service! Will definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sally G
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a nice dinner here on Memorial Day weekend. The restaurant is not fancy but the food is Authentic Danish fare and the Abelskivers are delicious!

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was great!!! Aebleskivers were fresh and yummy. The wait staff were so friendly and we had a great time.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We were skeptical when we could get right in for Sunday breakfast but we're delighted we gave it a try! I had corned beef hash, my husband the veggie omelet & we were both pleased with our meals, coffee & service! Will definitely go back.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food wasn't too bad. I wasn't very hungry, so I split with a bunch of my companions, so I tried a lot. The sausage was pretty good, and the ebelskivers. It was good, nothing terribly fancy.

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Lincoln,California
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27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Only found 3 places open on a Tuesday. Luckly my husband picked this one. I ordered lamb sharks that were amazing. If you like Danish good chose the smorgasbord. Too many odd things I never heard of so I stuck with the lamb. I would definitely eat there again. Our waitress Debra was awesome!

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Orange, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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?