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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    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 food and fast service

Good selection of Danish and American dishes. Service was quick and people friendly. Seems like the locals eat here as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
CurtRyan
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Long Beach, California, United States
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Long Beach, California, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good selection of Danish and American dishes. Service was quick and people friendly. Seems like the locals eat here as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were anxious to try some authentic Danish food & this restaurant fit the bill. We had Danish meatballs, red cabbage & mashed potatoes. The food was tasty, service good & reasonably priced. We would recommend this as a good family-type restaurant & they had a nice buffet.

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Monrovia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is one of the few eateries in Solvang that is open for dinner, and, if you want to sample Danish cuisine, is one of the best. The open faced sandwich sampler was tasty, and reminded me of my semester in Copenhagen back in '72! Good bread, properly roasted pork, and an uncsious pate that was to die for.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

not up to quality, tourist food, has been there quite awhile,so it stays alive due to one time tourist visit

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Atascadero, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Red Viking has been around for a long time. An older restaurant that offers Danish cuisine. I love the Danish Meatballs and Red Cabbage.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are one of those people that appreciates reasonably priced, quality food over an overpriced, fancy atmosphere, this is the place for you. The service is quick and friendly, and you get a good bang for your buck. I highly recommend the combination dinner plate - one (large) wurst/sausage and one (large) meatball with fixins. I dream of going... More 

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Redlands, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I guess mid-way between poor and average. I wanted to try their potato salad since last time we were in Solvang I had some at a different restaurant and was sure I'd be as impressed. It was straight out of a container. Horrible. My husband ordered the Danish sausage plate and he was not impressed at all. Most of their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The buffet at Red Viking is the best. We have eaten at other Danish restaurants and none can compare with this one. The attendants were very pleasant and accommodating. The restaurant is small, we have never had a problem getting a table. Anyone who is hungry and like Danish food, this is the place.

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ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had the hakkebof, danish meatballs, lamb shank, and sirloin steak. We tried to eat foods that were out of our comfort zone and we were pleased with our food choices. The lamb was really good. The meatballs were good but not my favorite. The warm ebelskivers with warm strawberry sauce were good. service was good. Casual atmosphere.

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Ventura, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

While passing through Solvang we decide to grab a bite at the "famous" Red Viking. My Dad used to love this place for smorgasbord in the 60's so we figured what the heck. This is called the best in town but represents a fairly standard lunch buffet with a few twists. Ham, and turkey lunch meat, pasta salad, potato salad... 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
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?