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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Great Smorgasbord

We had a great smorgasbord for a reasonable price here. Classic Scandinavian items like cheeses, meats, swedish meatballs and pickled herring along with a nice meatloaf, mashed potatoes and even fried chicken!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2012
CruznphulMike
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Merced CA
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Merced CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We had a great smorgasbord for a reasonable price here. Classic Scandinavian items like cheeses, meats, swedish meatballs and pickled herring along with a nice meatloaf, mashed potatoes and even fried chicken!

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Santa Barbara, CA USA (Buellton, CA)
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We get food to go a lot here and also dine in. The smorgesborg is good and the have a large menu. K enjoy the chicken bacon Swiss sandwich. Mu husband likes the steak n potatoes. They Also have a small bar u can have cocktails. Service is always great and locals have been coming here for many years

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Ever since the old man passed on, this place has gone downhill. They use to have an excellent patty melt. The last time I was there, the burger was so small you could hardly see it. There was a few strings of sauted onion on top of the burger. Sad. The place needs some serious updating. It's old, old, old,... More 

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Lompoc
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is the last place left in Solvang where you can get a real Danish smorgasborg. It is the best around. The staff is friendly and attentive. It is a little pricey, but worth it

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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186 reviews 186 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We have been coming here for years and this visit we had the lunch Smörgåsbord. It was good. My favorites were the cold cuts and their bread, the Tilsit cheese and the herrings.The red cabbage and Swedish meatballs were tasty but the gravy was too thick. While we were enjoying the morning on a sidewalk bench, we noticed that the... More 

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CA
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68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Small and crowded so is that because it is reasonable and open? Skip the house wine. Apbelskevers were good with a great raspberry sauce and we think the Danish sausage screamed for mustard. Prices were reasonable for Solvang and it had a good crowd. The friendly staff was the best part. Good for families not for a memorable meal unless... More 

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Not so good schienitzel, great potato pancake, and fantastic coffee, One very nice guy running the restuarant and the bar. Resonable prices.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

very good and differant we had meatballs and they were a cold dish, nice place the whole town was neat

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Ventura, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We were looking for a simple breakfast place that had more than just pasties and the Red Viking was ok. The staff was very friendly and the coffee was great, but it took a long time for our four breakfasts to arrive and the restraint wasn't very crowded. My eggs were a little on the cold side.

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KANSAS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Ok place to eat. Food is not always hot (for a hot dish)

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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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