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“GR8, Authentic Food (mostly) and Value”

Red Viking Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 78 Restaurants in Solvang
Cuisines: Danish, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Featuring a Danish and American cuisine menu offering service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Danish favorite and is a tradition in Denmark are the open-faced sandwiches, Frikadeller, Medisterpølse, Rullepølse and America's favorite sandwiches with a variety of sides, including burgers, club, reuben, and many more. We offer a full bar that includes local beers and wines plus a variety of your favorite cocktails. We hope to see you soon!
Reviewed September 11, 2016

The place was crowded at 2 pm on the Saturday after Labor Day, but we got a table and menu quickly. After viewing the buffet, I concluded that most things on it were American except for the pate', so we ordered off the menu.

Our beveridges arrived quickly and I ordered the danish meatball and sausage plate with red cabbage (a Danish standard) and my friend had the sausage plate. I asked to substitute mashed potatoes for beets and the waitress said OK.

The food was hot and tasty and the price of $10 each plate was the best bargain my Kansas friend has seen in CA !! We didn't have room for desert, which would have been Aebleskiver--ask the waitress about it!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Have a safe and pleasant trip!

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Food is just about fine - not Michelin star but it's fine. Our waiter Josh was fantastic though so great helpful and exceptionally friendly service. Would go back!

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Maria Z
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Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. I make sure to pass your information on to Josh. Have a pleasant and safe trip.

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

I have visited Solvang before but never tried Danish food. We visited several Danish restaurants and settled on this one. The menu and the price of the menu items seemed to be the best of the several places we visited. They have a buffet for $17 that is $15 before 4 pm. Check the items before you make a choice. My girlfriend choose the buffet and enjoyed it. I settled on the combination meatball and sausage plate. It was delicious for $15. Service was very good. Our waitress who was a little older frequently came by our table to check on us. Also even though my girlfriend had the buffet, she got her some pork from the kitchen that did not have gravy on it. I would definitely come here again for dinner when in Solvang. The price compared to quantity and quality of the food is excellent.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank Lance2002
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Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed a Danish meal and enjoy visiting our Danish Village. Have a GRAND DAY, a safe trip and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We always come to this restaurant because of the leg of lamb which is so delicious! Highly recommend, prices are reasonable

Date of visit: August 2016
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Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed the leg of lamb I will pass your information on to the staff.

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Reviewed August 13, 2016

We are residents of Solvang, and enjoy eating at this very reasonably priced restaurants that serve good Danish food as well as regular American offerings. The smorgasbord buffet is popular, and many of the tourists looking for authentic Danish food are happy with this one. There are only a few restaurants in this Danish town that still serve smorgasbord so it greatly adds to the Scandinavian ambience of the town. My husband and I often have lunch here and split the platter of open-faced sandwiches which are served with potato salad, and there is plenty for the two of us. Wine and beer are also available. It is located right on the main street and is well-attended by the many visiting folks from all over the world. Good for families and well priced.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Bobby L, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for your 5 Star Review and patronage. The Olsen's have worked very hard to maintain an "Authentic Danish" restaurant in Solvang and speaking for them, I know they appreciate your support. Have a GRAND day!

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