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Red Viking Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, European,
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
+1 805-688-6610
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (75 reviews)
“sausage” (53 reviews)
“herring” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The place to go if you want Danish food, but don't really care whether you have much Danish ambiance or not. There are the requisite Solvang and Danish photos and posters on the walls, but the service staff something you could find in Kansas or...More

Thank stoicson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this restaurant because of moderate prices. While the food was edible, it was dry and rather tasteless.More

Thank PatandGuy
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. Pickled herring, cured salmon, meatballs and rye bread are all staples of Scandinavian food. Popular in countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark. rhubarb, strawberries and apples are commonly eaten fruits in this region, and cheese, like Jarlsberg, is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was having a afternoon out with the family and wanted to eat at a place with a variety of traditional dishes as well as some American fair. This was not our first choice but the other restaurant we went to seemed too crowded. This place...More

Thank Dar37
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 Star review and your patronage. We take pride in being one of the authentic Danish Restaurants in the "Danish Village of Solvang, Our pickled herring, meatballs and rye bread are all staples of Scandinavian food, popular in countries like Sweden,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed aebleskiver and danish sausage breakfast one day and came back the next day to try the smorgasbord--the cool side was acceptable but the warm side was very disappointing: no danish sausage--spaghetti where they were supposed to be, the red cabbage seemed quite tired, the...More

Thank George W
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your patronage and feedback we will review your comments with the staff. Have a great day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the mood for some home cooking while being in California - this place was really good, however not as authentic as described

Thank Ida B
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and patronage. Have a great day and travel safe.

Reviewed 20 January 2018

We ate at the Red Viking our last night in Solvang. We wanted to experience some Danish food besides all the Danish pastry we had been eaten. We choose the Smorgasbord for a variety of items that it offered. The food was hearty and good....More

1  Thank m4i7k2
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 Star review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed the Danish Smorgasbord at the Red Viking Restaurant in the heart of the "Danish Village." Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Lots of very traditional choices, friendly staff. Good solid food. Eaten here many times!!!! Solvang is a favorite get away spot, from SF Bay Area.

Thank Pacificabun
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for your patronage and feedback glad you enjoyed the Danish Village and your dinning experience at the Red Viking Restaurant. Have great 2018!

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to a smorgasbord, but were unfortunately disappointed by the Red Viking. Limited choices, fairly bland. Bread was good, but it took a long time for the waitress to bring it and take or drink order. Seating was so tight as to...More

Thank Wayne A
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for your patronage and feedback.... I feel we do have quite an extensive menu of Danish and American cuisine. Do have a great 2018.

Reviewed 31 December 2017

I have eaten at this place at least 4x. Two times with a Viking reenactment group, and 2x on my own. It is usually crowded, and small. The service was always good when I was there, but they do hussle and get overwhelmed when it's...More

1  Thank Michael M
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. You are right when you compare the different cultures and their choice of spices European/Scandinavian foods do have different spices. Thank you for recognizing the different cultures around the world. Have a great New Year!

Reviewed 20 December 2017

We planned a visit to Solvang during the week to avoid the crowds on the weekends. No fault of the restaurant, the smoke from the Thomas Fire to the south lingered around most of the morning but did clear by the afternoon. Chatted with several...More

Thank Dan G
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for the 5 Star review, your patronage, the delightful review and recognizing the warmth of the "Red Viking Restaurant in the Danish Village." The restaurant is owned and managed by a Danish family that moved to Solvang in 1970 from Denmark. Many of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-6610
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