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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
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (76 reviews)
“sausage” (54 reviews)
“herring” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a waste of Flippin time. We were starving about 5:30 on a Monday and was told about this place from our hotel. They felt bad afterwords by the way. We sat down and ordered Meatballs for one and Wiener schnitzel to share. They were...More

1  Thank Chris T
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. We will review with our staff and make corrections.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here to check out traditional swedish food. Left with a large bill and not super satisfied. Much of the food wasn't fresh, and the prices were pretty high compared to the amount of food you get. Although our customer service was great, we...More

Thank MrsRojas26
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and patronage we'll make sure to pass your comments on to the staff regarding the "Great Service" do have a great day.

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Our first visit to Solvang and we wanted to try some authentic Danish food for lunch. Had seen their ad in the brochure we received from the visitor center. We ordered the sausage, meatball and red cabbage. It was very tasty and came with some...More

1  Thank Kathy54000
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. The Danish cuisine, originated from the peasant population's own local produce, in Denmark and was enhanced by cooking techniques developed in the late 19th century and consistently updated. The Red Viking is owned by a...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

My husband is not Danish but he has had enough rela Danish food to knwo the difference. I orderd the Danish ork roast which was tender and had gravy, red cabbage...but no crackling which is what a Dan always loves and it says Danish. We...More

Thank 007dane
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and patronage.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a very good option for fair prices and a nice variety of meals. We sat here and had a nice meal after a long walk in this fantastic town

Thank mygpaul
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. Glad you enjoyed the "Danish Village in Solvang." Have a great day!

Reviewed 23 February 2018

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
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. We've rounded up some of the favorite Scandinavian recipes highlighting the foods of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, but we also have American dishes on the menu. We are glad everything worked out for your...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 20 February 2018

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 15 February 2018

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 20 February 2018

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 9 February 2018

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 10 February 2018

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

Reviewed 21 January 2018 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 24 January 2018

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

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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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