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The Viking Garden Restaurant & Cellars

$$ - $$$
American, European, Danish
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446 Alisal Rd Ste C, Solvang, CA 93463-3736
+1 805-688-2670
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Daphne, Alabama
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305 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this while walking in Solvang and stopped in for lunch. Good service and the food was nicely prepared and tasty. Service was good.

Thank twaone
Los Angeles
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374 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went to the Viking Garden on a slow night. We had a Danish dish - pork which was excellent, and a Mexican dish - Chimichanga, that was also good except for it was dry and they seemed to be rationing salsa and sour cream (the portions were tiny.) The disappointment was the aebleskivers. They were spongy cold doughy balls... More 

Thank LAtoEverywhere
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This place was ok. The service was great - very welcoming, prompt service, and accommodating. The bar had a nice selection of draught beer as well. The downside was my dinner was just ok. It could have been what I ordered because they have a huge selection of choices from American, Mexican, and Scandinavian food items. I ordered the roast... More 

Thank Lissa3891
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here a few minutes ago, we ordered a combination platter with mozzarella stocks, union rings, jalapeno poppers and zucchini. Apparently they were out of zucchini so we got French fries instead. No warning or excuses. Just "we don't have zucchini so you got fries". After that we ordered burritos, disgusting. It was one wet mush inside, no flavor,... More 

Thank Oktoberdots
Glendale, Arizona
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

While touring Solvang recently. We (wife and myself) have been there before some time ago. We were amazed at how much the town has grown. Some of the locals said to try the Viking Garden as the food is good and the prices in line. This restaurant has a buffet and after looking at what was offered on the buffet... More 

Thank avie8tor
Hydesville, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped in for a late (in Solving) dinner. There were hardly any other diners so I was worried, but the food was very good. We had the sausage sampler and green pea soup and both were very good. They have a nice selection of beer and at a reasonable cost. We had a pitcher of local ale...very good. I... More 

Thank 4cookie82
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Solvang is a Danish village and as expected, they have danish food. In general, Scandinavian food is kinds of bland and tends to have a lot of sauces to aid in the flavor. I ordered the hunter's plate, which had a sampling of sausages, mashed potatoes, and shredded sweet/sour cabbage kraut of sorts. The cabbage was the best part and... More 

Thank khoward67
Solvang, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

They do a great job here with your common meal dishes. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can find all the common american dishes along with many German/Danish type dishes (lots of sausage!). Good value and nice people to serve you. Very consistent.

Thank GinaVWineLover
Los Angeles
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203 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Excellent wine AND beer. We did a tasting of both and enjoyed everything. The employee that did our tasting was extremely knowledgeable and great to talk with. The only bad thing I have to say, they left the “Closed” sign on the door for an hour after opening. We kept coming back and it wasn’t until the third time that... More 

Thank Lolaisabruin
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We found this place as we were walking from the bus to the main part of town and we're thrilled. The potato pancakes were to die for and the pigs in blanket were too. I could see how location might hinder this business a bit being off main drag but worth looking for if you want good, fresh food.

Thank Claudette C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, European, Danish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 446 Alisal Rd Ste C, Solvang, CA 93463-3736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-2670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?