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Red Viking Restaurant

) #16 of 49 Restaurants in Solvang $$ - $$$ American, European,
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
+1 805-688-6610
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (71 reviews)
“roast pork” (7 reviews)
“sausage” (50 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food seemed authentic and was pretty good. We liked the portion sizes but found the door slightly dry and needing more condiments. Staff was friendly and service was good!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ebelskivers with raspberry sauce is a must do it Solvang. It is a round pancake a little bigger than a golf ball. Light and fluffy with and hollow. First time I had one was in 1979. They were great. The ones in this restaurant were...More

Thank James S
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. I will forward your feedback regarding the Aebleskivers and raspberry jam on to the chef in the kitchen. Have a Grand and safe trip.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place had decent food and the salad bar was good for our toddler.. but the service was extremely slow. We had to flag down our server for literally everything, to order, to get bread, to get dessert, to get the check. Dining with a...More

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

Thank you for your feedback and patronage. We will review with the staff as to what may have happened.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for lunch and left with no complaints. Their smorgasbord offerings were plentiful, something for everyone. Recommend staying away from the schnitzel as it was quite tasteless. Other dishes including plain hamburger and danish sausage were good.

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

Thank you for your feedback and patronage. We will review the Schnitzel with the chef. Have a Grand day and safe journey.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been here a few years ago, but didn't remember much about it, so I read reviews not only on trip advisor, but other sites as well which were mixed at best. I think the restaurant is now owned by the same family that owns...More

1  Thank L R S
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. To answer some of your questions the Red Viking is owned by the Olsen family who are Danish and prepare Danish and American dishes some would say Scandinavian. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was fresh. All the traditional comfort foods like Swedish meatballs in brown gravy with mashed potatoes and cold cuts to make the perfect sandwich, choose your bread from table basket containing pumpernickel, rye or white bread. Best potato salad, so simple yet perfectly made....More

Thank Melanie69
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4 star review and your patronage. We are glad you enjoyed our traditional Danish/Swedish meatballs. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here with my daughter to pass time while my husband and son were getting haircuts. We had ableskivers and the egg salad sandwich. Ableskivers were great! Egg salad sandwich was pretty boring but French fries were delicious! The staff was friendly but quite...More

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

Thank you for your patronage, feedback and we will pass your information on to the staff. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is above average and is well worth going in to eat . It has things on the menu you can not get every day .

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

Thank you for the 5 Star review and your patronage. We do take pride in offering "Authentic Danish" dishes for everyone to enjoy in the "Danish Village." Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps it was the time of day, about 3:00 PM, but the food on the buffet looked tiered and tasted stale. We should have opted to order off of the menu. Our server did a good job of keeping our tea refilled. We will try...More

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

Thank you for your patronage and feedback we make every effort to keep things as fresh as possible. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We ate lunch here twice in hopes of getting a highly recommended chicken salad sandwich. Sadly, they were out of chicken salad both days. One day my wife tried their smorgasboard and enjoyed several Danish specialties as well as usual buffet selections. My choices were...More

Thank OregonJohn97338
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. We apologize that we did not have the chicken salad sandwich...we will have to do better. Thanks again and have a safe trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
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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