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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 good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“sausage” (56 reviews)
“bread” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So the pickled herring was good, if you like the stuff from a jar. I did LOVE the mashed potatoes: fresh, creamy, not oversalted - highlight of the whole buffet. All else on the "smorgasbord" read like a bad salad bar at a diner. I'm...More

Thank tinandan2018
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your patronage and feedback we do hope you have a pleasant Thanksgiving.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Had a quick lunch here on the 13th. Food was good, not great, but for a quick bite and being family friendly it was good. Had the sausage and meatball plate, not quite 'home made' but then again it's hard to do. We also had...More

Thank Hans T
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. Thank you for your Danish feedback the restaurant is owned by a Danish family and always appreciates any Danish feedback. Do have a GRAND DAY!

Reviewed 5 October 2018

My family ate dinner hear, because few restaurants were open in the evening. Our orders took a long time to be served, and then they got me and my wife’s order wrong. After much apologizing and explaining that the cook was new we all agreed...More

Thank TravelerLaMirada
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your patronage and feedback our new cook will get better.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Terrible experience... very poor quality of food from freezer to fryer! The place is stuck in the 70’s and does not represent the Danish cuisine. Appalling service as well as well overpriced. Very disappointed!

Thank MireiaBarna
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your patronage and feedback.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My sister and I stopped in for lunch. Restaurant was filled with guests, servers were attentive. We were not disappointed in our selection of Danish meatball lunch platter served with red cabbage, mashed potatoes and gravy. Delicious, satisfying and reasonable at $11.95 per plate.

Thank Brenda B
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage glad you enjoyed the Danish meatball platter with red cabbage. Do have a great day!

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Smorgasbord buffet was a real deal! Danish selections mixed in with some American ones made it the perfect meal before attending the Solvang Theatre Festival performance. Plus, the theatre is just around the corner!!

Thank LT7744
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed the Danish selections here at the Red Viking Restaurant and your are right the Solvang Outdoor Theatre is just around the corner from us. Have a great day!

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Slightly cautious as we walked past as the restaurant was empty. However, we were welcomed and had an excellent breakfast and reasonably priced.

Thank PeterG022
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. Glad you enjoyed breakfast and the price was reasonable. Have a great day!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We enjoy eating here. The food is good, and the service friendly. Try the ebelskivers (Danish pancakes) if you haven't previously, but the standard fare is just as good.

Thank James W
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage we will pass your compliments on to the staff many times they are over looked do have a great day.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We ordered lunch and it was terrible. The sausage had zero flavor and the meatball was disgusting. Plain horrible and the funny thing is locals think it is a good place to eat ha.

Thank Gilbert B
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your patronage and feedback.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Good food, good service although a little slow, good wine. Cute inside! Prices are fine. Yummy desserts!!

Thank Travelendude
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for the 4 Star review and your patronage. Glad you had an enjoyable dinning experience at the Red Viking Restaurant do have a great day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 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
Description
Danish and American cuisine offering menu service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In a hurry? We also offer an all you can eat smorgasbord featuring delicious cold and hot dishes including meatloaf, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, Swedish meatballs, cucumber salad, Italian salad, potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, beets, vegetable crudités, liver pate, American and Havarti cheese, cold pork Danish sausage, pickled herring cauliflower with curry mayo and more Danish. We offer a full bar that includes beer, wine and cocktails.
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