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Red Viking Restaurant

) #17 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 good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (71 reviews)
“roast pork” (7 reviews)
“sausage” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, European, Scandinavian, Danish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2759
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We weren't sure where to eat but decided on the Red Viking. Food was decent. Service was great. We didn't enjoy it enough to recommend it, however, or to return.

Thank TLyn440
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with a group of nine. Children and adults. Took us over an hour to get food. While we were waiting we were inundated with gnats. We were told one of the cooks didn't show up so they were backed up but people who came...More

Thank larlykm
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Reviewed 1 week 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
olsensbakery, Public Relations Manager at Red Viking Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and patronage. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 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 4 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

1  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 4 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 5 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 4 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.

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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