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    The Little Mermaid Restaurant: Great Food!

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 9, 2011

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    They have traditional Danish cuisine including aebleskiver and open face Danish sandwiches. We decided to eat here because the pancake place across the street looked crowded. We entered and were very pleased. It looked cozy and it smelled so good in here already. I had the traditional breakfast with eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast. My best friend had the pancake balls and beacon. She said it was good. Our plates were filled with food and so you get your monies worth here for sure. We could not finish our food at all. I ate half and was stuffed.

    Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner.
    Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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    Danish Mill Bakery & Coffee Shop: Delicious!

    by Yaqui Written Dec 9, 2011

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    We had to try some Danish pastries and were not dissappointed at all. I cannot remember what anything was called, all I remember is that is was delicious! A little expensive, but worth it. There are so many wonderful bakeries here, so it will be hard to chose which one to try out...lol!

    Open 7 days a week.

    Monday-Sunday

    7:00am-6:00pm

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    Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop: Can Smell the Baked Goods from a block away!!

    by RedEaredPanda Written May 28, 2004

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    Winners of four Gold Cups at Southern California baking contest, Olsen's Danish Village Bakery are third generation bakery owners, brought from Denmark to Solvang in 1970. The Baked Danish goodies are remarkable.. Can eat your fingers with them so please practice care when biting into the mouth watering tasty treats.. By the way, Sunset Magazine named Olsen's Bakery as one of the "Best in the West" just a little side information not that it matters :)

    Favorite Dish: Blueberry Danish treat

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    Paula's Pancake House: Great Breakfast Place~

    by Yaqui Written Dec 9, 2011

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    My best friend has eaten here several times and says the food and service is good. She brings here family here for breakfast everytime they are in the area.

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    Open 7 Days a Week
    6am - 3pm

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    Solvang Restaurant: Home of Arne's Aebleskiver~

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 10, 2011

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    This place was hopping, but it was not suprising since the aroma coming out the door of the place was catching everyones senses if you happen to be walking by. It caught our attention, so we bought a simple pastry from the walk up window. We were trying to taste everything..lol.

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    The Red Viking: Gotta try the smorgaasbord in Solvang!!!

    by RedEaredPanda Written May 28, 2004

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    Quaint family style restaurant. Offers a wonderful smorgaasbord with hot and cold entrees. Large selection of Danish and American food. A variety of sandwiches and mouth watering selections of desserts. Don't miss out on the Danish Aebleskiver and jam. Reasonably priced. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tried the danish sausage, it was great.

    Favorite Dish: Tried the danish sausage and the smorgaasbord which is sort of like a self service cold cuts, fruits and vegetables and a few choices of hot foods such as maccaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. The Danish Sausage tasted excellent with mashed potatoes, gravy and sauerkrauts.

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    Paula's Pancake House: Pancakes Anyone???

    by RedEaredPanda Written May 28, 2004

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    Warm, friendly atmosphere, good service and a moderately priced menu. A true family restaurant. Extensive breakfast menu featuring thin Danish pancakes, old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes, waffles, eggs and omelettes. Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, great burgers and daily specials. Outdoor patio is very enjoyable. Open for breakfast and lunch.

    Many many people waiting to eat breakfast
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    Mustard Seed Restaurant: Mustardy foods???

    by RedEaredPanda Written May 28, 2004

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    A family restaurant with real home-style cooking at moderate prices. Relaxed, casual atmosphere. American and Danish cuisine. Patio dining when weather permits is available. Dinner specials nightly. Private partys are welcomed at the restaurant.

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    Greenhouse Cafe: Patio dining having fish or steak!!

    by RedEaredPanda Written May 28, 2004

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    Danish and American food served in a garden atmosphere. Aebleskiver and Danish sandwiches taste excllent and make you eat more and more. A delightful outdoor patio is by the sidewalk where people enjoy their dinner in open and fresh air. Dinner specialties include steak, fish and pasta.

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    The Little Mermaid: Danish Food and Danish atomsphere....

    by RedEaredPanda Written May 28, 2004

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    Traditional Danish cuisine including aebleskiver and open face Danish sandwiches. American specialties served in an authentic Danish atmosphere. Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m

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    New Danish Inn: Best Smorgaasbord!!!

    by RedEaredPanda Written May 28, 2004

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    Solvang's finest dining Restaurant. All-American and Danish cuisine. Steaks, seafood, lamb, veal, pasta etc. Also Danish Smorgaasbord. Children's menu available. Open for lunch and dinner. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., dinner 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Full Cocktail Lounge with entertainment Friday and Saturday, and daily happy hour in the Viking Room 4:30 to 6:00 p.m

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    ROOT 246: THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF, I MEAN CHEF IN TOWN

    by travelgourmet Updated Nov 9, 2010

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    Wake up Solvang! The new Chef in town is cooking up new innovative dishes and his name is Bradley Ogden. The name of his latest creation is "Root 246", a play on the road route down the street, Highway 246. My wife, Sue, and I dined at Root 246 within 2 weeks of opening and I must say,"This ain't the old Solvang." Not fully complete, the outside is still in need of landscaping, but hey, I came for the food. Chef Ogden works in the open kitchen and is very receptive to his guests. How he finds the time to say hello is amazing. As the saying goes, "this place is jumping". Of course, an Executive Chef will be needed to take over for Chef Ogden after the intial opening days of business. That is not to say that Chef Ogden will not be around. He loves the area, at least I assume he does. He now lives within a few miles of Root 246 and still can be found in the kitchen on some of the nights.

    Up till now, renowned, award-winning Chef Bradley Ogden has opened 11 restaurants and Roots 246 is his latest. He has opened locations from San Francisco to San Diego and even in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Roots 246 is owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians that also own the nearby Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez. Roots 246 is one of the very few upscale, up to date and culinary gourmet restaurants between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, which means not only tourists to Solvang will be able to enjoy Chef Ogden's fresh palate pleasing gems but locals will have a big city restaurant in their midst. On board as the Executive Chef is Johnny Church who will recreate Chef Ogden's recipes and I am sure he will add a few of his favorites as well. Chef Church was chef de cuisine at AJ’s Steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in that hard to please town of Las Vegas, Neveda. While there, he was named one of the “Top Chefs de Cuisine” in Las Vegas by Las Vegas Life Magazine. We have a winner coming in as Executive Chef and his name is Johnny Church. I returned to this new restaurant with my wife, Sue, in late December and saw that Chef Church has turned up the heat. New dishes were on the table and the ones tried before are still out of sight, delicious. The new recipes are fantastice as well.

    Favorite Dish: Chef Ogden brings the freshest of ingredients to his innovative dishes and one of the best starters is Oven baked flatbread, hand foraged mushrooms, bufala mozzarella, spring onion "fondue" with home made fennel sausage. I thought it was one of the best starters I have had and the onion "fondue" was smooth and rich. The other starter that I tasted was a mouth smacking delicious treat called the Maytag blue cheese souffle & tangerine salad, wild watercress.

    You almost could say that the starters would be the finish. Not true, for the entrees beckon with overpowering aromas from the 3500 sq. ft. kitchen. My eye caught the Colorado braised lamb shoulder with spring garlic & arugula corn spoon bread, "chimichurri". This dish showcases Chef Bradley Ogden's fresh approach to American cuisine. I must admit the flavors of this fabulous dish are still lingering in my head as I write.

    On the return visit, I enjoyed the new dishes. A starter dish of Aebleskivers stuffed with foie gras, a generous splash of huckleberry sauce over the top of the Aebleskivers (a round pancake) and foie cappuccino served in a miniature cup. For the main course, a well blended and creamy rich risotto with braised and pulled lamb shank sprinkled over the top of the risotto that was completed with a creme fraiche and a good amount of shaved black truffles and what looked like pioppini mushrooms in the blend. Again, not disappointed and if you are in the area of Solvang, a must gourmet dining experience.

    Chef Bradley Ogden's Root 246 Kitchen FIRESIDE COCKTAIL LOUNGE MODERN AND PLUSH LEATHER BAR MY BLEU CHEESE HEAVEN THE SAUCE, THE SAUCE, MY KINGDOM FOR THE SAUCE
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    New Danish Inn: The Viking Room

    by annk Updated Apr 17, 2004

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    The New Danish Inn has 2 restaurants - a Danish Smorgasbord and The Viking Room. We had a wonderful dinner at the Viking Room. Menu items include Danish cuisine, steaks, veal, pasta and seafood. There is live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. A very nice atmosphere especially in the company of fellow VTers.

    Lunch: 11:30 - 4:30
    Dinner: 4:30 - 9:00

    Bob,Tnkan,Dionosaur, Lauriejeane,Spartan
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    Heidelberg Inn: Authentic American, Danish and German dishes

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    While looking for a place to eat, we stumbled across this restaurant. It seemed to have a happy crowd and the food was delicious.

    Favorite Dish: After the warm bread and butter was place on our table, I selected the Schinkenwurst Sandwich (hot pork sausage and potato salad) while LJ had the Bratwurst Sandwich (pork sausage and potato salad).

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    Olsen's Danish Village Bakery: Pastries Danish Style

    by keida84 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You will find Olsen's Bakery when you first drive into the town from the highway 101. The bakery opened in the 1970's by Bent Olsen who learned his craft from his father and grandfather who were master bakers in Aeroskobing, Denmark. Using recipes handed down to him by four generations, Bent Olsen's bakery has won many competitions, trophies and ribbons. I think this is one of the better bakeries in Solvang and believe me that says a lot as there are many excellent bakeries to be found in the town of Solvang.

    Favorite Dish: I really love pastry. Moreover I just love the Danish pastries, especially the cream cookies or "petit fours" which are like a very small pie with a crust, the buttercream and raspberry jam filling topped by a royal icing and buttercream flowers. These also are offered as chocolate petit fours but they are too much chocolate for me. Then there are the flaky pastries like Napoleans and my favorite which is two pieces of crispy sugar topped pastry dough, filled with cream and raspberry jam put together like a long sandwich, oh I am getting hungry just thinking about it! There are marzipan treats like the almond horns with the ends dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped almonds.

    Ooo La La a Bakery!
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