San Antonio's Viking Tavern now serving hearty feasts near Leon Valley neighborhood

The new theme restaurant specializes in dishes of slow-smoked meats fit for pillagers.

Viking Tavern Restaurant is now open at 3299 Wurzbach Road. - Facebook / Viking Tavern Restaurant
Facebook / Viking Tavern Restaurant
Viking Tavern Restaurant is now open at 3299 Wurzbach Road.
New San Antonio dining spot Viking Tavern Restaurant has begun serving heaping dishes of slow-smoked meats fit for hungry pillagers, TV station KENS5 reports.

Among other meaty dishes, the menu at the theme restaurant, located at 3299 Wurzbach Road, includes eight hour-smoked beef ribs, braised lamb shanks and a wild-game burger featuring ground elk, wagyu beef, bison and wild boar.
"Vikings in all aspects were actually farmers. It's all about a farm-to-table kind of a deal, really just appreciating the earth," executive chef Sergio Moreno told KENS5. “We're the only ones that are like this in San Antonio. We haven't found any other restaurant that is going off of this genre, or Scandinavian base.”

We’re not sure where Valhalla Nachos fit into traditional Scandinavian fare, which is big on grains, fatty fish, berries and stone fruit. But, hey, it’s Texas.

The strip mall restaurant's social media accounts show ample dining room space, where hungry patrons receive their hefty platters from amply endowed, costumed servers.

Of course, pool tables, arcade games and LED-illuminated hallways aren't exactly the sort of thing found along the Scandinavian coast during the 11th Century. But with a pop-culture hunger for all things viking, San Antonio fans of theme dining may be willing to suspend some disbelief.

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