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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

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8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620-3200
(714) 220-5080
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 105
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  • 44
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chicken Dinner Feast

Authentic best describes the lunch at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. From the old building with a slightly musty smell to the hand breaded fried chicken and made-from-scratch biscuits, this experience was authentic. It is clear the gravy is homemade-in a good way-when you come across a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Jen Z
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Hana, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Came here for mothers day and the place was slammed, Waited for 45 minutes. We had a party of 10. But guess what the chicken dinner is worth the wait. Portions are big and the food is good. Was 19.99 per person and it came with soup, biscuits, salad, corn ,mashed potatoes, chicken and dessert. Service was excellent. Can't wait... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We made reservations for our group of 40 family members. The restaurant didn't want to make individual checks, and it had to be a fixed menu. The food was great, but the service was poor. My daughter had to show them how to ring up the checks!!!!!! Next time we will take out group somewhere else. The day before the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had seen a few TV shows with clips of this place and figured we would check it out. Coming from the land of fried things, maybe my expectations were a little to high. Service was pleasant enough but the chicken could not live up to the hype. The price had the typical tourist markup. If you need a quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great chicken dinner - wait is a little long but the food is so good. I really would say one if not the best Chicken dinners either I or my family have ever had. Go and enjoy a great dinner and make new memories.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place has a horrible smell and I cannot believe anyone would enjoy eating the food in this place. It is expensive and absolutely not worth the experience and $$.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Mrs. Knott's is infamous for their fried chicken dinners. Everything on the menu is pretty good, there are really no wrong choices in my mind. However, a few of their BEST items include not only their chicken dinners but their chicken and dumplings and their chicken noodle soup is AMAZING! The prices might seem a bit high but the dinners... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

staff was great and food tasty. One plate enough to feed two people and dessert was delicious. First time visit and enough food to take to the hotel

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Anaheim
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Two other couples joined us for an evening out. I ordered the grilled herbed chicken with rose potatoes. Chicken was rather tasteless. Potatoes were like a brick. Rolls were not at all the "melt in your mouth" variety that they served years ago. Even the pie wasn't so hot-- and I'm one who previously relished the boysenberry pie. The cabbage... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Authentic best describes the lunch at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. From the old building with a slightly musty smell to the hand breaded fried chicken and made-from-scratch biscuits, this experience was authentic. It is clear the gravy is homemade-in a good way-when you come across a small chicken bone in it. The homemade chicken soup to start the meal... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The chicken itself is good, but all of the sides are average. The potatoes are definitely instant potatoes and the corn is not fresh. You could easily split a meal. The portions are huge, but that almost made it worse, because I felt so sick after leaving.

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Additional Information about Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620-3200
Phone Number: (714) 220-5080
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620-3200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
  • Phone Number: (714) 220-5080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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