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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 98
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  • 40
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  • 31
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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,yum

I remember my a Dad bringing us here when I was young. It is good,old fashioned home chicken cooking--a very welcome break amongst theme park food! Kids won't like the Mac and cheese,though, if they're used to Kraft!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I remember my a Dad bringing us here when I was young. It is good,old fashioned home chicken cooking--a very welcome break amongst theme park food! Kids won't like the Mac and cheese,though, if they're used to Kraft!

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Alameda, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Prices have gotten to be pretty high, but really tasty chicken. However, you get a lot of food. If you don't feel like chicken, they do have other items. Kid's menu was reasonable. Seriously, the best part are the biscuits.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Made everyone have tea here because the forums and facebook groups all said not to miss it . Maybe its because we are English but we just didn't like scones with jam and rhubarb for starters,nor did we enjoy white gravy . The chicken was ok and there was lots of it and my husband liked the cabbage, but I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

No matter how many years in between visits the taste of this chicken is still the best. My 11 yrs old autistic son who doesn't try new things loved the chicken here. I Also had the Boysenberry Gelato That Was amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Chicken and potatoes were good, the pie was mostly goop. Should be knotts goop farm. Where's the fresh berries?!

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nothing fancy here . . just lots of very good food. The chicken dinner comes with both soup & salad followed by half a fried chicken with mashed potatoes & corn or cabbage . . topped off with boysenberry pie & ice cream. A very full meal . . and very satisfying. It'll take you back to your mama's fried... More 

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APPLE VALLEY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The chicken has no flavor and you can smell the grease as you are crossing the street from the parking lot. The corn has no flavor, not much for your money and the line can be very long, it is not worth the wait, you can have a better tasting meal inside the park.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had heard of this place from food network and we were so excited to eat here after our visit to knottsberry. It was literally the best fried chicken dinner we have ever had. Tasted like grandmas. It was by far our favorite meal while visiting Anaheim. Our daughter loved it as well. Friendly service, affordable, best fried chicken you... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

not impressed with the chicken dinner, it is too hot in the eating areas must be a swap cooler not air conditioner, but when we went in for breakfast boy were we surprised. What an amazing deal, so much food and so good. We will always go there for breakfast and even if not going to the theme park will... More 

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Costa Mesa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family and I ate at this place last Sunday around 11AM with a friend. I was so eager to go back to try again Mrs Knott's fried chicken because I remember that it was soo good. But we all got disappointed. The taste deteriorated and the price went higher. $18.99 for half fried chicken with choice of salad or... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, 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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