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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

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

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  • 100
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  • 41
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  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good fried chicken

Famous for their chicken so it should be good. The chicken on the bone was better than the tenders. The chicken noodle soup was really nice as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Mark_NIron
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Henderson, Nevada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had to wait about 45 minutes just to be seated, and another 10-15 minutes before someone came over to even take our drink order. The food was pretty terrible, of the 10 people in my group, 6 of us ending up sending our food back for various reasons (some food came out cold, some of us got the completely... More 

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Cool, CA
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140 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Like many attractions that are fond childhood memories, the chicken dinner at Mrs. Knott’s was a bit disappointing. The four members in our party remembered the bowl of fresh boysenberry preserves on the table that we used to cover our hot buttered biscuits. Sadly, that has been replaced by little plastic packets of a competitor’s jam (Smuckers). The chicken dinner... More 

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Norco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You get more food than you can eat. We take a drive there every other month for dinner with friends or family. The home-made biscuits are delicious.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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269 reviews 269 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Famous for their chicken so it should be good. The chicken on the bone was better than the tenders. The chicken noodle soup was really nice as well

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Love the dinner. Hate the wait in Line. Is there a way to avoid standing in line? Too bad you can't Call in for a time slot and be seated Within ten min

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food was okay, definitely not what it used to be and the Restaurant needs an over all and good cleaning. I will be going to Friday's next time. :-(

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The chicken was so good and was I stuffed. We had the buffet which is only on Tuesday. So much food. Everything was good.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We wanted to go here as we were staying at the hotel. It was Saturday night and the line was out the door (always a good sign) but after a day at six flags we were exhausted and discovered the Mrs Knott's take away counter. Chicken, mash and gravy enjoyed in bed in front of the TV, perfect! Will definitely... More 

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Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I mean, this place is known for its fried chicken. It has to be good if they built an amusement park around it! I had the fried chicken meal. It was a COLOSSAL amount of food and I may have almost died trying to clean my plate. The chicken was amazing as were the sides - and they give you... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We called into this Restaurant for a late lunch - the waitress was stressed and very very busy with a large group as well as smaller tables - the service was very poor as she was very busy and when the meal arrived it was very dry and chewy. We did not enjoy our meal at all.

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?