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“Big meals and good food”

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 250 Restaurants in Buena Park
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed May 8, 2013

What a meal, very large home style American dinner with soup, salad main meal and desert for a good price. Staff very good as well. Just outside knotts Berry Farm, so we headed there after being at Knotts all day.

Thank whistle007
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Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

It took us about 15 minutes to get seated which we didn't understand because there were tons of extra tables empty. We were quickly greeted by our server who was more than friendly. The menu was easy to understand. We ordered and our biscuits were delivered shortly after. Our amazing waitress went on break, ans we were told Tom would be helping us while she went on break. Well he forgot about us. We didnt get our refills untill she returned from break. The food however was great. Just be aware its for a huge appetite. Even the children's meal comes with 2 chicken legs and a mound of potatoes and gravy! Definately more portion than what you pay for! One plate would easily feed two people. A to go box was definately necessary! The atmosphere was amazing. Like your in the old days. Overall I would definately recommend thisto everyone!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

This restaurant was our last stop in California before heading home. They serve a wonderful creamy chicken noodle soup and a so-so salad. The chicken was good and juicy, served with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and biscuits.
The dinner portions are huge and unfortuneatly, a lot of food goes to waste if you have no way to refrigerate your leftovers. The meal is very good, served hot and quick.
The ladies room was outdated and needed remodeling.

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Thank TropicalMillie
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

You cannot complain about the portion size... there is LOTS of food. If you order the Mrs Knotts Chicken Dinner, you get rolls, soup or salad, 1/2 of a fairly large chicken, with sides, and dessert... all for just under $20 per person. by the time you get to the last piece of chicken, you have had enough... it was good, but too much food... seems that they could create a smaller portion size for a smaller price. Pie was good, but it would have been better had I not been so full.
Since this was a special occasion (Engagement announcement) we had reservations which were honored within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The reservation process (phone in) needs updated (as does some of the restaurant). We were seated in the back where large groups are seated (12 of us), and so for a while, it was actually fairly quiet too.
My Wife, who requires Gluten Free food was accommodated well with a special menu telling her what she could eat from the menu. There were several good choices for her.

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Thank timshuwy
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We decided to take a break from hot dogs and leave the park to eat. Seemed like we could get a nice family style dinner at Mrs. Knott's so we got in line. There were 8 of us and they were able to seat us relatively quickly. It all went downhill from there.

The service was absolutely awful. They double-sat our waitress, but we waited forever while she waited on the table that was seated at the same time and they had drinks and some of their food before she even came by our table at all. I've been a waitress - it takes 2 seconds to stop by our table and at least acknowledge our existence and say she'll be with us soon. She took our orders (since by then we had been sitting for quite a while) and proceeded to bring out soup and biscuits, but no drinks. No drinks for at least 20 minutes - coming out of the park we were all thirsty because it was a hot day. She made a big deal that we needed to agree on a salad dressing for the family style because it's pre-tossed. The only options were thousand island and ranch. We picked ranch, but it didn't matter since we never got our salad. By the time our food came it was just a pain to ask for the salad and she finally realized it and offered to bring it in a to-go container so we could take it with us. Left-over salad really doesn't travel well, so we declined.

The chicken was just OK, the potatoes were lumpy, and the gravy was almost solid and luke warm. They're going to make someone sick if they're not careful.

The dessert was just OK.

The price wasn't an issue - for similar tourist trap restaurants in Michigan (Frankenmuth) a family style chicken dinner is more expensive. However, those meals are almost always worth it. This one, not so much.

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Thank jdadlhoch
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