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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

8039 Beach Blvd. (La Palma St.) Send to Phone
You don't have to go into the theme park to enjoy Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant Restaurant Review

: You don't have to go into the theme park to enjoy a meal at this OC landmark; it sits just outside Knott's Berry Farm by the main entrance. Its wooded interior and charming outdoor patio comfortably provide a rustic link to the chicken, biscuits, boysenberry pie and old-time sides like rhubarb and corn, which are comfort food of the highest order. The history of the place is the real draw. Launched in 1934, the restaurant and its long wait in line led the Knott family to build the theme park around it --- basically to give folks something to do (and, after several years of being free of charge, somewhere else to spend their money) while waiting for that chicken and pie. Breakfast may be the best meal of the day and is a good kick-off for park-goers who want to get an early start with a full belly.


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