Amber Waves Restaurant

3.9
25 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A full-service restaurant specializing in All-American family fare. For your dining pleasure Amber Waves Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast (buffet and menu), lunch, and dinner. Items include affordable entrees: made to order burgers, handmade fresh pizza, pasta, New York steak and a selection of homemade desserts such as Boysenberry Pie a la mode and Warm Apple Bomb. Our Berry Farm Burger featuring our Knott"s Berry Farm's Boysenberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce is a guest favorite! We feature daily visits from Snoopy that add to the fun, a full wine list, full bar, and kid’s menus.
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CL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and the kids loved the visit from Snoopy.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Felt rushed due to closing at 10:00 and food was just ok very rushed

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RP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sunday brunch for $17.00 was very expensive for scramble eggs, farmer john sausage patties, Good Bacon, french toast, fruit and cereal.

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C
Tahoe
62 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Definitely more of a family restaurant than a grown up restaurant but better than most family friendly places. They actually had cloth tablecloths and napkins! The food was good for adults and children and they had a full bar. Snoopy made a guest appearance which thrilled my grandchildren. I wouldn’t go back without kids but I’d definitely go back with kids.

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IR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for the hotel and Knott's Berry Farm crowds as a break from running out to other food places or in the park too. Don't have the heavy crowds during tourist season that you have at the Chicken Dinner Restaurant. I love the place for mid afternoon business get together or an early lunch from about 11:30. Good food, good variety, good service and reasonable prices.

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TL
Las Vegas
84 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meals, service and atmosphere. We were staying across the way and stopped over. Glad we did.

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B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my 2nd time there. Food is really good. My server was great. Love the atmosphere.
Host was horrible both times. Felt like we were bothering her. No greeting just "come with me", dropped the menus and that was it. Horrible customer service skills. Other than that it is a great place to eat.

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LB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The menu is limited. The food is unspectacular.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service food took a little long but server was great!

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S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

1st time visit
Decent not great
Breakfast buffet no

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience, good food, good service. Kids had fun.

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B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were wonderful! I will definitely come back again! I wanted to try this place for years since I live so close and finally decided to do so. So glad I did!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, reasonably priced, and the wait staff superb. However, the experience was tainted by a hostess that claimed her OpenTable app wasn’t working. We made reservations for our party of 11, plus two two-year-olds, well in advance in hopes of not having to wait long (as anyone with young children knows every minute that passes is one closer to meltdown.) Instead we sat helplessly by as they cobbled together two tables that barely fit our group over the course of 40 minutes. Truly embarrassing. We’ll be back, however, in hopes this was an isolated issue.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I especially liked the 20% off coupon for staying at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel... I was impressed with the lunch selection too.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner, we spent the day at Knott's and this was the end of an amazing mom & daughter day!!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We had 16 people and made reservations at 7:30. Decided to eat her because it's in the Knotts berry farm hotel. We all arrived at 7:36 pm given a little late. The host told us since you guys are late we have to wait 10 mins. And sure enough we didn't get seated till 7:46pm. As we walked to our table I noticed they were NOT busy at all. The service and food was okay. Just had a bad taste from the host. Don't plan on going there again.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Paul was exceptional. Kind and professional. Very attentive.

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OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing. Hostess was EXTREMELY rude when arrived for our reservation. Server was nice, but we waited 10 min after being seated before we were greeted or offered water (Restaurant was empty, except for our part and another couple) I asked to speak to the manager twice, yet he never responded. I brought family here from out of town and regret it!

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F
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was delicious and delightful. Quiet, well lit and comfortable. Paul, our waiter, did an excellent job of assisting us and kept a watchful eye on our needs yet didn't hover.
We'll definitely make another visit again.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great. The service top notch. They are family friendly, and we got to meet Snoopy!

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KP
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat after a day at Knott's Berry Farm. Kids enjoyed when Snoopy stopped by the table for a group picture. Only complaint was that the cocktails were way too sweet.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had open table reservations and then when we got there they told us they don't take reservations. So we had to wait despite our email showing a reservation was made.

Horrible thing to do...why are they even listed here then

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R
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We went to Amber Waves because we were married in the hotel 29 years ago and went back for nostalgia. I had the burger which was good, but my wife had the baby back ribs. It was extremely dry. Typically, you should just be able to pull the bone from the meat. However, these ribs were special. You would need a chainsaw to remove it. When my wife told me how tough it was I thought she was joking. I took a bite and she was right, it was really dry and tough. They did not braise the meat; they probably just used dry heat which dried out the meat.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The meal at Amber Waves was a quick lunch to end my stay at the Knott's Berry Farm hotel. The hostess promptly seated my party of two at a partial booth. We asked for a full booth and the request was accommodated. The new seating was a bit dusty and the dishes had water spots. The waiter arrived to take the order -- he was friendly and informative. We ordered two pizzas: Tidal Wave and the Boysenberry Chicken pizza. The meal was very good. The Boysenberry punch was great because they made certain our glasses were never "half empty."

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g
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good. The service was so so.
We'll probably come back because it's close to our house and the food was decent. It wasn't special but was enjoyable.

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