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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner

4.2
4.2
3770 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food

A Family Tradition For Over 80 Years

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant first opened in 1934 with Mrs. Knott and her children serving the first customers in their tea room. The restaurant has grown over the years into one of the largest in California, but the classic fried chicken dinner is still made the same way today using Mrs. Knott's recipes.

Every complete chicken dinner includes handmade biscuits, side salad, choice of cabbage or cherry rhubarb, three pieces of fried chicken, and mashed potatoes smothered in gravy. For dessert: your choice of boysenberry pie or boysenberry sherbet. Many other dishes are also available including grilled chicken, salads, and a number of appetizers. A full-service bar, serving signature boysenberry-infused cocktails, is also available.

Currently, we are following all government-issued regulations and seating is currently outside only. Thank you in advance for understanding and we are in this together.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 220-5319

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Obezo

  • Neighborhood

    Buena Park

  • Cross street

    La Palma Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking is available off of Grand Ave parking area. California Market Place does not require Knott’s Berry Farm admission and you’re free to dine and stroll through the shops and get one hour free parking if you park right outside the shops. You can receive 2 more hours if you spend $18 or more. Ask your server to validate your parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus Service available from Beach Blvd.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 3,770 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  2. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    We arrived at our reservation time at 3:15 and were seated. By the time we received our drinks and then went to the buffet to get food it was 3:30. We noticed that some of the warmers were empty, there was a lot of breakfast food that looked like it had been sitting there a long time. Not appetizing. We all got one plate of food and were starting to eat when they started closing the doors to the buffet. We were then told that it closed at 4:30. I was never told that when I made the reservation or I would never had made it. It was supposed to be a champagne buffet but we were never offered champagne. None of us got to go back to get a second plate of food as at 4:00 they started putting away the food. We had to run in the room and grab a couple of desserts before they closed the doors. We were still hungry when we left and paid 65.00 a person!! Overall a terrible experience.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Price should be less than 65

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  6. O

    Ocean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service outstanding. Would go back again.

  7. JH

    JudyHopps

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed Mother’s Day Brunch. We have been coming to the MD Brunch for over 25 years. A little pricey, but delicious. Servers were great. We never have to wait longer than five minutes for our table. Tried to get a hold of someone at the restaurant, impossible.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Our family went to the Mother’s Day Brunch Special. We enjoyed the variety of food and drinks. They served all you can drink boysenberry mimosas that were so good! We loved that snoopy came around for pictures. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Is a wonderful place for Mother’s Bruch. Our waiter Michael was amazing… he took care of us… made Mother’s Day special for my Sister in law and myself… will definitely go back🌸🌸🌸🌸

  10. S

    Shirlb

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The best mashed potatoes fried chicken and biscuits

  11. SA

    SANDRA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Mother's Day brunch was excellent. Already looking forward to next year!

  12. JS

    JoyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Mothers Day brunch defiantly we will have it next time. The family and I loved loved it.

  13. e

    eldabeee

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Attended Mother’s Day brunch. The food selection was good. The bottomless mimosas were terrible. I know the restaurant has to have an old country time of look but it can use an update especially with the lighting inside.

  14. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the food. We’ll worth the price. Had lunch and dinner!

  15. R

    Ronda

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    This is the first time being here since the remodel. The ambiance itself was very nice and they did an amazing job with the renovation. It is quite a makeover! We wanted to go for the Knott's Berry Farm chicken dinner experience. I was here with my sisters. We were placed in the very back of the restaurant and the spot we were in we felt completely cut off from the restaurant. No views of the restaurant at all, just a drab looking wooden wall. The restaurant had plenty of available tables (and still had open tables for almost an hour) so not sure why we were placed in what was a very awkward location. One of my sisters spoke up and asked for something with a little view. What a difference! The waiter started out doing his job well, then after we received our drinks, biscuits, soup, salad, etc things went downhill. He said our dinner would be ready very shortly. We waited and waited and waited. We saw people who came in after us receive their orders. Then saw the people at the next table did not receive the correct order. We were very patient about our wait. Then the entrees came. I was so full from the side dishes I only had room for half a piece of chicken so put the other pieces in a to go box. I later discovered I did not receive the all white meat option which had been paid for. The receipt shows I paid the extra $4.00 for something that was not received. The food itself was not as good as what my sister's and I remember years back. Then one sister left a generous tip and did not see the waiter come back after we were waiting around so she went to the cash register to pay. As I got up with my other sister's he came by and asked in a panic voice if my sister paid. He was almost running to the front of the restaurant acting like she was going to leave without paying! She was right at the cash register paying the bill! Was not pleased about how he acted about this. Overall, happy to say we did experience a meal here but no incentive to return back.

  16. W

    Whit86

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rachel was a stellar server. She always had drinks refilled and wonderfully knowledgeable!

  17. w

    wed0166

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Boysenberry Brunch

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The restaurant was clean. Food was OK not great. A little overpriced for what it was. Service was very good. Our server was attentive.

  19. OR

    OhRobin

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The $38 boysenberry brunch is a good deal. Unlimited mimosas and a large variety of main dishes that are replenished frequently. Service is very attentive and they refill your glass an average of every 10 minutes.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Server was great

  21. J

    June

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server Q was excellent. He tended to our needs in a timely manner, was very courteous and attentive. Food was excellent and a wide variety to choose from. I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like a good brunch. Thank you for making our Easter rememberable.

  22. LM

    LorrieM

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    This was my first time and last visit for Easter Brunch at Mrs Knott’s not worth $65 person. Most of the food was lukewarm or cold. They had plenty of staff standing around but poor customer service. I love Mrs Knott’s but with stick with ordering off the menu.

  23. TM

    TerryM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and food as always.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Easter Sunday brunch

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful Easter brunch!

  26. BA

    BAVILESNY

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    BEST EASTER BRUNCH WE'VE BEEN TO, TOO BAD ITS ONLY ONCE A YEAR

  27. JF

    JenniferF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    The knotts Easter Brunch is worth its price! Bottomless champagne, mimosas, drinks n all u can eat buffet w omelet station and carved meat station. So delish!

  28. DB

    DonnaBullock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    What a lovely experience! No crowds or lines, and we forget how peaceful, fun and beautiful the grounds at Knott's are. My mother used to run the Artist's Gallery in Indian Trails many years ago, and it was just a joy to go back and see the location - and have a delicious buffet brunch for Easter (with champagne :)

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Was definitely not worth the $65 for basic food when i can get more at a brunch spot. Also should have warned people during check in about it being a specialty brunch, price warning

  30. KF

    KristinaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The food was good and the atmosphere was great. However our server was too busy and couldn’t get to us in a timely manner. Plus, the price was too high.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Very crowded, we did the Easter buffet, but feel like the normal chicken dinner would have been the better option.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Was excited to be able to have an Easter meal at Knott’s again. This has been a family tradition for years. The noise level of the room we were is was so load we ended up leaving early. The food just did not seem to be the same selection and quality as before. Yes there was the usual fried chicken and carving station, but missed the ribs we had Easter 2019.

  33. HK

    HalloweenKat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service from Ryan on a busy Easter!

  34. LE

    LynnE

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Easter Brunch is our favorite! The food was delicious, as always. The service was attentive. We enjoyed it!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Came for a champaign Easter Brunch. It was more than expected. Outstanding selection. The boysenberry mimosas very good. Overall a great experience. Will do it again.

  36. KC

    KC91765

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A decent selection of items, most of them are fresh/tasty.

  37. SG

    ShawnaG

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    This brunch has always been an Easter tradition for our family. Although the food selection was wonderful, the service was nonexistent. The water we requested and the soda my daughter ordered never came. Our “bottomless mimosas” were never were refilled. Although there was staff walking around, we were shuffled from person to person trying to find our waiter. Our bill was almost $300 for four people. It was not worth the money. We were so excited to return to this buffet after its cancellation due to COVID, and were beyond disappointed.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely would go back again for brunch if they have it again. Restaurant was very clean abd very spacious. Try the Boysenberry Mimosa it was great.

  39. LB

    LisaB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter Brunch was lovely! All the food was so good! Lots to choose from and so tasty! All the servers and managers were so attentive. I felt like I was at a 5 star brunch and it was. We will be coming back for sure!

  40. GO

    GOCamb

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter Brunch was wonderful. So many different choices and all with the Knotts touch. I would recommend this to everyone!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner is rated 4.2 stars by 3770 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner

8039 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90620

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Palma Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Buena Park

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available off of Grand Ave parking area. California Market Place does not require Knott’s Berry Farm admission and you’re free to dine and stroll through the shops and get one hour free parking if you park right outside the shops. You can receive 2 more hours if you spend $18 or more. Ask your server to validate your parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus Service available from Beach Blvd.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Obezo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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