Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

Since June 1934, it's been the same story every day: locals, tourists and folks "just passing through" start lining up on Grand Avenue for Cordelia's famous fried chicken.

Of course, back then Mrs. Knott did all the cooking and her three daughters served the five-table Tea Room. Since 1934, over 20,000,000 guests have eaten chicken dinners in the famous restaurant.

In fact, the restaurant bearing Mrs. Knott's name has grown into one of the country's largest full-service family eateries.

Mrs. Knott's traditional chicken dinners are something to crow about just as they were that Wednesday afternoon in June back in 1934 when Cordelia served them at the Farm for the very first time. But then, why shouldn't they be, for the menu still features the same famous chicken, biscuits, and boysenberry pie.

Each dinner is made from the "just-right" plump birds she insisted upon, and the fixin’s still include lighter-than-air buttermilk biscuits, fluffy mashed potatoes, rich chicken gravy and mouth-watering farm-fresh vegetables. The sheer goodness of the platters of piping hot chicken keeps guests coming back time after time. They always know they'll sit down to a dinner that is an unforgettable treat, at prices that make the biggest family seem small.

While the name sake dinner is still the main draw for the restaurant's 1.1 million annual guests, the menu features other items as well. These include various lunch and dinner entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches and a complete Farm breakfast featuring french toast, pancakes, and daily specials. Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant also serves a delicious farm fresh country breakfast as well as the option of family style meals. 

Gluten free items available upon request.

Chicken Dinner Restaurant

1st Sunday of Each Month
9:30AM - 2:00PM

Starting March 2, 2014 Mrs. Knott’s Sunday Champagne Brunch will be offered the first Sunday of each month. Featuring some of your favorite dishes including made to order omelets, Belgium waffles, cinnamon French toast and a carving station with honey glazed ham, and slow roasted Baron of Beef carved to order. Plus, over 25 desserts will be presented directly from Mrs. Knott’s kitchen and don’t forget complimentary champagne. This is one of the largest buffets in Southern California.

For reservations please call 714-220-5055. Reservations still available for Sundays in January and February!

2014 Brunch Prices*
Adults $29.99
Seniors (62+) $22.89
Junior (3-11) $13.79

*plus tax and gratuity

The restaurant is open everyday except Christmas day. Closing times vary throughout the year depending on season and holiday. Banquet Rooms are available for parties of 40 or more. Reservations are available for parties of 12 or more. Call for more information - 714-220-5055.

Restaurant hours (subject to change):
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm.
Sunday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm