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 started on a Wednesday afternoon back in June, 1934 when Cordelia served fried chicken at the Farm for the very first time. 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, vegan, and vegetarian items are available upon request.

Chicken Dinner Restaurant

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for the Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch are no longer available. A limited number of walk ups will be accepted on Thanksgiving. There is no guarantee of when walk ups will be seated.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your family at the Knott's Berry Farm Thanksgiving Holiday Champagne Brunch, one of the largest buffets in Southern California, on Thursday, November 24 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 pm. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast that includes all of the classics like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes plus the classics of Mrs. Knott's fried chicken, biscuits and countless other offerings. Regular and Gold Season Passholders receive 10% off and Platinum Season Passholders receive 20% off.

Walk-ups are accepted, but reservations are strongly suggested. To make a reservation online, please visit or to make a reservation over the phone please call 714-220-5006 between the hours of 10 AM - 6 PM.

Location: Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant (Outside the park) and Spurs Chophouse (Inside Knott's Berry Farm)


$45.99 plus tax

Seniors (62+)

$30.99 plus tax

Junior (3-11)

$18.99 plus tax

Children Under 3



The restaurant is open everyday except Christmas day. Closing times vary throughout the year depending on season and holiday. Advanced reservations are only available Monday - Wednesday and for Thanksgiving. To make a reservation, please visit OpenTable. If you have any questions about Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant, please call (714) 220-5055 for more information.

Restaurant hours (subject to change):
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm