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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

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Mrs. Knott's Chicken

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

Limited Outdoor Seating, Reservations Recommended

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. 

Dining & Reservations

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant presently offers limited outdoor seating. Reservations are recommended.

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Christmas Eve Take-Home Dinner

Save an Additional 10% with a Season Pass

Let us handle the cooking this Christmas Eve. Get a full turkey or ham take-home dinner including gravy, mashed potatoes and other delicious sides. Plus, top it off with your choice of boysenberry pie or pumpkin pie for dessert.

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Meal must be picked up on date and time chosen at purchase.

Christmas Eve Take-Home Dinner $145 plus applicable taxes and fees
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Chicken Dinner Restaurant Lobby

Step inside the new, spacious lobby and check-in at the hostess stand. If a wait is necessary, enjoy the time perusing the shops of the California Marketplace and receive a text message when it’s time to eat!

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Chicken Dinner Restaurant Team Room

The Tea Room was the first dining room to open in 1934. A meal in this dining room means cozying up together in a booth inspired by the original seating arrangements and views of the hustle and bustle of the California Marketplace just outside the windows that line the dining room.

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Chicken Dinner Restaurant Pantry

The large dining room to the right of the entrance has been remodeled with a look inspired by Mrs. Knott’s kitchen pantry. Nods to Cordelia’s home kitchen, including a potbelly stove, rustic furnishings, and seating arrangements for large parties evoke themes of warmth, family, and togetherness.

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Chicken Dinner Restaurant Bar

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant now features a full service bar, serving signature boysenberry-infused cocktails. With décor that pays homage to the Garden Dining Room that preceded it, the bar is at once rustic and modern, and a great place to retire to after a day of fun in the park.

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Chicken Dinner Restaurant Dining Room

With a theme inspired by a western farmhouse, the barn dining room is a great reminder of why life is better on the farm!

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Chicken Dinner Restaurant Patio

A new outdoor seating area on the restaurant’s north side welcomes you to dine al fresco with beautiful views of the California Marketplace fountain and the newly restored GhostRider roller coaster.

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Were it not for Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, Knott’s Berry Farm would not be the beloved, world class theme park it has become. To entertain guests waiting for a seat at his wife, Cordelia’s, popular restaurant, Walter Knott began erecting a collection of modest old west buildings that established the basis of Ghost Town. The rest, as they say, is history ...

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What Dining Plans are available?

Single Meal Deal
Enjoy an entree, side and a fountain drink.

All Day Dining
Guests with All Day Dining will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations and enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes! Drinks are not included. However, we offer a Souvenir Bottle online at the best price available. 

All Day Dining Premium
Guests with All Day Dining Premium will receive a wristband valid for a select entrée & side, or snack, as often as every 90 minutes at participating locations and a souvenir bottle valid for FREE refills on refreshing Coca-Cola beverages every 15 minutes all day long. Plus, pay only $1 (tax included) for each refill when you visit again during the season.

All Season Dining
When you purchase the All Season Dining Plan, it will be automatically added to your Season Pass. Simply present your pass at any participating location. You'll enjoy lunch and dinner at the park, with a 4 hour interval between each meal. Drinks are not included but we do offer a separate Souvenir Bottle online at the best price available. 

How do the Dining Plans work?

Single Meal Deal
Simply redeem your voucher at any participating location for an entree, side, and a drink.

All Day Dining Plan
Guests with All Day Dining voucher will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations. Enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes throughout the day. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle online at the lowest price available.

All Day Dining Premium
Guests with an All Day Dining Premium voucher will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations and a souvenir bottle. Enjoy an entree & side, or a snack, as often as every 90 minutes throughout the day.  Scan your souvenir bottle for refill as often as every 15 minutes.  

All Season Dining
Guests with All Season Dining will automatically have it included on their Season Pass. Simply present your season pass at any of the participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle available for purchase online.

All Season Dining added to a Season Pass is only valid for redemption exclusively by the registered passholder. Once All Season Dining is linked to a Season Pass, it is non-transferable. In order for benefits to be redeemed, the Season Pass must be used for admission on the same date. 

Where can I buy a Dining Plan?

Single Meal Deal
Only available online.

All Day Dining
All Day Dining may be purchased in the park at any ticket window or participating dining location. Or, save yourself some time and purchase your All Day Dining Plan online before you go to the park.

All Day Dining Premium
Only available online.

All Season Dining
Add the All Season Dining Plan to your Season Pass and stay fueled for the fun all year long. All Season Dining includes lunch and dinner at participating locations throughout the park every time you visit during the season.

Are drinks included with Dining Plans?

A drink is included with the Single Meal Deal.

While the All Day Dining Plan doesn't include drinks, a Souvenir Bottle can be purchased online or at the park. Save when you purchase the Souvenir Bottle online. The Souvenir Bottle includes free refills all day long on your first visit and $1 (taxes included) refills for the rest of the season! In addition, an All Season Long Souvenir Bottle is available online or at the park and includes unlimited refills all season long. Enjoy refreshing Coca-Cola beverages including Boysenberry Punch, Minute Maid Lemonade, POWERADE and iced tea all day or all season. The choice is yours!

All Day Dining Premium includes a Souvenir Bottle. With the Souvenir Bottle, enjoy free refills all day long on your first visit and $1 (tax included) refills for the rest of the season.

Where can I eat with a Dining Plan?

Look for the Dining Plan symbol at participating locations throughout the park.

Dining Plans are currently accepted at the following locations* in Knott's Berry Farm:

  • Beachy Keen’s Pizza
  • Boardwalk BBQ
  • Panda Express
  • Coasters
  • Sutter's Pizza
  • Cantina
  • Grizzly Creek Lodge
  • La Papa Loco
  • Fireman's BBQ
  • Sutter's Grill
  • Fiesta Dogs
  • Wagon Wheel Pizza
  • Wilderness Broiler
  • Calico Tater Spot

Dining Plans are currently accepted at the following locations* in Knott's Soak City Water Park:

  • Longboard's Grill
  • Portside Pizza

*Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice throughout the season and from year to year. Operating hours vary by location and some locations may not be open on select operating days. Operating hours vary by location.  

Where can Platinum Passholders use All Season Dining and the All Season Souvenir Bottle?

As a Platinum Passholder, the All Season Dining Plan and All Season Souvenir Bottle are valid at any Cedar Fair park within the U.S. and Canada. Simply present your Platinum Pass at any participating food locations during your park visit to enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval time between meals) and free refills with your Souvenir Bottle (with only a 15 minute interval between refills). All Season Dining is NOT valid at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels or Schlitterbahn Galveston.

What meal options are available? Can I download and print this information?

If you'd like a copy of participating Knott's Berry Farm restaurant locations and your meal choices, you can easily download and print our Meal Plan Guide

The following meal options are available at Knott's Soak City Water Park:

Longboard's Grill

  • Cheeseburger & Fries
  • Grilled Chicken Burger & Fries
  • Hot Dog & Fries
  • Hand-Breaded Chicken Strips & Fries
  • Fish & Chips

Portside Pizza

  • Cheese Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
  • Pepperoni Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
  • Caesar Salad & Breadstick
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