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 with gravy. For dessert: your choice of boysenberry pie or boysenberry sherbet. Many other dishes are also available including grilled chicken, salads, open-faced sandwiches and a number of appetizers. A full-service bar, serving signature boysenberry-infused cocktails, is also available.
Make A Reservation
Walk-ups are accepted, but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Restaurant Hours & General Information
The restaurant is open every day except Christmas day. Closing times vary throughout the year depending on season and holiday. To make a reservation, please visit OpenTable. If you have any questions about Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant, please call (714) 220-5089 for more information.
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Lunch and dinner)
Saturday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm (Breakfast and dinner)
*Hours are subject to change at anytime.
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!
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.
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.
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.
With a theme inspired by a western farmhouse, the barn dining room is a great reminder of why life is better on the farm!
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.
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 ...