Since 1934, the Knott family has been operating a chicken dinner restaurant on the site of their world-famous berry farm in Buena Park, California. Cordelia Knott, wife of boysenberry cultivator Walter Knott, launched and oversaw the restaurant in its early years, resulting in the name “Mrs. Knott’s.”
The Knott’s Berry Farm and Ghost Town attractions surrounding it have been expanded and upgraded throughout the years, but the restaurant remains, though it too has seen its share of expansion.
A couple months ago I was able to visit the park for a tour of the current refurbishment during a a preview of this summer’s upcoming “Ghost Town Alive!” interactive event. Now that phase of refurbishment is over, and the restaurant is open for business once again!
From the Knott’s Berry Farm official website:
Throughout the restaurant’s four main dining rooms and two banquet rooms, all furniture, flooring, lighting, and décor has been renovated. The large dining room to the right of the main entrance has been remodeled with a look inspired by Mrs. Knott’s kitchen pantry, as the room is adorned with a potbelly stove and nods to Cordelia’s home kitchen, evoking themes of warmth, family, and togetherness. The main dining room, accessible from the courtyard entrance is divided into two smaller dining rooms, with a theme inspired by farmhouse motifs.
For the first time, a new outdoor seating area on the restaurant’s north side allows guests to dine al fresco with beautiful and unique views of the Marketplace fountain, the theme park’s Ghost Town, and the newly restored GhostRider roller coaster.
Knott’s Berry Farm fans will be thrilled to have the park’s main dining attraction back, and to get another taste of that wonderful fried chicken.
“Reservations are available for parties of 12 or more based on availability at least 24 hours in advance. Call for more information – 714-220-5055.”