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Knott’s Berry Farm Reopens Their Famous Fried Chicken Restaurant For Take Out

Knott’s Berry Farm’s fried chicken is finally returning, and lovers of arguably the best theme park fried chicken around are seriously rejoicing. The Buena Park, CA, theme park is probably best known for three things: The Peanuts Gang, Boysenberries, and baller fried chicken.

MiceChat reports that Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant will be re-opening their “Chicken-To-Go” starting May 6 for takeout orders.

Sadly, the theme park is still closed due to the pandemic, but Knott’s is bringing back their ever-popular fried chicken to anyone willing to drive to Buena Park, CA. All you’ll have to do is call ahead to place your order, enter through the market place parking lot (off Crescent Ave) and a parking attendant will point you towards where you can get your fried chicken.


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Options include full fried chicken meal buckets (sides included), snack boxes, individual sides, and desserts.

While MiceChat says you’re only able to take phone order through this number (714-220-5083), online ordering will be coming very soon.

You can find the small storefront shop directly next to Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. Just note that protective face masks are required to enter the Knott’s Berry Farm facility. Be safe and get that fried chicken, everyone!.

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9 Outrageous Eats From Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm is known as the originator of the boysenberry and each Spring they put their unique fruit to work by showcasing its endless culinary potential at their annual Boysenberry Festival.

The three-week food fest (March 16 – April 8) is a grand presentation of just how many creative and delicious ways Knott’s can incorporate the boysenberry into as many fun and unique dishes as possible.

This year they’re debuting some must-have bites as well as bringing back some tried-and-true favorites. Think an off-the-wall boysenberry milk tea with boysenberry infused boba balls and boysenberry elote with boysenberry mayo and boysenberry butter.

Clearly, Knott’s does not play when it comes to flipping the best takes on boysenberry bliss.

At a recent preview, we had a chance to check out the cornucopia of boysenberry eats at Knott’s Berry Farm. Here are just a few of the must-try and crave-worthy treats being served up at the Boysenberry Festival, in all their purple glory.

1. Boysenberry-Dipped Cheesecake On A Stick

This is a fever dream fulfilled for anyone who’s ever wanted to take cheesecake on the go. Dipping that slice in boysenberry white chocolate and you’re practically running away with this thing.

2. Boysenberry Cheese Quesadilla

Mozzarella and Cotija cheeses get all melty and cozy within a boysenberry tortilla here. You can choose to top them with boysenberry salsa or boysenberry sour cream to complete the purple affair.

3. Fried Alligator Bites w/ Fries and Boysenberry Aioli

An established favorite at the annual Boysenberry Festival, tender fried alligator bites return with the usual accompaniment of fries and creamy boysenberry aioli dipping sauce.

4. Boysenberry Elote

Get ready to get messy with this newcomer. Boysenberry mayo and boysenberry butter are lathered onto juicy corn on the cob that flips what you thought you knew about elote and adds a little signature boysenberry tang to it.

5. Chicken Wings and Fries w/ Boysenberry Sauce

Chicken wings and fries are arguably everybody’s favorite entertainment food, throw on a hint of sweetness from some boysenberry BBQ sauce and we’re treading on ‘all-time’ conversation here.

6. Boysenberry Boba

Boysenberry milk tea is an impressive feat in itself, but since the theme here is full tilt boysenberry, Knott’s decided to throw in some boysenberry-infused boba balls for maximum effect. It’s a sweet treat to cool off with while trekking through the park.

7. Boysenberry Pie Milkshake

For those with the largest sweet tooth, this boysenberry pie milkshake is your kryptonite. Imagine a whole slice of boysenberry pie blended into a boysenberry milkshake and then topped with a healthy chunk of boysenberry pie. Yeah, we’re all about this situation right here.

8. Two Foot Hot Dog on Boysenberry Bun

Sure, the impressive length of this dog is what jumps out at you here. But don’t forget that the boysenberry bun helps turn this item into a tasty duo that requires a group effort to take down.

9. Boysenberry Coconut Macaroon

These scrumptious little coconut clusters are another sweet to look forward to at the Boysenberry Festival, especially the way they’re dipped in a purple chocolate ganache. Lookin’ like a snack, literally.

Here are the rest of the new items Knott’s is debuting at this year’s Boysenberry Festival along with where in the park you can check them out.

Slow Cooked Boysenberry Short Rib (Boysenberry Hoisin Sauce, Buttery Basmati Rice, Chopped Green Onions): Spurs Chop House

Cheddar Cheese Pierogis with Boysenberry Sour Cream (Boysenberries, Sautéed Yellow Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon): Spurs Chop House

Boysenberry Humus with Grilled Pita Bread: Indian Trails Stand (by the teepee)

Boysenberry Sausage on a Bun (Fresh Baked Roll, Boysenberry Ketchup/Relish/Mustard): Wilderness Dance Hall Stand

Boysenberry Corn Bread: Boardwalk BBQ

Boysenberry House Salad with Fresh Berries and Boysenberry Vinaigrette: Boardwalk BBQ

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Boysenberry Pizza Is Knott’s Berry Farm’s Newest Slice Of Genius

Southern California residents will recognize this time of year as the iconic Boysenberry Festival from Knott’s Berry Farm. The Orange County-based theme park, farm for berries, is home to every kind of boysenberry food product you can think of.

Each year, Knott’s adds a cornucopia of boysenberry-themed items to celebrate the festival and fill guests stomachs with before they brave the rides. This year, however, Knott’s released possibly one of their craziest new items yet: a Boysenberry Pizza.

The pie features a boysenberry cream cheese sauce topped with diced chunks of Black Forest ham, caramelized onions, goat cheese, and arugula. It is then topped with a drizzle of Boysenberry Sriracha sauce and some sliced almonds.

Guests can find the sweet and savory pie at Wagon Wheel Pizza.

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival begins April 1 through April 23. Check out the video above to see all the other mouthwatering boysenberry items the festival will offer.

Disclaimer: Knott’s Berry Farm has sponsored Foodbeast content in the past, though not for this piece. 


This Theme Park Will Serve You Alligator Meat In A Cone


On our most recent tour through Knott’s Berry Farm, we came upon the Spurs Patio dining area. There, Knott’s chef Bobby Obezo announced that we would get to try alligator meat served at the park for the upcoming Boysenberry Festival.

The reptilian protein is hand battered and deep-fried into little bite-sized pieces. It’s served with with a boysenberry aioli in a paper cone over a bed of thinly-cut french fries.


It tasted like chicken and if they didn’t tell us what it was ahead of time, I don’t think we’d be able to tell the difference.

You can find the gator bites at Knott’s during the popular Boysenberry Festival the Peanuts theme park holds annually. The festival will begin on March 19 and run through April 3.


Knott’s Berry Farm Has A Deep-Fried Cheesecake On A Stick For Its Upcoming Boysenberry Festival


Knott’s Berry Farm’s famous Boysenberry Festival is quickly approaching and we had the chance to eat through their stomping grounds before the crowds. One of the newest items will be what the theme park is calling a Fun Stick.

What’s so fun about this stick, you ask?


The dessert is a trifecta of theme park goodness. It’s a cheesecake on a stick that’s dipped in funnel cake batter. Once it’s deep fried, the Fun Stick is topped with a boysenberry cream that’s made at the park and dusted with powdered sugar.

Since the graham cracker crust is exposed the extreme heat, it falls apart inside the cake batter. Hence, the empanada-like appearance.


You can get your hands on a sticky Fun Stick at Ghost Town Grub during the Boysenberry Festival beginning March 19 through April 3.


EXCLUSIVE: 25 Unbelievable Foods From Knott’s Berry Farm’s All-Boysenberry Festival

This Saturday, March 28 marks the return of Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival and the start of a limited, 16-day window for California residents and tourists alike to try dozens of limited-time boysenberry items. And for those unfamiliar with the theme-park backstory, the Knott family is famous for its fried chicken and its commercial harvesting of the boysenberry – a cross between a loganberry, raspberry and blackberry.

But it’s about to be more famous for it’s Funnel-Cake-Batter-Fried Cinnamon Roll Topped With Boysenberry Frosting, AKA The Fun Bun. You read that correctly. In addition to the custom berry dishes ideated by the Food and Beverage team, Knott’s also found a way to work with ICEE, Coke and Starbucks to be able to serve Boysenberry ICEEs and Frappuccinos.

Some of the standouts outside of the ridiculousness that is the Fun Bun include the Boyseberry Dessert Flautas from Ghost Town Grub, Boysenberry Beer and Cider from Calico Saloon, Boysenberry BBQ Ribs at Fireman’s BBQ, Deep Fried Alligator with Boysenberry Aioli at Calico Fry and the Boysenberry Wings from Sutters Grill Stand. And if you’re still breathing after inhaling the Fun Bun and can fit something else sweet in your stomach, we recommend the Boysenberry Supreme from Sutters Grill: vanilla cake pieces, frozen boysenberries, vanilla soft serve and whipped cream. A majority of the BB items are scattered throughout Ghost Town and Calico Square, so go nuts.

The Boysenberry Festival will be inside Knotts Berry Farm from March 28-April 12 in Buena Park, CA.


Fun Bun / Funnel Cake Cinnamon Roll @ Ghost Town Grub

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Boysenberry Frappuccino @ Gourmet Coffee Hut

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Boysenberry Dessert Flautas @ Ghost Town Grub

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Boysenberry Beer & Cider @ Calico Saloon

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Boysenberry Burger @ Spurs

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Deep Fried Alligator with Boysenberry Aioli

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Boysenberry ICEE Float @ Mixitup

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Boysenberry Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich @ Mixitup

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Boysenberry Ribs @ Fireman’s BBQ

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Boysenberry BBQ Glazed Wings @ Sutters Grill Stand

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Boysenberry Mashed Potatoes @ Spurs

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Fried Cheese Curds with Spicy Boysenberry Ketchup @ Calico Fry

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Boysenberry Supreme with Vanilla Cake Pieces @ Sutters Grill Side Window

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Spicy Sausage with Boysenberry Relish @ Calico Saloon Stand

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Boysenberry Salmon @ Spurs

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Boysenberry Meatballs @ Ghost Town Grill

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Boysenberry ICEE @ Mixitup

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Fish & Chips Sandwich with Boysenberry Tartar Sauce @ Sutters Grill

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Boysenberry Cotton Candy @ Pemmican Pickle & Popcorn

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Boysenberry Cheesecake @ Ghost Town Bakery

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Boysenberry Cannoli @ Ghost Town Bakery

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Chicken & Sausage Boysenberry BBQ Sandwich @ Spurs

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Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad with Boysenberry Dressing @ Spurs

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18 Knott’s Berry Farm Eats Worth Throwing Up On a Roller Coaster For


It’s summer, which means between the barbecues and theme parks and county fairs, there’s plenty of gorgeous, over-the-top eats to go around. But only a few of these warm weather meccas go above and beyond in blending old-fashioned fun with binge-worthy grub.

Since it was just a roadside fruit stand in the 1920s, then just a homestyle chicken restaurant in the ’30s, the food at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif. has pretty much been made from scratch — providing a surprisingly deft, handcrafted touch to fare most other places might take for granted.

Whether it’s gargantuan cinnamon rolls, Animal-Style fries, or hearty plate of Knott’s famous fried chicken, it turns out that Snoop’s got all your thrill-fueling needs covered.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites. Just, try not to eat them all right before riding Ghostrider, mkay?


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Mrs. Knott’s Fried Chicken Dinner




Hello, deep fried poultry crack. Cooked in the same factory Mrs. Knott’s used way back when, this chicken plate is an excellent way to work yourself right into a food coma. Pro-tip: slather everything, from the buttery biscuits to the chicken itself, in Knott’s speciality boysenberry butter. So worth.

Mrs. Knott’s Full Chicken Dinner: $17.99 @ Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant








Also notable: Chicken Pot Pies ($8.15), Snoopy Cookies ($2.99), and Boysenberry Croissant Donuts ($3.99) @ the Farm Bakery


Fiesta Village


Volcano and Carne Asada Fries




Taking cues from its Southern California locale, Knott’s whipped up its own version of Animal Fries. Like In-N-Out, Knott’s smothers its taters in Thousand Island, grilled onions, and shredded cheese, but if San Diego is more your style, you can also grab Carne Asada fries, which come topped with shredded steak, sour cream, and guac.

Volcano Fries: $7.99
Carne Asada Fries: $8.99 @ Papa Loca


Chicken and Steak Tortas




A nice bit of unfussy Mexican-style food for when you’re craving something a bit more substantial. Choose from either ground chicken or ground steak — both taste great stuffed between garlic mayonnaise, pico de gallo, cheese, lettuce, and fresh teleras bread.

Chicken or Steak Tortas: $9.29 Pancho’s Tacos



Also notable: Horchata, Orange Bang, and Pina Colada: $3.59 @ Pancho’s Tacos




Southwest Burger




A regular chargrilled burger topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, cheese, barbecue sauce, and garlic aioli — no biggie. The real clinchers here are the fried jalapeño chips, which are just tangy enough to offer a little kick, but not nearly spicy enough to impose on unsuspecting tastebuds.

Southwest Burger: $7.99 at Coaster’s


Pop Rocks Dippin’ Dots




Everyone’s favorite astronaut ice cream, but in cherry flavor and mixed with Pop Rocks. We’re not sure why we didn’t think of it first, either.

Pop Rocks Dippin’ Dots: $5.99 @ Dippin’ Dots


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Giant Cinnamon Roll




Holy hell = what you will say when you see this thing, what your tastebuds will say when you eat it, and what your thighs will say once it’s digested and they feel about one Knott’s cinnamon roll wider. Topped with your choice of maple, cream cheese, sugar icing, and nuts, they’re so fluffy you might actually die.

Cinnamon Rolls: $5.59 @ Ghost Town Bakery




A simple treat, upgraded with the help of Knott’s bakery-made chocolate chip cookies.

Cookiewich: $5.99 @ Ghost Town Grub


Funnel Cake Sundae





We’ll say this, don’t get this if you don’t want other funnel cakes ruined for you forever. Compared to Knott’s version which comes topped with real boysenberry and soft serve ice cream, regular syrup and whipped cream will just seem depressing.

Funnel Cake w/Soft Serve: $9.99 @ Ghost Town Grub


Boysenberry, Strawberry, and Cream-Stuffed Churros




Boysenberry, strawberry, and Bavarian cream make up your filling options for these fresh made cinnamon sugar batons. Grab all three to make your own beautiful churro bouquet.

Stuffed Churros: $5.99 @ Churro Factory



Also notable: Churro Sundaes: $5.99 @ Churro Factory


Boysenberry Soft Serve Cone



Bedecked in chunks of real boysenberry (kind of a big deal around these parts, if you couldn’t tell), consider this purple soft serve Knott’s version of pineapple Dole Whip — perfectly creamy and just the thing for 2 in the afternoon.

Boysenberry Soft Serve: $4.99 @ Churro Factory




Old-style root beer. Super-refreshing. Tastes better when you talk like a cowboy.

Sarsaparilla: $3.79 @ Calico Saloon


Ribs, Flank Steak, Turkey Legs, Roasted Corn, etc.





For saucy, open-air barbecue, head to the Fireman’s Brigade in Ghost Town. Ribs and steaks here are slow cooked for a minimum of 24 hours, and everything is served with a variety of barbecue-y sides like baked potatoes, coleslaw, and Knott’s special baked jalapeño buns.

Pork Ribs or Flank Steak Combo: $14.79
Turkey Leg: $9.99
Roasted Corn: $3.99 @ Fireman’s Brigade Barbecue


Deep Fried Cheese on a Stick

Available in cheddar or pepperjack, this hand-battered, deep-fried milk stick absolutely melts in your mouth, leaving you drowning in a sumptuously unhealthy blend of butter and oil and breading. We’re pretty sure this is what a cheese-gasm tastes like.




Cheese on a Stick: $8.29 @ Strictly on a Stick



Also notable: Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs: $8.59 @ Strictly on a Stick


Gold Trail Kettle Chips, Cajun Lime Salt Riblets, Applewood Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger, Ribeye Steak Sandwich, and Asian Prawn Salad






Gold Trail Kettle Chips: $10.99
Cajun Lime Salt Riblets: $10.99
Applewood Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger: $15.79
Ribeye Steak Sandwich: $21.99
Asian Prawn Salad: $13.99 @ Spurs