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Going to Knott's Scary Farm, any nice places for dinner nearby?

mangalord Oct 23, 2007 10:58 AM

I'm going with my girlfriend to Knott's Scary Farm for her birthday this Saturday. Are there any good somewhat fancy places for dinner nearby, maybe within walking distance? Thanks.

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  1. Suebee RE: mangalord Oct 23, 2007 05:03 PM

    I'm pretty sure this is not what you had in mind, but what about Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant? It's certainly close, charming, and pretty good fried chicken. Have a spooky time!

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      medRare28 RE: mangalord Oct 24, 2007 03:30 AM

      A little off topic but just a warning...Get there super early,i mean like 2 hours before they re-open for scary farm. I bought tix for a saturday night last year and traffic was stopped all the way back to commerce, after sitting in traffic for 4 hours on the freeway and surface streets i get to the park and they oversold apparently because the wait times for the mazes were an hour+. Dont know how you feel about chains but the claim jumper down the street is always really good. Chicken dinner restaurant can be hit and miss for me sometimes. I went maybe 4 months ago and got the all white meat dinner and the chicken was really dry, my waitress said that they have to over cook the breasts so they could cook all the way,lol she brought me split breasts instead, it was waaaaaaaay better. Have fun, drink lots of boysenberry punch =]

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        MeAndroo RE: medRare28 Oct 24, 2007 10:02 AM

        Even waiting in line at the front gate gets crazy. I was in line for a good hour since we got there about 30 minutes after the gates opened.

        As far as the topic, most people end up eating at Claim Jumper or Mrs. Knott's TGIFriday's, or even at Amber Waves, the place in the Knotts Hotel. All are ok, but don't eat too much :)

        I can't think of anything fancy around there within walking distance. Good luck!

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