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Oct 8, 2008 09:58 PM

Heading for Knott's SCARY farm this Friday

AND need a good place to eat near by.

Prefer joints over restaurants.
Hamburgers to Pizza type of guy going to be doing a lot of walking.
Beer is good- Imported is better.
BUDGET minded but not cheap IF there is a GOOD serving of food.

So if you know ANY good joints in the AREA let me know, please include address and contact info.

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    1. re: monku

      2nd Portillo's...great beef sandwiches and hot dogs.

    2. And, you're NOT eating the fried chicken dinner at Mrs. Knotts? Shame

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      1. re: Kitchen Queen

        I know a lot of people like it, but I wasn't that impressed with the Knott's chicken. Not enough flavor or crispness to the crust. It's not bad, but it wasn't great either.

        1. re: Professor Salt

          I'm w/you; I go to Mrs Knott's for nostalgia, not for the food.

        2. re: Kitchen Queen

          Been there done that THOUSANDS of times as a kid. Don't get me wrong but things have changed down there since the family left. No matter how hard the corporate types try it's not the same. I tried it once after the last left and to me there was a big drop off. But that's just me because I have been going there since the early 70's.
          I go to Knotts for the fun not for the food.

        3. Not sure if they still have it but after the park closes for the halloween haunt mrs. Knott's opens up for a late night buffet of fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, etc for a decent price of $6.99 I believe but that was 2 years ago. I must say it's a great price for Mrs. Knott's wonderful fried chicken.