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Oct 25, 2010 11:54 AM

Anaheim recs near Knott's Berry Farm

We are heading to Knott's Berry Farm this weekend and staying at the hotel there. Looking for somewhere decent near there for dinner between the time the park closes at 5pm and reopens for the Scary Farm at 7:30. High to low isn't an issue, close is best, probably not more than 15 minutes in any direction. 4 Adults.

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      1. Reporting back: We had Pinks outside the park for lunch. I hadn't eaten at a Pinks before so I can't compare. Convenient if you're on your way into the park. I had the polish spicy - pretty good, although my stomach was a little unsettled on all those rollercoasters!

        We had some ok drinks at the bar at the Knott's Hotel and then had the Amber Waves all you can eat. I thought it was TERRIBLE. Part of it was the awful fishy smell that surrounded the entire buffet from the crab legs. I thought they smelled - and tasted - less than fresh. Other choices were meh - spaghetti and meatballs, mashed potatoes, limp salad bar, ok pie. I didn't have the prime rib, so I can't vouch for that. I think for $25, I would definitely go somewhere else next time.

      2. If you have a craving for Chicago hot dogs and really good Italian beef sandwiches Portiillo's is just five minutes away.

        Portillo's Hot Dogs
        8390 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

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        1. re: wienermobile

          Make sure you get the chocolate cake shake at Portillo's if you go. It's awesome!!

        2. You could always just eat Mrs. Knott's chicken dinner, but it will undoubtedly be ridiculously crowded.

          Tana Ethiopian is just five minutes away; you have lots of Korean options, including Sagan (closest) and Surah (best). El Misti for Peruvian just south of the park. Just at the outer limit of your 15 minutes range is Cafe Hiro, a wonderful Japanese bistro with great food and friendly service. (Think uni spaghetti, not sushi rolls.)

          Cafe Hiro
          10509 Valley View St, Cypress, CA 90630

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Thanks, all - i didn't see the other Knott's posts earlier! Sorry for the rehash!

            1. re: citydock2000

              Not at all! We don't get SO many Knott's posts. Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Centre, on the other hand... oy, vey.

          2. Just go to Knott's for tasty fried chicken and cherry rhubarb. Avoid the other things on the plate because the sodium content will kill you.

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            1. re: JudiAU

              Like the sodium content in the fried chicken is low?