Everything You Need to Know about Knott’s Chicken To Go, Curbside Pickup, and Social Distancing for Walk In Orders

knotts chicken bucket

Themepark lovers rejoice!  Knott’s Berry Farm California Marketplace is NOW OPEN!  Before you head over with your refillable drink cups and Charlie Brown tee shirts, here’s what you need to know.

  • The only places open are the Berry Marketplace, Bakery, and Knott’s Chicken To Go (not to be confused with Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant).
  • Masks are required to be worn to enter buildings, and social distancing is encouraged.
  • Season Passholder discounts apply at all three locations in person, but refillable drink cups are not valid.
  • You can order curbside pickup for Berry Marketplace and Knott’s Chicken To Go, but no Season Passholder Discounts apply.
  • Most of the property is still blocked off, so you can’t wander aimlessly around the grounds.
  • Parking is complementary with no time limit (go past the main entrance, turn right on Crescent Road, and turn right into the Marketplace Parking lot).
  • There are NO RESTROOMS OPEN.
  • Hours of Operation are 10am-6pm for the Berry Marketplace and 10am-7pm for the Bakery and Chicken To Go.  They are open every day.
  • If you don’t want to wait in lines, you can still get chocolate covered delicacies and pre packaged boysenberry cookies and toffee in the Berry Market.  The Knott’s Berry Farm Cookbook is also sold at the Berry Marketplace.  Lines can be long for the Bakery and Chicken To Go, but there was no wait to shop in the Berry Marketplace.

What Can you Buy at Knott’s California Marketplace?

The Berry Marketplace features Knott’s boysenberry themed jams, jellies and sauces.  You can also find coffee, packaged cookies, and boysenberry treats.  There is also a chocolate counter where you can purchase chocolate covered delicacies like chocolate covered smores, marshmallows, and truffles.  The new Knott’s Berry Farm Cookbook is also sold here (MSRP $20).  To eliminate cross exposure, you scan your items yourself, pay, and bag your items without having a Team Member handle your items.  You can also shop online and arrange a curbside pickup (or ship to your home) at www.marketplace.knotts.com The Berry Marketplace is open 10am-6pm daily.

knotts boysenberry preserves

The Bakery has everything from Boysenberry pies to full sized decorated cakes.  My kids especially love the huge cookies and individual cupcakes.  When we visited, I took home a personal cheesecake but I also love the individual lemon and fruit tarts.  These items are not available online.  The Bakery is open 10am-7pm daily.

knotts bakery

Knott’s Chicken To Go is the same chicken that is served at the sit down restaurant Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner, but in convenient to-go packages and portions.  You can order online at knotts.com, order by phone at (714) 220-5083, or walk in for take out.  Hours of operation are 10am-7pm daily.

knotts chicken meal

  • If you pre-order online or by phone, it will be curbside pickupNo Season Passholder Discount applies to pre-orders online or by phone.  When you order, you pick a date and pickup time (10am-7pm at the top of every hour).  You will be given a barcode which a Team Member will scan upon your arrival.  To pick up, enter the parking lot off Crescent and a Team Member will direct you to the pick up location gazebo.  All Chicken To Go orders will be sitting on a table at the beginning of your pick up time window.  I recommend arriving as close to your pick up time as possible to ensure hot and fresh food.  A Team Member will scan your barcode and hand you your food in your car.  You do not have to get out of your car.  If you arrive early, they will direct you to a parking spot to wait for your selected time slot.
  • If you’d like to do a walk in order for take out, enter the parking lot off Crescent Ave the same way, and tell the Team Member that you’d like to park for a walk in order.  They will direct you to park in the Marketplace Parking lot near Ghostrider (look for Rufus the Rooster!).  Walk toward the entrance of the park under Ghostrider and across the street.  There will be 2 lines:  Bakery to your right and Chicken To Go on the left.  Stand on the circles provided to ensure proper social distancing.  There are more menu options if you walk in to order AND Season Passholder Discounts apply!  You can also order fountain drinks including our beloved Boysenberry Punch.

knotts rufus

What’s Better?  Curbside Pickup or Walk In?

There are definitely pros and cons to each option.

  • Curbside Pickup: 
    • Pros–super convenient, you don’t have to leave your car, minimal lines, waiting, and exposure to people.
    • Cons–you don’t get your Season Passholder Discount and you’d still have to walk in if you want any Bakery items.
  • Walk In: 
    • Pros–Season Passholder Discount applies, you don’t have to plan ahead with your time frame, expanded menu and beverages, Bakery and Berry Market are right there for additional impulse purchases.
    • Cons–wait times can be long and you will be exposed to more people.

Knott’s Chicken To Go Menu

The options for curbside pickup can be found at knotts.com, but I’ve outlined them below:

Online Combo Menu

9-Piece Mixed Chicken Meal Bucket – $29*

Includes:

  • 2 sides of mashed potatoes
  • 1 side of gravy
  • 1 side of whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 dozen biscuits with Boysenberry jam

14-Piece Mixed Chicken Meal Bucket – $37*

Includes:

  • 2 sides of mashed potatoes
  • 1 side of gravy
  • 1 side of whole kernel corn
  • 1 dozen biscuits with Boysenberry jam

Breast & Wing Chicken Snack Box A – $11*

Includes:

  • 1 side of mashed potatoes and gravy
  • 1 side of whole kernel corn
  • 2 biscuits with Boysenberry jam

Thigh & Leg Chicken Snack Box B  – $11*

Includes:

  • 1 side of mashed potatoes and gravy
  • 1 side of whole kernel corn
  • 2 biscuits with Boysenberry jam

Sides

  • Corn – $5*
  • Potato Salad – $5*
  • Baked Beans – $5*
  • Mac & Cheese – $5*

Desserts

  • Chocolate Bundt Cake – $5* (this is cheaper online!  It is $8 walk in)
  • Boysenberry Pie:
    • One Pie – $13*
    • Two Pies – $25*
    • Four Pies – $40*

*Plus tax

Additional Menu Items for Walk in:

  • 3 piece chicken box – $12.50
  • Dozen biscuits – $6, half dozen biscuits – $4
  • Grand Ave Bucket – $51.50
    • 22 pieces of chicken
    • 1 side of masked potatoes and 1 gravy
    • 2 sides of your choice
    • 1 dozen biscuits with preserves

Tips for Social Distancing for Walk In Orders

knotts social distancing

  • Don’t forget your mask!  In accordance with Ordinance No. 1681, a face covering is required for entrance into the facilities.
  • Leave the family at home or in the car.  Having one person standing in line and ordering food will reduce the crowds in the Marketplace and will reduce your family’s risk of exposure.
  • Look for the blue circles for where to stand to maintain a 6 feet distance.
  • Hand Sanitizer is readily available by every door.
  • Take your chicken TO GO.  Bring it home or eat in the car!  There are no tables or picnic areas open on Knott’s property.  We wanted to enjoy our chicken hot, so we ate our meal in the car.  Trash cans are available in the parking lot.  Remember to ask for plates and utensils when you pick up your food.
  • Be mindful of other people.  This should go without saying, but be respectful of other people’s space and encourage your family to stay near if you are waiting all together.

I am an official Knott’s Berry Farm Ambassador, but all thoughts and opinions are my own and do not reflect that of Knott’s Berry Farm.  You can find out more about me on Instagram @LittleGrayThread.

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