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Best Places to Eat in Buena Park

Southern California is a foodie’s paradise and Buena Park is no exception with a diverse list of food offerings and a number of award-winning restaurants. Whether you’re looking for dinner and entertainment, international flavors or classic comfort food, you’ll find it all in Buena Park.
Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant in Buena Park, CA.
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1. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant

One of America’s most popular family restaurants, the newly renovated Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant has been serving up their world-famous fried chicken, homemade buttermilk biscuits and boysenberry pie since 1934.

2. Porto's Bakery & Cafe

Voted Yelp's #1 Restaurant in the Country for 2016, Porto's Bakery & Cafe serves up delectable pastries, savory sandwiches, specialty beverages and their famous potato balls. The family-owned business still uses many of the original recipes that they brought with them from Cuba in 1963.

Cocktails at New Moon Restaurant in Buena Park, CA.
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3. New Moon

If you're looking for a new take on classic Chinese flavors, head to New Moon located directly next to Porto's Bakery. Start off your meal with their famous Chinese chicken salad and then try a classic dish like Kung Pao Chicken or Mongolian Beef. No dinner is complete without a signature craft cocktail from their bar.

4. Rock & Brews

The brainchild of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, Rock & Brews offers quality American comfort food in a Rock & Roll themed environment. Patrons will find a full line up of delicious food, over 100 craft beers, kids outdoor play area, corn-hole and patio with fire pits.

Tacos at Tacos La Calle in Buena Park, CA.
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5. Tacos La Calle

In search of some local Mexican food? Head to Tacos La Calle, where the owner decided to bring his passion for food to Buena Park. Voted one of the “Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the OC” by OC Weekly, visitors can enjoy flavorful marinated meats in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas and sopes before topping them at the expansive salsa bar. For a uniquely California experience, try the carne asada fries topped with cheese and pico de gallo.

6. Portillo’s

Portillo's has won countless awards for their famous Chicago hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. Not in the mood for a hotdog? Try other favorites like their charbroiled hamburgers, diverse salad options and handspun shakes. Don’t forget to save some room for their famous chocolate cake!

Souffle Pancakes at Balisur Tea in Buena Park, CA.
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7. Basilur Tea

You can't visit Buena Park without a stop in at Basilur Tea for breakfast. With their amazing coffee beverages and breakfast teas, this cafe is a must visit destination on vacation. Be sure to grab an order of their fantastically fluffy souffle pancakes. We suggest the tiramisu pancakes - it's basically a breakfast dessert.

8. Poquito Mas

A local SoCal favorite, Poquito Mas serves up Baja style mexican food with nothing but the freshest of ingredients. Wash down your shrimp tacos or carne asada burrito with a freshly made jalapeno margarita or homemade horchata.
Food over grill at Kang Ho Dong in Buena Park, CA.
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9. Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

Named “The Best Korean Restaurant” by LA Weekly, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong has tabletop grills where customers can cook their choice of meat. Their delicious marinades, top quality meat and flavorful sides are what help them stand out amongst the competition.

10. Sup Noodle Bar

Sup Noodle Bar was named “The OC’s Best Pho” by OC Weekly and it draws in all the pho aficionados with the wide selection of northern-style noodle bowls including the popular Pho Bac. Hungry guests can also create their own noodle bowl with a choice of meat, veggies and broth. Don’t skip the non-pho options like their over-the-top fries. The shaken house fries are truffle fries topped with shaken short rib, garlic, carmelized onions, sharp cheddar and spicy tartar sauce. Or go for the lomo saltado fries that come with tomatoes, charred sweet red onions, white wine soy and spicy home-made aji verde aioli.

Outdoor patio looking at mall at Il Palco in Buena Park, CA
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11. Il Palco

If Italian is what you crave then Il Palco is the spot for you. A family-friendly ambiance and offerings like carbonara, pizza and house-made tiramisu make this a local favorite. Their cioppino and fresh fish of the day are other menu highlights.

12. Miss Shabu

Save your appetite for a visit to the all-you-can-eat shabu shabu restaurant named “Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.,” Miss Shabu. Indulge in premium meats, a wide selection of broths, fresh vegetables, your choice of noodles and flavorful sauces all cooked right at your table. Finish your meal with a refreshing sip of sikhye, a sweet slushed-ice dessert that is a perfect end to an indulgent meal.

Ramen at Yoshiharu Ramen in Buena Park, CA.
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13. Yoshiharu Ramen

Named "Orange County's Best Ramen House" by the OC Register, this authentic Japanese restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients for their ramen. The broths at Yoshiharu Ramen are slow-simmered for 14 hours to extract all the flavors and nutrients that become the base of their tasty ramen.

14. In-N-Out

No visit to Buena Park is complete without a stop at the burger mecca In-N-Out. Order a double-double that comes with two 100% American beef patties and is topped with fresh veggies and In-N-Out’s signature spread. Even the fries are hand-cut and fried to order—you can taste the difference. Up the ante and order your burger or fries “animal style” that includes grilled onions, cheese and even more signature spread. Go for a chocolate, vanilla or strawberry shake for dessert, or try the “secret menu” favorite Neapolitan shake that is a combo of all three!

15. Sapporo Sushi & Grill

Sapporo Sushi & Grill offers a high-end dining experience and Korean sushi that’s meticulously made with the freshest fish. Whether you choose to sit at the sushi bar or a more intimate table, you will not leave hungry if you choose one of the generously-portioned sushi and sashimi boats.
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