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And The Foodie Destination Award Goes To…..Buena Park, CA!

The awards season isn’t just for the Grammys or the Oscars. Here in the lively SoCal town of Buena Park, you’ll find tons of award-winning dining options and you don’t even have to wear a tux or gown! While Buena Park is most known for its premier attractions like Knott’s Berry Farm, Soak City waterpark, and three dinner shows, it’s the city’s booming food scene that really puts it on the map. In fact, Buena Park's award-winning attractions, restaurants and hotels have earned it the distinction as one of the ‘Most Fun Small Towns' in America by Rand McNally.
Honeymee logo on cup with ice cream and honeycomb at Honymee in Buena Park, CA

Buena Park offers several esteemed restaurants including L.A. Time's Best of the Southland, Porto's Bakery & Cafe. The world-renowned Cuban restaurant serves delectable desserts, savory sandwiches and authentic Cuban Potato Balls and empanadas. Honeymee, famous for its award-winning raw honey, was named one of the ‘Best Spots for Soft Serve and Frozen Custard’ by Zagat. We highly recommend the Honey Affogato for a sweet treat with a kick - soft serve topped with honey and coffee. For some caffeine, head to Coffee Code, named ‘Best Coffeehouse in Orange County’ by OC Weekly.
Meat and sides at Kang Ho Dong in Buena Park, CA
For authentic Asian cuisine, enjoy a bowl of tsukemen dipping noodles at Ramen & Tsukemen TAO, a MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand recipient. Indulge in a bowl of Orange County's Best Ramen at Yoshiharu or grill high-quality meat on a tabletop grill at Grub Street's ‘Absolute Best Korean BBQ,’ Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong. Doubling down with the Asian fare, SUP Noodle Bar's Vietnamese Pho is voted as the ‘OC's Best Pho’ by OC Weekly. Try the Pho Dak Biet (Chef's Choice) or their Shaken Fries, both come highly recommended. Miss Shabu, one of Buena Park's top Japanese restaurants is #30 on Yelp's ‘Top 100 Places to Eat in the United States,’ and serves the best kimchi broth you've ever had. Named one of the ‘Top 10 Places for Cheap Eats in Orange County’ by the OC Register, Uncle Fung is an authentic Borneo Eatery that serves traditional dishes such as Laksa, Borneo Wok, and Curry Rice.

Chicago based company, Portillo's and winner of five Silver Platter Awards for the ‘Best Restaurant in the Country’ serves up the tastiest sausages, Italian beef sandwiches and hamburgers around. Insider tip: don’t forget to save room for their chocolate cake shake. In the mood for quality street tacos? Tacos La Calle was named one of the ‘Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the OC’ by OC Weekly and ‘Top 10 Places for Cheap Eats in Orange County’ by the OC Register. The tacos are delicious and so are the mulitas, street corn on the cob and the entire menu - but you can be the judge of that. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner, located outside the main gate of Knott's Berry Farm, was named one of the ‘Top 50 Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America’ for 2019 by OpenTable. Their mouth-watering fried chicken, biscuits and boysenberry pie have been fan favorites since 1934. A west coast favorite, In-N-Out Burger has won numerous local and national awards such as TimesOC’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Hamburger and one of the ‘10 Most Craveable Burger Chains’ by Restaurant Business. Order a neapolitan shake along with animal-style fries and burger - you can thank us later. If you're wanting to spend the evening with a spirited spirit, then OC Weekly’s 'Best Neighborhood Bar in North Orange County' The Cauldron Spirits and Brews is the place to be. Their signature boysenberry cotton candy drink, 'The Knotty Kid' is a must have.

Two knights jousting at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA
Looking for something less traditional than dinner and a movie? Go for dinner and live entertainment at one of Buena Park’s three different dinner shows! Six time winner of Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence Award and ranking amongst the most popular dinner shows in the country is Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Their popular venue offers jousting, sword fighting and a four course meal fit for a king. If looting and pillaging is more your style, Pirates Dinner Adventure welcomes landlubbers to partake in the World's Most Interactive Dinner Show. Voted OC Weekly's "Best Tourist Attraction in Orange County," visitors are dazzled by the swashbuckling swordplay, aerial artistry and special effects.
After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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