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Knowl Wood Restaurant

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2107 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-8611
+1 714-541-0555
08:00 - 17:00
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Santa Ana, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The staff was friendly, the food great, Refill your own soda or tea. Pay attention to when they call your number. Historic 40's style diner.

Thank coyote2ears
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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450 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Although this location seems to show a little wear and tear(perhaps that is intentional) it still is a pretty good burger joint. The burgers are cooked to order and not pre-cooked and warmed over like some places. The 1/2lb Cheeseburger with thousand island dressing is my favorite, however they have a wide selection of other burgers and sandwiches. Breakfast is... More 

Thank Don H
Orange County, California
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We'll stop in here every once in a while for breakfast. It's good, fresh, inexpensive and the service is great. What more can you ask for?

Thank Eva W
Santa Ana, California
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319 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Breakfast is great enough for two people and they even split for you for free! Help is always nice and friendly! Lunch and dinner is also good size portions!

Thank Tina B
Fullerton, California
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212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Knowlwood is a small chain of five fast food restaurants in Orange County, California. Each of the locations has a distinct, nostalgic design theme; the unit in Santa Ana is modeled after a World War II-era gas station. Knowlwood has long billed itself as the “Home of the World’s Best Hamburger.” Is it true? Probably not, but the burgers here... More 

Thank BruinDan
Austin, Texas
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396 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

I was in the area on business, and was looking for a place for lunch close to my destination. I spotted the pink building, and the sign of "Home of World's Best Burgers" got my attention. When walking inside it was easy to tell this used to be a service station, but I like how it had been remodeled. Each... More 

Thank Dave M
Indio, California
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181 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We had lunch with some friends and the food was very good. You order the food and pay for it at the counter and then the food is brought to you. Not very busy when we ate there. All the food was prepared as ordered. Not a big fan of ordering our food at the counter but it seems to... More 

Thank James C
Santa Ana, California
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

When ever we have craving for a turkey burger or hamburger type meal, we head for Knowlwood. The food is made to order. They usually have excellent fries. Unfortunately this time they were not up to par. Still intend to go back as the burgers are good and maybe the next time the fries will be up to their usual... More 

Thank mesash
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177 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The hamburgers are big and delicious. The salads are also large and very good. My husband likes their fish sandwich. It's a great place for lunch or a quick dinner.

Thank CaliforniaEnr
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2008

Gone down hill over the years.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2107 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-8611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-541-0555

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