Best Hamburger in Orange County!
Voted in the annual
Best of Orange County, 1996-2010
Also voted: Best Chef/Restaurant and Friendliest Business
Favorite: Business Lunch, Family Restaurant, and Theme Restaurant
"Knowlwood has caught the heartbeat of this community... You are right on the money. It's always a pleasure for me and my whole family, from my 92 year old father to my 8 year old son." Anaheim, California
The Knowlwood Story
Fifty years ago the husband and wife team of Roy and Fay Knowlton, together with Gene Wood, started a restaurant called Knowl-Wood at the old Orangewood Ranch in what is now the city of Anaheim Hills in Orange County, California. The homemade quality of the food and downright friendly service quickly became a trademark. Before the 91-Riverside Freeway was built, Knowlwood was a favorite stopping point along the old Imperial Highway, a popular orange-grove dotted route to get through the county. The "Home of the World's Best HamburgerTM" was frequently referred to by locals as simply the "World's Best."
As the county has grown, so have we. Five restaurants throughout the area serve up the Knowlwood experience. Combining the best in quality food and casual friendly atmosphere, Knowlwood is an Orange County original like no other. We prepare food the old fashioned way. Our salad dressings, soups, freshly battered vegetables and other specialties are made from our own original recipes. Our hand-made shakes and malts are prepared from real ice cream once you order and with the can. Our World's BestTM Burger and our signature Irish NachosTM have delighted appetites for decades.
Knowlwood Restaurants also provides an historical atmosphere in a friendly, relaxed, and family-oriented environment. We have televisions and arcade games for entertainment for the young and the young at heart. Knowlwood gladly provides a fun atmosphere for sports teams, clubs, and groups of all kind for parties, meetings, and fundraisers in our large rooms or patios.