Knott's Berry Farm got its start as a roadside diner in 1934, and you can still get a filling -- albeit unhealthful -- all-American meal without even entering the theme park. Cordelia Knott's down-home cooking was so popular that her husband created a few humble attractions to amuse patrons as they waited to be served. Today more than 1.5 million annual patrons line up around the building to experience Cordelia's original recipe (very similar to the Colonel's, I must admit). Looking just as you'd expect -- country cute, with window shutters, old black-and-white photos of the original diner, and calico prints aplenty -- the restaurant serves up its featured attraction, the original fried-chicken dinner, complete with soup, salad, warm buttermilk biscuits, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, and a slice of famous pie (the boysenberry pie is fantastic). Country-fried steak, pot roast, roast turkey, and pork ribs are options, as are sandwiches, salads, and a terrific chicken potpie. Boysenberries abound, from breakfast jam to traditional double-crust pies, and there's even an adjacent takeout shop that's always crowded. If you're not visiting the amusement park, park in the lot that offers 3 free hours.