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“Good food, great for families.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amber Waves

Amber Waves
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Ranked #6 of 230 Restaurants in Buena Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, great for families.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This restaurant is on the premises of the Knotts Berry Farm Hotel. They serve an American cuisine and the food is excellent. The restaurant is always crowded on the weekends for breakfast so get there early. The bar is attached to the restaurant, but is not open early, however the wait staff can get you a Boody Mary or other morning cocktail. We haven't eaten there for dinner, but if it's anything like breakfast it will be great.

Visited July 2014
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Murrieta, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food was good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We came here on the 4th of July and I will give the staff the benefit of the doubt that they were under-staffed this day. We stayed at the hotel for 3 days, ate breakfast here for 2 and dinner for 1 day. I was extremely annoyed when we had dinner as we were there for 2 hours until we received our food even though the restaurant was not that packed, but the manager was serving food so I am assuming it was not their fault and they did what they could given the circumstances. I did complain to the manager about being there for 2 hours and not having our food served yet. Without question he did knock off 30% of our check even though I did not ask for a discount, was just disappointed it took 2 hours out of our park time. But the food was very good and I cannot complain about that. Would eat there again and staff was friendly at all times.

Visited July 2014
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Breakfast buffet good, dinner wasn't”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We ate hear 2 mornings for the free breakfast buffet and it was good, but the first night we arrived we ate dinner here and it tore up my stomach for most of my trip. 1 day at knotts berry farm and 6 days at Disneyland

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice and clean”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We ate here at the breakfast buffet that was included in our hotel room deal. It was ok, nothing to brag about. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

Visited June 2014
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It was ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Got breakfast buffet vouchers with the Classic package at Knotts Hotel. Buffet was ok--nothing extremely special but it helps curb a little hunger. Waiter Mario is the BEST!!! Also have a "kids eat free" special for dinner. And the children's plates were MASSIVE! Never seen childrens portions that large. Anyway, you can get the children's eat free if adults purchase an entree and the costs were a little higher than I expected for the feel of the restaurant. Steak was good though. Service was a little slow (at dinner) even when it isn't busy. Overall, ok restaurant especially since you don't need to drive anywhere.

Visited May 2014
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