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Knowlwood Restaurant

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14952 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618-2100
+1 949-857-8927
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Ivins, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A very good and well-known hamburger place, a local favorite for many years. Mainly hamburgers and fries and real in-the-metal-cup milkshakes, but also serving other menu items. Order at the counter and pickup. Large sir sting area. Housed an early Irvine Ranch building with some of the early hardware on display.

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Thank RKITEC88
Tustin, California
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118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went here recently with a group of friends and noticed how much it had changed from the last time I was there about 2 years ago. I ordered the grilled fish sandwich, trying to be a little healthy but when it came, it was a big bunch of mush inside 2 soggy pieces of bun. The fries were crisp... More 

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Thank icyvelvet
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The food I ordered was good (burgers and fries). The floors did not seem to be very clean, but to be fair it was toward the end of the day.

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Thank Vetmott
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered a cheeseburger and it was delicious. The service was excellent. The two gentleman in the kitchen were very nice and the young girl at the front was very kind and bubbly. The building is older and needs some updating. But, overall it's a cool casual place to grab burgers.

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Thank Christie A
Southern California
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I ordered a beef dip sandwich at the front counter. That's all ... one simple beef dip sandwich, and nothing else. After I placed my take-out order, I waited for about 20 minutes for the sandwich to be prepared for me to pick-up at the counter even though NO ONE else was waiting at the counter at that time. The... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

It was tasty enough and cheap. We got a big to-go order and took it back to our room at the hotel next door. Philly cheesesteak sandwich was super yummy, my daughter liked the Irish nachos, hubby liked the tacos, and the split cobb salad was good, too. We all enjoyed the shakes! The restaurant itself doesn't smell good inside,... More 

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Thank JulienMike
Grass Valley, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We met family for breakfast... They live local and know that the restaurant has some weak points... One family member asked for the hashbrowns to be cooked on both sides because he knows they don't cook them on both sides... They still didn't do it... The eggs were rubbery but still overly runny... That seems to defy the laws of... More 

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1 Thank Shady G
San Clemente, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Right across the parking lot from La Quinta Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum so we just walked here. Assortment of sandwiches, fish & chips etc. We had left overs that we brought back to our room. The pastrami sandwich was great and so were the onion rings. Pleasant atmosphere

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Thank Douglas F
southern california
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231 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Knowlwood restaurant group has a strong following in its home territory of Orange County, California. Proudly traditional, each of their restaurants emphasizes classic American fare prepared to order just as you remember it from your youth. Their claim to the "World's Best Hamburger" is vouchsafed by framed awards from local publications. You can't go wrong by ordering anything on... More 

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Thank cedric09
Puget Sound, Washington
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182 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Very cute place with a rustic (but clean) atmosphere. Great breakfast menu and great service. Convenient location just off I5. We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14952 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618-2100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-857-8927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?