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Knowlwood Restaurant

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14952 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618-2100
+1 949-857-8927
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled in cause we saw a Dennys sign and then saw this pace and said let's try something new. OMG good and priced right.

Thank MiRod_PC
Ivins, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

Thank RKITEC88
Tustin, California
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank icyvelvet
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Vetmott
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Christie A
Southern California
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46 reviews
18 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 

2 Thank surferdoc
Santa Barbara, California
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39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank JulienMike
Grass Valley, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

1 Thank Shady G
San Clemente, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank Douglas F
southern california
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236 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank cedric09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
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?