Knott’s California Marketplace

Located just before the theme park entrance, Knott’s California Marketplace is the shopping and dining complex of Knott’s Berry Farm.

It is ideal for buying gifts and souvenirs or having lunch/dinner when visiting the Knott’s theme and water parks.

Knott’s Berry Farm marketplace hours differ, but most restaurants and stores open around 10 am and close around 10 pm.

The hub features several specialty shops and restaurants you can visit after a day at the park or on a casual day out with friends and family.

Check out Knott’s Berry Farm parking to learn parking details if you travel by car.

You will find all kinds of dining outlets, from original dishes at historic restaurants like the famous fried chicken at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant to classic American chains like Friday’s and Starbucks.

Discover a world of delicious eats, unique souvenirs, and endless entertainment at the California Marketplace, included with Knott’s Berry Farm ticket.

One of the most popular shops at the California Marketplace is Knott’s Berry Farm Market, selling an array of preserves, jams, coffee, gift packs and other delicious treats made from the farm’s famous boysenberries.

The Farm Bakery, Boba Knott’s and Cable Car Kitchen are just a few other dining options available in the area.


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The California Marketplace offers Chicken-To-Go for guests who want to enjoy the famous Mrs. Knott’s Fried Chicken on the go. 

Visitors can enjoy the delicious fried chicken as a takeaway meal, which is convenient for a quick bite between activities.

At Chicken-To-Go, you can find delicious chicken and a variety of side dishes from the famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. 

The meal sizes are customizable to fit different needs and appetites, and carry-out is available for walk-in orders.


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If you want to collect one-of-a-kind mementos, specialty gift ideas and Knott’s Berry Farm history, this boutique gift store is the place to shop.

Displaying a wide variety of Knott’s merchandise and accessories, the specialty shop offers T-shirts, gemstone and silvertone jewelry; Berry Market preserves and boysenberry culinary products. 

Virginia’s Gift Shop is a treasure trove of Knott’s Berry Farm’s past, with wall-sized murals of old park maps packed with information.

It’s the perfect place to get a special memento to remember your trip to this iconic California tourist destination.

T.G.I. Friday’s

T.G.I. Friday’s
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An all-American casual bar and grill restaurant, Friday’s is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day at the theme park.

It’s a relaxed atmosphere, and the classic menu includes burgers, steaks, salads, sandwiches and appetizers like loaded potato skins and buffalo wings. 

A selection of cocktails, beers and other beverages are also available.

The outdoor dining area is one of the unique features of T.G.I. Friday’s.

Boba Knott’s 

Boba Knott’s
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Located near the entrance to the park, this quick-service restaurant offers a variety of tasty bites and specialty drinks. 

The outlet is famous for its new boba tea options, which come in various flavors like Milk Tea, Matcha, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Taro, and Thai Tea. 

The exclusive signature Boysenberry Boba Tea is a unique blend of the classic boba with Knott’s hallmark berry.

You can also enjoy a variety of savory bites or sweet treats, such as Popcorn Chicken, Panini Sandwiches, assorted Pastries or fresh Belgian Waffles with sweet boysenberry jam. 

These menu items make for the perfect snack for a day in the park and a drink on the go. 

Marketplace Emporium

Marketplace Emporium
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The Marketplace Emporium in California Marketplace is the ultimate Knott’s Gift Store.

It offers unique presents and memorabilia suitable for customers of all ages.

The store has many items, including cards, jewelry, artwork, and seasonal gifts, which make for the perfect Knott’s memory. 

The store sells seasonal merchandise and displays artistic items from renowned artist Jim Shore.

The Christmas Corner, one of the most well-liked sections of the store, offers everything you want for a spectacular Christmas, no matter the time of year.

A notable feature of the Marketplace Emporium Knott’s Berry Farm is its collection of art that celebrates Knott’s Berry Farm and its several special events or ‘Seasons of Fun.’

Cable Car Kitchen

Cable Car Kitchen
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Decor inspired by the real San Francisco cable cars, next to the Starbucks at California Marketplace, this restaurant offers a range of delectable desserts.

One popular dessert here is the funnel cake, topped with boysenberry, apple cinnamon or strawberry sauce and paired with ice cream.

Among the many ice cream treats, a must-try at Cable Car Kitchen is the signature boysenberry sherbet.

It also offers a range of hand-scooped shakes, floats and a cookiewich, an ice cream cookie sandwich.

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant

The famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant is known for its signature fried chicken and boysenberry pie. 

Once a tea establishment, the restaurant has become a popular spot for fried chicken dinners. 

The classic fried chicken dinner served in a western-themed dining area made the same way today, using Mrs. Knott’s recipes.

PEANUTS Headquarters 

PEANUTS Headquarters
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The PEANUTS Headquarters in California Marketplace is a must-visit Knott’s Berry Farm shopping stop for fans of the iconic comic strip. 

Filled with a wide variety of PEANUTS souvenirs and memorabilia, the store offers items featuring beloved characters such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Peppermint Patty, Franklin and many more.

You can explore a range of merchandise, including costumes, clothes, toys, collectibles, movies, books, music, figurines and home décor. 

Whether you’re looking to add to your collection or find the perfect gift for a PEANUTS fan, the PEANUTS Headquarters in California Marketplace has something for everyone.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop
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The Build-A-Bear Workshop is a new addition to stores at Knott’s Berry Farm in the California Marketplace. 

Created with the park’s Old West concept, the store provides a unique line of the customizable cowboy, cowgirl, and train conductor-themed bears and a range of other fuzzy companions.

In addition to choosing from limited edition items, you can customize your clothing and accessories at the store.

Located behind Virginia’s Gift Shop and Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, this store is a great place to visit for those looking for a fun and unique experience.

Farm Bakery

Farm Bakery
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The one-stop shop for all baked items, the Farm Bakery offers an array of freshly baked goods. This bakery has something to suit every taste, from fresh pies, bread and cookies to cupcakes.

In addition to its standard baked goods, it also offers cakes and pies in various flavors, icings, cream fillings and fruit fillings. You can buy them whole or by the slice.

Some popular cake flavors include carrot, German chocolate, black forest, lemon and red velvet. 

For special events and celebrations, the bakery creates customized cakes for any occasion, including parties, weddings, birthdays and holidays. 

You can order various custom cakes with various cake flavors and fillings options, including the park’s favorite, Boysenberry. 

Knott’s Berry Market

The Berry Market in Knott’s California MarketPlace has many signature jams and preserves.

Knott’s Berry Farm jams gift packs, and items on sale include gourmet foods and flavored coffees, making it the largest selection of its kind in the world.

You can also purchase the Berry Market items at Knott’s Berry Farm shop online.


Below are a few frequently asked questions about Knott’s California Marketplace.

Where to buy Knott’s Berry Farm jam?

You can purchase Knott’s Berry Farm’s signature boysenberry jam at Berry Market in Knott’s California Marketplace, just outside the theme park entrance.

Alternatively, buy the jam and other preserves at Knott’s Berry Farm shop online.

Who makes Knott’s Berry Farm jam?

Since the 1920s, Knott’s Berry Farm jam has been made using Cordelia Knott’s homemade recipes, including natural fruit.

The blackberry, boysenberry, red raspberry, strawberry jam and other jellies and preserves are all made by the J.M. Smucker Company.

What time does the California Marketplace open post-COVID?

The best time to explore Knott’s California Marketplace is just after the shops and restaurants open at around 10 am.

The Knott’s California Marketplace directory typically closes around 10 pm so that you can visit them anytime between.

How much is it for parking at California Marketplace?

If you visit Knott’s California Marketplace, you will get an hour of free parking at the ‘Shopping and Dining Lot.’

After the initial one hour, the charge is $10 per 30 minutes, with the daily maximum price being $30. The lost ticket fee is also $30.

The distance from Knott’s Berry Farm California Marketplace to Knotts Berry Farm Hotel is just a few minutes walk; you can easily reach it from the parking lot.

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