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Carney's

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Universal City Area
Hamburgers
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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
(818) 761-8300
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good turkey burgers

Fast service, they offer a really good turkey burger and sweet potato fries. The little train car is cute, and it's always full even in the evenings. We tried ordering their chocolate covered banana dessert last time we were there, but they were out and having to freeze more. Bummer! Resonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Elizabeth K
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Fast service, they offer a really good turkey burger and sweet potato fries. The little train car is cute, and it's always full even in the evenings. We tried ordering their chocolate covered banana dessert last time we were there, but they were out and having to freeze more. Bummer! Resonable price, and good quality and quantity for the price.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

What a fantastic idea having a big old train shipped over and having it turned into a fast food diner! Well done carneys! Everyone should go and eat here for the food and everything else it has to offer. Its very well done inside you are sat on the seats looking out of the window as if the train was... More 

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Bethesda Maryland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It hard to compare Carneys to other places. it is a transplanted railroad car with a very limited menu. But all food is cooked to order and delicious and If you don't mind plastic ware and cleaning your own table it is great.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great place to find gourmet hot dogs in the Valley...Cupid's was 'the' go to hot dog joint for years, but this place seems more reliable....open late, nice variety, fast. I've seen a few celebrities come and go over the years, so besides Pink's, it's still trendy.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Driving past Carney's on Sunset Boulevard we saw that the restaurant was an old railway carriage so did a U turn and went in. This was our only burger while in the U.S. But my, was it worth waiting for! We ordered Train Wreck Fries to go with our our 8oz burgers which were delicious. Staff were friendly and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place was so cool - not only are you eating burgers on a train but the burgers were the best we had in CA! Both meat and veggie passed the taste test :D

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Cheap, cheerful, and lathered in chili is the name of the game, late night, at Carney’s. For less than $10, win at hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, and they might even do it to a milkshake, but only if you promise your mother you’ll finish it.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you love chili, or even remotely enjoy it -then Carney's is the place for you. You can't go wrong with anything chili-wise on their menu. Their chili burgers, chili fries, and chili dogs are superb. If you want something aside from artery clogging food, they have excellent pasta salad as well.

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bosmos
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice venue, food and staff pretty average. Sweet potato fries were good but none of us we're impressed with our hot dogs. Milk shakes went down well though!

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LosAngeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Try the hot dog with mustard, relish and cheese. GREAT FOOD I also had a wimpy large drink and large fries, I wasn't hungry until the next day. :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: (818) 761-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?