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Carney's

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Universal City Area
American, Hot Dogs
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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
(818) 761-8300
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 36
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  • 37
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  • 8
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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
Great American Food

We went out for a walk and found this great place. Proper American food. Cooked fresh in front of you. Friendly staff and great converted train carriage to sit in or outside of.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
James W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went out for a walk and found this great place. Proper American food. Cooked fresh in front of you. Friendly staff and great converted train carriage to sit in or outside of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My boys were very excited about eating here. Great view to watch the busy street. Nothing fancy about the food but it was yummy and the staff was very nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The iconic yellow train car converted into a restaurant is definitely a good conversation starter. Seating is available inside and there's benches outside too, but I wouldn't recommend it because there's traffic all the time. Lots of parking at the back. Love the look of the interior of the car, too bad I forgot to take pictures because I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Finally made it here. Fantastic, beyond my expectations. Yes, is just a simple hot dog/hamburger stand in a railroad car. But the best Hot Dog ever...100% beef with that "snap" in the bite. Buns are steamed to perfection. Staff is wonderful, friendly and helpful. The place is clean and in a good safe area of L.A. (Studio City)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Eddie Z here again.went for lunch here with the grandkids and had burgers & fries.Much better than in & out burger but not as good as all American burger I'm massapequa NY.With that being said,the food here is very fresh and very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

And the chips...delicious. chilli burger is sloppy, so pick up some napkins on your way to you seat. Vanilla milkshake is like soft serve in a cup.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had great burgers, fries and shakes. The tomatoes, lettuce and onions were particularly fresh and tasty. It was fun sitting at a roadside table watching the world go by and the sun go down over Ventura Boulevard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stopped here for lunch as part of a tour we did in November. It's a great and different idea for a take away to be set in a train car and the food was great. Probably the best burger I had our entire trip. I had a cheese burger and chips and my mother had their chicken, apple sausage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Ate here a couple of times during our trip to Southern California. My husband has been going to Carney's for years and he was right about how good they were. We had chili dogs and fries. Both times we at there they tasted the same. Great price and location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Great Burger, fries, sweet potato fries, chili cheese fries, chili cheese burgers, and famous for hot dogs! This is a must when in the Los Angeles area! This is also a popular spot for filming TV shows.... We watched filming of TV pilot the night before we ate here. Thumbs up for sure!

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?