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Carney's

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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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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 39
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 0
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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
Good chili fries and dog in an old school train

For a quick bite to eat, it was fun going to this train setting for burgers, hot dogs and chili fries. The food is good almost fast food. The prices are reasonable and the service is decent. There are no waitresses, just go up to the counter to order and wait for your food. very casual setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Alycia602
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

For a quick bite to eat, it was fun going to this train setting for burgers, hot dogs and chili fries. The food is good almost fast food. The prices are reasonable and the service is decent. There are no waitresses, just go up to the counter to order and wait for your food. very casual setting.

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St. John's, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

You have to try this place. The food is old school but the burgers and fries are great. The location and the old train cars are really cool. Very enjoyable.

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Thank craignf
Manchester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Wandered past this and had to go in. Its a train car from the outside and inside, though regular seating has been added. Very cool, very quirky, very different. Food itself is both reasonably priced and actually really nice. Its fast, its cheap and its quick... and its in a train car. Brilliant. Give it a whirl.

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Thank LadyMooMcr
Sonoma, CA
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

It's just good luck to stumble upon Carney's when wandering around Studio City. Eating a good burger or hot dog while in a train car is fun. Fair prices and good food.

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Thank SonomaNative
Salford, England
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The food is hot, tasty and plentiful. It's not licensed to sell alcohol so soft drinks only. Four of us for around €50. Only slight negatives are the toilets weren't the cleanest and the presence of s security guard at all times is a little disconcerting. It suggests they receive some trouble during the evening although we didn't see any.

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Thank Margrove
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great chili cheese dog. Glad that we stopped here for an afternoon snack! Really nice staff too!!!!!

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Thank Lindsay G
Cranfield, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Its pretty basic in here - place an order at the window grab a seat and wait to be called. Its Fast Food - but tasty !! A selection of hot dog and cheeseburgers were had by the rest of the family - as i had to try as much as possible i went for the burger, hot dog, chilli,... More 

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Thank Dean B
Palm Springs, California
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408 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Walked by and thought it would be a good place for a dog, it was a great place. Had two, with grilled sauerkraut and grilled onions and brown mustard. All good, highly recommend.

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Thank MikeLudin
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank James W
South Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?