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Carney's

12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Universal City Area)
(818) 761-8300
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Ranked #86 of 8,565 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Encino, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The title says it all! I've been eating here for 30 years, best chiliburgers and chilifries in the valley. The redhots are awesome as well. Try one on top of your chiliburger! Just don't tell your doctor, LOL.

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Thousand Oaks
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Carney's is one of the few still existing places where you can get an excellent hot dog or chili dog with a wiener that crunches when you bite into it. I know of no better in the area. It's an awful place if you judge it from its interior looks and comfort, but you can take the food home with... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stopped here with our LA tour guide. Very vintage feel to the place. Service was wonderful. Workers were very friendly. Food was served hot and fresh. Hotdogs, hamburgers and fries were very good. Don't forget the chocolate chip cookie!

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoy our trips to Carney's. The burgers and hot dogs are good, and kids are free to play either inside or out. Service is slow but always with a smile.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My friend and I went to this place for lunch while staying in West Hollywood, and both decided to get a veggie burger with cheese and a beer. Our meals were each about $10, which I found very reasonable for Sunset Blvd, and the staff were extremely friendly. We both agreed that our veggie burgers were absolutely delicious, and are... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I dream about this burger I ate here! It wasn't sloppy, the bread didn't go soggy, it was perfect! And the fries were yummy too. Plus I love the atmosphere of eating in a old train diner - that is cool too. It is a place you must try! Nice staff too.

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