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Carney's

12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Universal City Area)
(818) 761-8300
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Ranked #125 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You might say "the battle is on" in hamburger vs hotdog. If you cannot decide, go and check out this place. Actually, it is a train beautifully renovated. When you step inside, past memories of train rides might just surface. The atmosphere is all abuzz as you stand in line to order. The choices of hamburgers vs hot dogs are... More

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It was 11 p.m. and we had come out of a play at the Pantages and we were so hungry because we missed dinner. This looked interesting like an old train boxcar. When we pulled up and saw it was hamburgers and hot dogs we hesitated because it was so late and we were thinking the spicy chili on the... More

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sherman oaks
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The lines are so long but go pretty fast. The chefs are always nice. The tables are always cleaned up and we always find friends there. We love how simple it is but how good the food tastes!

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Huntington Beach, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

There are few things more satisfying than an outstanding chili cheese hot dog. Add chili cheese fries and you have a decadent but delicious meal.

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Los Angeles, CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Despite having great hamburgers and hotdogs, Carnies has the best turkey burger in Los Angeles-- white meat, simple, plain and straightforward --this turkey burger really delivers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

From the moment we stepped out of our hotel to take a walk and we saw Carney's; I wanted to eat there. There's something unique and cool about it. I remember when I was a kid and I used to watch movies, where there would be a scene shot in a diner. Remember those diners that are rectangular in shape... More

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