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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Universal City Area)
(818) 761-8300
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Ranked #101 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Additional Information about Carney's

Address: 12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
Phone Number: (818) 761-8300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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