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Carney's

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Universal City Area
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers
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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
(818) 761-8300
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 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 of 5 stars
Great food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Reno, Nevada
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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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Montgomery, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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vancouver
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

likes - cold beer, hot hot dogs, great burgers, very hot peppers i got the carney hot dog, cut and grilled, with chilli and cheese - and a tomato on top the small chili cheese fries were good for our family of 4 great place 2 burgers, 2 dogs, 1 chili fries, 2 beers, 2 drinks $37

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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This isn't just the best hotdog in Hollywood or LA or even America but the best hotdog in the world! The only issue I have with coming to this place is deciding if I'm gonna have the hotdog or burger on that particular occasion. Service is so fast. Food is so good. Pricing is so fair. My mate once went... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

It's a train car that serves burgers, fries, chili etc. The turkey burgers and sweet potato fries are great. The prices are very reasonable. You can sit inside the train car or outside.

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Fast service, they offer a really good turkey burger and sweet potato fries. The little train car is cute, and it's always full even in the evenings. We tried ordering their chocolate covered banana dessert last time we were there, but they were out and having to freeze more. Bummer! Resonable price, and good quality and quantity for the price.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

What a fantastic idea having a big old train shipped over and having it turned into a fast food diner! Well done carneys! Everyone should go and eat here for the food and everything else it has to offer. Its very well done inside you are sat on the seats looking out of the window as if the train was... More 

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Bethesda Maryland
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27 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It hard to compare Carneys to other places. it is a transplanted railroad car with a very limited menu. But all food is cooked to order and delicious and If you don't mind plastic ware and cleaning your own table it is great.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 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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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 20
Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers

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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: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?