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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Universal City Area)
(818) 761-8300
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Ranked #107 of 8,701 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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