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Carney's

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Universal City Area
Hamburgers
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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
(818) 761-8300
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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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 Burgers in a Train (popular spot for filming)

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Bonnie R
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Montgomery, Texas
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Montgomery, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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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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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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Restaurant Details

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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?