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Certificate of Excellence
Universal City Area
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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
(818) 761-8300
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Dodge City, Kansas
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240 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carney’s was a really fun experience for me and the kids. The hamburgers were great, I had the half pound and it was juicy but cooked all the way through. I also got sweet potato fries which came with chipotle ranch sauce that was very good. I am not going to say it is the cleanest place I have ever... More 

Thank iroamaround67801
Westchester County, NY
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hot dog stand with tables in a rail car. It's corny but fun. The food is what you expect. I like the hot dogs and fries. You order, pay, and wait for your name to be called to get your food. It's actually quite fun. Tables outside as well. It can be crowded but the line moves well.

Thank AdventureBiker21
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked here from Sportman's Lodge after landing in LA some hours earlier. Very good value for money and portion sizes were great - try the dirty fries!

Thank Kat T
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

really good chili burgers, and great hot dogs in a quirky rail car! It gets very crowded at certain times of day.

Thank gardener75
Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Finally tried this place and a bit disappointed, but they appear to have a good following. Not comfortable with their way of ordering food then not knowing sure when food order is ready. Music just a bit too loud to hear if they called your name. Too many noisy children, so not a good place for business people. Most food... More 

Thank Richard S
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is a los Angeles land mark but the food is average at most I had the chilli dog it was average was nothing special about it if you want to check out a land mark this is the place to see

Thank Damien G
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I am giving this 4 stars because the grandkids love it and it has much more variety than your average hamburger stand. It is located in an old railroad car. That alone is fun. They also serve burgers, salads, tuna melts, chicken wraps, hot dogs, fries, malts etc. I usually get a turkey or veggie burger with grilled onions and... More 

Thank Morris K
Manhattan, Kansas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This is one of my favorite spots in my LA trips. They serve delicious burgers. They have great food and great service.Double Burger with French Fries is so delicious.

New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

we were in town for a family function and wanted to grab a quick kid-friendly bite; 5 adults & 6 kids barged into Carney's during the weekday lunch rush... the men behind the counter were wonderful & patient; answered our allergy questions and provided us with a DELICIOUS lunch.... kids and adults were stuffed and thoroughly enjoyed!!

Thank Eldeebee2016
Portland, Australia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

we stopped here on day 2 of our LA holiday, our 2yo loves trains and our 11 yo loves burgers! winner! The food is amazing, burgers are awesome and true to their reputation. the owner was very hospitable and service was great, too. Love how you can see what's happening in the kitchen. an excellent piece of history, too!

Thank superj1978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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