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Universal City Area
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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2415
(818) 761-8300
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
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Oakdale, California
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a simple hot dog with mustard and sour kraut because I wanted to taste the hot dog. Great dog. Probably the best I've ever had. Ho secret as it is constantly fighting with Pink's for the best dog. I haven't trieds Pinks, so can't compare. My companions had a double cheeseburger and a chili dog and both raved... More 

Thank William P
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carneys combines great chili with quality burgers. A must try if you visit LA. Add Pinks, and the original Tommy's to this list and you will have had the BEST of LA

Thank TonyFi18
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lady who served us was fantastic! Our food was absolutely perfect and delicious we went back for more. We are in LA from New Zealand and this was the best burger and hotdog we have had the entire trip

1 Thank MadisonBlu89
Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch while on a tour and LOVED it! I had the chili cheeseburger with bacon...Oh.My.Gosh! The burger was juicy, the chili was flavorful and not too spicy at all. I also tried the chili cheese fries and they were fresh not soggy. Great stop!

Thank Debbie8947
Los Angeles, California
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194 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch on 08/08/16. Ordered the red baron dog, fries, and a small chocolate shake. The hot dogs here are really good. Reminds me of the coney dogs from back east. Mine had mustard and red cabbage. The fries were also fresh and delicious. I got the small chocolate shake and although it was good, the size was... More 

Thank Denell1006
Dodge City, Kansas
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259 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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 June 28, 2016

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 June 26, 2016

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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135 reviews
76 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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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 91604-2415
  • 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?