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Universal City Area
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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
+1 818-761-8300
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little burger joint. In an old tram, so very quaint. Good food, good service. Convenient to our hotel.

Thank lmbradley17
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure how they do it but their hot dogs and burgers are big time. Big slices of great fresh tomato and onion. Fabulous chilli and great fries. Quick service, great prices. You can NEVER go wrong at Carney's and the railroad car is neat., if you don't believe me ask Sheldon.

Thank iwilltrain
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Pulled in as it offers free parking. Highly original and air conditioned diner. Amazing friendly staff and good value. Dogs, burgers etc. Next time you guys we in Maidenhead come visit :-)

Thank Janefrantic
Los Angeles, CA
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189 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The great selling point of CARNEY'S is that it is in an actual train car. It's a fun experience that kids and adults will like. I hadn't been to Carney's in years and was shopping next door and decided to treat myself to lunch there. They have long been known for their hot dogs and hamburgers but they have an... More 

Thank Jackbear
Oakdale, California
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 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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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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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202 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 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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337 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-761-8300

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?