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About Carney's is a family owned business that prides itself on serving some of the best hamburgers and hot dogs in LA, and probably the world. We use the freshest ingredients on the market and have never skimped on quality. Carney's was founded in 1975 by John Wolfe, Sr. and his wife Pat Wolfe. Together they worked countless hours building the restaurant into a Sunset Strip destination. In a time when hamburger establishments were popping up all over the place, John chose to build a restaurant out of an old Pacific Railroad passenger train. Being a former radio executive, he understood the importance of lasting impressions and being different. Not only was John good at publicity but he could also cook amazing burgers and hot dogs. John knew that by building a portable restaurant that if anything were to happened to their Sunset Strip lease, they could simply pick up and move their business elsewhere. Needless to say, the business is still around today and it has become quite the LA Landmark. In 1981 Carney's decided to add another location on Ventura Blvd in Studio City
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Neighborhoods:
South Valley, Studio City
Amenities:
Happy Hour, , Outdoor Seating
AKA:

Carney's Studio City

Categories:
American Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Drive Through: No

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Burgers, Family Style, American, Hot Dogs, Omelets

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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05/11/2011
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I love this place! they have t...

I love this place! they have the best hot dogs in town!!

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PeterKert
04/26/2011Provided by Citysearch - 
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weekday vs. weekend

My son and I love this place but, only on the weekends. On weekdays the service is horrible (it was not only once) but three times.\r
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I hope the owner will reevaluate his staff.\r

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FairDeal4all
02/27/2009Provided by Citysearch - 
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Used to love it, now won't go.

Used to be a great place for burgers. Hot dogs are still okay but the last few times there the hamburger meat was paper thin and tasteless. Double cheeseburger came with one slice of cheese, I ask for another slice and they charged fifty cents more with a bad attitude to boot. The man that owned/managed(?) from a few years ago is not there. He built up a good business with good food and service. They must have sold the franchise and the new owners have gone on the cheap. I miss t...view morehe place but will go elsewhere for a good hamburger.view less

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debbieharry
07/24/2008Provided by Citysearch - 
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Polish Dog Red Barron Is The BEST Hot Dog Ever!

I love this Hot Dog so much I make a trip from Thousand Oaks craving it. You must try the RED BARRON POLISH DOG. You will not be disappointed. Love it! Wish they would open up in Thousand Oaks

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TdogKing
06/18/2008Provided by Citysearch - 
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Searching for a ""real"" Chicago Style Hot Dog

I went looking for a "" real "" Chicago Dog and what I found was a standard relish dog called a "" Chciagoan "", I also tried the Carneys which is a chili dog. The hot dogs were good as regular hot dogs could be, so my search is still on .

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lxmadrid
12/30/2007Provided by Citysearch - 
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Classic No Frills Burger Joint wins by sticking to the basics

Had a great burger and chili dog meal. Burger was bloody as hell and juicy to an insane degree. Chili dog was solid, using Hoffy dogs (the choice of all of LA's classic hot dog joints), but not great. For my money I'd stick with Chronis. Fries were great. Setting had tons of personality.\r
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Solid B

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porkjello
11/16/2007Provided by Citysearch - 
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Great Hot Dogs with a Snap!

One sign of a good hot dog is if it snaps when you bite into it. There are many hot dog places in L.A. but only a few places do hot dogs right and Carney's is definitely one of the top hot dog places in the southland. Unlike another crowded hot dog stand, Carney's keeps their menu simple. I recommend the standard chili dog or the Chicagoan with relish, onions and mustard.

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silverhazed
01/01/2007Provided by Citysearch - 
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consistently the best dog in town.

puts pinks to shame.\r
no standing in line and breathing tire dust.\r
nice snap when bitting into the dog, delicious steamed bread.\r
fresh cut tomato on the Carney Dog. Chili is pleasanlty digested.\r
view of sunset strip, global crowd, good choice of music at an enjoyable volume makes this place hard not to choose for a meeting place, international visitors to meet LA, or viewing girls from the strip.\r
and above all, the staff doesnt make you feel like you should have not smile
...view mored at them, they smile back like they are earning $100/year.view less

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dcracer
11/17/2006Provided by Citysearch - 
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Great chili burgers and dogs, Cool joint on a train

Best burgers you can find in LA. Good Eats in a train atmosphere. They should have these in an amusement park or citywalk.

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12601 Ventura BlvdStudio CityCA 91604

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