Huge bonus points for location - it's in an old train car! Decor doesn't get much cooler. The hot dogs are delicious too, especially the one with slaw on it. Good parking, service. Great place!
- General Info:
- 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
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards
- South Valley, Studio City
- Happy Hour, , Outdoor Seating
Carney's Studio City
- American Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
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
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
Posted: 2/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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 the place but will go elsewhere for a good hamburger.
Posted: 6/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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 .
Posted: 12/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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 <br>\r <br>Solid B
Posted: 11/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
Posted: 1/2/2007Provided by Citysearch -
puts pinks to shame.\r <br>no standing in line and breathing tire dust.\r <br>nice snap when bitting into the dog, delicious steamed bread.\r <br>fresh cut tomato on the Carney Dog. Chili is pleasanlty digested.\r <br>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 <br>and above all, the staff doesnt make you feel like you should have not smiled at them, they smile back like they are earning $100/year.