12601 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA | Directions 9160434.143975 -118.408294
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.
I hope the owner will reevaluate his staff.
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 the place but will go elsewhere for a good hamburger.
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
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 .
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.
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.
consistently the best dog in town. – puts pinks to shame.
no standing in line and breathing tire dust.
nice snap when bitting into the dog, delicious steamed bread.
fresh cut tomato on the Carney Dog. Chili is pleasanlty digested.
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.
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.
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.
Best hot dogs in LA, great fries and good chili - how can you go wrong – Owners are generally in attendance during daytime operation. This place serves the best hot dogs in LA, they even pop in your mouth seconds before the flavorfilled filling comes into your mouth. If you pile on all of the extras, you hide the flavor and pop, so the great dog will not be revealed to that eater. The hamburgers are good, but I think The Origianl Tommy's has the edge here. The french fries are great, and I love the chili as well. Haven't eaten the other dishes, but veggie and others can eat there as well. Many of the servers have been there for some time, and they are always nice to me (they have gotten to recognize my face for the obvious reason). The only negative is that the parents do not take care of their running, yelling children, which generally comes into play at lunches on Saturdays and during the summer. Eat a yellow mustered dog and enjoy yourself.
It Probably Is the Best Hamburger in LA – I like this place. They have great burgers. They even have Dr Pepper and that's a huge plus for me. The french fries are great. The service is pretty fast and the railroad car decor is a lot of fun. It's also a good place to see celebrities from time to time.
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