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12601 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604


  • Sun.-Thu.,11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight
  • $
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
A restaurant in the real Los Angeles tradition, Carney's is situated in two ancient Union Pacific cars. Why would you want to eat a chili dog inside an old train? It's a pretty good hot dog for one thing, grilled to the color of old bronze (unless you'd rather have it steamed), crackly skinned, bursting with a splash of garlicky juice when you bite into it, well-spiced, slender but considerable. The chili is of the thick, brown, Los Angeles school, thickened with starch, glistening and oily, adhering to the surface of the dog like impasto to a Jasper Johns painting, flavoring but not quite saturating the bun. They also sell chili burgers, and half-pound chili burgers, and chili-cheese fries, which may be the methadone of the Carney's chili experience. See full review.


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