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12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2415
+1 818-761-8300
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili dog” (13 reviews)
“chilli” (17 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2415
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We went out for a walk and found this great place. Proper American food. Cooked fresh in front of you. Friendly staff and great converted train carriage to sit in or outside of.

Thank James W
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

My boys were very excited about eating here. Great view to watch the busy street. Nothing fancy about the food but it was yummy and the staff was very nice!

Thank J W
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The iconic yellow train car converted into a restaurant is definitely a good conversation starter. Seating is available inside and there's benches outside too, but I wouldn't recommend it because there's traffic all the time. Lots of parking at the back. Love the look of...More

Thank spooky_dooky
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Finally made it here. Fantastic, beyond my expectations. Yes, is just a simple hot dog/hamburger stand in a railroad car. But the best Hot Dog ever...100% beef with that "snap" in the bite. Buns are steamed to perfection. Staff is wonderful, friendly and helpful. The...More

Thank A S
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Eddie Z here again.went for lunch here with the grandkids and had burgers & fries.Much better than in & out burger but not as good as all American burger I'm massapequa NY.With that being said,the food here is very fresh and very good.

Thank Ed Z
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

And the chips...delicious. chilli burger is sloppy, so pick up some napkins on your way to you seat. Vanilla milkshake is like soft serve in a cup.

Thank kh4rp3r
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We had great burgers, fries and shakes. The tomatoes, lettuce and onions were particularly fresh and tasty. It was fun sitting at a roadside table watching the world go by and the sun go down over Ventura Boulevard.

Thank ACMEreviews
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We stopped here for lunch as part of a tour we did in November. It's a great and different idea for a take away to be set in a train car and the food was great. Probably the best burger I had our entire trip....More

Thank eirecailin23
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Ate here a couple of times during our trip to Southern California. My husband has been going to Carney's for years and he was right about how good they were. We had chili dogs and fries. Both times we at there they tasted the same....More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Great Burger, fries, sweet potato fries, chili cheese fries, chili cheese burgers, and famous for hot dogs! This is a must when in the Los Angeles area! This is also a popular spot for filming TV shows.... We watched filming of TV pilot the night...More

Thank Bonnie R
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Karen H
10 July 2016|
Response from Andrea2857 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I know their menu is posted on their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 91604-2415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-761-8300
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