When you turn the corner from Melrose Avenue at LaBrea, you cannot miss the line that has been extending from Pink's since it opened in 1939. Chili ... More
Pink's Hot Dogs
When you turn the corner from Melrose Avenue at LaBrea, you cannot miss the line that has been extending from Pink's since it opened in 1939. Chili dogs, chili fries, chili burgers, turkey dogs, burrito dogs--every imaginable (and sometimes unimaginable) permutation of the wiener can be found here. No matter the time of day or night, you will find yourself standing in line with tourists, corporate climbers and celebrities. Cash only.
the hot dogs are legendary they have been at the same location for over 60 years. they have lived up to their legacy in my opinion. They have even been on food network and have been recognized by celebarties. I would eat there any day even though the lines can get pretty long. Well worth the wait. best hot dogs I have eaten in my 19 years of life.
Food is decent, the hype doesnt justify the long @ss line. I dont understand why people have such a major hard-on for this dump. You are better off going to Carney's, which has the best chili dog in the city period. I'd rather eat an Oki dog than stand in line with all those lame @ss douchebags trying to lie to themselves about how great the food is just so they dont feel like complete @ssholes waiting 45 minutes for a mediocre hot dog. Willoughby and Fairfax is a few blocks away, there's and Oki dog there. There are some real interesting characters that always seem to be there. Trust me, they are much more entertaining than potentially seeing the back of some celebutards head.
My mom and I had the opportunity to visit the infamous Pinks. Nice place. Neat, clean, organized. Its only exciting because you might see a celebrity or two. But other than that.....the food is not worth it.....
C'mon Angelenos! Pinks? This place is famous only because of its alleged landmark status. The dogs? They're not that good. And quite honestly, not that good is probably an overstatement. What is that goop they call chili? Smells and tastes like ground-up refried beans. You want a good (chili) dog? Head East ladies and gentlemen, back to New York.
My family and I made a point to stop here on our vacation and we are sure glad that we did! It was not only the BEST hot dogs we have ever had, but it even filled up our teenage boys! You get wonderful food for a GREAT price! So well worth it! I highly recommend everyone to stop here and eat! They also sell t-shirts for 12.50. So worth it!
I just discovered the polish chili wrap dog. It is sooooooo good. They even put avocado in it. I use to waste my time with the Millenium Burger. This one blows it out of the water. I only wish they took credit cards
I guess Im old now, at 50. I grew up in South L.A and used to hang out in the Pinks neighborhood back in the mid 70's and would go there after searching for used LP's at Aarons Records on Melrose Blvd, before it became the artsy fartsy disneyland of today. I loved the dogs at pinks. The service was always quick and fun. Ive lived in Sacramento since 2003 and have yet to find a spot that comes anywhere near the novelty of Pinks.
The lines are too long and I don't think the taste is any different that the hot dogs I make during family BBQ. It's a $4.50 hotdog people! That's how much it would cost me to buy bread and winnies for 12 dogs! I really don't see what the fuss is about this place... it's pretty average for me
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