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.
Best there is.
Once a year we drive the hour to L.A. just for Pinks.
Strongly suggest the straight forward Chile Cheese Dog. If your really hungry, try the pastrami dog - Extra mustard.
Bit of advice, order two cokes when you order your dogs - It's not worth waiting in line again.
The Real LA Institution!!!!! Pink's burgers and Hot dogs have not changed in more than 75 years!!! the Chili is superb and has never changed!! the fries added in about 1980 are not good at all... but that is the only thing at Pink's that isn't good...I craved the Chili for years living on the East coast where you can not find it... When I first went to Pink's hot dogs were a dime and the burgers were twenty five cents.... better go early because by 12 noon the lines are stretched up La Brea about two hundred yards..... ab fab !!!!
A popular dive with very cheap quality food and fairly high prices.
All you have to do is look at their grill with previously frozen burgers swimming in a grease. Yuck.
Hot dogs are OK... for those who never been to Europe or had a decent knockwurst at a deli or grew up eating Wienerschnitzel dreck.
Ah, L.A., the city where mediocrity is celebrated and celebrities are mediocre. Pink's is that: a mediocre celebrity.
Pros: Excellent variety and fun hollywood recipe names. Staff is very personable and food is always tasty. Open very late. Great place to stop after clubs or late night parties.
Cons: Long lines. On a main street so standing in line can be annoying.
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