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Pink's Hot Dogs

Hot Dog Joint$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
345 Tips and reviews
  • hot dogs
  • chili cheese dogs
  • planet hollywood dog
  • french fries
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  • g o.
    g oconnorJune 12, 2015
    The whole menu. This is a once a year treat. Might as well do it up right. Native New Yorkers will have the Carl Reiner - mustard and sauerkraut. It goes well with the Emeril Dog.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CDecember 20, 2014
    I got the Mulholland Drive dog that came with bacon. The bacon was crispy and delicious, but also took over the entire flavor of the chili dog. I kind of wish I had just gotten the plain chili dog.
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128June 20, 2012
    Best hot dogs in the West since 1939! Try one of their exotic and unique specialty dogs like the Huell Howser Dog or the Planet Hollywood Dog, but leave time - the line can last an hour even at 2 A.M.
  • Anastasia G.
    My first time here ... Arrived 4pm on a Tues, with only a few people in line. Tried the Chicago Polish Spicy Dog (mustard, relish, lettuce, onion, tomato), fries & a diet cream soda. All delicious!!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰September 3, 2012
    Rosie O'Donnell dog isn't overwhelming. Royal Dog is for those who need two dogs. Chef Jamie's dog is super messy and has fajita mix, ranch, BBQ sauce, and guac. Get frings. It's good to try once only
  • Scott B.
    Scott BradleyApril 16, 2013
    Mornings are a good time to beat the line - between 10 & 11 am. Chili cheese dog with everything is a must, don't be afraid to try some of the fancier dogs & sausages too! And chili cheese fries!!!!
  • Glow B.
    Glow BieDecember 8, 2013
    A great stop for variety. The times I've been had a long line in the afternoon (up to an hour). Got lucky the most recent visit...but it was 11pm :p You gotta try it at least twice imho.
  • Alesha D.
    Alesha DaileyAugust 2, 2013
    If in LA you have to go here! There is ALWAYS a line (even at 1am!) so be prepared! Get the Pastrami Dog with mustard onions and tomatoes. Sooo delicious! This is the place where LA gathers!!
  • Chad T.
    Chad TovarSeptember 12, 2014
    Amazing dogs!!!! Waiting in line is not a problem because this original classic is worth the wait!! Once you get your dog you hear the snap of the dog and it's a special sound!!! Yum yum!!
  • eHow
    eHowSeptember 13, 2010
    Known for its unusual and eclectic menu of hot dogs, Pink's offers such items as the bacon burrito dog, the pastrami Reuben dog and the Baja vegan dog. Keep an eye out for the Martha Stewart Dog. Read more
  • Avelino L.
    Avelino LamasFebruary 16
    JAWS - The BIG one - POLI-BACON CHILI CHEESEBURGER $10, one grilled Polish dog and a hamburger with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes & mayo. Add one burger & one slice of cheese ($2 extra)
  • Tim W.
    Tim WilsbachFebruary 21, 2012
    Don't expect the best hot dog you've ever had in your life. They're good, glad to have scratched it off the must do LA list, but not in any hurry to go back. Also, the line is never not long.
  • grace k.
    grace komjakraphanSeptember 22, 2012
    Ask for 4-12" wieners in a tortilla with chili cheese, bacon strips, jalapeño, grilled onions, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, wrapped & topped w/ nacho cheese, chopped tomatoes. Grace special.
  • Su L.
    Su LiuMarch 26, 2010
    Chili dog!Next time, I"m gonna try spicy dog!Top 3 restaurants you can't miss when in LA! Always a long line there! It's true, just like the imperial cheese chain Wenyu Nailaodian in Beijing
  • Dee L.
    Dee LongMay 21, 2015
    The Fonda: chili, cheese, onions, and mustard. I substituted relish for onions...delicious! The line is long, but moves fast and definitely worth the wait! They accept credit cards.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaOctober 16, 2014
    There's always a line but it's still worth it. Get the hot dogs with the crazy toppings well worth it every time. Get the onion rings always good.
  • Yvonne C.
    Yvonne ColochoJune 10, 2013
    Yes the lines are long and they only take cash but its one of those places you just have to cross off your list when you're in LA. :) I've been to three different locations and they never disappoint!
  • Steven
    StevenAugust 22, 2010
    Lazy people complain about the line because you actually have to stand and be away from your tv for an extended period. Its delicious and worth missing reruns for. Back to Pasadena complainer!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GrochockiMay 3, 2010
    Their hotdogs and polish sausage have really thick, snappy skins. Some people like this, some don't. I didn't, but going here is an experience and the topping selections are fantastic!
  • Darren R.
    Darren ReynoldsJuly 25, 2010
    Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, the wait during the week is usually around an hour just to order due to a long line. The weekend wait is longer so make a day of it.
  • Khoa L.
    Khoa LeFebruary 26, 2010
    The Millenium Dog is the shizzz. 12" jalapeno dog smothered in cheese, chili and guac. Oh yes. CASH ONLY and parking's a B so be prepared. Usually a line but it moves quick.
  • Amara P.
    Amara PoolswasdiDecember 5, 2010
    Vegans and vegetarians rejoice! Get the Pat Morrison dog and leave full and happy -- vegan hot dog, guacamole, tomatoes, onions. Pair it with a cream soda for pure love!
  • Luciana S.
    Luciana StearnsJuly 28, 2014
    Very famous hot dog place. The line was long but be prepared already. It worths! I ordered the Hollywood walk of fame and was delicious. Very happy to tried that.
  • Dwayne C.
    Dwayne ConyersSeptember 7, 2014
    So many choices! Service is VERY friendly and helpful. Valet parking was excellent. Our go-to stop for a quick bite at all ungodly hours of the night. Enjoy!
  • Nana A.
    Wait wasn't that bad, about 15 minutes. Super cheap and tasty hot dog! Definitely the best I've had in the States so far!
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IOctober 21, 2013
    I don't understand the long line. So many topping choices but the hot dogs aren't special.. My buddy told me their chili was good. I'll try it but not the hot dogs..
  • Anu G.
    Anu GunnJuly 21, 2011
    Chicago Spicy Polish dog is my favorite. You can actually taste the meat as opposed to the others with so many topping you can't taste the meat (as much).
  • Klea P.
    Klea PatraMay 1, 2011
    Best way to eat the 12" Jalapeno dog is to start from the ends & work your way in :) & add a cup of jalapeno to crunch on after each savoring bite!
  • Brent W.
    Brent WigginsOctober 4, 2011
    Overrated. I guess the place is historic. But they serve average hot dogs. Be prepared to stand in line for average food you could have made yourself for a fraction of the cost.
  • Jim Techfrog A.
    Jim Techfrog AldenNovember 2, 2010
    My only tip is to cut the line. Okay, don't but when you do order it doesn't matter. It's all greasy yummy food. Have it your way, they make everything!
  • Gina N.
    Gina NuppJuly 12, 2012
    The best hot dog *ever*. Great "snap". The bacon chili cheese dog was fabulous, and so were the bacon ranch fries. Definitely worth the wait in line.
  • Joseph F.
    Joseph FeinMarch 24, 2013
    Damn good dogs. The line is long after 8pm but less busy around 6(during the week). Any dog is good just bring cash. Good service too.
  • VGRevolution
    VGRevolutionJuly 16, 2012
    There are 3 places we go when on the west coast, Pink's is one of them. Amazing hot dogs and great onion rings, don't forget the BBQ Sauce.
  • Stella D.
    Stella DancerellaOctober 8, 2010
    I don't like hot dogs but their "Pat Morrison" is great. Veggie dog on a bun w/ guacamole, tomato & onions. Get it w/ chilli and cheese...perfection.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 25, 2013
    You've probably waited in line outside Pink's hundreds of times at this point, mostly around 2:13 a.m. Here are 10 mind-blowing things you didn't know about Pink's. Read more
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  • Steven K.
    Steven KrinskySeptember 27, 2014
    I almost vomited there. NOT because of the food. The Brando was fabulous. But that autographed Nancy Grace photo on the wall I was facing was nauseating.
  • Jill B.
    Jill BerryAugust 16, 2011
    The 12-inch jaalpeno dog is spicy, but oh-so-good. My not-very-adventurous when it comes to food tween even had a hot dog with pastrami. Read more
  • Let's Go
    Let's GoMay 23, 2011
    Pink’s serves up chili-slathered goodness in a bun, attracting droves of tourists and Angelenos alike. Try the special “Ozzy Osbourne Spicy Dog." Read more
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AFebruary 19, 2014
    Ozzy spicy dog! Fantastic! Must eat stop when in LA! Quality is still consistent since our last visit few years ago. Best hotdogs!
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KenneyFebruary 16, 2013
    Greatest hot-dogs ever. It's 24 hour, so the wait can sometimes be long seeing as it is in LA. Highly suggest the chili cheese dog.
  • JESS K.
    JESS KalinowskyMay 10, 2012
    Remember: Pink's is a STRONG supporter of Bank of America, the folks that foreclosed on MANY American's homes and took them away from the owners.
    KIIS FMJune 25, 2010
    We like the two G's: the Guadalajara Dog, made with relish, onions & tomatoes, and topped with sour cream, and the Guac Dog. DEEEE-lish. Read more
  • Rodney W.
    Rodney WaitersJune 15, 2010
    I stood in line for 45 minutes and the wait was well worth it. I got the Chicago dog and a one with pastrami. A heart attack on a plate but also a little slice of heaven!
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YangFebruary 23, 2015
    Tasty hot dogs and onion rings! Crazy unhealthy and messy though! The line is also unbelievably long, but thats since it's so popular.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KJanuary 31, 2015
    Emeril Lagasse BAM!💥 Dog: 9" Stretch Dog, Mustard, Onions, Cheese, Jalapeño, Bacon & Coleslaw! $7.25 (+Tax) 👍😋
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaOctober 17, 2014
    Don't be afraid of the line the dogs are unique and amazing. So many to choose from. Cash only.
  • Demeter Interactive
    Demeter InteractiveJune 13, 2012
    If you think adding chili and cheese to your hot dog and fries is a good idea, it is. But beware, you're in for a slooow afternoon.
  • g o.
    g oconnorJune 12, 2015
    Three of the finest Dr. Brown's sodas are available: Black Cherry, Root Beer, and Cream Soda.
  • Zachary W.
    Zachary WinnieSeptember 3, 2012
    Long wait for a hotdog--about 45 minutes with the line going around the corner. The chili cheese dog was decent though and they have lots of options.
  • Iris R.
    Iris RodriguezDecember 20, 2011
    A famous West Coast hot dog restaurant for over 70 years. Try the chili dogs. One of the best places to eat in L.A.
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