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Pink's Hot Dogs

Hot Dog Joint$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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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.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 25
    “A Hollywood Legend Since 1939,” they serve a vegan veggie dog named after a LA-based radio and TV personality. Become part of history by braving the lines and order the Patt Morrison Baja Vegan Dog Read more
  • Scott B.
    Scott BradleyApril 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!!
  • 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!!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Amara P.
    Amara PoolswasdiDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KJanuary 31, 2015
    Emeril Lagasse BAM!💥 Dog: 9" Stretch Dog, Mustard, Onions, Cheese, Jalapeño, Bacon & Coleslaw! $7.25 (+Tax) 👍😋
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesOctober 27, 2014
    HALLOWEEN DOG: Spicy polish dog w/ nacho cheese, American cheese, grilled onions, guacamole, and chopped tomatoes
  • g o.
    g oconnorJune 12, 2015
    Three of the finest Dr. Brown's sodas are available: Black Cherry, Root Beer, and Cream Soda.
  • Michelle O
    Michelle OSeptember 6, 2013
    This was my first time at Pinks. I had the chili cheese dog and it was yummy!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BuenaventuraAugust 25, 2013
    Just make sure you have chilli and cheese in whatever you choose. The dogs have the snap that is a hallmark for a great wiener.
  • 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
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MaggipintoMarch 29, 2013
    The today show dig was killer. Get here before noon otherwise the line is down the block. Sit out back for a relaxing lunch.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Diamand D.
    Diamand DaveApril 30, 2013
    People are friendly in line. Very helpful to grab a menu and look at it while you wait.. well worth it.
  • Rayshawn W.
    You can't go wrong with a bacon chili cheese dog topped with tomatoes here.
  • John H.
    John HankusNovember 8, 2014
    Must visit when in LA. Chili cheese fries. I like the three dog night or the one with the Polish sausage and pastrami.
  • 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
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonAugust 3, 2014
    There will be 3 or 4 dogs that stand out to you on the menu. You Must. Not. Get. All of Them...excuse me while I go barf with happiness
  • Jim Techfrog A.
    Jim Techfrog AldenNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • S_J L.
    S_J LJanuary 9, 2015
    I love their bacon chili cheese dog, lord of the rings dog, n jaws (huge~burger) :D yumyum! long lines but worth the wait ;P
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