Pink's Hot Dogs

★★★★☆
  • 709 N La Brea Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90038

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  • 323-931-4223

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Best time to go is around 10:00 on a sunday and you can beat the gnarley lines and get some famous and mighty tasty food to eat, I mean anyone who's anyone has eaten there and it's not exaclty the Ivy but its BETTER

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★★★★★

Best time to go is around 10:00 on a sunday and you can beat the gnarley lines and get some famous and mighty tasty food to eat, I mean anyone who's anyone has eaten there and it's not exaclty the Ivy but its BETTER

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Long line, long wait, bought two bacon chili dogs, ate one, worst hot dog I have ever eaten, threw the other away. The hot dog has some kind of thick skin, which might have been OK, but the chili made it hard to even get down. This can not be the hot dog and chili that made this place famous.....

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★☆☆☆☆

Long line, long wait, bought two bacon chili dogs, ate one, worst hot dog I have ever eaten, threw the other away. The hot dog has some kind of thick skin, which might have been OK, but the chili made it hard to even get down. This can not be the hot dog and chili that made this place famous.....

Pros: Parking

Cons: everything else

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The hot dog was yummy but I don't know if it's really worth the wait in the longgg line at 2 a.m. ... but it's definitely worth trying it at least once!! Go Pinks!!

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★★★☆☆

The hot dog was yummy but I don't know if it's really worth the wait in the longgg line at 2 a.m. ... but it's definitely worth trying it at least once!! Go Pinks!!

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Nastiest hot dogs in LA! Poor quality, cheap, lips and anuses, SERIOUSLY. Don't bother waiting in line. You're better off picking some up at the grocery store, even the bacon-wrapped hot dogs on Hollywood Blvd are better. Yuck.

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★☆☆☆☆

Nastiest hot dogs in LA! Poor quality, cheap, lips and anuses, SERIOUSLY. Don't bother waiting in line. You're better off picking some up at the grocery store, even the bacon-wrapped hot dogs on Hollywood Blvd are better. Yuck.

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I recently moved here from MI and I had to stop by Pink's for the famous hot dog. I went with the traditional chili cheese dog. The dog and bun were great. The chili is not the best, my hometown has a drive-in rootbeer stand that makes their own chili that is better. It's just not that great. besides that the menu items, atmosphere and nostalgia are well worth a stop.

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★★★★☆

I recently moved here from MI and I had to stop by Pink's for the famous hot dog. I went with the traditional chili cheese dog. The dog and bun were great. The chili is not the best, my hometown has a drive-in rootbeer stand that makes their own chili that is better. It's just not that great. besides that the menu items, atmosphere and nostalgia are well worth a stop.

Pros: Dogs, Buns, atmosphere, choices

Cons: Chili is good, but not great

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Even though I have lived in the greater Los Angeles area most of my life, I had never gone to Pink's even though I had known about Pink's for some time. Then I Saw Pink's on Huell Howser one day while channel surfing. Looked interesting enough, so I looked them up here at city search and read over 50 reviews. Most of the reviews were very favorible but there were a handful that just couldn't speak bad enough about Pink's. I thought this was worth a personel investigation. I went there on a Friday with my wife and son. There was a horrendous line when we got there, just like has been mentioned in many of the reviews. We figured we would stick it out and see what all these people are willing to wait for in a line of this proportion, By the way, with people coming constantly, the line length seemed to stay about the same during the time we were there. Their parking attendant told us 80 minutes when we joined the end of the line. It ended up being about a 40 minutes wait to the point of ordering your food. The interesting part is, the person who takes your order, prepares the entire order from start to finish. They're really hopping in that place. The prices seemed fair to me even though some people seem to feel they're expensive. Our order was, 2 chili dogs, 2 chili dogs with sauerkraut, 1- 12inch spicy dog (This was HUGE!), a chili cheese burger, 1 order of French fries and 3 beverages for about $27. The hot dogs (specially made for them by Hoffy) have that nice pop when you bite into them. Chili had just the right taste to put on a hot dog. So, if you don't mind waiting a bit and you like a tasty chili dog, check this place out for yourself and decide.

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★★★★☆

Even though I have lived in the greater Los Angeles area most of my life, I had never gone to Pink's even though I had known about Pink's for some time. Then I Saw Pink's on Huell Howser one day while channel surfing. Looked interesting enough, so I looked them up here at city search and read over 50 reviews. Most of the reviews were very favorible but there were a handful that just couldn't speak bad enough about Pink's. I thought this was worth a personel investigation. I went there on a Friday with my wife and son. There was a horrendous line when we got there, just like has been mentioned in many of the reviews. We figured we would stick it out and see what all these people are willing to wait for in a line of this proportion, By the way, with people coming constantly, the line length seemed to stay about the same during the time we were there. Their parking attendant told us 80 minutes when we joined the end of the line. It ended up being about a 40 minutes wait to the point of ordering your food. The interesting part is, the person who takes your order, prepares the entire order from start to finish. They're really hopping in that place. The prices seemed fair to me even though some people seem to feel they're expensive. Our order was, 2 chili dogs, 2 chili dogs with sauerkraut, 1- 12inch spicy dog (This was HUGE!), a chili cheese burger, 1 order of French fries and 3 beverages for about $27. The hot dogs (specially made for them by Hoffy) have that nice pop when you bite into them. Chili had just the right taste to put on a hot dog. So, if you don't mind waiting a bit and you like a tasty chili dog, check this place out for yourself and decide.

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First, let me say that Pink's is not the best hot dog in L.A. That's not the reason to go. You go for the ritual, for the history, because it's at the corner of Melrose and LaBrea and because it's there waiting for you like an old friend at 2:00am. You go because the dogs ARE good in their own way. I love the Rosie's Long Island dog, with kraut and mustard. Pink's is what it is. Go, and be glad you're here to stand in line with 50 other hot dog lovers on a glorious Hollywood night to share a tradition.

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★★★★☆

First, let me say that Pink's is not the best hot dog in L.A. That's not the reason to go. You go for the ritual, for the history, because it's at the corner of Melrose and LaBrea and because it's there waiting for you like an old friend at 2:00am. You go because the dogs ARE good in their own way. I love the Rosie's Long Island dog, with kraut and mustard. Pink's is what it is. Go, and be glad you're here to stand in line with 50 other hot dog lovers on a glorious Hollywood night to share a tradition.

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I love hot dogs. Love them. But I do not understand Pink's. Yes, I have found a place where I do not love--even like--the hot dogs. How do you not make a good hot dog? Listen, they must be doing something right, considering there is a consistent corrall of people outside, a waiting line longer than that for the ladies' room at a packed bar. I ordered a plain hot dog, mustard, ketchup, the usual--it was not good. Not good enough for the line; not good enough ever, in fact. These are apparently ""real"" hot dogs. The skin casing snaps when you bite into them. That's a turn off for me. It scared me. It made me not feel good in my belly. I was reminded that a hot dog was made of something that I'm not really sure about. Bottomline: I love hot dogs. I don't love Pink's. I have never gone back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love hot dogs. Love them. But I do not understand Pink's. Yes, I have found a place where I do not love--even like--the hot dogs. How do you not make a good hot dog? Listen, they must be doing something right, considering there is a consistent corrall of people outside, a waiting line longer than that for the ladies' room at a packed bar. I ordered a plain hot dog, mustard, ketchup, the usual--it was not good. Not good enough for the line; not good enough ever, in fact. These are apparently ""real"" hot dogs. The skin casing snaps when you bite into them. That's a turn off for me. It scared me. It made me not feel good in my belly. I was reminded that a hot dog was made of something that I'm not really sure about. Bottomline: I love hot dogs. I don't love Pink's. I have never gone back.

Cons: Didn't Taste Good

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This spot is definitely LA! While standing in line you see just about everyone! Order more than one dog as it's great comfort food! Don't forget to bring a few rolaids afterwards!

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★★★★★

This spot is definitely LA! While standing in line you see just about everyone! Order more than one dog as it's great comfort food! Don't forget to bring a few rolaids afterwards!

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What else is there to say about the best hot dogs on the west coast (maybe the country)? These things are addictive. So prepare yourself, within a week you?ll be craving them again!

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★★★★☆

What else is there to say about the best hot dogs on the west coast (maybe the country)? These things are addictive. So prepare yourself, within a week you?ll be craving them again!

Pros: Food

Cons: Lines

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i don't know about the regular hot dogs there, but the spicy polish dogs are fantastic! you get that famous ""snap"" when you bite into it and it's soooo tasty. definitely recommended!

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★★★★★

i don't know about the regular hot dogs there, but the spicy polish dogs are fantastic! you get that famous ""snap"" when you bite into it and it's soooo tasty. definitely recommended!

Pros: price, good food

Cons: avoid the lines!

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This food is sooooo gooooood... I had 2 chili dogs and had a bite of the Mulholland Drive dog... sooo good, and I know all about eating. Im originally from Chicago, which has great food, and of course Vegas has great food, so I think I know my stuff. I would wait all day to eat their food. Its such a long line because the food is good, and they cook it right in front of you. I cant wait to go back to L.A. because this is the first place I'm going to. I highly recommend it, and I think waiting in line is part of the fun. You get to see and absorb the culture surrounding the hot dog stand. I 100 percent recommend going there, and if other people are complaining about the wait, then they're obviously lazy and not outgoing. See you there!

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★★★★★

This food is sooooo gooooood... I had 2 chili dogs and had a bite of the Mulholland Drive dog... sooo good, and I know all about eating. Im originally from Chicago, which has great food, and of course Vegas has great food, so I think I know my stuff. I would wait all day to eat their food. Its such a long line because the food is good, and they cook it right in front of you. I cant wait to go back to L.A. because this is the first place I'm going to. I highly recommend it, and I think waiting in line is part of the fun. You get to see and absorb the culture surrounding the hot dog stand. I 100 percent recommend going there, and if other people are complaining about the wait, then they're obviously lazy and not outgoing. See you there!

Pros: Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Prices

Cons: None... I would say its not in Vegas, but its at the Planet Hollywood Hotel

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Great hot dogs, possibly a little high on the price, but worth it on the taste. The biggest complaint is the line, as it's near impossible to find a time where the line isn't long. Other than that though, great place for hot dogs.

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★★★★☆

Great hot dogs, possibly a little high on the price, but worth it on the taste. The biggest complaint is the line, as it's near impossible to find a time where the line isn't long. Other than that though, great place for hot dogs.

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This has got to be the WORST hot dog I have ever eaten. This place is definitely over-hyped. I would like to know why people stand in line for this horrible food. I did not even finish the hot dog I ordered. It ended up in the trash can along with the awful fries. Don't believe all the hype you hear about this place.....hype is all it is. I wonder how they have stayed in business for 68 years.........Amazing.

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★☆☆☆☆

This has got to be the WORST hot dog I have ever eaten. This place is definitely over-hyped. I would like to know why people stand in line for this horrible food. I did not even finish the hot dog I ordered. It ended up in the trash can along with the awful fries. Don't believe all the hype you hear about this place.....hype is all it is. I wonder how they have stayed in business for 68 years.........Amazing.

Cons: Horrible food

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I wouldn't say Pinks has the best hot dogs, but it does have one helluva menu with just about any hot dog, burger, onion ring, french fry combination you can dream up. It's just a simple, great, greasy food joint, and I doubt you will be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I wouldn't say Pinks has the best hot dogs, but it does have one helluva menu with just about any hot dog, burger, onion ring, french fry combination you can dream up. It's just a simple, great, greasy food joint, and I doubt you will be disappointed.

Pros: Good dogs, good greasy food

Cons: None really

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I just moved to L.A. 2 months ago about a block and a half from Pinks. There was always a line wrapping around Pinks any night of the week,, and the reason I've come to find out is this: stupid Americans with non existent food standards who follow the herd, even if it means waiting an hour for the worst hot dogs ever. The people who put 5 stars on this place are idiots who are clueless about quality food, so don't buy it. If I could rate this place NEGATIVE 5 stars, I would. Seriously, the food is that bad. Pinks is probably one of the worst meals you could put in your body.\r
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The service was fine, but the wait was about 45 minutes to an hour. By the time my boyfriend and I got to the front of the line, we were pretty hungry and WANTED to like it. We thought, like many do, that a line wrapping around the building meant there was food worth waiting for inside. Couldn't have been more wrong. I stopped eating with about 3-4 inches of hotdog still left.\r
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The 'cheese' was the canned nacho variety. The mushrooms: also canned, and barely heated. The franks, nothing special. The buns: cheap white bread type. And as other reviews below have confirmed, I imagine the other stuff on the menu is just as bad. All together, for two dogs and two sodas and a side of onion rings, $16. I've had much more satisfying hot dog experiences at Weinerschnitzel and corner sidewalk vendors downtown. \r
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The celebrities aren't eating here, I can quarantee you that. It's all hype and I'll never do it again, and I plan to tell anyone who wants to know just how bad the food was. In fact, we were so unsatisfied that we made our own hotdogs the next night that were a million times better. Don't waste your time or money at Pinks. It's truly baffling that they're still in business after all these years.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just moved to L.A. 2 months ago about a block and a half from Pinks. There was always a line wrapping around Pinks any night of the week,, and the reason I've come to find out is this: stupid Americans with non existent food standards who follow the herd, even if it means waiting an hour for the worst hot dogs ever. The people who put 5 stars on this place are idiots who are clueless about quality food, so don't buy it. If I could rate this place NEGATIVE 5 stars, I would. Seriously, the food is that bad. Pinks is probably one of the worst meals you could put in your body.\r
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The service was fine, but the wait was about 45 minutes to an hour. By the time my boyfriend and I got to the front of the line, we were pretty hungry and WANTED to like it. We thought, like many do, that a line wrapping around the building meant there was food worth waiting for inside. Couldn't have been more wrong. I stopped eating with about 3-4 inches of hotdog still left.\r
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The 'cheese' was the canned nacho variety. The mushrooms: also canned, and barely heated. The franks, nothing special. The buns: cheap white bread type. And as other reviews below have confirmed, I imagine the other stuff on the menu is just as bad. All together, for two dogs and two sodas and a side of onion rings, $16. I've had much more satisfying hot dog experiences at Weinerschnitzel and corner sidewalk vendors downtown. \r
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The celebrities aren't eating here, I can quarantee you that. It's all hype and I'll never do it again, and I plan to tell anyone who wants to know just how bad the food was. In fact, we were so unsatisfied that we made our own hotdogs the next night that were a million times better. Don't waste your time or money at Pinks. It's truly baffling that they're still in business after all these years.

Pros: None come to mind, I've been thinking for 2 minutes.

Cons: Everything about PInks is a con.

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The hotdog was very thin. About the diameter of a vienna sausage, maybe thinner. The beer-battered onion rings were very good, but not much better than any other beer-battered onion rings. This place is total BS and hype. I don't know why so many celebs like to eat here. I have a suspicion that when the workers see a celebrity in line (if they even have to wait in line), that is when they bring out the 'real' hotdogs. Either that or celebs don't know anything about what makes a good hotdog.

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★☆☆☆☆

The hotdog was very thin. About the diameter of a vienna sausage, maybe thinner. The beer-battered onion rings were very good, but not much better than any other beer-battered onion rings. This place is total BS and hype. I don't know why so many celebs like to eat here. I have a suspicion that when the workers see a celebrity in line (if they even have to wait in line), that is when they bring out the 'real' hotdogs. Either that or celebs don't know anything about what makes a good hotdog.

Pros: Good onion rings.

Cons: Hot dogs are skimpy.

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Honestly this is the worst hot dog Ive ever had, Costco dogs are better than these, even Target dogs are better, I dont know what people see in this place, the wait is too long, there is never any parking, and the food is gross, dont waste your time, you can have a better hot dog at Wienerschnitzel or Costco, and a lot cheaper....Dont waste your time, especially if your from out of town, I will never go back there or recommend to anyone, I wouldnt even let my dog eat there....

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★☆☆☆☆

Honestly this is the worst hot dog Ive ever had, Costco dogs are better than these, even Target dogs are better, I dont know what people see in this place, the wait is too long, there is never any parking, and the food is gross, dont waste your time, you can have a better hot dog at Wienerschnitzel or Costco, and a lot cheaper....Dont waste your time, especially if your from out of town, I will never go back there or recommend to anyone, I wouldnt even let my dog eat there....

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I am a huge hot dog fanatic and have tried them all over and whenever I can see one on the menu no matter where I am but this dog really kicks my mouths a*s, I have had better chili before but this chili is still pretty damn good, I love the variety of dogs, the wait does su*k but well worth it, the dogs are pretty big, but the burrito dogs wow they actually rock I was scared of trying them but wow I could not get enough of it, it is not messy and delicious.

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★★★★★

I am a huge hot dog fanatic and have tried them all over and whenever I can see one on the menu no matter where I am but this dog really kicks my mouths a*s, I have had better chili before but this chili is still pretty damn good, I love the variety of dogs, the wait does su*k but well worth it, the dogs are pretty big, but the burrito dogs wow they actually rock I was scared of trying them but wow I could not get enough of it, it is not messy and delicious.

Pros: getting your food after you waited, smelled and see others eat.

Cons: the wait

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I have heard about this place for years and all I can say is that it was NOT worth waiting for!!!\r
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The long was very long and was anticipating a ""melt in your mouth"" experience and that, it was not!\r
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The flavour (if you can call it that) was less then desireable and I can honestly not comprehend how people can actually call this the best they have had! \r
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I will not be back and I will continue my search for the best hotdog in the city!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have heard about this place for years and all I can say is that it was NOT worth waiting for!!!\r
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The long was very long and was anticipating a ""melt in your mouth"" experience and that, it was not!\r
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The flavour (if you can call it that) was less then desireable and I can honestly not comprehend how people can actually call this the best they have had! \r
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I will not be back and I will continue my search for the best hotdog in the city!

Pros: Honestly Disgusting....

Cons: Long lines and bad food, what else is there to say?

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Ok, I do not understand how this place has been in business so long. It has the absolute worst hot dogs I have ever had!! I saw them on the Food TV Network before visiting LA and saw them rant and rave about how good these hot dogs were. So you can imagine my disappointment when I got my Chili Cheese dog and it tasted like something out of a vending machine!! I mean I get better hot dogs going to a street vendor and paying a 3rd of the price of this place!\r
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The hot dog was almost flavorless, the bun soggy, and the Chili was worse than Hormel Chilli in a can!! I'm sorry, but a place that is supposed to be as popular as they make it sound, could at least make decent homemade chili or buy decent canned chili!! jeeeeez!!! I don't quite understand how people can form such a long line outside this place and wait for 30 - 45 minutes, when they can go home and make a better hot dog in under 10 minutes!! What a waste of money and my time while on vacation!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, I do not understand how this place has been in business so long. It has the absolute worst hot dogs I have ever had!! I saw them on the Food TV Network before visiting LA and saw them rant and rave about how good these hot dogs were. So you can imagine my disappointment when I got my Chili Cheese dog and it tasted like something out of a vending machine!! I mean I get better hot dogs going to a street vendor and paying a 3rd of the price of this place!\r
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The hot dog was almost flavorless, the bun soggy, and the Chili was worse than Hormel Chilli in a can!! I'm sorry, but a place that is supposed to be as popular as they make it sound, could at least make decent homemade chili or buy decent canned chili!! jeeeeez!!! I don't quite understand how people can form such a long line outside this place and wait for 30 - 45 minutes, when they can go home and make a better hot dog in under 10 minutes!! What a waste of money and my time while on vacation!!

Pros: The Soda was Good.

Cons: The Service, Parking, Food!!

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This was the worst experience of my life. We waited in line for more than 30 minutes for an overpriced hotdog. And that's all it was. It's a complete tourist trap. Tourists come to LA and think they are going to see celebrities at Pink's, but in reality they wouldn't go near that place. I went because I had family ""tourists"" who wanted to try it. They admitted afterward they had wished they listened to me. Take my advice don't bother with this place. You're not going to see a celeb there anyway!

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the worst experience of my life. We waited in line for more than 30 minutes for an overpriced hotdog. And that's all it was. It's a complete tourist trap. Tourists come to LA and think they are going to see celebrities at Pink's, but in reality they wouldn't go near that place. I went because I had family ""tourists"" who wanted to try it. They admitted afterward they had wished they listened to me. Take my advice don't bother with this place. You're not going to see a celeb there anyway!

Cons: EXPENSIVE

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Having lived in LA for five years now, I went for the first time a few weeks ago. What a waste of time and money. You stand in line for 45 mins to get a small hot dog that's $4 bucks. Dogs on the streets of Manhattan are $1.50 and way better. The french fries were greasy and I can't see what all the hype is about. I think it's for out-of-town tourists who want to go because of the bs myth that celebrities ate/eat there. So it's a bunch of wannabees that do it for the sake of saying they ate at the legendary Pink's. Two hot dogs with sauerkraut and mustard, a small french fries and soda set me back $11 bucks. The hot dogs aren't even the mnore expensive beef ones like say a boars head or something. They're cheap, BAD FOR YOU, FATTY DOGS, sold at a PREMIUM GOURMAND PRICE POINT. Don't bother. I personally feel like I reached a foodie low point by being dumb enough to wait on that line. The next time I drive by and see the line, I'm going to yell out to the morons that they're wasting their time and money.

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★☆☆☆☆

Having lived in LA for five years now, I went for the first time a few weeks ago. What a waste of time and money. You stand in line for 45 mins to get a small hot dog that's $4 bucks. Dogs on the streets of Manhattan are $1.50 and way better. The french fries were greasy and I can't see what all the hype is about. I think it's for out-of-town tourists who want to go because of the bs myth that celebrities ate/eat there. So it's a bunch of wannabees that do it for the sake of saying they ate at the legendary Pink's. Two hot dogs with sauerkraut and mustard, a small french fries and soda set me back $11 bucks. The hot dogs aren't even the mnore expensive beef ones like say a boars head or something. They're cheap, BAD FOR YOU, FATTY DOGS, sold at a PREMIUM GOURMAND PRICE POINT. Don't bother. I personally feel like I reached a foodie low point by being dumb enough to wait on that line. The next time I drive by and see the line, I'm going to yell out to the morons that they're wasting their time and money.

Cons: Way Overpriced, Fatty, Cheap, Low Quality Product, Ridiculous Line os Wanabees

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Pink's was a waste of time. I took 3 other people because I wanted to try it so bad. We waited in line for 30 min. When I finally got it---it was such a skinny weiner...oh my gosh..i was shocked. The onion rings tasted like they were fried in old oil. The people I went with told me..""I told you, it's just a hot dog"". Not what i expected at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

Pink's was a waste of time. I took 3 other people because I wanted to try it so bad. We waited in line for 30 min. When I finally got it---it was such a skinny weiner...oh my gosh..i was shocked. The onion rings tasted like they were fried in old oil. The people I went with told me..""I told you, it's just a hot dog"". Not what i expected at all.

Pros: Now i can finally say that i have been there

Cons: make the weiners thicker for gosh sakes!!

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It's a Hollywood place to go to and they have a wide selection of Hot Dogs. Famous people have visited there and there are celebrity pictures on the walls. The Hot Dogs are good and you will definitely find a Hot Dog that meets your requirements. Every time I go, there is a line which goes pretty fast.

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★★★☆☆

It's a Hollywood place to go to and they have a wide selection of Hot Dogs. Famous people have visited there and there are celebrity pictures on the walls. The Hot Dogs are good and you will definitely find a Hot Dog that meets your requirements. Every time I go, there is a line which goes pretty fast.

Pros: Wide variety of Hot Dogs

Cons: Long line to order and sometimes it gets really hot on sunny days

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Pinks has the absolute best hot dogs in Los Angeles. The line is worth the wait and it's a great place to take someone if you have some catching up to do. One thing i noticed was that their autographs on the wall are duplicated, so not all of them are wrong. But back to the food, I dare you eat the one in a tortilla with 3 dogs, 3 cheeses, and whole bunch of chili. Let me take that back, I TRIPPLE DARE YOU.

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★★★★★

Pinks has the absolute best hot dogs in Los Angeles. The line is worth the wait and it's a great place to take someone if you have some catching up to do. One thing i noticed was that their autographs on the wall are duplicated, so not all of them are wrong. But back to the food, I dare you eat the one in a tortilla with 3 dogs, 3 cheeses, and whole bunch of chili. Let me take that back, I TRIPPLE DARE YOU.

Pros: Definition of Heaven - A soda pop, chili cheese fries, and a millenium dog

Cons: Definition of Hell - A soda pop, chili cheese fries, and a millenium dog

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Expect to wait an average of 30 minutes, if not more if you go at a bad time: dinner time, after 2AM, lunch time...any day.\r
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Having said that, stop complaining about waiting in line. Waiting in line is half the experience at Pink's, just deal with it and order your hot dog. Then you can go back to Nebraska and tell everyone at the next company picnic how you ate down the street from where Eddie Murphy bought his trannie ""lady-of-the-night"". Oh yeah, and Rosie O'donnell eats there so often (no way!!!) they named a special after her...big surprise (pun intended)\r
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The dogs are good, but don't expect them to compare to NYC street vendors, Coney Islands, or Weiner Circle in Chicago (these places don't serve hot dogs, they serve heaven in a bun....especially if you're hammered). In my opinion, it might just be the best hot dog place in LA, but if someone argued with me I wouldn't put up much of a fight. \r
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The BEST part, as mentioned, is the CHILI. If you leave without having a NACHO CHILI CHEESE DOG, you're a fool for waiting in line anyway.

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★★★☆☆

Expect to wait an average of 30 minutes, if not more if you go at a bad time: dinner time, after 2AM, lunch time...any day.\r
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Having said that, stop complaining about waiting in line. Waiting in line is half the experience at Pink's, just deal with it and order your hot dog. Then you can go back to Nebraska and tell everyone at the next company picnic how you ate down the street from where Eddie Murphy bought his trannie ""lady-of-the-night"". Oh yeah, and Rosie O'donnell eats there so often (no way!!!) they named a special after her...big surprise (pun intended)\r
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The dogs are good, but don't expect them to compare to NYC street vendors, Coney Islands, or Weiner Circle in Chicago (these places don't serve hot dogs, they serve heaven in a bun....especially if you're hammered). In my opinion, it might just be the best hot dog place in LA, but if someone argued with me I wouldn't put up much of a fight. \r
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The BEST part, as mentioned, is the CHILI. If you leave without having a NACHO CHILI CHEESE DOG, you're a fool for waiting in line anyway.

Pros: CHILI ROCKS. Good menu variety and creativity.

Cons: Dogs and buns themselves = nothing to write home about. Did anyone mention there's always a line? No? Oh, well there is...

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I've been to Pink's time and time again, yet every single time I go I wait no less than 20mins in line and then 15 more mins to get the food. At Larry's Chili Dog, you don't have to wait in line and no more than 7 mins for food on the most busy days. Pink's has lost it and the only reason it's packed up most of the time is because people haven't discovered Larry's yet.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to Pink's time and time again, yet every single time I go I wait no less than 20mins in line and then 15 more mins to get the food. At Larry's Chili Dog, you don't have to wait in line and no more than 7 mins for food on the most busy days. Pink's has lost it and the only reason it's packed up most of the time is because people haven't discovered Larry's yet.

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What makes you so special?\r
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How long have you lived out here? PINK?S always has long lines.\r
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Anyone with a brain would knows that. Next time say home and just send your lazy boyfriend alone.\r
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Why should you be allowed anything different just because you think you?re Handicap?\r
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These are the best HOT DOGS anywhere. So we wait in line because it?s worth the wait.

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★★★★★

What makes you so special?\r
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How long have you lived out here? PINK?S always has long lines.\r
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Anyone with a brain would knows that. Next time say home and just send your lazy boyfriend alone.\r
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Why should you be allowed anything different just because you think you?re Handicap?\r
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These are the best HOT DOGS anywhere. So we wait in line because it?s worth the wait.

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The food is something else! The chili-dogs are good and so are the chili-cheese burgers! I love this place when I'm craving something greasy! However I became very disappointed when a woman who was on crutches was made to wait in line. This woman has MS and could hardly stay up. I think she should have been allowed to cut! Want happened to handicapped accessible? The manager said she wasn't special and had to wait like the rest. \r
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Then came my turn to be horrified by the manager. I had surgery and I hadn't had a real bite to eat in two days! I was craving a dog after I left cedars still in lots of pain and not able to really walk. I ask my boyfriend to take me there thinking the wait wouldn't be that bad or that they might have a heart and allow me to cut so I could get home considering I was hurting and drugged! Well of course they didn't allow me to cut! Pretty cruel! I ended up waiting in the car in pain alone while he waited in line. \r
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★★★★★

The food is something else! The chili-dogs are good and so are the chili-cheese burgers! I love this place when I'm craving something greasy! However I became very disappointed when a woman who was on crutches was made to wait in line. This woman has MS and could hardly stay up. I think she should have been allowed to cut! Want happened to handicapped accessible? The manager said she wasn't special and had to wait like the rest. \r
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Then came my turn to be horrified by the manager. I had surgery and I hadn't had a real bite to eat in two days! I was craving a dog after I left cedars still in lots of pain and not able to really walk. I ask my boyfriend to take me there thinking the wait wouldn't be that bad or that they might have a heart and allow me to cut so I could get home considering I was hurting and drugged! Well of course they didn't allow me to cut! Pretty cruel! I ended up waiting in the car in pain alone while he waited in line. \r
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I am a hot dog fan, but I don't see why people love this place so much. They have loads of options, maybe that's why people are determined to stand in a 20 person line to wait to order? They are just hot dogs to me. Sorry.

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★★★☆☆

I am a hot dog fan, but I don't see why people love this place so much. They have loads of options, maybe that's why people are determined to stand in a 20 person line to wait to order? They are just hot dogs to me. Sorry.

Pros: Late Night Hours

Cons: Long Lines

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We visited LA over spring break and wanted to try a dog at Pink's after seeing it highlighted on a Food Network show. Yes, there was a wait. Was the dog worth the wait. NO! The hotdogs are bland and not that great. Actually, the burgers looked like they would be much better than the hotdogs. Pink's hotdogs just don't beat the delicious dogs that I was raised on in New York. I'll stick to my New York street vendor dogs over Pink's any day!\r
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★★☆☆☆

We visited LA over spring break and wanted to try a dog at Pink's after seeing it highlighted on a Food Network show. Yes, there was a wait. Was the dog worth the wait. NO! The hotdogs are bland and not that great. Actually, the burgers looked like they would be much better than the hotdogs. Pink's hotdogs just don't beat the delicious dogs that I was raised on in New York. I'll stick to my New York street vendor dogs over Pink's any day!\r
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Pros: None I can think of.

Cons: Hotdogs are not that tasty. Dive neighborhood.

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I had heard and read so much about Pink's that I had to give it a try. After waiting in line for an hour and a half for my chili dog, the verdict was in. Definately not worth the wait! The chili texture was odd and you could see the grease floating on top of it. Also, our fries came later. We had actually finished our food when the fries showed up. To me, serving a hot dog shouldn't take that long. There must be a better way to move that line. I can't wrap my mind around what all the fuss is. One person in our group of four liked it. The rest of us would have been happier at In N Out. Never again, not worth the wait.

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★★☆☆☆

I had heard and read so much about Pink's that I had to give it a try. After waiting in line for an hour and a half for my chili dog, the verdict was in. Definately not worth the wait! The chili texture was odd and you could see the grease floating on top of it. Also, our fries came later. We had actually finished our food when the fries showed up. To me, serving a hot dog shouldn't take that long. There must be a better way to move that line. I can't wrap my mind around what all the fuss is. One person in our group of four liked it. The rest of us would have been happier at In N Out. Never again, not worth the wait.

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Had a chili dog once when someone else braved the line. I recently took my girlfriend on a Saturday night. The chili dog is enjoyable. I tasted the spicy Planet Hollywood dog - the spice overwhelms any taste of the meat. The milder version is better. The meat is tender and juicy. The fries aren't bad either. Parking is very limited.

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★★★☆☆

Had a chili dog once when someone else braved the line. I recently took my girlfriend on a Saturday night. The chili dog is enjoyable. I tasted the spicy Planet Hollywood dog - the spice overwhelms any taste of the meat. The milder version is better. The meat is tender and juicy. The fries aren't bad either. Parking is very limited.

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like all the other reviews, you must wait in line. if you've driven to a club going up la brea, you'll always notice a line out front. you may have to wait for as long as an hour. the dogs taste great, but it's not the healthiest if you're concerned with that kind of stuff. again, a ""must try"" destination if you're in the los angeles area

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★★★★★

like all the other reviews, you must wait in line. if you've driven to a club going up la brea, you'll always notice a line out front. you may have to wait for as long as an hour. the dogs taste great, but it's not the healthiest if you're concerned with that kind of stuff. again, a ""must try"" destination if you're in the los angeles area

Pros: best hot dogs in town next to dodger dogs

Cons: +30 minute wait in line

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Don't go and not expect to wait in line. You will wait so wear comfortable shoes. Luckily the long list of hot dogs and toppings and the people watching will keep you distracted for awhile. If you try some funky combination and don't end up liking it, don't worry. When all else fails get the chili cheese dogs. They are the best in town. Onion rings are mediocre as are the fries. I have heard the burritos are good but what would be the point when you can get a good burrito anywhere else in LA. Stick with the chili cheese dogs and as soon as you leave you will be craving more. This is definitely an experience that shouldn't be passed up if you are a visitor, especially if you find yourself roaming around LA at 1 a.m.

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★★★★★

Don't go and not expect to wait in line. You will wait so wear comfortable shoes. Luckily the long list of hot dogs and toppings and the people watching will keep you distracted for awhile. If you try some funky combination and don't end up liking it, don't worry. When all else fails get the chili cheese dogs. They are the best in town. Onion rings are mediocre as are the fries. I have heard the burritos are good but what would be the point when you can get a good burrito anywhere else in LA. Stick with the chili cheese dogs and as soon as you leave you will be craving more. This is definitely an experience that shouldn't be passed up if you are a visitor, especially if you find yourself roaming around LA at 1 a.m.

Pros: Best hot dogs in LA

Cons: Parking

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I'm not the biggest fan of hot dogs (you can buy them in bulk at Costco), but I decided to check this place out since it's a landmark spot in LA. When I got there with my friends, we had to stand in line for I over an hour! I was flabbergasted, but I figured it had to be worth the wait. When I got to the stand, I ordered a Harry Potter dog... the hot dogs were huge and mountainous, topped with all kinds of toppings available (bacon, guacamole, sourcream, veggies, etc. etc.), but I felt like I was going to get a heart attack after eating one. I don't think I'll be going there again anytime soon, but it's a pretty cool place though with a bunch of photos of famous Hollywood stars and just somethign you need to experience in LA.

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★★★★☆

I'm not the biggest fan of hot dogs (you can buy them in bulk at Costco), but I decided to check this place out since it's a landmark spot in LA. When I got there with my friends, we had to stand in line for I over an hour! I was flabbergasted, but I figured it had to be worth the wait. When I got to the stand, I ordered a Harry Potter dog... the hot dogs were huge and mountainous, topped with all kinds of toppings available (bacon, guacamole, sourcream, veggies, etc. etc.), but I felt like I was going to get a heart attack after eating one. I don't think I'll be going there again anytime soon, but it's a pretty cool place though with a bunch of photos of famous Hollywood stars and just somethign you need to experience in LA.

Pros: cool spot, unique experience, fully-loaded hot dogs

Cons: LONG WAIT

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As many times as I've been to this place, I've never had a hotdog there. My friends and I pile in the LONG LONG line along LaBrea for the same chili cheese chicken burrito, with just chili, chicken and extra cheese please, twice a month. This is a great spot to hang out and load up on calories, despite how ""Hollywood"" the hot dog stand has gotten.

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★★★★★

As many times as I've been to this place, I've never had a hotdog there. My friends and I pile in the LONG LONG line along LaBrea for the same chili cheese chicken burrito, with just chili, chicken and extra cheese please, twice a month. This is a great spot to hang out and load up on calories, despite how ""Hollywood"" the hot dog stand has gotten.

Pros: Good food and a chill vibe

Cons: WAYYYYYYYYYY long lines, but they go kinda quickly

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This place takes hot dogs to a whole new level..and a great one too!!! They have so many variety and every hot dog is sooooo gooooood.....lines can get long though but you wont regret it..

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★★★★★

This place takes hot dogs to a whole new level..and a great one too!!! They have so many variety and every hot dog is sooooo gooooood.....lines can get long though but you wont regret it..

Pros: great tasting varieties

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I fancy myself a bit of a hot dog expert, so I've been waiting a few years for a trip to LA so I could try Pink's. As many others have stated, be prepared to wait on line. Thankfull there were only about 6 people ahead of us, but even then we waited for almost 15 minutes. I'm not opposed to waiting on line, but I think I was a bit frustrated at how slowly the line proceeded . I mean, you're condimenting hot dogs, how long does it take. It seemed as though the people working were just not moving very quickly - a lack of urgency if you like. You can entertain yourself while waiting by reading the descriptions of the multitude of hot dog offerings, reading all inscriptions on the celebrity photos that line every square inch and of course, people watching. We tried 2 dogs - the 10"" stretch Chili Dog and the Brooklyn Pastrami Swiss Dog. The 10"" Chili Dog was cooked well, had a decent snap and decent spice blend. However, the dog in the Brooklyn dog was a bit grey, tasteless and had no snap (too long in the steamer is my guess). The dogs are pretty good, not great - for my taste I like a bit more spice/flavour, snap, smoke and I'll always prefer a flatgrilled dog - Papaya King in NYC still has my heart. The place was very clean and offered a good, cheap, comfortable place for a light lunch - it was an LA landmark worthy of a stop.\r

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★★★★☆

I fancy myself a bit of a hot dog expert, so I've been waiting a few years for a trip to LA so I could try Pink's. As many others have stated, be prepared to wait on line. Thankfull there were only about 6 people ahead of us, but even then we waited for almost 15 minutes. I'm not opposed to waiting on line, but I think I was a bit frustrated at how slowly the line proceeded . I mean, you're condimenting hot dogs, how long does it take. It seemed as though the people working were just not moving very quickly - a lack of urgency if you like. You can entertain yourself while waiting by reading the descriptions of the multitude of hot dog offerings, reading all inscriptions on the celebrity photos that line every square inch and of course, people watching. We tried 2 dogs - the 10"" stretch Chili Dog and the Brooklyn Pastrami Swiss Dog. The 10"" Chili Dog was cooked well, had a decent snap and decent spice blend. However, the dog in the Brooklyn dog was a bit grey, tasteless and had no snap (too long in the steamer is my guess). The dogs are pretty good, not great - for my taste I like a bit more spice/flavour, snap, smoke and I'll always prefer a flatgrilled dog - Papaya King in NYC still has my heart. The place was very clean and offered a good, cheap, comfortable place for a light lunch - it was an LA landmark worthy of a stop.\r

Pros: A classic LA experience

Cons: Don't come too hungry - you'll be waiting on line

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You have got to be kidding. Sometimes the lines are down the block. All this for a greasy hot dog with chili that is guaranteed to give you heartburn. Skip it and go to In and Out on Sunset!

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You have got to be kidding. Sometimes the lines are down the block. All this for a greasy hot dog with chili that is guaranteed to give you heartburn. Skip it and go to In and Out on Sunset!

Cons: a waste of time

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it's really not the hot dogs (they're just ok) and it's certainly not the silly lines that surround the place from morning til night that brings me back to pink's. i really believe it's an LA experience that one has to try at least once. It's also one of the few places open really late where you can grab food after clubbing and get sodas in old-fashioned bottles and yoo-hoos.

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★★★★☆

it's really not the hot dogs (they're just ok) and it's certainly not the silly lines that surround the place from morning til night that brings me back to pink's. i really believe it's an LA experience that one has to try at least once. It's also one of the few places open really late where you can grab food after clubbing and get sodas in old-fashioned bottles and yoo-hoos.

Pros: Tradition, Old-fashioned sodas

Cons: Parking, Long Lines

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I had first heard of Pinks on a TV show a few years back. I love hot dogs, and have had dogs all over. So when I went to LA last year, I had to go. This is the BEST place! I get the dog with chilli, cheease and bacon. I know, an artery clogger, but what a way to go. Everytime I'm in LA I make a special trip down to La Brea to stand in line and get one. This is definitely a go out of your way stop!

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★★★★★

I had first heard of Pinks on a TV show a few years back. I love hot dogs, and have had dogs all over. So when I went to LA last year, I had to go. This is the BEST place! I get the dog with chilli, cheease and bacon. I know, an artery clogger, but what a way to go. Everytime I'm in LA I make a special trip down to La Brea to stand in line and get one. This is definitely a go out of your way stop!

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I've been thinking about Pink's since 2000 when my LA tour bus drove by the restaurant while touring the Hollywood area. Our tour guide told us that many a celebrity stops at Pink's for their unusual combinations of hotdogs and condiments, so when I had the opportunity to return to the area, Pink's was definitely a stop I planned to make.\r
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Even though we arrived around 10:00 at night, I was surprised to see people lined up down the street. No matter...just grab a menu and starting drooling. There are so many different combinations, it takes you a long time to decide what you want. And then when you start getting close to seeing all the combinations actually being made, you start changing your mind. While the onion rings smelled absolutely delicious while we were waiting on the street, they ended up just being average in taste. The real reason to go to Pink's is for the hot dogs.\r
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While I was less imaginative than most, I had a chili dog with onions and mustard. The best hot dog I've ever eaten, and the chili was fabulous. I just had a regular size dog, which I found to be plenty large enough, and was happy that the buns were not just ordinary buns. The bread was delicious.\r
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I'm so happy my first Pink's experience was a pleasant one, and I do plan to visit again in the near future. Thanks to all for satisfying my craving.

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★★★★★

I've been thinking about Pink's since 2000 when my LA tour bus drove by the restaurant while touring the Hollywood area. Our tour guide told us that many a celebrity stops at Pink's for their unusual combinations of hotdogs and condiments, so when I had the opportunity to return to the area, Pink's was definitely a stop I planned to make.\r
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Even though we arrived around 10:00 at night, I was surprised to see people lined up down the street. No matter...just grab a menu and starting drooling. There are so many different combinations, it takes you a long time to decide what you want. And then when you start getting close to seeing all the combinations actually being made, you start changing your mind. While the onion rings smelled absolutely delicious while we were waiting on the street, they ended up just being average in taste. The real reason to go to Pink's is for the hot dogs.\r
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While I was less imaginative than most, I had a chili dog with onions and mustard. The best hot dog I've ever eaten, and the chili was fabulous. I just had a regular size dog, which I found to be plenty large enough, and was happy that the buns were not just ordinary buns. The bread was delicious.\r
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I'm so happy my first Pink's experience was a pleasant one, and I do plan to visit again in the near future. Thanks to all for satisfying my craving.

Pros: Best for Hotdogs; lots of combinations to mull over

Cons: Long wait at times.

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ive been coming to pink's for a while now. it's a good place to eat when you're looking for something quick, late @ night. if you come on the weekends, expect a long line and a long wait. i think the wait is worth it though, for their hot dogs. their chili fries are good too! they have the most interesting hot dogs ever heh

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★★★★★

ive been coming to pink's for a while now. it's a good place to eat when you're looking for something quick, late @ night. if you come on the weekends, expect a long line and a long wait. i think the wait is worth it though, for their hot dogs. their chili fries are good too! they have the most interesting hot dogs ever heh

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Best hot dogs ever!! Chili cheese is very tasty. You can really get anything you could ever want on a hot dog. Even guacamole...........

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★★★★★

Best hot dogs ever!! Chili cheese is very tasty. You can really get anything you could ever want on a hot dog. Even guacamole...........

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The only reason why I waited an hour in line just to get a hot dog was because I was forced. yes the hot dog was good, but come on its only a hot dog. I could have made 100 of them at home in the time it took to finally get to the front to order. If your in a rush I sugest you go to the store buy the hot dogs and buns, go home and cook it yourself because it would be faster.

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★★★☆☆

The only reason why I waited an hour in line just to get a hot dog was because I was forced. yes the hot dog was good, but come on its only a hot dog. I could have made 100 of them at home in the time it took to finally get to the front to order. If your in a rush I sugest you go to the store buy the hot dogs and buns, go home and cook it yourself because it would be faster.

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This cheap eats spot is perfect after late nights at the club, but it does get crowded. The food is DEFINITELY worth the wait! I recommend going during off-peak hours, but this is one of the best bargains for your buck!

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★★★★★

This cheap eats spot is perfect after late nights at the club, but it does get crowded. The food is DEFINITELY worth the wait! I recommend going during off-peak hours, but this is one of the best bargains for your buck!

Pros: Great food, variety, Value

Cons: Parking, Crowded

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If you're going to Pinks, PREPARE to go to pinks. Bring comfortable shoes, an optimistic attitude, and a hankering for cheap, juicy dogs. Maybe dont go late night Saturday, as wait-times can reach 2 hours. But if your patience endures (the line itself can be an enjoyable experience), be sure to get chili on the dog or on the side - its to die for.

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★★★★★

If you're going to Pinks, PREPARE to go to pinks. Bring comfortable shoes, an optimistic attitude, and a hankering for cheap, juicy dogs. Maybe dont go late night Saturday, as wait-times can reach 2 hours. But if your patience endures (the line itself can be an enjoyable experience), be sure to get chili on the dog or on the side - its to die for.

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I drove from Las Vegas, NV just to eat at Pink's! I did wait in line for about 1 hr 45 min but it was well worth the wait! If you head that way on a Sunday the meter parking is free and later at night your chance of getting closer parking is better, you will still wait in line but give it a try you'll love it

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★★★★★

I drove from Las Vegas, NV just to eat at Pink's! I did wait in line for about 1 hr 45 min but it was well worth the wait! If you head that way on a Sunday the meter parking is free and later at night your chance of getting closer parking is better, you will still wait in line but give it a try you'll love it

 

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