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Pink's Hot Dogs

709 N. La Brea Ave. (Melrose Ave.) Send to Phone
323-931-4223 | Menu
Pink's has been slinging ripe, bursting-with-flavor beef hot dogs into fresh buns for longer than almost anyone can remember.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Pink's Hot Dogs Restaurant Review

: Pink's has been slinging ripe, bursting-with-flavor beef hot dogs into fresh buns for the hordes of hungry folks who stroll up to its takeout windows longer than almost anyone can remember (more than 70 years). And chances are your favorite megastars ate here when they were younger and new in Tinsel Town, and many continue to drop by in their limousines whenever a craving hits. Orson Welles still holds the record of 18 dogs in a single seating, but one should be enough for an average appetite. We think your first bite into one of the franks, especially when covered with the famous homemade chile, will make you feel like a (well-fed) star, too. Unlike many iconic fast-food joints, the whimsical menu at Pink’s is surprisingly extensive, featuring the likes of the Three Dog Night (three dogs wrapped in a tortilla with bacon, chili and onions) and a ten-inch dog topped with cheese, guacamole, jalapeño and tortilla chips, named after customer and L.A. Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

User Ratings & Reviews for Pink's Hot Dogs
Average rating    3
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Greasy....but delicious
by car on Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:28 pm
The only thing I don't like is the long wait in line.
Their onion rings gotta be the best I ever tasted. The portions are huge and very reasonable. I had the signature chili cheese dog (10-inch dog with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream).
The chili-dogs are good and so are the chili-cheese burgers!
I love this place when I'm craving something REALLY greasy!
If you are expecting table cloths and special treatment you won't like "Pinks"
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