I had a Pink's Dog for the first time when I worked at the Coffee Bean, We had a Booth On the Santa Monica Pier and So did Pink's. So all Day we traided Ice Blendeds for the 10' footlongs with Chilly, oh my god ! I Never Had something so good in a while.
If you are looking for atmosphere, go somewhere else. If you want the best chili dogs in L.A., this is the place to go, just be prepared for a long wait if you go during lunch time.
There is absolutely no other hot dog in the world like Pink's!! My absolute favorite is the footlong chili cheese dog with onions and mustard... add a little pastrami and you have a gastronomic delight!! Add some scrumptious chili cheese fries and a Bubble-Up to complete your dining enjoyment!! Of course, there is always a line at Pink's but it moves quickly and is WELL worth the wait!!
Polish Sausage, Chili, Bacon, a Hamburger patty, Lettuce, Tomatoe, and Onion. No, this is not my shopping list it's what you will get on the Pink's burger.
Let's not even start about how good there seasoned french fries are. And the people who frequent there for movie-star to college student to transvestites, it's filled with great friendly people. The, sometimes 2 hr., wait in line is well worth the burger and the people you will meet and talk to.
I've been known to leave San Diego at midnight just to go up to L.A. and get one of these burgers. It's well worth the drive.
Pink's is a very unique place. The food is very good. Pink's offers about 25 different types of Hot Dogs. I enjoy eating at Pinks, however they are so good that if I did it often I would gain weight. Also many famous people eat at Pink's so bring your camera you never know who might show up.
07/13/2002Provided by Citysearch
The food was good but it was very costly. I got a parking ticket for parking on the streets because there wasn't any room in the lot. The line was awful. I waited more than a hour for hot dogs! If you want parking tickets and heartburn, eat at pinks.
07/02/2002Provided by Citysearch
It's a good hot dog, a damn good hot dog, but to some it's just not worth the wait. If you do feel like waiting and trying a hot dog that has become an LA staple, by all means go for it. You won't regret it unless you get a rubbery, somewhat stale hot dog but even then it's still pretty good. Get a bacon wrapped hot dog and top it off with chili and onions. Goes down well with a beer.
06/07/2002Provided by Citysearch
Having lived in the L.A. area for over 2 decades I have had the opportunity to visit Pinks often. It is simply the best there is. In my travels around the country, I have tried to find a dog that comes even close. I've failed miserably.
I now live in Orlando and only wish that Pinks was in Florida. Every time I visit L.A., no matter for how long or short a time, I make a point of going to Pinks for either a Mild Polish Dog with the works or a regular chili cheese dog.
Dayum, I miss it.
06/06/2002Provided by Citysearch
For the price, Pink's can't be beat for late night dining. If you don't want to deal with the slow service at Fred 62, The Kitchen's new menu has got you down, go to Pink's. Their hot dogs rock. They're not unnecessarily thick like all those ballpark franks that taste bad. Instead, they're very flavorful. Lots of condiments available. Meet interesting people.
05/21/2002Provided by Citysearch
The only place I'd typically stand in line for a hot dog is a baseball stadium, but these are worth a wait. The line is traditionally long, but the service is quick once you order. This family-owned stand serves all-beef hot dogs, orange cheese, onion rings and too many toppings to list. The menu has lots of options (such as burgers, burrito-like hot dogs, pastrami hot dogs and even a couple of items for vegetarians), but I recommend sticking with the chili-cheese dog.
05/14/2002Provided by Citysearch
OK, so I went--partly to appease an out-of-town guest who had her heart set, partly to be able to say I've been. Pink's is an L.A. classic, as you'll read on the menu while waiting in line. And you'll have plenty of time to read. We waited in line for over an hour, with tourists, screaming kids and exhaust fumes wafting from one of the busiest intersections in the city. The dogs were hot and fully loaded, but I can't say they were worth the wait. The patio/parking lot in the back doesn't make for a great dining experience. The best part, really, was the signed picture of Richard Simmons in the tiny indoor eating area. Wait till you see what he's wearing.
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- Payment method
- no credit cards
- Price Range
- Central LA, Mid-City West
- American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Restaurants
- Other Information
Parking: Paid, Free, Private
Cuisines: Burgers, American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Price Range : Below Average
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Takes Reservations: No