11/17/2006Provided by Citysearch
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!
11/16/2006Provided by Citysearch
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.
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.
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.
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.
11/15/2006Provided by Citysearch
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
11/08/2006Provided by Citysearch
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.
11/03/2006Provided by Citysearch
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!
09/19/2006Provided by Citysearch
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.
09/09/2006Provided by Citysearch
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
08/11/2006Provided by Citysearch
Just b/c you have to wait a long time in line doesn't mean that the food has to taste that much better; contrary to your self-centered mind, food quality and wait time do not affect each other. That said--Pink's is cheap, fun and tasty--no big whoop. Like at most LA landmarks, its about good food at a good price. And this place is it. I guess I've been lucky and never experienced THE line (but I did have to stand next to a whole bunch of USC students in line, which is bad enough).
Try the chilli fries with the nacho cheese. If only they had carne asada fries...! They have a lot of variety, with big dogs named after celebs.
07/06/2006Provided by Citysearch
We stood in line for almost 1 hour! The chili was thick and NASTY, the the onion rings were greasy and had an odd flavor, the pink lemonaid was bitter. The only decent thing I had was the fry's. Please tell me what is all the hype about??????
06/30/2006Provided by Citysearch
So I can get my dog quicker. So you guys are upset at waiting in line? DON'T go! As far as hotdog institutions (and I have been to quite a few) this place is tops. In my humble opinion, second only to Gray's Papaya. The only problem is that they offer WAY too many combinations. If you are visiting from out of town, just go for the chili-dog. All you Martha and Rosie and Ozzie dog eaters are the ones holding up the line!! Little tip, weekends before noon, weekdays around 6PM.
04/22/2006Provided by Citysearch
I was amazed by the lack of flavor to the chili and to the hot dog itself... Wasn't worth the wait and moreover, the quality and or flavor does not compare even to the likes of a 7-11 hot dog let alone the famous hot dogs of NY or Chicago. I was grossed out by the tough skin and mushy dog, I felt queasy for a couple hours after eating there.
04/03/2006Provided by Citysearch
the wait is just not worth it (or only worth a trip maybe once a year if you're feeling particularly patient that day). A couple of girlfriends and I went there this past Sunday for a casual bite. We got there around 6pm and the line was around the corner. Good thing I had a snack before we arrived because we did not get our food until ONE HOUR AND TWENTY MINUTES later. The food is cheap and good but come on now, why does it take SO long to serve hot dogs and fries?
03/20/2006Provided by Citysearch
We waited in line for 35 mins. WHY? Do they need a better system? More workers? I feel like I could solve that problem. It was an experience and we did enjoy our Dogs & Fries (w/ Ranch dip) I know Philly u would never wait like that for a cheesesteak!!
02/14/2006Provided by Citysearch
Hot Dogs by themselves aren't my thing, but Pink's has a unique way of making things special. I just had a polish sausage and a hamburger with cheese, bacon and chili, and my stomach is happy. I've been many times, and always try to bring out-of-town guests here for a REAL ""taste of LA.""
01/12/2006Provided by Citysearch
Pink's is a must if you've never had it. I used to live a few blocks away and there is ALWAYS a line. There are tons of choices and it's cheap and filling; what more could you want? I just wish that they had bacon-wrapped hot dogs!
12/20/2005Provided by Citysearch
Friend took me to this spot, after I moved to LA. I'm not so much a Hot Dog Lover (unless it's MAXWELL STREET, Chi-Town). My friend told me ""You Have To Have PINK'S!!"", well we went and I got the Harry Potter Dog, well I came back again and again and you'll see me there again. It's good, cheap and I don't mind standing in line, part of the experience........
11/07/2005Provided by Citysearch
every time we'd drive by this place there was a line of about 30 people waiting. our curiosity finally got the better of us and we broke down and gave it a shot. sooo.... after waiting for 10-15 mins we each got a hot dog and ate in the outdoor patio in back. you know, maybe it's because i'm not a big hot dog lover, but i don't see what the fuss is about, it's JUST A HOT DOG. it must be because the food is cheap and the place is open late, either that or there are a lot of people with munchies in this city.
10/07/2005Provided by Citysearch
I love the Huell dog named after the ""California Gold"" program host but to wait for an hour and a half for a hot dog is ridiculous. That is how long I waited a Sunday evening because family from out of town had never been. I love Pink's but they need to go back to the old line when there were more lines. Don't come hungry because the wait is long.
06/27/2005Provided by Citysearch
I won't complain about the food, the price is just right. Actaully, I love the foot long jalepeño dog.. Thats probally the best thing on the menu.. Chili is very greasy, but it tastes good. Great for after Dodger games since they are usually open til 2 or 3am.
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- 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