Pink's Hot Dogs
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- 74%Budget Travelers
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Member Reviews (44)
- Pink's Hot DogsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jan 22, 2014
Pink's is a family owned, non-franchised, hot dog stand that is a Hollywood landmark. Their walls are filled with pictures of Hollywood personalities who have frequented Pink's. This is where Bruce Willis proposed to Demi Moore. (She said, "Yes." Some years later they divorced.)
As a hot dog devotee I rate their hot dogs "good" but no better than Cupid's, a local franchise. Go there to enjoy their hot dogs and to admire the Pink family's marketing savvy.
- Pink's Hot DogsFeb 14, 2014
I love it when places like this work out, when their food completely lives up to its reputation and you understand why they're so famous. They make great hot dogs, period. I had one with chili and sauerkraut, and one with onion and all the standard condiments. SO. GOOD. The line is usually long but it moves fast (the staff here knows exactly what they're doing), though if you're looking for a place to sit, you probably won't be able to find a spot. Doesn't matter, really, since your food will be gone in two seconds and you'll be considering whether to hop back in line for another round.
- Pink's Hot DogsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Sep 03, 2013
Hotdogs hotdogs hotdogs!!!
Family-owned since 1939 on LaBrea and Melrose. Famous hotdog stand in the country and especially in LA. Emeril and Giada have hotdogs named after their creation and its now on the menu. Also on that list is the Mayor of LA, Rosie O'Donnell, Ozzy, and Martha Stewart. Movies too... Lord of the Rings and Jaws. Definitely a stop if you're in the Hollywood area
- Pink's Hot DogsMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 1Jul 03, 2013
Pink's you had me at Chili! So good you should kiss the chef! Okay maybe that might be a bit weird.. maybe not as weird in LA. Being a huge hot dog fan, I will let you know that Pink's does not suck. If you ignore the history and celebrates that go there and experience for yourself you won't be disappointed. I heard a lot about this place on food network and travel channel, but who cares? Good food is all that counts the rest is just for tourist to gawk at.
THREE DOG NIGHT 3 hot dogs, wrapped in a giant tortilla, 3 slices of cheese, 3 slices of bacon, chili and onions. Yum Man vs Food how did you skip this place? A massive burrito that is like a chili dog. The chili is freaking bomb! How can you say no to bacon?!? This heart stopping creation satisfies every thing you were dreaming about. If only I could make a chili dog that good. I heard this place is open late and great after club food.
A few cons. Given this is LA, parking is limited. There's a small valet parking area for free. I was scared to let someone park my car, but he did a good job and filled every available space, including next to the dumpster. I didn't see anyone waiting to get their car back. This guy was very fast and efficient. However, he just asked which car is mine without any valet slip or any proof. I could have easily upgrade my car, but picking something nicer. I know this is based on an honesty system, which I follow, but who knows if other people will. The wait is always at least 30 minute plus! If you can wait in line for a roller coaster or go early to a movie, this isn't really that bad. The location is hard to reach if you are not a LA local. Even from just outside of LA, like Pasadena, you WILL have a world famous LA traffic experience!
Try Pink's for yourself, but not because I said so. If you love hot dogs you cannot afford to miss it. Please don't go when I do. Maybe I can shorten the line. Duh! Why did I write this review...?
- Pink's Hot DogsDec 25, 2013
The landmark hot dog stand Pink’s was founded by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939 as a pushcart near the corner of La Brea and Melrose. The Great Depression was still having an impact on the country, and money was scarce. People could purchase a chili dog made with Betty’s chili recipe accompanied by mustard and onions on a steamed bun for 10 cents each. As business grew, thanks to Betty’s chili and the custom-made Hoffy-brand hot dogs with their natural casings, so did Pink’s. Their menu still has the original chili dog, but they’ve added 31 others (plus other menu items like burgers). Some of the new dogs on the menu are named after Hollywood celebrities, some of whom can be seen at the restaurant. Be prepared for a line -- it can sometimes stretch around the corner.
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