Top 7 Hot Dogs in L.A.

As seen on ABC 7 ... For all the talk of Los Angeles being a city obsessed with healthy, calorie-conscious dining, the City of Angels actually consumes more hot dogs every year than any other city in the country. (Yes, beating out New York and Chicago.) Find out where to get tasty hot dogs in L.A., Orange County and beyond. But first, watch our clip to see all the taste-testing action!

Updated: May 07, 2010

Los Angeles Hot Dogs


Pink's Hot Dogs

709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Naysayers can scoff at this place all they want, but there's a reason this legendary hot dog joint has lured hundreds of visitors to wait in line every day for the past 70 years: The hot dogs.


Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

As famous as the team they're named after, the world-famous Dodger Dogs have been an essential part of the ballpark experience for decades. Millions of franks (either a pork/beef blend or 100% beef option) are served at the stadium every baseball season with basic fixings like mustard, ketchup and onions.


Slaw Dogs

720 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

Multiple choice: This new kid on the block offers a dozen different dogs--everything from "rippered" Vienna beef and spicy Calabrese to charbroiled veggie or turkey--with numerous toppings and countless combinations. Expect delicious ethnic inspirations like the Thai slaw dog and the already-famous "TNT Super Dog" which is more akin to a burrito.


Vicious Dogs

5231 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

The name might be vicious, but that doesn't stop hot dog seekers from flocking to this Valley favorite. With some 20 different sausages (there are four Louisiana-style versions alone, not to mention chicken, turkey and veggie versions), this place is also known for its chili cheese fries.


Fab Hot Dogs

19417 Victory Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335

It's hard to go wrong when your name is fab. This self-proclaimed "home of the ripper"--a crunchy, charred, deep-fried wiener--offers a dozen different specialty dogs from virtually every corner of the country: Chicago, Carolina, Kansas City, Mexicali, Manhattan, Coney Island and beyond. Just don't forget the tater tots.


Chronis Famous Sandwich Shop

5825 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Located in the heart of East L.A., this decades-old sandwich shop has built a loyal following for its spicy chili dogs. Don't expect any fancy avant-garde sausages or a million different toppings. Just old-school dogs slathered in a secret sauce stuffed between two steaming buns.


Carney's Restaurant

8351 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Like Pink's, this dining institution can be a bit polarizing among hot dog hounds. Critics aside, this Sunset Strip favorite (there's also one in Studio City) keeps the crowds coming with its affordable hot dogs like the New Yorker, the Chicagoan and the classic.


Orange County Hot Dogs


Inland Empire Hot Dogs


Portillo's Hot Dogs

12840 Day St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Dick Portillo's famed hot dog spot may have first opened as a small trailer in Illinois back in 1963, but folks flock to this Inland Empire outpost for a true (and super affordable) taste of Chicago. Bonus: There's another location in Buena Park.


Ventura County Hot Dogs


Lucky's Dog House

14711 Princeton Ave, Moorpark, CA 93021

This no-frills hot dog joint in Ventura County keeps folks coming back for the dogs ... and chili cheese fries.