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Whether it’s National Chili Dog Day or not, sometimes you just want an added kick of greatness on your hot dog. With a chili dog, you get the mixture of a delicious hot dog along with tasty chili smothered on top of it. Where are the best spots to get these treats? We scoured L.A. to find you the best.
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(credit: Neety P./yelp)


Pink’s Hot Dogs
709 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 931-4223
www.pinkshollywood.com

At Pink’s Hot Dogs, you’ll have a lot of options to choose from, but a practical right of passage is biting into their chili dog. This family-owned hot dog stand is one of the most popular in Los Angeles, and offers their classic chili dog. With mustard, onions, and smothered chili, it’s one hot dog you won’t want to miss. Pink’s also offers offshoots of these with their 9″ stretch chili dog, as well as the chili cheese dog, too! Want to get more creative? Try their Huell Howser Dog, which comes with 2 hot dogs in one bun, mustard, chili, cheese and onions.

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(Credit: LetsEatWithAlicia.com)


Art’s Chili Dog
1410 West Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 750-1313

With its claim to inventing the chili dog, you know Art’s Chili Dog is pretty serious. And, with that seriousness comes one of the city’s landmark fast food stands, serving everything from hot dogs, tamales and more for great prices. At Art’s, beef and turkey dogs are on the menu and they encourage you can smother them with their delicious chili. Top it off with cheese, peppers and sauerkraut, and you’re in business. Although you won’t find French fries to order at Art’s, but you can get their chili Fritos specialty if you’re in the mood for something with your chili dog.

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(credit: Gohar N./yelp)


Larry’s Chili Dog
3122 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-0244

Looking to pair some tasty chili cheese fries with your chili cheese hot dog? Well, Larry’s Chili Dog is the perfect spot. The simple chili dog is one of its most popular, but they offer many options to kick it up a notch. You won’t find a lot of frills at this hot dog outpost, but you will find some of the best chili franks around. Aside from the chili dog (with mustard and onions), the chili cheese dog, and the chili cheese fries, patrons also love their chili cheese dog combo, the Kraut Dog, and the Louisiana Hot Dog. These can all be paired with chili on top for an extra cost.

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(credit: Carneys Restaurant)


Carney’s
8351 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 654-8300
Multiple Locations
www.carneytrain.com

At Carney’s famous train restaurant, you’ll not only find a fun place to eat, but a restaurant that knows how to serve up delicious chili dogs. Whether you’re looking for their classic Carney’s hot dog, which comes with chili, mustard, tomatoes, and onions, or you wan’t to step it up and order something like their Spicy Style chili dog, you’re covered here. They also offer chili burgers, and chili fries to go along with your chili dog! Housed in an old Union Pacfiic rail car on Sunset Blvd., a visit to Carney’s is much more than about the food. It’s about the experience, too! And, the food is pretty great. There’s nothing quite like it.

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(credit: Anthony N./yelp)


Vicious Hot Dogs
5231 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-3647
www.viciousdogshotdogs.com

At this North Hollywood outpost, diners come and go all day for the great hot dogs. While you can order some standard options like the chili cheese dog, when you’re at Vicious Dogs, you’ll want to definitely try your dog with some options. Whether you choose to get the chili cheese option with an all beef dog, chili and shredded cheese, or the Slaw Dog with all beef, regular mustard, chili shredded cheese and cole slaw, you can top it off with a variety of options. From jalapeno peppers and onions to cheese, and more, make sure you get creative! You can also order chili fries!

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