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Where are the best chili cheese fries in L.A.?

mc michael Apr 9, 2002 10:07 PM

Over to you, Todd.

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    soccerdad RE: mc michael Apr 10, 2002 11:41 AM

    Islands has them. They are passable.

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      Eric RE: soccerdad Apr 11, 2002 09:19 PM

      i have to say "Tops" in Pasadena on the corner of allen and walnut!!

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        Chino Wayne RE: soccerdad Apr 14, 2002 02:08 PM

        Oh come on now Soccerdad, Islands? The ersatz Hawaiian burger joint, with non-descript burgers. Obviously you had a deprived childhood, poor boy. I will say a prayer for you the next time I eat some fries at The Hat.

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        SKU RE: mc michael Apr 10, 2002 12:03 PM

        I like the chili cheese fries at Mo' Better Meaty Meat Burgers on Fairfax and Pico. Fresh cut fries, bathed in greasy chili and cheese.

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          johanna RE: mc michael Apr 10, 2002 12:04 PM

          Um....Carney's? The Hat? I don't really know, just guessing.

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            wienermobile RE: johanna Feb 20, 2014 11:08 AM

            The Hat Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries. One order can feel a feed dozens or a small army or a basketball team.

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              ns1 RE: wienermobile Feb 20, 2014 11:10 AM

              any idea how langers' PCCF compare?

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                wienermobile RE: ns1 Feb 20, 2014 11:11 AM

                I think having both a pastrami on rye and pastrami chili cheese fries would kill me. So I have not yet tried them.

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                wienermobile RE: wienermobile Feb 20, 2014 11:10 AM

                Langer's also now offers Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries too.

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              local RE: mc michael Apr 10, 2002 04:28 PM

              HI-Life Burger on S. Fair Oaks Ave. in South Pasadena. Known throughout the area as raising c-fries to an artform, the portion is oversized, pitched into a cardboard contained guaranteed to leak fluids, irridescent in color, and an "aroma" (odor is more like it) that brings back memories of high school ditch-days...i can still feel the pain!

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                Tom M. RE: mc michael Apr 10, 2002 09:32 PM

                I'm born and raised in LA, and it's always been Tommy's. Especially on ditch days.

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                  Can RE: mc michael Apr 12, 2002 01:08 PM

                  For quality, quantity...The HAT! Several locations all over SoCal.

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                    Chino Wayne RE: Can Apr 14, 2002 01:57 PM

                    Haven't had the chili cheese fries, just the regular at The Hat. Damn good fries, very generous, a small order is as large as or larger than any other places large. Big, thick full bodied, potato tasting fries, definetly the right base for a load of chili and cheese.

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                      lickmystamps RE: mc michael Apr 13, 2002 02:21 AM

                      Not sure if they're the same or even if it's still open, but Lucky Boys in Pasadena on Arroyo. Now those were some late night chili cheese fries.

                      Of course, these are high school memories so...

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                        MunchyWeight RE: mc michael Feb 20, 2014 11:00 AM

                        Hi! I personally like this place called 'Mighty Mouth' in Granada Hills and Canyon Country/Santa Clarita. I go out of my way to eat at the one in Granada though...I honestly think that taste is in the tongue of the beholder; because some may like chili meatier than others--however, I always crave the chili cheese fries and the double chili Cheese burger with everything. If you like steak fries with tasty chili, go here, Everest Burgers in La Canada area, or Tops. OH!! I totally forgot about Skooby's Hot Dogs on Hollywood BLVD Near Cherokee! OMG great Chili Cheese fries~~~!!!!!

                        1. wienermobile RE: mc michael Feb 20, 2014 11:15 AM

                          Darn good at Carney's too.

                          1. A5 KOBE RE: mc michael Feb 20, 2014 11:52 AM

                            Volcano Burger

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                              ozhead RE: mc michael Feb 20, 2014 12:54 PM

                              Daglas - on Vanowen in Winnetka (maybe Reseda)

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                                farmertomato RE: mc michael Feb 20, 2014 01:29 PM

                                Those who like The Hat are talking sense to me. How anyone could even consider the chili at Tommy's or Carney's to be food is beyond me. Probably had to grow up eating it, I guess.

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