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Dec 27, 2009 03:34 PM

Chicken place on Olympic Blvd?

There is a chicken place on Olympic Blvd that serves up their chicken (the chicken is almost completely red in color) with a side of fries and this amazing vinegar sauce. However, I cannot remember the name and am searching for it. I know that it is before Wienerschnitzel's on Olympic, heading east. Also, it is a shack, basically, that also serves burgers and chili cheese fries. There is always smoke coming out of it and I have been looking for the name but have yet to have the time to go look for it. Does anyone know of it?

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    1. re: bruinike

      Sounds like Dino's, but Dino's is on Pico Blvd.

      Dino's Chicken and Burgers
      2575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006, USA

    2. Yes, it was Dino's. I got my streets mixed up and eventually drove down Pico and found it. Thank you :)

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      1. re: jennvn

        Sounds interesting - what's the deal with Dino's chicken?

        1. re: Bria Silbert

          The Half Chicken Plate at Dino's Burgers is one of my favorite meals -- Half of a Grilled Spicy Marinated Chicken, Fries drenched in the spicy marinade, Cole Slaw and Tortillas for only $5.50 (I always ask for "Extra Juice").

          Chowhound Abby said that Dino's Burgers Chicken is "The most amazing chicken dish I ever had." Abby's review of Dino's Burgers (Azusa location):

          1. re: Norm Man

            Yup, definitely try it. Great chicken. I normally hate soggy fries but somehow with it drenched in the marinade it works. Dump the cole slaw though. That cold slaw stacked next to the hot food in the same clamshell means it becomes luke warm and tastes kind of nasty. But it's generic slaw at best.

            At $5.50 it's a lot of tasty food food for cheap. I really wonder how long they can maintain the pricing. Was $5 for the longest time, then crept up a quarter a year ago? Now another quarter added.

            1. re: Norm Man

              Those soggy fries are actually better than the chicken and I'm not normally a french fry kind of girl.

              1. re: mollyomormon

                Thanks - I am definitely in the neighborhood and will give it a go this weekend. The soggy fries remind me of Pollo Inka's saltado dishes.

                1. re: Bria Silbert

                  what do you get, white or dark meat?

          2. I prefer the Dino's in Boyle Heights.
            Better service, better food and definitely more parking.
            You want extra sauce on the side no problem. I've seen people order the chicken deep fried which seems a little over the top, but I'll have to give it a try sometime. Owner George is always friendly and helpful. He must do well, he owns all the buildings and property on that side of the block.
            Prices are slightly lower...$5.95 and you get an unlimited soft drink with the half chicken, fries, cole slaw and tortillas. I've talked to him and he doesn't seem to know what goes on at the Pico location. Lot's of county workers and LAPD seem to eat there all the time. Also huge burritos for like $4.95.

            2817 N Main Street Los Angeles, CA
            (few blocks from the USC County Hospital)

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            1. re: monku

              Maybe a silly question - but how are the burgers at Dino's Burgers

              1. re: monku

                I have to respectfully disagree with monku on this one. I work much much closer to the Boyle Heights location and willingly make the drive to the K-Town location. The fries aren't anything alike between the two. Boyle Heights appears to use frozen fries where as the K-Town locations appears to use freshly cut fries.

                1. re: monku

                  Dino's Burgers Main Street is owned by the brother of Dino's Burgers Pico. They use different marinade recipes. I like the food at Dino's Burgers Pico better.

                  Dino's Burgers Pico also has locations in Azusa and Pomona (Someone said the Pomona location may be a franchise). The Azusa location (formerly Ted's Gourmet Fast Food) actually serves the Half Chicken Plate on a plate with real fork and knives.