Skooby’s Hot Dogs


Skooby’s was a small hot dog stand located under a movie theater marquee on Hollywood Boulevard, directly across from Musso-Frank’s Grill, a restaurant that will never be on this website. Skooby’s served great dogs with a great snap and was kind of a godsend to those of us who like neither the chow nor the lines at Pink’s. Skooby’s was what Pink’s should have been, given its reputation.

The hot dogs were great, especially if you left off enough toppings to be able to taste the meat…though asked once if I preferred Skooby’s over my other fave (Carney’s, still open), I answered that I preferred the dogs at Carney’s and the french fries and lemonade at Skooby’s. I also liked the parking better at either Carney’s, which may have been the reason Skooby’s is no more. I rarely go to anything in that area that doesn’t have a parking lot, even for one of the best hot dogs in town.

6 Responses to Skooby’s Hot Dogs

  • Josh says:

    Does anyone know the recipes to Skooby’s hot dogs? I no longer live in California so I had to make homemade versions of the In-N-Out Animal fries and burger and would love to do the same for Skooby’s. We used to drive the hour and a half drive from Camp Pendleton to Hollywood mainly just to eat Skooby’s.

  • Mike says:

    Loved. It miss all these places. Woodys and Swedish smorgasborg. Plus. That. Place next to picwood theater hot dogs n burgers. Saw dust on the floor forget the name but oh so good

  • Mark says:

    Skooby’s was great. I remember I used to see the Skooby car being driven around in Pasadena circa 2003-2004. The last time I had a Skooby dog was in 2013. Spoke with the owner and told him I used to see the car around Pasadena 10 years earlier. He was shocked that anyone remembered that. I did, it was cool.

  • The Management says:

    Because a restaurant has to be closed and out of business to be on this website and I was suggesting, tongue-in-cheek, that Musso-Frank’s Grill will never go out of business.

  • Brandy says:

    Why will Musso-Frank’s Grill never be on this website? Just curious.

  • Kali says:

    Sorry – still prefer Cupids in the Valley. Although Carney’s gets close. And Pink’s isn’t even in the same room. By any definition.

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