It was a late night, I was driving home from a travel meet up and I realized I had not yet had dinner. I hopped on Yelp to find something close and cheap and next thing you know I am parking in the relatively sketchy area that houses the internet famous Dino’s Chicken and Burgers. I am not going to lie I went in with low expectations, but let me tell you this place is utter gold. The chicken is a legit flavor explosion and the price is just right, it may have been the late night craving being satisfied but I can honestly say this will not be my last time at Dino’s Chicken. Here is all the info:
- Cost: $5-$8
- Hours: 6AM – 11PM
- Location: 2575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Like I said above, the location leaves a little to be desired if you come after dark. It’s not the worst area but it’s not great either. That being said I was fine with sitting down to eat my food before heading on my way.
This place has a ton of interesting options for food, everything from chicken and tacos to DUI Fries (pastrami and asada) are being served on the menu. The internet told me that chicken was where it was at though so I stayed with that and ordered the half chicken, fries, coleslaw and tortilla meal.
Since the chicken is so popular here it is literally always being made. My food was in front of me, ready to eat within 5 minutes from ordering. They didn’t even take my money when I ordered either, I just paid when I picked the food up.
The chicken itself was perfect, it had a ton of spices on it that gave it an overwhelming flavor and the meat was juicy and fell right off the bone. Sure it was a little greasy but that added to the charm at a spot like this.
The fries themselves were served under the chicken and were soaked in vinegar and chicken juice. Now, before you judge me on this you need to try it for yourself, they are that good.
I ended up making tacos by putting the chicken, fries and coleslaw into the tacos which was a unique sweet and savory flavor. I wish I could say I didn’t eat all of this, but I did. Dino’s Chicken was that good. Add to that the fact that my total bill was around $7 and you have a pretty perfect spot. Do make sure to check it out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments.