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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
510-889-8257
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good old fashion dinner

Open for breakfast and lunch. This is a great place for old fashioned soda fountain items and great burgers. Well worth the wait to get a seat. Always busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
seafare74
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SF, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
SF, California
Top Contributor
432 reviews 432 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Open for breakfast and lunch. This is a great place for old fashioned soda fountain items and great burgers. Well worth the wait to get a seat. Always busy.

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Castro Valley, California
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Val's is a local joint that has gained a reputation for great burgers and shakes. It is open for breakfast and lunch only, and with only 40 seats or so, you can expect to wait. But if there is an open seat in a booth, you can also plan to share the booth with others. It's just that kind of... More 

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Hayward, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There are many burger joints from the Pacific to the Atlantic. I'd put Val's up against any burger joint! Consider this for your bucket list if you are not form the area; if you are from the Yay!! Area, whenever you want a throwback burger experience, make this your destination. The Papa (1 lb), Mama (1/2 lb) and Baby (1/3)... More 

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Fremont, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I used to eat here every week back in the 80's as my best friend's Uncle owned the place. That doesn't mean I got anything for free, it's just that I would not have known about the place if not for him. I love this place. I know it has changed owners years ago but it is one of the... More 

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Hayward, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is the place our community raves about for burgers, but they open for breakfast and it was time to try it. I like that all the food is fresh. The hash browns were nice little real chunks of potato rather than the shredded frozen kind. I had an omelet with chili and cheese (called something else, but read the... More 

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San Leandro, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to Val's for the last 35 years. Place is very clean, staff is great, and the food is delicious. Milk shakes are thick and creamy and enough for two, as are the steak fries and onion rings. Can be a bit of a wait during lunch, and dinner hours, especially on a warm... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent burgers, onion rings, and milkshakes. The fries could have been a little crispier but were still good. I highly recommend this place if you are craving a quality burger.

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Hayward
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to Vals multiple times. Always crowded and always good. Some of the best old fashioned burgers you can have. Nothing fancy - just prepared and delivered like they used to do 30yrs ago! Be prepared to wait....very popular!

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Hayward, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Hearty hamburgers and an ambiance of memories. Everyone goes there for the hamburgers. Generous portions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Place is pretty good. I go pretty often. However I bring my Kaiser Roll. They nickle and dime for tomato and Cheese. There should be 2 slices of cheese and tomato should be on demand. The standard roll they serve does not warrant the burger. However it is good. Milkshakes and Onion rings great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510-889-8257

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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