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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Great burgers!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Shellqueen666
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San Leandro, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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San Leandro, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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2 reviews
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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Castro Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

a visit to Val`s burgers in Hayward is like stepping back in time. burgers are made to order (from med. rare to well done) one order of fries will feed 2 to 3 people all the shakes are all hand made on the spot(I like pineapple banana with one scoop of chocolate) the service is very curious and friendly. when... More 

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

LOVE Val's. Never had a bad meal and never ever walked away hungry :) The momma burger is pure heaven. Meat so tender it is like a good steak. Diner feel and don't forget to order the milk shake.

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Hayward, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

you pick the size of your hamburger patty 1/3 lb. 1/2 lb. or 1 lb. of meat. cooked perfectly to you desire. only problem I had was the bun was to small for the 1/2 lb. I can only imagine what it would look like with a 1 lb. patty. they do charged extra for a slice tomato and cheese.... More 

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Patterson, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Val's has that small diner feel, but has excellent burgers. It was the bestburger I have ever had. We also got a huge basket of fries that we shared because it was so big. On top of that I also had a strstrawberry which was also very good and large enough to take some home. We will definitely be going... More 

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Patterson, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This little burger place is a nice surprise. Doesn't look like much and small, but the crowd waiting is all you need to see that this place has great food. The burgers are juicy and the milkshakes are delicious!

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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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