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Val's Burgers

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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Great burgers and shakes. You must try it to believe it. Hot food great service. A little wait time but well worth the wait

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert L
Castro Valley
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San Jose, California
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the diner experience as much as the next guy...which is why it pains me to say the burger here is just okay. I really wanted to love it and I totally eat up the diner feel, so I really hate saying it. The burger was just fine...nothing special. No need for me to go back.

Thank flatfootfoodie
Castro Valley
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers and shakes. You must try it to believe it. Hot food great service. A little wait time but well worth the wait

Thank Robert L
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We love their burgers, fries and milkshakes. The only negatives are that they only accept cash and it's a bit pricey when you are a family of five and everyone orders burgers and a milkshake.

Thank GreatFamilyFoodFun
Hayward, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This place is a classic in Hayward. Amidst visit expect some delays. Food is excellent service is ok

Thank foodsearch2015
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Winning with my family to have a quick bite to eat for lunch sat at the counter because it was very busy. After about 10 minutes someone greeted us and told us they would be right with us as I was looking at the menu I noticed it was a cash only establishment. When I asked the waitress about this... More 

Thank Darin R
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Wonderful size burgers... best in the west. They have wonderful other items on the menu, but we went for the burgers...

Thank Mohammad G
Hayward, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Vals has been around for ages their burgers are in a league of their own, they're served with steak fries and a very generous portion at that.The place is very cozy and is usually packed. I highly recommend it.

Thank Lawrence W
Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you like hamburgers, this is fine place, Old School, right out of the 50's. Decent prices, no short cuts, real milkshakes, real French Fries, onion rings. The only think is that the burgers are cooked on a flattop, not a grill but that apart, a worthy destination.

Thank Honamu
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Bring an appetite and only cash. milkshakes are awesome and burgers are great. 1950s feel. Staff incredible friendly. The only drawback is parking

Thank dlh241
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This place has been a long time favorite for Hayward resident. Their parking lot is full all the time, but street parking is easy to find . They even have old time fountain style milk shake. Definitely a must try place when you are in Hayward.

Thank Raymond K

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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