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Val's Burgers

2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
510-889-8257
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Ranked #2 of 263 Restaurants in Hayward
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is an old fashioned restaurant still in the family. The food is great and large servings. Milkshakes are the old fountain kind. Everyone is friendly. Cash only. This summer we took the 4th generation ( great grand children) there for lunch. They took our picture for us! Lots of fun and memories for our family.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I love this place. Great burgers, service, and even better milk shakes. I always stop to at least get a shake to go.

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Southern California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Everyone who works in Val's is the best. They are helpful, quick, and say yes with a smile. The food is definitely 60's and good. Burgers are not your frozen mold shaped burgers from a big box. They are made to order and they still get to your table fast. A baby burger is enough for me!

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Hayward, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Want an older waitress in a black skirt and white apron? want a milkshake and the glass it's mixed in? want a wonderful grilled burger?How bout an order of fries to feed a small village? Then this is the place. I swear that the waitresses I had 40 years ago are still there today!! The BEST way to get your... More

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Hayward, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The menu and decor hasn't changed much since we came here when I was a kid in the 60's. Definitely the best burgers we've ever had anywhere. Wonderful, huge shakes in old fashion soda glasses and you get the can too (it's like getting 2 shakes). One order of fries is enough for 2-3 people. Love them for breakfast too.... More

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Hayward, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is no better burger or shake in Hayward!!!! Always busy, do not mind the wait it is worth it... This place is very consistent, the taste and smells make your mouth water as soon as you drive in their parking lot.

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Oakhurst, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had been going to Val's regularly for many, many years and then I moved out of the area. Every time that I need to go to Hayward which is about a 3 hour drive I always stop here to eat. On April 30th I had to go to a 50th Anniversary Event and afterward decided to go their to... More

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San Lorenzo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I've been eating at Val's since the early 1970's. Everything is still just as good as it was then, and you can't say that about too many places. I remember the first time I watched them making milkshakes. The guy filled the cup with ice cream, squirted a little milk, then hit the blender. Then, more ice cream, a splash... More

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Hayward, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Vals is a great place for a throw back in time, and it's not a good place for a diet. One can enjoy a nice big breakfast or a simple burger and fries. The people there are wonderful. Get ready for a wait at peak times, but the nice casual tasty dining experience is worth it. Oh yes, Bring CASH...... More

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Hayward, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The burgers and the steaks are the best I have eaten. My daughters say "the shakes are unbeatable" service is polite and sober.

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