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Val's Burgers

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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
510-889-8257
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Open Secret

I've been going to Val's for decades.....the food is great....Open "secrets" 1. Bring CASH...checks and cards are not accepted. 2. One order of fries is more than enough for two people. 3. ROOT BEER FLOAT ! - every time mine is brought to the table....heads turn !..PS...I recommend their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JPaul50
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Hayward, California
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Hayward, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've been going to Val's for decades.....the food is great....Open "secrets" 1. Bring CASH...checks and cards are not accepted. 2. One order of fries is more than enough for two people. 3. ROOT BEER FLOAT ! - every time mine is brought to the table....heads turn !..PS...I recommend their steak sandwich, but every regular has their particular favorite.

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San Francisco, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Vals is an original! Not a fancy place, usually a line, cash only, friendly service and fantastic burgers and other comfort food. Meat is a special gind and you can taste the difference. Shakes are hand made and you get the metal mixing container for seconds. Closed Sunday and monday. And oh, breakfasts are great.

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Livermore, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Val's is a gem. The servings are huge - one order of fries was more than enough for 3 of us. We all thought the food was very good. The milkshakes are made with real milk and ice cream are easily split 2- 3 ways. Parking can be a challenge as there just is not enough room in the lot.... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We love going to Val's whenever I'm back in my hometown, but the food on my most recent trip was not good. In the past, I'd always enjoyed a big breakfast at Val's, but it seems to have slipped over the years. Service was ok. Food was tasteless and disappointing. That said, I think you're safe getting a burger there... More 

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Hayward, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

When we moved on to our house which is located near Val's all our friends raved about how great the food was, so I had very high expectations. But unfortunately I was let down!! I Ordered chili which was more onions than chili. The second time I ate there I had a hamburger since that was why I was recommended... More 

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Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I grew up in the area and ate here often. Have been away for 40 years, but return to the area every couple of years to visit family. Always stop by Val's. The best burgers, onion rings, and milk shakes. It never disappoints.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Enjoy it every time and I am not even a burger fan. Huge French/stake Fries portions that taste like real potato unlike some other places. Mama burger with fries is plenty for me, but I like their shakes, too.

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Dublin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been eating here for years. I used to love the burgers but as I get older I seem to love the steak sandwich more. I always love the shakes and fries. Burgers are good but steak is always better. Service is always great.

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Orinda, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best hamburgers, and all their food is excellent. Service is good, and quick, and worth any wait. I drive 30 miles to get there.

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Hayward, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I grew up just up the street from this place and it used to live up to it's name of being the best on the west coast, but not for the hamburgers anymore. The milkshakes and onion rings are still amazing though. The new ownership is when things changed years back, and it's just not the same old Val's unfortunately.... More 

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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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