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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Never Changes

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
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196 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Hayward, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After living 35 years in Hayward, CA. I recently introduced my grandkids to Val's. They loved it! My challenge was convincing my grandson he should not order the "Poppa Burger", a size even I couldn't eat, if I tried! Parking could be a problem on weekends, so if you can go M-F, don't hesitate.

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Hayward, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always been a good place to go. The last couple of time though things have changed. My daughter wanted ranch dip with her chicken strips and they told her that would be an extra cost. She wanted it instead of catsup. Then when I asked for a box to go they wanted to charge me for that. I think thats... More 

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East Palo Alto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A burger is a burger is a burger and there is nothing special about a Val's burger! Truly a greasy spoon!

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Additional Information about Val's Burgers

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

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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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