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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
(619) 224-4623
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Ranked #7 of 4,125 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I've heard the rave reviews about this place. i don't get it. the burgers seem like pre-formed patties that may come in bulk from a big box stores. same goes for the fries. perhaps the onion rings are homemade? my favorite part-- they brought ranch for dipping without me even asking!! Certainly not waiting 30 minutes to try.

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San Diego, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The place is right out of the 60's with a surfing edge, and the food is GREAT! The burgers are juicy and tasty, and the onion rings are the best... wedge fries are good too. If you want to experience a burger place like the "good old days," then Hodad's is the place. And the folks that eat there are... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

double bacon cheese burger with everything on it exploded...just fell apart on first bite..onion ring basket was huge and tasty...Chocolate shake was out of this world..so good I had to crawl out..worth waiting in line for sure

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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Don't be deceived by the "mini" burger; it's about the same size as an in 'n' out. More than a sufficient portion, especially with their generous sides an toppings. Only get the bigger burger if you have a big appetite! Patties cooked to order, moist and delicious, customizable toppings. Gets busy, so be prepared to wait in line!

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Kaysville, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to Hodad's last week based on the reviews here, and it did not disappoint! There was a little bit of a line, but it went pretty fast. The staff was nice. The food was excellent! HUGE burgers, excellent battered potato wedge fries, and amazing onion rings. I had the "mini" bacon cheeseburger and my husband had the Guido... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went to the Ocean Beach location. Heard there are usually lines. I don't like lines so we got there right as they opened and walked right in. Loved the burger. Want to go back.

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Alton, IL
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Not at all what was expected. The burger was NOT good. Tasted like a soy based product. Fries tasted like they were fried in old oil. We wait a long time and paid a lot of money for something I'd consider to be a very poor product. We tried Dans Burger in pacific beach later in the week. It was... More 

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Folsom, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband and I wanted to visit ever since they aired on Triple D. Last time we were into the area the line was around the block. This time we visited in a week day and only had to wait about 15 minutes to get in. The line goes fast! We loved the crazy decor and had fun reading the... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

No visit to San Diego can be considered complete without a visit to Hodad’s near Ocean Beach. The restaurant is famous for its burgers and onion rings, and the line outside starts early, especially during tourist season. The atmosphere inside is intimate and reminiscent of the 60s; and the service is great. The owner of the establishment, Mike, likes to... More 

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san diego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A landmark joint in Ocean Beach for good burgers, fries, and onion rings if you don't mind noise The entire inside is covered with license plates making it very unique Very popular so avoid lunch time hour

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Additional Information about Hodad's

Address: 5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107
Phone Number: (619) 224-4623
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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