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Hodad's

5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
(619) 224-4623
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Ranked #6 of 4,055 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a cool burger joint. Very hippie, laid back vibe and beach decor. Guido burger is legit. Onion rings are solid. Local beer served in mason jars, all just two short blocks from the beach. Stop by for dinner and watch the surfers and sunset from the pier afterwards and then swing by Cow Records.

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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is the best burger I've ever had- period. The atmosphere is great as well, giant surfboard tables , VW bus for a booth. Pacifico on tap doesn't hurt either. The place has dozens of awards for their burgers pasted on the wall,assuming you think my opinion is a little far-fetched. Summer time produces a giant line as well so... More

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Ventura, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Always friendly, always fresh and perfectly put together burgers. The fries are flat out insane. My son ordered a chocolate shake that was almost all ice cream! they are all about high quality fresh food and service here. The place is small but really cool decor. Pure California dude! located just off of ocean beach. Just beautiful!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great real hamburger with marvellous onion rings. The place is a "surf style" easy going. Must try If you want ti età something special!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Usually there is a LONG wait, but just wait. The food is great. Awesome burgers, milkshakes, and fries.

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We saw this reviewed in Trip Advisor so decided to check it out. Soooo worth the drive and the wait. Get there before 11am to avoid the line. We ordered "mini" burgers and shared rings (yum) they were plenty of food, my son couldn't finish his milkshake. We went back the next day and the service and food was consistently... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you're in the area, you don't want to miss Hodad's! If you're not in the area, it's worth taking time to go a little out of the way! Absolutely one of the best (maybe the best) burger I've had. They don't skimp on serving size or quality. Laid back and relaxed environment. Very crowded when we were there so... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere, burgers, milkshakes are the best. You will not be disappointed. Always lots of fun at HODADs. Check the schedule of events for festivals, etc. Sometimes they block the streets and parking can be a challenge. Otherwise this is a must stop for us every time we are in the San Diego area.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great Burgers and good Cali Beach atmosphere. The food portions are large and the milkshakes are awesome. Highly recommended.

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Auburn, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Saw this palce on Triple-D... and it did not dissapoint. Burgers, fries & onion rings were excellent. The atmosphere was like being on the beach 40 yrs ago. Had a milshake too. Would recommend to enyone!

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