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Hodad's

5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
(619) 224-4623
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Ranked #8 of 4,068 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
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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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Panama City, Florida
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759 reviews 759 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I stopped here based on the DDD episode and I'm glad I did. Often the line runs out the door but don't let that deter you. It is a quirky location to eat and people watch but my recommendation is grab your food to go, walk down the street and eat on the seawall overlooking the beach and pier.

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Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great burgers as I was told, pricey for what you get.They have a sign that says TO GO MEANS TO GO but while I got my burger to go my 2 friends got a beer TO GO but after it was paid for they said you can not take it to must drink it by the BATHROOM??? Why sell beer... More

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Seattle, Washington
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129 reviews 129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Burgers aren't usually my thing, so take my word when I say you gotta try this. I had a bacon cheeseburger with american and cheddar and asked to add pastrami... Perfection! The mini loaded with toppings was more than enough accompanied by a chocolate milkshake as big as my head... looked like simply five scoops of ice cream lightly spun....... More

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Mission, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Do not miss Hodad's for a shockingly delicious burger loaded with fabulous extras. Sit at the window bar where the waiters take your order from the sidewalk and watch the world go by. What a great find, sometimes the line is long but it moves fast and the food is worth the wait.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We left straight from the airport and headed to eat it. It lived up to my "tripadvisor" expectations! Definitely surf restaurant. Open air windows, whole in the wall! Listened to alternative music while we people watched. Waiters were super friendly and on top of things. Burgers and fries were delicious. Had bacon cheeseburgers with cheddar. Fun atmosphere! Must try!

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Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We heard about the restaurant from Diner, drive-in's and Dive TV show. As we were planning to go to San Diego during our California trip, we decided to stop there to try their famous burger. Long waiting line outside under the after-noon sun. Inside is funky decor, service is friendly. Inions rings are awesome. Burgers... well patties are too thin... More

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Yelm, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I took my kids here after a long day of doing the typical touristy things around San Diego. I had read reviews about the place prior to our visit, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. The place itself is a stone's throw from the beach, and is very understated and very cool. As a non-native, having the... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

and they are a great compliment to a burger made w care. the home fries are also out of this world. the decor & music are modern with a retro feel. the long table (shaped like a surfboard) will seat big parties or give a single guest a place without taking a whole booth. no matter which time of day... More

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is absolutely amazing for a guilty pleasure burger. I ordered a double which was a mistake because it was bigger than my head and it was very difficult to eat. My wife ordered a single and it was still large but manageable. This burger is one of the best I have ever tasted. The atmosphere is really cool... More

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Logandale, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We of course heard about Hodad's from them being on TV and from friends that have gone there. We thought we'd give it a try so we could say we did it! My favorite part of the experience was the hole-in-the-wall beach burger joint atmosphere complete with great surf music in the background. The service was good and they seemed... More

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