We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)
(619) 224-4623
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 4,066 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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Write a Review

869 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    560
    215
    69
    14
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Torrance, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Stopped by on our way to San Diego because husband said I must try the burger so we did. We had the burger with the blue cheese, it was so incredible flavorful and unbelievable juicy. It is extremely messy but well worth all the messy juice from the meat. We shared the burger which was a good thing because they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laval, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is overrated. A line like that for burger is too much. The burgers where good, but the place wasn't really clean I guess... Value/price was good!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Took my family there for a birthday. Huge burgers and really good. Had a lot of fun. I would go there again. The service was really was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Terre Haute, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Go for the mini if you want a normal size burger! Enjoyed the food and staff! They came around to our table several times checking on us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abbotsford, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting from out of town and we were enjoying the sunset when we noticed the line up to this place. Had no clue what they served and decided to try it out. Great service and even better burgers. Had the bacon cheeseburger with the works and can honestly say it was one of the if not the best burger I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of the best burgers I've ever had! No need to order fries or onion ring, the burger will fill you up!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You need to pick the right time to hit this spot, because the lines are around the block. Don't kid yourself this is no hidden gem anymore. The burger was great, loaded with toppings, and we got some onion rings, and there were enough for a small army of children. Great spot, definitely lives up to the hype. But if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redondo Beach, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Hodad's is an institution of sorts in San Diego - they started way back in 1969 and they have a very loyal following. As a Burger loving Bear, and also being an SD native I had to skip In-And-Out and try out Hodad's. We visited the Ocean Beach location (Hodad's has a second location Downtown SD on Broadway). My local... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Been here twice and both times the burgers were absolutely delicious. I love quality and consistency and Hodad's has it. The onions rings are to die for! Hodad's is super crowded and really noisy so don't come here if you are looking for quiet and romantic. If you can't stand the noise, you can order your burgers to take out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I am Italian, and I LOVE the U.S.A. and its food! This said, I have been traveling around the US and visited tons of places, but I think this is way far the BEST burger spot I've ever tried in my life. Meat and all the ingredients used are fresh and great quality, the place is very nice with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hodad's also viewed

 

Been to Hodad's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing