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Hodad's

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Ocean Beach
Hamburgers
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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 81
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  • 15
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family Friendly Punk Rock Burger Joint

We went to Hodad's in Ocean Beach with 3 adults and 5 kids. There was a bit of a line but it moved fast. We all crammed into a booth and proceeded to have an amazingly fun time. Vintage punk tunes blasted from the speakers and our heavily tattooed waiters gave about the friendliest and best service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Lynne S
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We went to Hodad's in Ocean Beach with 3 adults and 5 kids. There was a bit of a line but it moved fast. We all crammed into a booth and proceeded to have an amazingly fun time. Vintage punk tunes blasted from the speakers and our heavily tattooed waiters gave about the friendliest and best service I have ever... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Don't be intimidated by the line, it moves fairly fast. The guys are awesome and friendly. The onion rings were the best we've had and the burger....phenomanal. great place and will have to make this a must visit from now on.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Just as good as expected...the waitress was very helpful. The Mini Burger was the perfect size and the Frings was enough for the whole family.

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Hodads before a Padre game. I knew there was a Hodads in the ballpark but I wanted my kids to have the experience of dining at the original location. This place did not disappoint. The burgers are outstanding. The onion rings are amazing and the service was excellent. This place is definitely on my list of places... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Prepare your self for a wait. There will be a line up the street to get in, there always is. If you want you can order it to go and take it up to the beach. Inside the vibe is beachy meets sublime. The guys are all real friendly and serve up some great burgers and milkshakes. The burgers aren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wow, our group of 7 had to wait about an hour with several smaller groups behind us going in first but it was well worth the wait. Manni took great care of us. Super awesome service, fantastic burgers, fabulous onion rings. Kids loved the shakes and we surly enjoyed the beer selection. Fun and enjoyable dinner.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Came here with my friends on my birthday. They gave me my food on the house which was very nice of them. Their burgers are delicious and there are many good choices to pick from. Well worth the wait in the queue.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband's cousin brought us at Hodad's. She says it's home to the world's best burgers, so how can we resist. It was just a small place or (it seems to be small because it was jumpack). Anyway, there was a long que to just dine in, but no line for take out. So we just ordered to go and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The amount of food you get for the price is wonderful. I must say the onion rings w r re the best I've ever had. The size of the burger was very pleasingly surprising. The ambiance is electric! I love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to try out Hodads after seeing it in triple D and it did not dis stood in line 10 minutes just before they opened got right in service was great and the food was hot and fresh and very reasonable. Would for sure recommend to anyone near ocean beach

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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 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: (619) 224-4623

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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