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

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Visitor rating
  • 627
    Excellent
  • 243
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
The malts!

We got the malts and they were delicious! I think one is big enough for 2 people.. And the burgers were crazy amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
natzeli m
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We got the malts and they were delicious! I think one is big enough for 2 people.. And the burgers were crazy amazing

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

So loud and dirty we placed are burger orders to go and went to the beach to enjoy. Or not. The "meat" was undercooked and just plain blah! The o-rings overcooked, fries soggy, old oil. Drinks refreshing. Fell far short of my expectations.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I ate here twice while on vacation...we both got the guido burger, which was a burger topped with pastrami, swiss, pickles, grilled onions, ketchup and spicy mustard...VERY juicy and VERY delicious...the fries (small potato wedges) and onion rings were delicious as well..great service..good atmosphere...will recommend this place to anyone who going to Sam Diego...just be weary because the... More 

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Corning, NY USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to the quintessential Beach Burger Joint!! Fun and great burgers. I don't eat beef-usually-only on special occasions like the 4th of July. So you got to know the Guido Burger was the best if I ate the whole thing. Great service. We ate in the window seat and watched the beach world walk by!! If you are in San... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Hodad's has probably the best bacon double cheeseburger I've ever had. Head and shoulders over Slater's. It's a little loud inside, but the food is worth it. The wait staff is very attentive and the prices are reasonable.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a place to go for burgers. I drove from LA twice just to get this burger even after having In-N-Out burger. I live in the east coast so now you already know how much I love Hodad's burgers. I sure I will go back again for more. I cant wait.

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phoenix, arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped at this place which is located downtown. There was a huge line as it is very popular. It is famous for its burgers which is all they serve and fries or onion rings. The fries are so good. It's worth a visit.

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Mesa, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

We saw this place originally on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I knew I had to check it out if I ever got there. Had a chance this week and it did not disappoint. I generally hate waiting in line for anything but boy am I glad I did here! When we finally got seated (the wait wasn't that bad) my... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

by far some of the best burgers we have ever had! Only took about 10 minutes of waiting time, got seated, food ordered and brought to the table within about 10 minutes. Shakes are amazing!!!! Waiters were fantastic and on top of it for as busy as they were!

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A VERY popular place to get an amazing burger and fries, expect to wait in line to get a table. Once you're in, the wait staff is so friendly and attentive and even with the crowds, the food gets to your table in a very reasonable time. But the wait is certainly worth it when you finally get that delicious... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?