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Val's Burgers

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American, Diner
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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
510-889-8257
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hayward, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been coming to visit for over 35 years. The hamburgers are excellent. They have 3 sizes: papa burger, mama burger and baby burger. When we first started at Vals, I selected the papa. After several years I had to step down to the mama burger. Now the baby burger fills me up. Great quality, but with my age.... More 

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Thank Roy G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't tried Val's burgers you have not experienced a real burger. This place is a must! This place is a home town secret that you have got to try. The shakes and malts, yes I said malts, are to die for. The staff is awesome and the place is always busy Take the time to go to Val's... More 

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Thank melaniedemauri
Hayward, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place opened in the 50's and I think is still family owned and run. I would guess little has changed in the atmosphere and the food. I got an old fashion burger and fries with the best milk shake EVER!!!! It is served the old fashion way and made with real ice cream. Burgers come in different sizes, baby... More 

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Thank Suztothezanne
Hayward
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have gone here since the 60s. I can't think of a time when we had bad food. The food is always piping hot, fresh and served with a smile. And don't get me started on there Milk Shakes, they are the bomb!!!

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best place to come if you are craving a burger and fries. Juicy tasty beef, quick service, huge portions, fantastic milkshakes and their onion rings are fully cooked with just the right amount of crunch. Only downside is you have to have cash because there is no using your debit/credit cards here.

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Thank Chelle W
Hayward, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has always been our go to for great Burgers! The service is fast and friendly. The burgers are always fresh and deelish. Tips: Milkshakes are a must have! I recommend the Fresh Banana or the Cherry Vanilla. One order of fries will easily feed 2-3 people. This is a cash only spot! So make sure to hit up the... More 

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Thank Mechelle M
Fremont, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place used to be fantastic. Now, it's very expensive and what's with the CASH ONLY in this day and age. The burgers are the best and so are the fries. But why do they charge extra for tomatoes.....it's a $10+ burger? That's not right. Many talk about their milk shakes and they do give you a lot, but the... More 

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Thank PeterW88888
California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right out of the 1950's. Almost expect to see the "Happy Days" gang (Richie Cunningham, Fonzie, Potsie, etc.) sitting in a booth. Great burgers. Order fries and/or onion rings and you get a huge 2-3 person basket full. Best milk shakes on the planet. They give you a large glass of milk shake and the metal container it was made... More 

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Thank NorCalTravelers
Hayward, California
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to Val's for years. 50's style diner, family owned and run. Seriously, when surveys are done as to best burgers in the area and SF, Val's is always at the top. Milkshakes are real milkshakes and big! Sides of fries and onion rings, etc. - 1 order does it for a family. Burgers are perfectly cooked. Steaks... More 

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Thank ramblinroze_12
Hayward, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Val's has been around 50+ years. Old fashioned hamburger joint. It's family operated and has baby, mama, and papa burgers. Condiments, onions, are on the table so you can put together your own burger. The milkshakes are fantastic. You get the entire metal mixing container. Sometimes the wait is a little long to get in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510-889-8257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?