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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
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hayward, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been going to Val's for over 40 years and have never been able to finish the baby burger. The reason being they are so big and the amount of fries one gets could feed at least 2 probably 3 people. And one should not miss their shakes, they are scooped and blended for perfection and they leave the... More 

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Thank jbar1229
Hayward, California, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want a great Burger made from quality meat, this is where you go. Nothing fancy - just delicious and served by great people. Oh, and don't forget the milkshake.

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Thank HDtrainer8
Hayward, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I moved to Fairview area and was new to the area. This yummy burger joint was right down the hills from my place. It get pretty packed and busy but the staff there are very friendly. Their burgers are to die for....

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Thank lilykoisaechao
Singapore
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OMG, this place is awesome!!! it is very original when you stepped in... and the wait staffs are very friendly and nice.... Placed order for their chicken strips and yummy!!! Must have are their shakes and signatures..... parking can be rather tough out there but it is worth a visit!!!

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Thank K6366EQdianas
sf bay area
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nostalgic feel, the staff is fabulous! Have a burger and shake and fries and you'll have that extra shake waiting for you in the cup. Be sure to order your yummy burger medium well if you want no pink in it! The parking lot is small so carpool if you can!

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Thank married4gd
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a time warp. You walk in and you feel like you are in the 1950s. Your just missing the cool hot rods and poodle skirts. The food is always the bomb and milkshakes omg

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Thank Kimberly L
Oakland, CA
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Val's is certainly an institution in Hayward. With it's brightly-lit interior, closely-spaced tables and booths, prominent counter, knotty pine walls and ceilings, and old-fashioned milk shake glasses, Val's is a throwback to the 50's and 60's. It all makes for a fun ambiance. My friend and I enjoyed tasty burgers there last week. Most of the condiments are included in... More 

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Thank FoodieDoodie58
Bay Area, CA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super fat burger and plenty of crispy steak fries. Essentially the same burger and menu they've had for the past 50 years. Everything looks the same as it did in Happy Days with the exception of prices... The family grand daughter( I presume) at the register is friendly, fast, and cute... The workers are upbeat and knowledgeable. I think the... More 

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Thank Bremflux
San Lorenzo, California
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a great burger, go to Val's. It's been around as long as I can remember! I had the baby burger, which is plenty big, and fries. I could finish either of them. My husband opted for eggs and linguicia. He ate about half....it comes with a ton of yummy potatoes! The service is friendly and fast! Portions are huge...we... More 

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Thank Jan B
Aberdeen, Scotland
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here on the last day of our San Francisco holiday. He said "best burgers" in the area. He was right. Burgers were very tasty, well cooked. Fries were good. Banana milk shake was exquisite. Service was quick and good but this is not a real fast food place......it is way better than that. If you are in... More 

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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
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?