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Val's Burgers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
+1 510-889-8257
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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's our "go-to" place for burgers and milk shakes (very thick) Friendly staff, feels like being with family. Also, busy and crowded. Parking is a challenge, but well worth it. We've been going for years. Like an old-fashioned diner. Even met person while flying and they mentioned "Val's Burgers" from when they lived in area years ago. I was happy... More 

Thank rachelmk78
Hayward, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went in at about 11:45am which just beat the lunch rush. Service and food was great. The burger was cooked as ordered and the milkshake was more than I could finish. The real onion rings were the topper to the meal

Thank mcpjacobs
Hayward, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its hard to find good fat burgers around but at Val's you can. Good oldies type music. Friendly staff and all-round a pleasant place to eat with family, friends, or solo . everyone talks to each other so even if you go by your self you won't feel like it.

Thank Ismael V
Hayward, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, sized to suit, Mama, Papa & Baby burgers cooked so you can watch. Service is excellent place is always packed, don't linger, we all want to get in ! I think the prices are very fair. It is not foo-foo food, it is real quality food.

Thank Roberta D
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location and setting is perfect. A small restraint in what feels like the middle of a residential neighborhood. A family owned and run business and it feels that way. Super friendly, super clean, and personalized decor. A mix between a rustic hunting cabin and a 50"s Diner. And the people that work there feel like they are all part... More 

1 Thank Ted K
San Ramon, California
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204 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vals has been a mainstay in Hayward forever. They make great burgers (in 3 sizes) and their breakfasts are terrific. Prices are very reasonable. . Their milkshakes are a must--and big enough to share.I don't think the diner has changed a bit in all the years we have been going. The food is consistently good. Fries, onion rings and the... More 

Thank awm1
Dublin, California
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167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The diner has not changed over the many years and has been dining there. I have been going there for over 20 years now, taking my friends and family in the early years. These days I don't go as much. The reason being, I feel like the burgers are not as good as they used to be. The prices for... More 

Thank vacationsalot
Pleasanton, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

The rib eye steak here rivals most steakhouses for quality, tenderness and overall incredible flavor. The vegetable soup is always wonderful with the various large chunks of vegetables. If you can squeeze it in make sure you have a milk shake to accompany your meal. Although if you get the steak deluxe you might wanna share the milkshake because you... More 

Thank trixie5150
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I've been coming here since I was a kid. The same family has owned and operated this place since forever. Its got a great diner atmosphere and the burgers and shakes are amazing. I know costs have gone up over the years, but the only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because its not a great value. Don't... More 

Thank mattcoats
Hayward, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and milkshake. Scrumptious and juicy. My daughter's hamburger was delicious also. And the friends were crunchy and fresh. Lastly the milkshake was creamy and a REAL milkshake. Love this place and will definitely be back!

Thank Talyrobin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 510-889-8257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?