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Val's Burgers

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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
+1 510-889-8257
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (157 reviews)
“fries” (62 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m a big fan of VALS’s Burgers and have been going there for years. Fresh condiments and a bowl full of pickles! I live in the neighborhood so I frequently visit VALS’s burgers. Don’t forget to order a milkshake!

Thank venettef2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unassuming and seemingly off-the-wall little restaurant in Hayward CA, step through Val's door and you are instantly transported to cozy 50s-style shindigs with courteous staff and satisfying eats. Featuring the hardy Mama and Papa Burgers, a medium-well topped with swiss or cheddar cheese is...More

Thank AuroEagle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been eating at Val's for over 20 years. While my eating habits have changed to a little lighter fare, I still visit Val's from time to time. The wait staff has always treated us well and the food is always tasted terrific, especially...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool authentic burger joint. Nice place to grab a good burger w sides. Friendly neighborhood restaurant, good ambiance, affordably priced options, and most importantly the food is yummy!

Thank Ricardo E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Val's opened in the 1950s. It hasn't changed. This is authentic old school burgers, fries and shakes (and other things). This is not 2010 made to look like 1950s - it is the real deal. A friend of mine who lived in Hayward introduced me...More

Thank TooHardtoPickaName
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate our hamburger and strawberries milkshakes. Everything fresh and tasty. My Daughter love it a lot! :)

Thank sandramA3042JE
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Val’s keeps things simple! Great breakfast and burgers and shakes. The service and food are great. Same family owners since the 1950’s. It can get crowded and it’s not cheap, but I highly recommend it.

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Googled places to eat while in Hayward and this came up. Super cool and super local, old school diner with counter and table service. They have an old school fountain for shakes and the like. I had the patty melt and coffee shake and loved...More

1  Thank LoriO24
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This is one of those places beloved by the locals and I have to say, I didn't get the appeal based on the burger. The burger is good, but the bun is too small for the meat patty, so while the flavor was good, the...More

Thank valleydiog
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I chose Val's based upon the reviews and I was not disappointed. A very tasty burger provided by a Mom and Pop place that's greets its regulars by name. They are pricier than your normal burger stand but you get what you pay for...juicy and...More

Thank vonnadawn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, 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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