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Certificate of Excellence
Ocean Beach
American, Bar, Pub
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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Odenton, Maryland
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is such a good original place to eat down in ocean beach. The service was awesome and they took very good care of my friends and I! I went at peak dinner time, so there was a line, but worth the wait! The burgers are awesome! This isn't the cheapest place to grab a burger, but I think it... More 

Thank kaitiecomer
San Diego, California
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There may be lines on the sidewalk if you go at busy times, but the wait is worth it. The burgers are huge, the décor incredible fun, and you'll be able to find a license plate from your home state on the walls.

Thank Darrell92104
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have actually been to San Diego twice in the two years and both times I ate at Hodads multiple times. This place has great burgers, amazing shakes, the atmosphere is upbeat and fun. I took my kids and they could be as loud as possible and no one even noticed or complained! ha If you have a chance to... More 

Thank Joe K
Bakersfield, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was truly one of the best burgers I've ever had. The burgers are huge though so there's really no need to order a double or anything just go with the single it's plenty. Also keep in mind that if you order it to go you can skip the whole big line. Just walk to the front find the... More 

Thank arunroo
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good burger joint that is close to the beach in Ocean Beach. I recommend getting there early, as this place tends to get a line. The bacon burger is great, cause the make a bacon patty, so that every bite gets bacon in it.

Thank warfi
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hodad's is a "little hole in the wall" burger place. We had little bit of a wait, but we were a party of 10. The service was great, and the food was even better. It was well worth the wait and I would recommend this as a gotta stop in and have a burger.

Thank Patti W
Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good little burger shack (seriously it's tiny) and the line is almost always way too long but this is a cool place to check out. If nothing else just order some onion rings to go to avoid the lines and you'll be all set

Thank Brady D
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Met a friend here after seeing on diners, drive ins and Dives.might be one of the best burgers I've ever eaten ... and I've eaten a lot. Must try if you are in San Diego.

Thank randy w
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing stop. Highly recommend the blue jay burger. Took kids here and they loved it as well. Prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get and great beer selection. Loud and very fast paced atmosphere. Be sure to grab a sticker and spread the word!!

Thank Adam M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dicided to try them out for lunch after the beach and was not disapointed. Even though there was alot of people you could see that the staff did everything to keep the lines as short as possible and try to make everyone satisfied.

Thank Fredde_C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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