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Ocean Beach
American, Bar
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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
(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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

what else to say: maybe this is the place with the best burgers in the world. For sure the best I had in my lifetime so far. Gotta say I´m a vegetarian for 5 years. So I had the Veggie Burger (which was also exzellent) but tasted a bite or two from my friend. It was really good. The surrounding... More 

Thank Marcus Tullius C
New Jersey
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308 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was determined to visit Hodad's while in San Diego and am glad my family and I made the effort. Going in, my expectations were sky high. After all, Guy Fieri had declared Hodad's the best burger in America and he has eaten a few good burgers here and there. I am happy to report that, yes, Hodad's is really... More 

Thank AlexanderD
Encinitas, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hodad's is the best - kitschy, lively, with a delicious menu with lots of options. I always get the mini cheeseburger and it's huge! They'll even do a lettuce wrap for the more health conscious...

Thank LynneKarle
San Martin CA.
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lets start off with the bad news...its a wait ! always has been and always will be. The good news it is worth the wait ! its crowded, noisy and delicious. The double cheese burger is too much ..really too much mix that in with a cold beer or a milkshake and its nap time on the sand If you... More 

Thank Richard G
New York
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Full tilt Ocean Beach fun vibe with exceptional burgers, onion rings, fries and milk shakes. Leave your diet at the door and experience burger heaven! Staff was very friendly and extremely competent. Situated on a street with interesting shops; just up the street from the beach. Memories... the photo makes my mouth water!

Thank Pranamama
Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the downtown branch. Positive TripAdvisor reports are spot-on: Hodad's will stay in the memory for its remarkable decor, friendly ambience, wit ("almost 99 billion burgers sold") and (almost an afterthought) the splendid burgers. Good draft beer, too.

Thank David S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at Hodads and enjoyed every scrumptious bite I highly recommend this spot. The spot in Ocean Beach is worth the wait right near the beach and a bunch of nice shops.

Thank Sha_sha619
Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is simple - best burger and fries I've ever had. Add to that a great atmosphere, great service and good prices. Must visit.

Thank JonnyW22
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach burger bar, a bit of a legend locally..great decor and great inexpensive food. Lively atmosphere

Thank MicheleLouiseT
Indianapolis, Indiana
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582 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW......the reviews are correct !!! Guido's sandwich takes their famous hamburger up a notch, adding pastrami and trimmings to the burger. Comes with fries or onion rings.....get the rings. Top it all off with the best chocolate malt ever !!!!! (it is huge) They have shakes and other beverages available as well.....and they have menu items other than burgers. BUT... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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 92107-3010
  • 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?