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Hodad's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

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CUISINES
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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Menu

All burgers come with: mayo, mustard, onion, ketchup, pickle, tomato & lettuce, unless you say otherwise.
4.00
Basket w/ Fries 5.75
Mini Hamburger
4.50
Basket w/ Fries 6.25
Mini Cheeseburger
5.00
Basket w/ Fries 6.75
Mini Bacon Hamburger
5.50
Basket w/ Fries 7.25
Mini Bacon Cheeseburger
5.00
Basket w/ Fries 6.75
Single Hamburger
5.50
Basket 7.25
Single Cheeseburger
6.25
Basket 8.00
Single Bacon Hamburger
6.50
Basket w/ Fries 8.25
Single Bacon Cheeseburger
7.25
Basket w/ Fries 9.00
Double Hamburger
EXTRAS‎
4.50
Small French Fry
5.75
Large French Fry
6.50
Onion Rings
4.50
1/2 Onion Rings
5.50
Frings
4.25
1/2 Frings
8.25
Chicken, Veggie, or Cheeseburger
Basket with: coffee, iced tea or lemonade
DRINKS & SHAKES‎
Pepsi, diet pepsi, mountain dew, mug root beer, orange crush, sierra mist,
2.50
Lemonade
Iced tea, milk & probably dr. pepper too large 20 oz.
2.50
Milk
1.50
Coffee
1.50
IBC Root Beer
Bottle
4.75
Shake
5.00
Malt
Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry
Ask your server
3.25
Domestic Bottle
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with San Diego friends. Everything was amazing. A fun little restaurant where the locals hang out. The food is awesome with humongous portions. Well worth the wait and price. A great experience!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank pamelabD9213LP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wed afternoon Ocean Beach has their farmer's market which we walked through on our way to Hodads. Went with a couple of bacon cheeseburgers and got sides of fries and onion rings. Burgers we amazing, nice and juicy. Got to sit at the window and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank travelteamej2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hodads is an Ocean Beach landmark. They serve mostly burgers and fries but the tuna fish sandwich is one of the best I have ever had. And the shakes are so thick you need a spoon to eat them. Be prepared to wait a bit...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Larry P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait was crazy. I'm talking almost 2 hours on a Thursday night.. but we were drunk and stayed. We ordered burgers and onions rings and it was the best burger I've ever had. In the history of ever. Its loud, and fun. Beachy, and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family visit. Quick service and good food. Eccentric decor with surf boards, various states’ license plates, etc. fun place!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank rpendergraft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of people complain about the wait... the noise... the touristy beach atmosphere... whatever! Those guys wouldn't know a great burger if they took a bite out of it. Hodad's is the purist's burger. Nothing fancy, no avacado... just your basic, pure beef patty and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BrianB_12Cali
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

burgers are good onion rings too, but is quite noisy and again its just a noisy tourists beach atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 961soleil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This San Diego hole in the wall is one of my favorite burger joints. The milk shakes fantastic the onion rings old school and the burgers messy, juicy and generous portions. Service always great and staff friendly and super casual.i recommend the downtown location not...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank nelsoniac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually a wait, but well worth it. Hodad's is a must when in OB. Service is quick. food is great, and the atmosphere is beachy. There is a reason why there is usually a line out the door. Don't feel like waiting for a table?...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Greg R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hodad's has been a San Diego institution for as long as I can remember. Grab a friend & enjoy a great burger. Lots of people watching in OB... smoke shops and beach grunge. We've taken our kids a few times over the years. Be prepared...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CrazyBoys2x
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Response from gbeatty3066 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no it has car number plates on the walls Does not look like much but let the burgers speak for themselves
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LOL, I know it looks like it might be chaos, guns, and knives, but it was only decorated with chaos! Very clean, very safe, very friendly servers that seem to like tattoos more than the average felon! As far as heart risk... More
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