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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I'm in OB and need a good burger /cold brew, this is my place. Love the vibe, music that plays and the staff. I don't even mind waiting in line to get in.

Thank Jeff D
Oxnard, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The place is small and funky but the Guido burger (pastrami burger) was oversized and really juicy for under $10. The onion rings were really good as well. If you want casual and tasty food this is a good choice

Thank beachloversx2
New Jersey
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265 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You better have a big appetite when you order their burgers with all the trimmings with onion rings and fried. You can also order thier junior which is still a big burger. Nothing fancy about the place they have wooden benches and a car cut so you can sit in and enjoy your food. Service is pretty quick however the... More 

Thank azcheesefan
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hodad's is in my neighborhood & is a favorite with locals & San Diego visitors alike! It's interior decor is a direct reflection of the Ocean Beach neighborhood; unique, friendly, laid-back & a little noisy at times & with a VW right inside. OB may be the VW capitol of California - see how may you can count! The burgers... More 

Thank lisa t
Saratoga, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate to arrive at a time when the wait was short. We were seated in "the bus" which was a special treat as we were celebrating our granddaughter's 10th birthday. The waiter was friendly and efficient, giving our granddaughter a free milkshake topped with a huge scoop of chocolate ice cream. Our burgers were very tasty and we... More 

Thank Polly H
El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I 've been to San Diego many, many times, but never got over to Hodads. I just tried it 2 weeks ago, and it will be a "MUST GO" destination every time I am in San Diego. Great food and atmosphere.

Thank VSLawyer
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing Cheeseburgers...any burger for that matter! Very casual surf environment. Very eclectic...the walls are covered with hundreds of license plates. Delicious cheeseburgers, onion rings and fries. Prepare to wait in line.

Thank Kay932
Washington state
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Locals sent us to Hodad's for dinner. It was fantastic! Great service, loved the people who work there. Fabulous food! Huge portions. Fries sounded good but so did onion rings..they have Frings on the menu! Cooked perfectly, a little ranch, some fry sauce...mmmmmm good. If you are in the area you need to check this place out. Best beach vibe😊

Thank wildcainwa
Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been there in the night and there was a small queue to seat but it's really worth it. I took the double bacon cheeseburger with onion rings as side...simply amazing both!!! Tried also the fries from a friend and were very very tasteful too. The place is also very authentic and staff very nice!!! A must in SD in... More 

Thank Antonio 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?