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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
+1 619-224-4623
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you want a great burger and a cool place to check out then this is the place. Hodad's in Ocean Beach delivers great burgers, an atmosphere with attitude along with some great tunes. We stopped by and were lucky enough to get in LINE early and were not disappointed. I had the Guido Burger with fries and the wife... More 

Thank MrHappyTravels
Atlanta, GA
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been to Hodad's a number of times. It's one if those places that's worth a trip, even if it's a bit out if your way. Incredible shakes and great burgers. I'd suggest getting two singles if you're really hungry because the double is almost impossible to handle. Really sorry to hear that the owner recently passed away. Hopefully the... More 

Thank wrkrbee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Great way to finish off a beach day Best burger. Definitely a young crowd Kind of loud but great vibe Onion rings just ok. Don't miss the burger

Thank Stephen P
Athens, Georgia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015

This classic beach, burger joint is worth the hype. Guy Fieri crowned this place best burger joint in the country and it is well deserved. The decor is laid back California and they will give you a deal on a burger if you take them a cool license plate. Get there a little early to avoid the line and come... More 

Thank TravelDawg1966
Reno, Nevada
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2015

There's nothing better than a classic cheeseburger. A juicy beef patty, slice of melted cheese and my fave...the traditional "works": a burger oozing mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, thick sliced onion and tomato. Simply delicious! Wedge cut fries and huge sized onion rings complemented the yummy, sloppy mess that made up our late lunch. Food was spot on and service was... More 

Thank crazyeses
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2015

Come TA - there's no way this is the 7th best restaurant in San Diego. We went to Hodads' late one night and didn't wait long for a table. We both had burgers, which were really good (but it's a burger) and great service. It's neat inside with 1000's of license plates from around the country and even a little... More 

Thank Cobbikaze
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We got the malts and they were delicious! I think one is big enough for 2 people.. And the burgers were crazy amazing

Thank natzeli m
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

So loud and dirty we placed are burger orders to go and went to the beach to enjoy. Or not. The "meat" was undercooked and just plain blah! The o-rings overcooked, fries soggy, old oil. Drinks refreshing. Fell far short of my expectations.

2 Thank ranunculalus
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I ate here twice while on vacation...we both got the guido burger, which was a burger topped with pastrami, swiss, pickles, grilled onions, ketchup and spicy mustard...VERY juicy and VERY delicious...the fries (small potato wedges) and onion rings were delicious as well..great service..good atmosphere...will recommend this place to anyone who going to Sam Diego...just be weary because the... More 

Thank chulaboriqua79
Corning, NY USA
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to the quintessential Beach Burger Joint!! Fun and great burgers. I don't eat beef-usually-only on special occasions like the 4th of July. So you got to know the Guido Burger was the best if I ate the whole thing. Great service. We ate in the window seat and watched the beach world walk by!! If you are in San... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Kids
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: +1 619-224-4623

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?