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“Burger and A Shake”
Review of Val's Burgers

Val's Burgers
Ranked #1 of 302 Restaurants in Hayward
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Hayward, California, Usa
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Burger and A Shake”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

As many times as we have eaten at Val's it is still always a treat. We deight in sharing this return to the past with visiting friends. Can you imagine a place with a guy who his only job is making shakes? Take out or dine-in, table or counter, you can't go wrong with the Mama Burger and a shake.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Hayward, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned Burger Joint”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Val's is a step back in time. it is like the local burger joint you grew up with in the 1950's-60's before fast food became the norm. The burgers are great: juicy, flavorful; and cooked to order. You can order sides of steak fries or onion rings and REAL ice cream shakes made on the old time blenders. You even get the silver mixer cup left at the table since the glass won't hold all of the shake at one time. Val's also has great steak sandwiches and a marinated chicken breast sandwich that is my personal favorite. If you have a hankering for some great old fashioned comfort food you must try Val's.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Terry R
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Hayward, California
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

An institution in the area. It has been around for years and still as good as ever. The best burgers, potato salad and milk shakes ever.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Sherry T
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Hayward, California
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Burgers”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

What I like best about Val's is their Shakes, they make them like the old days served in a metal canister. They give you enough fries for two or three people. Burgers are great. The main drawback to Val's is they have a small area for parking and no parking on the street in front. What's a little walk for good food.

  • Visited November 2013
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Angeles City, Philippines
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108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A Hayward Icon”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Have been going to Val's since my grade school years. Great memories and even greater foods. The shakes and burgers are legendary and always enjoyable.
The breakfast dishes are just as good. Always the place of choice for comfort food!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Crispin G
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