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“The busiest place in OB.”
Review of Hodad's Downtown

Hodad's Downtown
Ranked #14 of 4,932 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in OB for over two weeks, and every day this place had a queue going out the door and down the block. The staff cope amazingly well for how busy they get. I got my burger to go, which meant I got to skip the long queue and go straight inside to order who sped everything up! The burger was amazing, and even better sat on the beach.

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Thank Ljbarrett86
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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Hodad's is a good restaurant to have an early dinner with friends. Unfortunately, its a little hot in there during august. So if you do go during august just wear light clothing and don't expect to be fresh for a night out in town. Thats the only drawback. The burger patties are medium size in height, not to salty, are tasty, quite greasy but its what to expect in a burger. The bacon they add is soooooo good, its crispy and crunchy, tasty, its bacon. The burger seems to be pilled too high, awesome burger but its just to thick to get a good bite out of it without it making a mess. It takes some skill to hold it together. I would go back to the restaurant for a good bacon cheeseburger but for pickup. Service is good but they didn't ask ahead of time about splitting the bill and the waiters kept bringing the tab even before we were almost done, kind of makes you feel rushed. The burgers are not the best I have had but definitely are close by tastiness but like I said before I would go for pickup next time.

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Thank BarbS1213
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The restaurant looks a little bit "unappealing" from the street but do stop in. It is the hang out for the regulars of the town that will give you a flavor of Ocean Beach. Recommend the cheese burgers loaded with everything. Also order the basket of french fries/onion rings combination. This basket will feed 4 adults. Set your diet aside for the day! This is worth the wait.

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Thank Richard H
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Had been to the OB location a couple of years ago and loved everything we had there. We were going to go back there after a whale watch, but the line was down the block at 1:40 pm on a Monday. So we went downtown. After a little time finding a place to park. We walk up and were seated right away.

Had the bacon cheeseburger and onion rings. Very good love the bacon as it is a "patty" and not strips. The onion rings are not greasy and very tasty. I would skip the fries.

So good we went back for a second visit on this same trip.

If you are ok with fries the daily special is the way to go cheeseburger, fries, and drink for less than $10 with tax.

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Thank Kub72
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Visited this place following someone's suggestion. Not sorry we took the time to find it. Burgers were so good and the onion rings - delicious!! Not greasy at all. It was a bit crowded but were seated quickly. The waiter was very friendly and quick to bring our orders. Wish they had one in NY!

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Thank Janet1960Rosedale_NY
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