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“Great location , atmosphere and burgers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hodad's

Hodad's
Ranked #14 of 4,698 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great location , atmosphere and burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stopped on our way to Coronado at Hodad's as was on Diner's Drive-In's and Dives.
Is decorated with license plates on the walls, with a beach theme, and a VW bus front end as a booth.
The burgers were big and juicy, and the onion rings were the best I have had in a long time.
We went on a Friday, so was busy, but didn't have to wait.
The only thing that wasn't so great is the front windows are open so you had to constantly swat the flies.
Many people had shakes/malts, that looked delicious, wish we would have tried one
We realized though after ordering 2 burgers, a frie and onion rings that we could have ordered less....as was so much food.
Worth the stop.

  • Visited September 2012
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“The Greatest Burger”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Being from San Diego and now living in Arizona, I miss Hodads so much. We always make it a point to eat there every time we are in san Diego. Bacon Burger and onion rings are a must, shakes are big enough to share.

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Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii
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“Artery hardening goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The burger was great. Lots of fat oozing off. Beer was good, but the milkshake was fabulous. So glad we shared it! Onion rings were yummy and overshadowed the fries...I don't even remember them with all the other stuff.

Visited October 2011
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Newman Lake, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yum.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Went to Hodad's (downtown location). Gret atmosphere. Amazing shakes and onion rings and of course, burgers. If you're in the mood for great food, you must make a trip to Hodad's. Yum.

  • Visited August 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Funky ambiance, great burgers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

My daughter was visiting from Northern California and I wanted to give her a "taste" of a Southern California beach town. I chose Ocean Beach. . .and took her to Hodad's for lunch. As is often the case, there was a line outside prior to opening but the wait was well worth it. We both had double bacon burgers, she had a brew and I had a malt. . .to die for! The people are friendly, the food is reasonably priced but the highlight of our visit was the license-plate, surfboard inspired decor. . .what a kick! My daughter was delighted. . .we'll be back!

  • Visited September 2012
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