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“Great burgers in great atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hodad's

Ranked #14 of 4,699 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great burgers in great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

The burgers are really good. The shakes are huge and good as well. The atmosphere in this place is just awesome. Perfect for anyone who is looking for good burgers in a authentic socal surfer atmosphere!
There usually is a line though.

Thank FoodFan37
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lives up to the hype”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Excellent burger. Very helpful and courteous staff. Funky styling, has a bar feel, but everyone is just so friendly. Couldn't ask for much more.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Authentic Burgers in San Diego”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

The burgers are messy and amazing! The cheese and topping ooze out and require the consumate "diaper". The people who work there are so funny. Mike the owner is hands-on in his business and totally hot. It is a casual, local experience.

Visited April 2013
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San Diego
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18 reviews
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“Best Burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Nuthin' fancy, just a beer, the best burger in the world and lots of napkins...then go walk it off at the beach!

Visited July 2012
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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“So FUN!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stopped at Hodad's on a Friday morning just after 11 a.m. and still had to wait to get in, but it was totally worth it. Three of us had the small size burgers and one had the regular size. The small burger is even giant! So tasty! The price is right, too... very inexpensive.

We were served pretty fast, considering how busy the place was. While waiting, you won't get bored because the walls are covered with license plates from all over, and other memorabilia which is fun to look at. Parking was easy and free next to the restaurant.

Visited March 2013
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