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Ocean Beach
American, Bar
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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107
+1 619-224-4623
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hood River, OR, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Going to Hodad's is a great experience. Not only is the food great, but the portions are huger. Trust me, a small hamburger is plenty for most appetites. In fact, it's most likely too much. The atmosphere is great. Everyone seems to be having a good time. You can't help but feeling good when you are at Hodads!

Thank T9419CKwilliamw
Vernon, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I saw this place in Ocean Beach, but had just finished eating and the line was too long. Then I discovered there was another location in downtown San Diego so went there a couple weeks later. Line was a little long (10 minutes) but we went at rush hour I think. Once we were seated, the service was very quick.... More 

Thank RickStone70
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in with some friends while bumming around San Diego, and was not disappointed by all the positive reviews. Got a decent-sized bacon cheeseburger that was absolutely amazing. Thick cut bacon was used unlike a lot of places that use cheap or (god forbid) microwaved pre-cooked bacon. Savory buttered bun was perfectly warmed up in the grill. All-in-told, there were... More 

Thank Drew D
Weare, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard Hodad's had the best burgers so we obviously had to go and check it out. The lines can (and do!) get super long around peak eating times, but trust me it is so worth it. Reasonable prices and great onion rings. Seriously. The best. The atmosphere is fun, its a bit loud but not unbearable. The interior is... More 

Thank Rem4
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're craving a burger, by GOSH will Hodad's do a job - just make sure you go in on an empty stomach as you'll need all the room you can get! Worth the 10 minute wait to get a table.

Thank Petermaxey
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun and casual hangout for burgers. Goood burgers and fries in a fun atmosphere. Dine in or take out.

Thank Terrirein
Granada, Nicaragua
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best burger I've ever had. We were in the area at Sunset Cliffs and found this place on trip advisor. Burger and onion rings were some of the best I've ever had in my life

Thank ERIC W
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have walked by the Ocean Beach Location so many times and usually opted out of not going because the line was around the corner. One day recently for my Hubs b-day we bit the bullet and stood in the line, which actually moved pretty quick in all honesty, and being that he's a burger junkie it was a perfect... More 

Thank Gretchen L
Oro Valley, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A grand experience of going backward. Feeling "this is all I wanted to do" So good to go back with HoDads.

Thank tsnwing
Odenton, Maryland
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These burgers are a must do if you're down in Ocean Beach. Never have I ever had a better burger anywhere. The service is quick and friendly, but there is often some sort of wait if you want to eat inside, but it usually moves pretty quick. There's also the to go option. The malts are super good as well!... More 

Thank kaitiecomer

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-4623

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