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American, Bar
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 20, 2023

This is the place to go for true American Burgers! Excellent burgers, and really good onion rings. Special atmosphere. Playing a lot of heavy metal in the background

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 7, 2023 via mobile

The location is a bit sketchy, but the food made you forget that. Service was warm, welcoming, and efficient. Food was delicious and generous portions. Well worth the visit. Highly recommend the onion rings.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 26, 2023

If you want a hamburger that is out of this world experience. This is the place to go. We had Guy Fieri favorite burger which was a cheeseburger with pastrami on it. Place is decorated with license plates from all over the US. Fresh burger...with a fresh taste, fries were seasoned not salty tasting. I could only eat 1/2 my meal heating leftover tasted just as great as first time.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 7, 2023 via mobile

What a fun place to go in downtown San Diego. And a bang for your buck. The burgers are HUGE!!! Great onion rings. Such an eclectic place! Service was good too.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 24, 2023 via mobile

Good Burger I didn't know about the best. I would eat here again. Maybe it was a slow & off day, I didn't like a piping hot burger with a cold bun. My husband ate his I sent mine back...second time it was delicious

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 5, 2023 via mobile

Arrived here with my family as we had enjoyed hodads in Oceanside , went for the 15 dollar cheeseburger, no love or passion put into it it not surprising that Europe leading the way in burgers read my reviews

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 27, 2023

My granddaughter found this restaurant and asked if we could try it. We LOVED the food, the service and the atmosphere of Hoodad’s. My husband is still talking about his tuna sandwich. Definitely would recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 16, 2023

Not as great as everybody was saying.. it's a good hamburger.. and even the mini burger is quite large.. but not all the raving I've been hearing about it.. and the french fries to me was just a little disappointing more like potato wedges.. but...for the price and reviews I was expecting better..More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 12, 2023

The Good: Our server was excellent --- very fun to interact with. We also liked the atmosphere. However, the burgers did not live up to the rave reviews we have heard from others. They weren't bad at all; but, not nearly as good as we...were told they would be --- especially considering the price. If you like to visit famous places, be sure to stop here. But, if you are looking for the best burger (as opposed to just a good burger), this isn't the place.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed April 28, 2023

Was given a recommendation for this place by a friend at work. More than lived up to that. Food was excellent. The burgers were huge!!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 12, 2023

If you want a cheap burger that tastes okay, you may like this place. However, if you are walking there, be prepared to pass through lots of homeless people on the streets. Most of them don't bother the pedestrians, but we saw a few that...did. I will be avoiding this neighborhood.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed March 8, 2023

Looking for a place to celebrate a happy event - this is it. Great ice cream desserts. We weren't enthused with their meals but loved all of their dessert choices.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2023 via mobile

Great food and good service. This place not in the best hood but worth going to. Huge restaurant with booths and tables. The burgers were as good as the hype 👍

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

For sure the best and authentic burger we had! A cozy place and just fun to watch! While she had a great Cheeseburger, I had the pleasure of a Guido (common German name!) and to round things up, take the Kölsch as your beer of...choice (I am originally from that area in Cologne and the served Kölsch is authentic and tasty!). Probably the best value you can get for your money!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

Really great burger here, huge portion, great value! Area is a little bit sketchy but we’ll worth the visit!

Date of visit: May 2022
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HODAD'S DOWNTOWN, San Diego - Photos & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Hodad's Downtown offers takeaway services.

Hodad's Downtown is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4