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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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

SO YUMMY!!!!! Highly recommend!! Burgers and "fries" and onion rings!!! We got it to go after our long road trip into San Diego and it was just what we needed!

Thank Zoie D
Queens, New York, United States
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the hype. Very chill scene with friendly workers. Line was long but it moved fast. It didn't take long for the food to come out and it was delicious. Burgers were juicy and fresh. Onion ring was okay.

Thank Rezaul K
Millville, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love eating a Hodads. Atmosphere was great! Great Food! I would recommend this place to everyone. If in San Diego and want to eat a a down to earth place, go to Hodads!!!

Thank ypacheco
Mexicali, Mexico
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To me these are the best burgers in SD, hands down. Make sure you get there early or else you'll have to wait in line. That should tell you what people think about this place. I've yet to taste all of them, but that is my plan.

Thank Paco621
Littleton, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As others have written, be prepared to wait...but that is part of the journey. Once inside, take in the ambiance, share a table and have fun! And chow down on a perfect burger, fries and shake. Great location; walk off some of those calories at the beach.

Thank robertmH3089FL
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Plan to wait but it is worth the wait. Also I recommend getting the small burger. With all the delicious toppings it is a good size. If there is more than one person, split a basket of fries because they are very generous. Parking can be a little hectic since it is next to the beach but it works if... More 

Thank Laura B
Bellevue, Washington
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635 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had wanted to go here for quite some time, having seen it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on TV. Well, it's the real deal. You can wait in a lengthy line outside to get inside seating or you can take a shortcut and order take-out and head to the beach. Burgers are big and messy but oh-so good.... More 

Thank Steve F
Tacoma, Washington
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What really surprised me about this joint was the SERVICE. I had read reviews about the great food and the atmosphere, but had no idea how great the wait staff would be. We were in line for only about 10 minutes, even though the line was down the block. It went so quickly! We were seated for 5 even though... More 

Thank 12BRY4
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place, friendly and fun staff, and an incredible burger! Had the Blue Jay burger and it was PHENOMENAL! Shakes are huge and great! If you are on a diet, stay away from this place; if you aren't dieting, make sure you go and enjoy it.

1 Thank David P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I'm a burger guy. And Hodads is a great burger. It is always crowded, and the place is small, so be prepared to wait. And the location in Ocean Beach, just blocks from the beach doesn't hurt. A classic beach town beer and burger joint.

Thank Richard S

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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?