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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
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Pullman, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Burgers so big you and everyone around you can barely get their mouths over them! Had the blue jay burger and was not disappointed. Fries and onion rings....equally good, very good. Great beer! All around great meal.

Thank wolsborntribe
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This great little place in OB generally has a queue but it's fast moving and well worth the wait. The burgers are delish, wether you dine in or take away and the vibe is relaxed and fun. I recommend the onion rings!

Thank katemcbride89
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was sick tanner fox is a regular! i was him and he singed my phone you will love it there, he is willing to sing anything. he has stickers to give out on the daily. also the foot is freaking great your whole family will love it. there are some big portions.

Thank pafootball43
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always good. Always a line. There are a thousand burger choices in San Diego. This place has stayed at the top of the list for as long as I can remember. Jump in line and give this local burger a try. It is worth it. CK

Thank Chris K
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Heard alot about this place but it was just okay. The burger, fries and shake were okay nothing outstanding.

Thank MaggieMae529
Hood River, OR, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

1 Thank T9419CKwilliamw
Vernon, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank RickStone70
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank Drew D
Weare, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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