Hodad's

★★★★★

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Awsome is all i gotta say. And that says it all.

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★★★★★

Awsome is all i gotta say. And that says it all.

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We were very excited about trying this place but were worried about long waits for seating and service. We lucked out and were sat in less than 10 minutes and had drinks within 5-10 mins of placing our order. The food was good, a little under seasoned, but good. And we as a family of four had a check of just around fifty bucks (including shakes and a full order of onion rings)

We enjoyed the food so much we went back the next day and were seated immediately. The single cheeseburger was enough for me and my young sons while my hubby devoured a double. Friendly cashier gave my sons stickers and fun size candy bars.

It is definitely a little grimy - the bathroom had gnats in the trash can - and thankfully a server I saw playing with his ear was not the guy who brought us our food. But all in all, it was worth it.

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★★★★☆

We were very excited about trying this place but were worried about long waits for seating and service. We lucked out and were sat in less than 10 minutes and had drinks within 5-10 mins of placing our order. The food was good, a little under seasoned, but good. And we as a family of four had a check of just around fifty bucks (including shakes and a full order of onion rings)

We enjoyed the food so much we went back the next day and were seated immediately. The single cheeseburger was enough for me and my young sons while my hubby devoured a double. Friendly cashier gave my sons stickers and fun size candy bars.

It is definitely a little grimy - the bathroom had gnats in the trash can - and thankfully a server I saw playing with his ear was not the guy who brought us our food. But all in all, it was worth it.

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Ahh...waiting more than 30+ minutes in line for burgers, fries, and onion rings and it's not In-N-Out, then there's something wrong there. The burgers were overcooked, thus dry on the inside; the order of french fries w/ onion rings were great though. But the menu is very limited and I would have preferred the meat be better seasoned.

2
★★☆☆☆

Ahh...waiting more than 30+ minutes in line for burgers, fries, and onion rings and it's not In-N-Out, then there's something wrong there. The burgers were overcooked, thus dry on the inside; the order of french fries w/ onion rings were great though. But the menu is very limited and I would have preferred the meat be better seasoned.

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Ever since i was a kid Hodad's has been my go to place when I crave an awesome burger! The onion rings are to die for and the shakes are from heaven. Everytime I have out of town guests I take them to Hodad's and they end up being fan's for life!

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★★★★☆

Ever since i was a kid Hodad's has been my go to place when I crave an awesome burger! The onion rings are to die for and the shakes are from heaven. Everytime I have out of town guests I take them to Hodad's and they end up being fan's for life!

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EVERY time we are in SD -- which we try to make it once a year -- we go to Hodad's at least 2 or 3 times. It's worth busting your diet over -- trust me. The burgers are killer... even though now I can only eat a mini burger. The shakes are amazing.... the extra ice cream on top is so yummy. The frings... man you can just keep eatin those things.....

If you haven't been -- go..... you won't be disappointed!

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★★★★★

EVERY time we are in SD -- which we try to make it once a year -- we go to Hodad's at least 2 or 3 times. It's worth busting your diet over -- trust me. The burgers are killer... even though now I can only eat a mini burger. The shakes are amazing.... the extra ice cream on top is so yummy. The frings... man you can just keep eatin those things.....

If you haven't been -- go..... you won't be disappointed!

Pros: Everything....

Cons: You get full way tooo fast~

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t's pretty simple, really. A place with a sign "Under 99 billion Served" has to be pretty badass. We'll if you're lucky enough to see the sign (ace of base reference intended), you're in a magical place called Hodad's. Put simply, the burgers here might just be the most satisfying thing you've ever eaten. With a patty of bacon almost as big as the burger, the Hodad Bacon Cheeseburger is not to be passed up. Add to it an order of "Frings" (a basket of half fries and half uber beer battered onion rings) and a Dr. Pepper (so it's not beer, but it goes pretty damn good with a bacon cheeseburger) and you're good to go. Seriously, don't mess with it. It's amazing. Add to the great food a just general cool vibe ... cue the license plates on the wall, a random drifter or two outside viciously playing air-guitar (come on, it's Ocean Beach), and a $100 all you can eat offer on the menu. This might be the time to note that the burgers are like 6 bucks... but damn, it's still tempting. So head on down to the corner of Newport and Bacon (I couldn't have made that up if I wanted to) and bow down to the holiest of bacon cheeseburgers. All hail Hodad's, creator of some serious Good Grub. See more at www.thegoodgrub.weebly. com

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★★★★★

t's pretty simple, really. A place with a sign "Under 99 billion Served" has to be pretty badass. We'll if you're lucky enough to see the sign (ace of base reference intended), you're in a magical place called Hodad's. Put simply, the burgers here might just be the most satisfying thing you've ever eaten. With a patty of bacon almost as big as the burger, the Hodad Bacon Cheeseburger is not to be passed up. Add to it an order of "Frings" (a basket of half fries and half uber beer battered onion rings) and a Dr. Pepper (so it's not beer, but it goes pretty damn good with a bacon cheeseburger) and you're good to go. Seriously, don't mess with it. It's amazing. Add to the great food a just general cool vibe ... cue the license plates on the wall, a random drifter or two outside viciously playing air-guitar (come on, it's Ocean Beach), and a $100 all you can eat offer on the menu. This might be the time to note that the burgers are like 6 bucks... but damn, it's still tempting. So head on down to the corner of Newport and Bacon (I couldn't have made that up if I wanted to) and bow down to the holiest of bacon cheeseburgers. All hail Hodad's, creator of some serious Good Grub. See more at www.thegoodgrub.weebly. com

Pros: Grubalicious

Cons: Nada

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I use to live in san diego for 5 years and spent a lot of time in ocean beach. I wasn't into the resturant scene until my girlfriend and I came back to san diego for the chargers raiders game. She said let's go to hodads in ob and I had the best double bacon cheese burger ever. This place has been on the tv series diners drive inns and dives. ***** starz to the owner and employees. I wish I cld have spent those 5 years there. Thank you

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★★★★★

I use to live in san diego for 5 years and spent a lot of time in ocean beach. I wasn't into the resturant scene until my girlfriend and I came back to san diego for the chargers raiders game. She said let's go to hodads in ob and I had the best double bacon cheese burger ever. This place has been on the tv series diners drive inns and dives. ***** starz to the owner and employees. I wish I cld have spent those 5 years there. Thank you

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If you want a good juicy burger, this is the place to go. I love their burgers, but be warned don't get the double bacon cheeseburger in less you are very hungry. The single bacon cheeseburger is quite filling enough as my husband found out. Also their milkshakes are to die for. If you don't mind waiting in a long line to get your burger get it to go otherwise you could wait a long time to get seated during their peak hours. It is a must try.

5
★★★★★

If you want a good juicy burger, this is the place to go. I love their burgers, but be warned don't get the double bacon cheeseburger in less you are very hungry. The single bacon cheeseburger is quite filling enough as my husband found out. Also their milkshakes are to die for. If you don't mind waiting in a long line to get your burger get it to go otherwise you could wait a long time to get seated during their peak hours. It is a must try.

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You know somethings good if there is a line to get in and you can smell the food all the way down the beach. Hodads is the best place for burgers in Cali. They dont let you leave hungry thats for sure. We flew 2000 miles for this place I highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

You know somethings good if there is a line to get in and you can smell the food all the way down the beach. Hodads is the best place for burgers in Cali. They dont let you leave hungry thats for sure. We flew 2000 miles for this place I highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!

Pros: huge portions, on the beach, crazy atmosphere

Cons: pepsi

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BIG AND TASTY BURGERS!! This place was on the Food Network and lived up to the hype!! Huge onion ring and french fry basket and very good old fashioned milk shakes. Definitely recommend trying!!

5
★★★★★

BIG AND TASTY BURGERS!! This place was on the Food Network and lived up to the hype!! Huge onion ring and french fry basket and very good old fashioned milk shakes. Definitely recommend trying!!

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Hodad's is what everyone says it is: awesome burger joint by the beach. Always packed. Loud and crazy.

I wouldn't go here on a first date, job interview, or anything like that... because it is run-down, maybe a little too laid-back, and very much a "beach bum" hang-out.

But if you don't mind the run-down atmosphere--I personally enjoyed it--then you can't beat their gigantic, delicious burgers and fries.

The employees are hit-and-miss. I was both appalled and delighted by different employees in the same visit.

Prices are what you would expect from a burger joint in Southern California. Somewhere between Denny's and Outback.

I'll always bring people that come to town to visit here. Recommended.

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★★★★☆

Hodad's is what everyone says it is: awesome burger joint by the beach. Always packed. Loud and crazy.

I wouldn't go here on a first date, job interview, or anything like that... because it is run-down, maybe a little too laid-back, and very much a "beach bum" hang-out.

But if you don't mind the run-down atmosphere--I personally enjoyed it--then you can't beat their gigantic, delicious burgers and fries.

The employees are hit-and-miss. I was both appalled and delighted by different employees in the same visit.

Prices are what you would expect from a burger joint in Southern California. Somewhere between Denny's and Outback.

I'll always bring people that come to town to visit here. Recommended.

Pros: Good food, cool atmosphere, by the beach

Cons: Rude service, hole-in-the-wall

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Hodad's has a fun flair- I went with a friend and have been dying to return with my boyfriend and other friends. The walls are covered with license plates, so even while you're waiting for your food you will never be bored. The food is awesome. Don't pass up a milkshake... they're delicious (but share with a friend, since they are large and very filling). Veggie options (grilled cheese, veggie burgers) are just as good as the meat options here, which is rare!

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★★★★☆

Hodad's has a fun flair- I went with a friend and have been dying to return with my boyfriend and other friends. The walls are covered with license plates, so even while you're waiting for your food you will never be bored. The food is awesome. Don't pass up a milkshake... they're delicious (but share with a friend, since they are large and very filling). Veggie options (grilled cheese, veggie burgers) are just as good as the meat options here, which is rare!

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This place serves some of the BEST hamburgers! They are absolutely delicious. They also have great milkshakes and french fries. It is kind of like a dive with really unique character.

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★★★★☆

This place serves some of the BEST hamburgers! They are absolutely delicious. They also have great milkshakes and french fries. It is kind of like a dive with really unique character.

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Not only is this place fun and not far from the beach (1 block) but the Best Burger I have eaten in years onion rings are great as well. But you better come hungry if you are going to try to eat the double burger. Well worth the price. Went there from LA, CA to to eat their burger, that is how good it is. Highly recommend this place.

5
★★★★★

Not only is this place fun and not far from the beach (1 block) but the Best Burger I have eaten in years onion rings are great as well. But you better come hungry if you are going to try to eat the double burger. Well worth the price. Went there from LA, CA to to eat their burger, that is how good it is. Highly recommend this place.

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We sat at the bar since it was the only place to sit in the whole restaurant. After walking by a few times and seeing a line out the door, we felt lucky to get the bar! The bar tender was very prompt and friendly. I ordered a single cheeseburger that was awesome. I wish I knew the mini burgers (I think that?s what they are called) aren?t sliders ? they are just normal size burgers. The regular burgers (like what I ordered) are huge! Next time I will get a mini. Overall, I?d recommend this place for a casual meal if you don?t mind the potential wait.

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★★★★☆

We sat at the bar since it was the only place to sit in the whole restaurant. After walking by a few times and seeing a line out the door, we felt lucky to get the bar! The bar tender was very prompt and friendly. I ordered a single cheeseburger that was awesome. I wish I knew the mini burgers (I think that?s what they are called) aren?t sliders ? they are just normal size burgers. The regular burgers (like what I ordered) are huge! Next time I will get a mini. Overall, I?d recommend this place for a casual meal if you don?t mind the potential wait.

Pros: burgers are very good

Cons: there might be a wait

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We went down here on a Saturday and were there when it opened at 11, by 11:15, there was a wait. This is an indication that people love this place. Huge burgers, great frings (fries/onion rings combo) ... great service, very friendly and prompt ... .thought about getting a double, very glad to have ordered a single cheeseburger. Wish I could have remembered to get a shake instead of a soda, but that will be rectified on our next visit. Awesome atmosphere, lots to read and watch while you wait for your order. We took a long walk on the pier afterwards to work some of this off. One of the best burgers I have ever had, and my husband agrees

2
★★★★★

We went down here on a Saturday and were there when it opened at 11, by 11:15, there was a wait. This is an indication that people love this place. Huge burgers, great frings (fries/onion rings combo) ... great service, very friendly and prompt ... .thought about getting a double, very glad to have ordered a single cheeseburger. Wish I could have remembered to get a shake instead of a soda, but that will be rectified on our next visit. Awesome atmosphere, lots to read and watch while you wait for your order. We took a long walk on the pier afterwards to work some of this off. One of the best burgers I have ever had, and my husband agrees

Pros: Portions, service, quality of food

Cons: None

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Make sure you come hungry, because this place will be sure to feed you. The burgers here are HUGE. I thought about getting a double, but I'm glad I got the single. The fries are excellent, and the shakes are outstanding! Whenever we have people visit us from out of town, we like to take them here. It's a nice hole in the wall, with a very chill atmosphere. It gets pretty busy in the evening, but it's worth the wait. Don't miss this one.

2
★★★★★

Make sure you come hungry, because this place will be sure to feed you. The burgers here are HUGE. I thought about getting a double, but I'm glad I got the single. The fries are excellent, and the shakes are outstanding! Whenever we have people visit us from out of town, we like to take them here. It's a nice hole in the wall, with a very chill atmosphere. It gets pretty busy in the evening, but it's worth the wait. Don't miss this one.

Pros: great value, awesome burgers, delicious shakes

Cons: can be a bit crowded

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Been a patron since HODAD'S opened in the parking lot next to the Lifeguards station. You can't beat the burger's and fries and a drink. Some day the Lord willing, I'll move back their.

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★★★★★

Been a patron since HODAD'S opened in the parking lot next to the Lifeguards station. You can't beat the burger's and fries and a drink. Some day the Lord willing, I'll move back their.

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I was craving a good burger and shake, and I got more! I didn't know what to expect while I was driving out there. There's a few other items other than just burgers, shakes and fries; but not much else....but you don't really need anything else. I liked the simplicity. It was a nice day out, and nothing sounded better than a cheeseburger and a malt.The shake was made with real ice cream, but unfortunately they only had the 3 basic flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. I got mine "malted", but it was so thick/sweet, I couldn't finish more than half! Or maybe that's because I was too busy stuffing their super jucy awesome burger in my face! Their fries were just as good; super crispy, with a little bit of seasoning fried in. So good!! The atmosphere was the best part. It was very low key. The only decorations were all kinds of license plates from every state, and even other countries hung EVERYWHERE! The people working there were 'punk' looking, but very friendly. They'll sit down with you to take your order. If you're lucky, you might even get a seat in the car! ;)

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★★★★★

I was craving a good burger and shake, and I got more! I didn't know what to expect while I was driving out there. There's a few other items other than just burgers, shakes and fries; but not much else....but you don't really need anything else. I liked the simplicity. It was a nice day out, and nothing sounded better than a cheeseburger and a malt.The shake was made with real ice cream, but unfortunately they only had the 3 basic flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. I got mine "malted", but it was so thick/sweet, I couldn't finish more than half! Or maybe that's because I was too busy stuffing their super jucy awesome burger in my face! Their fries were just as good; super crispy, with a little bit of seasoning fried in. So good!! The atmosphere was the best part. It was very low key. The only decorations were all kinds of license plates from every state, and even other countries hung EVERYWHERE! The people working there were 'punk' looking, but very friendly. They'll sit down with you to take your order. If you're lucky, you might even get a seat in the car! ;)

Pros: Quick food, great shops around, close to ocean

Cons: only 2 hour or 15 minute parking on the street.

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I've sampled many a burger in San Diego, and I would have to say Hodad's is the best in town. The wait staff looks rough around the edges, but they're all sweethearts and provide quick service with no less than a smile. The burgers are consistently delicious, the fries are always hot and crisp, and their milkshakes are the real thing! Perfect after a day on the beach, or a laid-back night. Sit at the bar stools facing the street and you'll be in for some great people-watching.

It is a must to take out-of-town visitors to this burger joint. Anyone we've ever taken there wants to go back whenever they visit!

2
★★★★★

I've sampled many a burger in San Diego, and I would have to say Hodad's is the best in town. The wait staff looks rough around the edges, but they're all sweethearts and provide quick service with no less than a smile. The burgers are consistently delicious, the fries are always hot and crisp, and their milkshakes are the real thing! Perfect after a day on the beach, or a laid-back night. Sit at the bar stools facing the street and you'll be in for some great people-watching.

It is a must to take out-of-town visitors to this burger joint. Anyone we've ever taken there wants to go back whenever they visit!

Pros: Great service, consistently great food and beer for cheap, fun atmosphere, a piece of San Diego culture you've got to experience.

Cons: Gets crowded, especially during the summer, but the line does move quickly.

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Hodads is a great place to go if you are looking for a good burger, beer, and fries. After all, it should be about the food, right? Or do you want the price for table linens, and unpleasant waiters added to your burger order?

2
★★★★★

Hodads is a great place to go if you are looking for a good burger, beer, and fries. After all, it should be about the food, right? Or do you want the price for table linens, and unpleasant waiters added to your burger order?

Pros: Food

Cons: Crowded

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Hodad's is funky and has the best darn burgers in Ocean Beach, or the City of San Diego for that matter. The interior of the restaurant is also fun, with an international array of license plate frames tacked up all over the walls. For a special date, site in the old VW and share a shake. The staff is always fun and friendly, and usually a little bit edgy. Do you self a favor and go to Hodad's NOW!

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★★★★☆

Hodad's is funky and has the best darn burgers in Ocean Beach, or the City of San Diego for that matter. The interior of the restaurant is also fun, with an international array of license plate frames tacked up all over the walls. For a special date, site in the old VW and share a shake. The staff is always fun and friendly, and usually a little bit edgy. Do you self a favor and go to Hodad's NOW!

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For hamburgers that are practically impossible to eat (unless your nose starts at your forehead) and killer fries, check this spot out. Any OB native can tell you that Hodads is the best around. How many license plates can you read in one sitting?

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★★★★★

For hamburgers that are practically impossible to eat (unless your nose starts at your forehead) and killer fries, check this spot out. Any OB native can tell you that Hodads is the best around. How many license plates can you read in one sitting?

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This place is loads of fun. It's a block east of the beach, so the location is great, but parking can be a pain, especially on Wednesday afternoons during the farmers market. There are cool decorations that fill the walls, adding to the fun feel of this burger joint. The burgers are kind of thin but still delicious. The service is pretty quick and the prices are reasonable. Hodad's is the place to go if you're at the beach and craving a burger.

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★★★☆☆

This place is loads of fun. It's a block east of the beach, so the location is great, but parking can be a pain, especially on Wednesday afternoons during the farmers market. There are cool decorations that fill the walls, adding to the fun feel of this burger joint. The burgers are kind of thin but still delicious. The service is pretty quick and the prices are reasonable. Hodad's is the place to go if you're at the beach and craving a burger.

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- Second best burger in town. Located in Ocean Beach. This place is more of a surfers grill only one block from the ocean. Burgers are big and sloppy. If you ask for bacon, you get thick slabs of pork tossed onno skimping at this place!! Great milkshakes as well and they do have beer.

4
★★★★☆

- Second best burger in town. Located in Ocean Beach. This place is more of a surfers grill only one block from the ocean. Burgers are big and sloppy. If you ask for bacon, you get thick slabs of pork tossed onno skimping at this place!! Great milkshakes as well and they do have beer.

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This was the best burger I ever have eaten. The emplyees are friendly and courtious. I will never eat another burger from anywhere else ever again.

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★★★★★

This was the best burger I ever have eaten. The emplyees are friendly and courtious. I will never eat another burger from anywhere else ever again.

Pros: great food, great service, they have beer

 

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