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Val's Burgers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
+1 510-889-8257
Today
06:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been coming here since I was a kid. The same family has owned and operated this place since forever. Its got a great diner atmosphere and the burgers and shakes are amazing. I know costs have gone up over the years, but the only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because its not a great value. Don't... More 

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Thank mattcoats
Hayward, California, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and milkshake. Scrumptious and juicy. My daughter's hamburger was delicious also. And the friends were crunchy and fresh. Lastly the milkshake was creamy and a REAL milkshake. Love this place and will definitely be back!

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Thank Talyrobin
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great since the 50's. family run, long time staff. Large portions. Burger meat ground daily. Excellent steak sandwiches. Shakes made to order and served with canister.

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Thank dh2go
Hayward, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Loved this place since I was a kid. They are consistently good. Tip: one order of fries will serve two people easily. Their milk shakes are like the fifties shakes, where they pour the shake in your glass and then leave the container on your table. It's like getting two shakes.

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Thank Bob R
Hayward, California, Usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Burgers are great and come in three sizes. A basket of steak fries can easily be shared. And don't forget a shake!!!! You actually get enough to serve up two glasses. Just a note - they don't take credit cards.

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Thank Socorro M
Newark, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Took my family out for some hamburgers Saturday night and it was our first time to this place so we didn't know what to expect,well the hamburgers are great!! Juicy juicy the way there suppose to be... The only reason I have to give it 4 stars is because they don't except credit card and the parking lot is limited.... More 

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Thank ro r
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great basic burgers - three sizes, but the Baby Burger is usually enough for me; get the Mama or Papa Burgers if you're really hungry. Great American diner experience with helpful and friendly waitresses. Parking can be a bit problematic during busy times - so plan an off-time visit to avoid that frustration.

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Thank Richard P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Best burger I recommend taking either mama burger or 2 baby burgers but never papa burger. Also, they have good milkshakes. U can share it with another person they give u one glass and the same amount in the steel blender too for free in. You can ask for another glass if u r sharing

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Thank Abdulaziz A
Castro Valley, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Val's for years. Love it! For 20 years, I'd have the same meal everytime: Mama Burger, fries, chocolate shake. The breakfasts always looked tempting, but I couldn't go to Val's and not get a burger so I never tried breakfast - until a few years ago, after a conversation with a waitress. She suggested the 'patty... More 

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Thank George M
SF
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Don't patronize this place. We weren't treated well. The burgers and shakes were good though. But not good enough to come back especially considering the people who run the place.

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Thank yellowgoldfish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: +1 510-889-8257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?