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Val's Burgers

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
+1 510-889-8257
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Hayward, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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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
San Francisco, CA area
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92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've been going to Val's since I was a teenager, and the place is just great. From the moment you walk in, you know the place is special -- it is a throwback to the great diners of the past, unchanged for decades. From the menus painting on wood, mounted on the walls to the containers of pickle slices and... More 

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Thank GoofballDad
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Val's is a great place to think about the good old days. First, one man makes all Milkshakes. The quality is always consistent. My favorite milkshake is Chocolate All-Around, made with chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup. My grandchildren like the banana Milkshakes, made with freak banana, and my daughter chocolate chip mint. What goes better with a milkshake than... More 

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Thank 605eileent
Hayward, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Holy Cow.... Val's really knows how.... From the burgers to the shakes, everything here is GREAT!!! Service was on point and it's a really cool joint!

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?