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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
+1 619-224-4623
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
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Reviewed yesterday

I stopped here because it was featured on the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV program. The burgers are pretty good, but there's not a huge variety on the menu. Basically hamburgers, cheeseburgers, doubles, and optional bacon. Also fries, onion rings, shakes, and a few other...More

Thank 982ryanf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place. Employees were very nice and helpful. The burger I got was the size of a baby's head and oh sooo tasty! If you are in San Diego, go to Hodad's!!

Thank kcjnz303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a blast at Hodads! Great burger spot! Fun too, complete with surfer dudes!! Great service! Loved sitting in the retro bus!! Eclectic atmosphere is a must to go see! Free 1 hr parking was helpful too!

Thank Hyattlori1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here one night while on vacation. Burgers, fries, and onion rings were all delicious. The double meat bacon cheeseburger is no joke so make sure you are hungry if you order it. No frills about the meal, just great food for a...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the looks of the place deter you from trying Hodads...... It's definitely a little quirky and some may say "rough around the edges" but it's a good burger, delicious fries and onion rings...... Not to mention the ranch dressing they serve with the...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boys and I stopped in just before closing time and grabbed some of the best burgers, fries, onion rings and shakes ever. The burgers are unhinge-your-jaw huge, and the service is fast and friendly. Can’t miss!

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fantastic burgers from Hodad's. Glad we got there a little early as we barely beat the rush. Thick, juicy burgers we will not soon forget!

Thank nicholissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, if you want the best burger EVER, and this is not an exaggeration, we would recommend this location. And, if you want local atmosphere, you can't find more than what is crammed into this tiny space. So much fun and delicious food. The waiter...More

Thank MsKelliH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Are you kidding me? Came for just a good burger found an original fantastic crazy place, shake to die for, crunchy done perfectly onion rings, awesome cheesburger and a great deal!!!! Highly recommend and will come back for sure.

Thank Kiki Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are San Diego residents and lived in Ocean Beach for 29 years. Hodads in Ocean Beach and their newer location in downtown are a real San Diego experience The burgers are great. Our kids ( and now grandkids) order milk shakes. The wait in...More

Thank Roberta91941
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19 December 2016|
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Response from laura s | Reviewed this property |
Kim B
19 February 2015|
Response from Randy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. If you're at SeaWorld then simply follow your GPS to Hodads in Ocean Beach. You probably do not need to jump on the expressway, but if you do its a short drive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-4623
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