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Ocean Beach
American, Bar
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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
+1 619-224-4623
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got an order to go and they but all the burgers at the bottom so by the time i got home and all the grease leaked to the bottom of the bag and made a hole. The burgers were soggy and filled with grease. i had to take off the bun and all the toping so i just ate a... More 

Thank Camryn A
Rochester NY
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hodad's was recommended by manager at the neighboring Harley Davison store. We were there on a Wednesday afternoon..as the pictures show you , Hodad's is a very beachy , kitschy place. That's a good thing! The lines were out on the sidewalk, but truly in only a few minutes we were seated. Loved reading all of the license plates from... More 

Thank spsmedical
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been out to OB in San Diego on 4 different occasions and did not get a chance to go to Hodads, but not this time. This time I set aside plenty to time to stop in for a burger and a beer. And my review is that I was stupid for not making time all the other times before.... More 

Thank CClifford505
Ontario, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband watched a rerun of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and this place was reviewed by Guy Fieri. So glad we took the time to drive to San Diego/Ocean Beach to visit. Although they didn't open till 11 am, the line-up to get in started at 10:30. By 11 it was to the end of the block and around the... More 

Thank lynne217
Knoxville, TN
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The single bacon cheeseburger is huge, but so good. If I went back, I would get the onion rengs instead of the fries, though. The service is fantastic. The atmosphere is pretty cool, too.

Thank 7LifesATrip7
Dwight, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place! We ordered a basket of"Frings" onion rings and fries. The whole table had them. I ordered the Guido just because I also love Triple D. and the other burgers are amazing! Atmosphere is so cool. There is always a line to get in. So expect a wait. It is worth it!

Thank MissesB1
Carmel, Indiana, USA
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428 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on good reviews, we decided to give Hodad's a try. What a treat, located 1/2 block from the Ocean, the lines can be long but the wait is short. There are 2 lines, 1 for eating in & the other for carry out. We had looked at the menu prior to arriving so we were ready to order as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hodad's is a local burger eatery which serves excellent burgers. An order of "frings" is a great side with the burger. A half order comes with delicious fries which are thick and tasty and large crispy onion rings thus the name frings. It is quite a large order and more than ample for a few people. Hodad's a good choice... More 

Thank Gypsiewoman
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere . Super friendly staff. Just cause burgers and chicken wasn't too impressive. Would eat here again. It wouldn't be my top pick of places

Thank Jennifer S
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think just saying Hodad's has really good food is enough to explain why you should go there. It really is about the entire experience. The eclectic license plate decor, the surfer vibe, the open air, the sheer size of the burgers - it's the whole experience that you will want to have to help make your experience in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 92107-3010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-4623

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