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Hodad's Downtown

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American, Bar
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945 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-5513
+1 619-234-6323
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've got a big mouth. But not one that can fit around the Hodad's double cheeseburger. Delicious. Great onion rings too.

Thank Scott W
Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great burger, french fries, and chocolate shake here. Portions are giant and food was very good. It's a cool spot but the area is a bit dicey unfortunately. Ended up taking out but I'd definitely go back.

Thank TravelingRoger
Centreville, Virginia
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here on Tuesday evening after seeing the line out the door on Sunday night. We needed to taste a great hamburger and we weren't disappointed. We were served immediately and cordially! I ordered the single cheeseburger and the wife ordered the regular hamburger (no onions). We split an order of french fries and each had a coke cola.... More 

Thank Bruce S
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hodad's has great burgers and a decent selection of beer. Always a fun friendly place to get a really tasty burger that will fill you up. Location: For friends, dates, lunch-the downtown location is great. It has more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant. I have been in for lunch as well as dinner and even when it isn't... More 

Thank SoCalBossFan
Fort Wayne
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Hodad's while in San Diego based on the reviews, and we were not disappointed! The burgers were great! The atmosphere & service was very laid back and casual. They are who they are. On top of that the prices were very reasonable. I'd definitely go again.

Thank ehugo99
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all, the atmosphere is great and full of energy. There are license plates lining the walls!!! Most importantly the food!! It's a very straight forward menu with none of the frills of other burger places!!! The meat is fresh and juicy and the fries are actually wedges of potatoes. It doesn't get any better. A bonus... More 

Thank Evan M
memphis, tn
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on Yelp reviews, a colleague and I ate dinner here one night on a business trip. It is a very casual place that is half diner, half bar. We sat at the bar and ordered beer and the bacon cheeseburger with fries. The portions were massive (single=1/3 lb burger) and very tasty. If you are looking for large portions... More 

Thank toltecs
Englewood, Colorado, United States
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reviews had me excited to try the best burger of my life... what I got was fine, but I wouldn't call it anything special. Service was speedy, food was tasty, but I wouldn't make a special effort to get back on my next trip. I usually go for onion rings over fries, but found I preferred their fries by far... More 

Thank Samantha H
Melaka, Malaysia
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Believe it or not, I heard about this restaurant just minutes after landing in San Diego...... We're from half way across the world, and an officer at the airport, who was so warm and welcoming towards us, told about this place. We hence made it a point to visit Hodad's and found out how incredibly tasty the burgers were....... Some... More 

Thank widespreadvisitor
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dude! This is the spot to go if you can get in! We went during low tide, early spring break. Great service and a San Diego flavor. Skaters, Tatoo's, Ponytails and piercings are what's up! This off the beaten path burger joint hooks you up. My group was divided half Guido and half Bacon burger. I split the burger and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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: 945 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-5513
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-6323

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