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Ocean Beach
American, Bar
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5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92107
+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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Southern Indiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The burgers are amazing! Also had onion rings & fries. They was wonderful as well. The atmosphere was relaxed & laid back. My kind of place. Will definitely go back.

Thank JustMe1969
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome experience, great burgers, and great fries! I had the mini bacon cheeseburger and fries. I finished my burger (because I was determined to), but I could only squeeze in around 3 fries. The burgers are huge and extremely filling. If you get bacon on your burger, they give you plenty. There is also the right amount of cheese, which... More 

Thank K R
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Straight out of the 60's with interesting decor you get an amazing bang for your buck! Not only are the burgers, malts and fries fantastic but so is the service. Get there early or there is a line to get in.

Thank J R R
San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with the family while on vacation. Wow. One of the best burgers I've ever had, and the onion rings are likewise fabulous. And the chocolate shake ranks among the best as well. Two shakes (one chocolate and one vanilla)--and our family of five could not finish them! They're massive. But delicious! Be aware that tables are closely set... More 

Thank mplanglinais
Bristol, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to visit with good greasy burgers. The licence plates all over the walls make it interesting. Friendly staff and randomness add to its charm.

Thank Louise S
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must eat place..!! We came at noon rush hour and got a great table in 5 minutes. Waitresses were super nice and helpful (although the pressure). The Food is a bliss! Definitely the BEST genuine American cuisine in California, and maybe in the US..!! Enjoy!

Thank ori_bandel
Corvallis, Montana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If not the best burger I have ever had, a close second. Worth the wait, worth the drive and if you don't take the time, it's your mistake. Price is right, staff is great and the only thing we didn't like was we live so far away. Don't miss it. Must have the bacon cheese burger. Single or double. Can't... More 

Thank Bradley M
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like delicious onion rings with very generous portions go Hodad's. Burgers for every taste, including veggie. Try the chicken sandwich too. Bring your camera to capture all the great 70's items all over the walls. When you go to the cashier to pay, take a free piece of chocolate to top off your meal.

Thank dandy333
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best burger in town - no doubt! Get bacon and don't forget the milk shake. Fantastic food and great prices. You will have a line, but don't worry it moves fast. Great local beer options as well.

Thank PuraVidaAmigo
Kifisia, Greece
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently this place has paid for ad so when you search for 'best burgers' in San Diego, you get this name. NO. These are by far the worst burgers we've ever had! Worst as in worse than any huge multinational burger chain. The place is a little dirty as well. Staff are friendly though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?