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Hodad's

5010 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, CA - (619) 224-4623
Here is the definitive Southern California beachside burger joint, serving truly amazing hamburgers that are a sight to behold. The double, which is two good-size patties, is huge beyond belief, piled inside a broad sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.
100% Approval Rating (23 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Milk Shake
Double Bacon Cheeseburger Basket

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Hodad’s motto, on a sign above the cash register: “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!” Here is the definitive Southern California beachside burger joint, serving truly amazing hamburgers. Available in three sizes (mini, single, and double), as cheeseburgers or bacon ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

5010 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, CA
(619) 224-4623

http://www.hodadies.com/home.htm

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
You need to unhinge your jaws like a rattlesnake to dig into this cheeseburger with crisp veggies.
"You need to unhinge your jaws like a rattlesnake to dig into this cheeseburger with crisp veggies."
Stephen Rushmore





One of the choice places to sit inside Hodad's is this VW microbus, which has a sort of table where the dashboard used to be.
"One of the choice places to sit inside Hodad's is this VW microbus, which has a sort of table where the dashboard used to be."
Michael Stern


Mike Hardin's parents started Hodad's on the beach. Here he is with his extremely foreshortened Microbus, parked in the lot next to the restaurant.
"Mike Hardin's parents started Hodad's on the beach. Here he is with his extremely foreshortened Microbus, parked in the lot next to the restaurant."
Michael Stern


Believe it or not, it IS possible to lift this cheeseburger from its basket.  Experienced eaters can do it with one hand.  Putting it between your jaws is, however, a challenge.
"Believe it or not, it IS possible to lift this cheeseburger from its basket. Experienced eaters can do it with one hand. Putting it between your jaws is, however, a challenge."
Michael Stern


Here's the place for real California Dreamin' ... about magnificent hamburgers.
"Here's the place for real California Dreamin' ... about magnificent hamburgers."
Michael Stern


Thick? You bet! Hodad's shakes and malts defy a straw.
"Thick? You bet! Hodad's shakes and malts defy a straw."
Michael Stern


The ambience at Hodad's is Surf City.
"The ambience at Hodad's is Surf City."
Michael Stern


The walls are covered with some amazing vanity license plates. It has long been the house policy to offer a big burger meal to any customer willing to display a good one.
"The walls are covered with some amazing vanity license plates. It has long been the house policy to offer a big burger meal to any customer willing to display a good one."
Michael Stern


These front-row seats at Hodad's look out on Newport Avenue, which is a great place for people-watching. Waiters have to step outside the restaurant to take customers' orders.
"These front-row seats at Hodad's look out on Newport Avenue, which is a great place for people-watching. Waiters have to step outside the restaurant to take customers' orders."
Michael Stern



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