Fodor's Expert Review Hodad's

$ Ocean Beach Burger Fodor's Choice

Surfers with big appetites, and fans of Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, chow down on huge, messy burgers, fries, onion rings, and shakes at this funky, hippie beach joint adorned with beat-up surfboards and license plates from almost every state. Don’t be put off by lines out the door–-they move quickly and the wait is worth it, especially now that they have their own microbrewery with six draft beers including a hazy IPA and a Mexican lager. A miniburger is a less-filling option, and there are veggie and chicken patty options for the red-meat averse. Newer outposts—as family-friendly as the original '60s joint—are Downtown and at Petco Park.

Burger Casual Lunch Dinner $ Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

5010 Newport Ave.
San Diego, California  92107, USA

619-224–4623

www.hodadies.com

Known For:
  • Legendary bacon-cheeseburgers and thick-cut onion rings
  • Surf-shack vibe
  • A little sass with your burger
  • Legendary bacon cheeseburgers and thick-cut onion rings

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