Fodor's Expert Review Hodad's

$ Ocean Beach Burger Fodor's Choice

Surfers with big appetites 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. 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


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



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