Fodor's Expert Review Hodad's
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.
5010 Newport Ave.
San Diego, California 92107, USA
- Legendary bacon cheeseburgers and thick-cut onion rings
- Surf-shack vibe
- A little sass with your burger