5010 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, CA, USA
Hodad's Ocean Beach Reviews
Famous burger Joint like no other place Aug 04, 2011
Guy Fieri has been to this place twice. The food is incredible, burgers that are massive. It is cheap and friendly enviornment. The milkshakes are to die for the best I have ever had. The line is always long and I suggest ordering out and eating on the beach if you dont want to wait in the line. This is a must eat in San Diego!
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Jan 31, 2008
in a suburb of San Diego......
you will find this town called Ocean Beach....small shops, and one of a kind restaurants...
Here in Ocean Beach you can find the one and only Hodad's. The definition of a hodad is "one who comes to the beach and acts like a surfer, but never does.....a.k.a "the poser"".
If you are looking for a heart attack, here you go. Wait....I didn't tell you about the place.
Hodad's is very lively with tons of people in and out. Hodad's should be classified as a museum. It seems to have been around for quite a while.....has several hundred license plates adorned on the walls and ceiling, some quite funny....
Walk in, pick up a menu (if you don't already know what you want) and hope to find a seat.....I was almost at a point of asking other people if my friend and I could sit at their table....and then a couple seats were spotted at the window (bar type seating). The window was without glass so you could get some fresh air and have an unobstructed view of all that walked past. I can just imagine the sight in the summer time.
Being the first time at Hodad's I quickly reviewed the menu. A bacon cheeseburger was selected, my friend a double. We ordered some "Frings"...french fries (wedge style) and thick onion rings mixed together served with ranch on the side (ketchup is already on the counter along with tabasco or other hot sauce varities)...btw...the frings are plenty enough to share. And lastly, my friend ordered a chocolate shake.
The wait staff very excellent....seems like everytime you needed a refill or anything someone just popped up.
So if you haven't figured it out yet....this is a very hole in the wall famous for those who know and locals of course hamburger joint. I spoke about that coronary. Well the hamburger was huge with good flavor and the bacon such good quality, the cheese so thick....they don't scrimp and scrape.
I left there stuffed.....
Best hamburger in San Diego, maybe even in the world.
Be patient with parking, and seating....there isn't a lot of either, but they make up for it in quality and quantity.