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Hodad's Downtown

Burger Joint · Central San Diego
945 Broadway (at 10th Ave), San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

World's Greatest Burgers!


Based on 284 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Wendy W.
    "Order the Guido burger!"(5 Tips)
    Dar B.
    "Frings are the Best!"(4 Tips)
    Domenick L.
    "The double bacon cheeseburger is the best I've ever had by far."(16 Tips)
    Tyler T.
    "Burger, shake, onion rings and some beer"(10 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • milkshakes
  • onion rings
  • fringe
  • french fries
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • all you can eat
  • good for a late night
  • great value
  • beer
  • sandwiches
  • good for a quick meal
  • yellowtail
  • cozy
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • lunch
  • Neapolitan
  • Leena A.

    The other branch is better than this one in the taste!

    Leena AlRajhi · 6 days ago
  • Ece B.

    Burgers are delicious but the place is for heavy metal lovers 😂👎

    Ece Bolat · 3 weeks ago
  • Alfa S.

    One of the best places for burgers and beer, but good luck finding parking during peak downtown hours.

    Alfa Santos · October 26
  • Morena.jojo M.

    Before trying your first hodad's burger, please go to their first location. Maybe it's the vibe🌊 but an experience worth going back.. Downtown location, burgers😏 shakes👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Moose

    One of the best burgers in CA + they are HUGE

    Moose · August 6
  • Assaf A.

    The napoleon shake is really great and also the double cheese burger but make sure that you have a lot of napkins next to you 😂

    Assaf Al-Awaji · July 8
  • Habibo M.

    One of the best burger in SD! So good!

    Habibo Mo · July 5
  • Jay O.


    Jay Ortiz · May 18
  • Perriann H.

    I love their onion rings!

    Perriann Hodges · April 28
  • Jenny S.

    Best bacon cheeseburger ever created. Crunchy deliciousness in each bite! Get the mini if you don't want to over stuff yourself.

    Jenny Soxx · April 2
  • Jen M.

    Rarely a wait & just as good as OB. The half-order of Frings will be enough for 4 people.

    Jen M-E · January 20
  • Jennifer h.

    Very good food

    Jennifer honm · November 28, 2014
  • Sal

    Not as good as the one in OB...but still amazing burguers. The best of SD

    Sal · November 26, 2014

    Ever had a burger too tall to bite ? ! Hodad's signature sandwich is builtfor large burger lovers! I usually order a basket with awesome onion ringsand skip onions on the burger itself.

    AGVSM · November 22, 2014
  • Aziz ..

    Nice :dddd

    Aziz . · October 12, 2014
  • Lyndsi W.

    Love the original location the most but, this is a good alternative for downtown! You can never go wrong with this burger! Price and quality all there, all the time!

    Lyndsi Winer · September 10, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

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    TV Food Maps · September 3, 2014
  • Meli

    The burgers here are a major disappointment. They were dry and not juicy whatsoever. They paled in comparison to NY's Shake Shack burgers. And a "small fries" is huge! It's enough to feed 4 ppl.

    Meli · September 3, 2014
  • John-Paul M.

    Burgers are good but you'll have to wait for them.

    John-Paul Murillo · August 29, 2014
  • Tyler T.

    Burger, shake, onion rings and some beer

    Tyler Tremelling · August 27, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Katherine Humphus, chef of BO-beau kitchen + bar, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Double cheeseburger. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Max K.

    Little grimes, but don't judge a book by the cover on this one. Solid burgers. Whatever you do, get bacon on it. They deep fry it and then grill it into a patty. Also get your onion grilled - Bangin

    Max Kessler · August 21, 2014
  • Nicolas N.

    Seriously, skip the line and head to Neighborhood if you want a real burger. Or not, stay at Hodads so I won't have to wait in line.

    Nicolas Nezhat · August 11, 2014
  • Eddy S.

    Great burger, even better shake. And those onion rings.... Be warned, the portions are huge!!

    Eddy Shao · August 9, 2014
  • Ryan O.

    Great messy burgers

    Ryan Ota · August 7, 2014
  • Dar B.

    Frings are the Best!

    Dar Bow Tis Tah · June 24, 2014
  • Rex B.

    Blue Cheese Burger creation: Be warned it is exceptionally messy, albeit tasty.

    Rex Buchanan · June 13, 2014
  • Christopher L.

    This restaurant is awesome. Love the location and love the food. I ordered and ate the double bacon cheeseburger. Mouthwatering amazing!!

    Christopher Lara-Cruz · June 6, 2014
  • Chris A.

    Neapolitan Milkshake is freaking amazing!!!!!!!!

    Chris Anderson · May 31, 2014
  • Tyr L.

    Pretty good burgers, nothing amazing. The reviews here all seem accurate, except the burgers themselves aren't huge. It's the toppings that make them really tall. The Neapolitan shake was great

    Tyr Legend · May 24, 2014
  • Ruben R.

    The shakes are amazing! They are huge so you can share it with someone else.

    Ruben Ruiz · April 25, 2014
  • Lana C.

    On hot days sit by the side door

    Lana Chan · April 19, 2014
  • Ernesto

    I hate the service from this hodad's they are all dicks.. Go to the 1 in OB👌

    Ernesto · March 20, 2014
  • James S.

    Unfold one flap of the wrap around the burger so that all the awesome, fatty grease drips down into your fries or onion rings. Of course don't forget to eat over your basket or it will be in your lap

    James Stewart Jr. · February 27, 2014
  • S3d A.

    One of SD's best so far

    S3d Alraj7i · February 10, 2014
  • Wendy W.

    Order the Guido burger! Great flavor, burger has pastrami, grilled onions & brown spicy mustard along with the usual items. It won't disappoint!! Yum!

    Wendy Wolfer · October 21, 2013
  • Ron C.

    Good atmosphere, good service, okay food. Like the chocolate shakes.

    Ron Cobb · September 6, 2013
  • Erica O.

    Burgers are juicy and delicious. Fries are wedges....definitely a place to check out!

    Erica Ota · September 4, 2013
  • Manny P.


    Manny Provencio · September 1, 2013
  • Nicole M.

    Bluejay buerger is a must try atleast once !

    Nicole Macias · September 1, 2013
  • Samuel T.

    I love the double bacon cheese burger

    Samuel Taylor · August 27, 2013
  • Sarah L.

    I think this is the best burger in San Diego.... Constantly crave it! Regular w cheese or the guido. And the shakes are HUGE (and delicious!)

    Sarah Lopez · August 22, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    The bacon cheeseburgers here are top-notch, as are the gigantic shakes, served with an extra scoop of ice cream right on top.

    Serious Eats · August 19, 2013
  • Vinicius C.

    If you wanna a big hamburguer, this the local!!! Perfect!!

    Vinicius Carvalho · August 2, 2013
  • Domenick L.

    Totally missed this place. The double bacon cheeseburger is the best I've ever had by far.

    Domenick Ludi · July 24, 2013
  • Alvaro C.

    Best burger in town

    Alvaro Camacho · July 20, 2013
  • Allan

    Single bacon cheeseburger and fries!

    Allan · July 19, 2013
  • Theresa P.

    Awesome burgers and onion rings

    Theresa Perry · July 13, 2013
  • Tammy H.

    Smells like urine. Not good.

    Tammy Harmon · June 22, 2013
  • La Jolla Mom

    I'm just not sure if there's a better burger. I like the one with the blue cheese and grilled onions with a side of onion rings. No diets here!

    La Jolla Mom · May 8, 2013

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