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Hodad's Downtown

Burger Joint$$$$
Central San Diego, San Diego
  • Adrián G.
    "Guido burger is awesome!"(7 Tips)
    Dar B.
    "Frings are the Best!"(5 Tips)
    Domenick L.
    "The double bacon cheeseburger is the best I've ever had by far."(11 Tips)
    Tyler T.
    "Burger, shake, onion rings and some beer"(13 Tips)
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  • Mila F.
    Mila FrerichsFebruary 15
    Best burger in town.
  • Daria Z.
    Daria ZhukovaFebruary 1
    Friendly team, yummy unburger & fries!🍔🍟 My hubby and I will come back! Thank you!💛
  • Julia A.
    Julia AsakawaJanuary 27
    Hamburger is HUGE! Very good option for a local burger. Service was really good and I really liked the potatoes. Beer comes in a jar mug!
  • Karen W.
    Karen WJanuary 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Servings are huge. Fries are not gluten free. They did a nice lettuce wrap for my burger. Staff is friendly. Prices are very reasonable. Shakes are more like ice cream than a shake.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KelleyJanuary 6
    Insane burgers. Great shakes. Awesome onion rings. Great staff.
  • Zeynep
    ZeynepJanuary 3
    Onion rings are awesome !! Cheapest and delicious hamburger place in SD 😍
  • John T.
    John TurnerOctober 3, 2016
    Awesomr burger and fries
  • Neha D.
    Neha DubeyAugust 20, 2016
    Love their burgers..... Try any. Onion rings are yummmmm
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GuptaJune 28, 2016
    I really enjoyed this place. I have to say the long line was well worth it. Best burger I've ever had.
  • Adrián G.
    Adrián GutiérrezMay 12, 2016
    Guido burger is awesome! Double bacon cheeseburger is also great, it's huge tho... Get the frings!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoApril 20, 2016
    Huge burgers! 🍔
  • Justine D.
    Justine DeRoachMarch 26, 2016
    The burgers, obvi. Such great beef patties and good rolls matched to icy cold fresh condiments and lettuce-tomato-onion-pickle on top. The fries are bigger than my fingers-mix the Cajun sauce w ranch
  • Mattress M.
    Mattress ManJanuary 19, 2016
    The new girl is mean
  • Meaghan K.
    Meaghan KennyJanuary 9, 2016
    The bacon cheese burger was the bomb dot com
  • Vicki
    VickiJanuary 3, 2016
    Best burger ever. So juicy and messy but totally worth the mess. Bring your appetite when you come here.
  • Leena A.
    Leena AlRajhiNovember 21, 2015
    The other branch is better than this one in the taste!
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatNovember 1, 2015
    Burgers are delicious but the place is for heavy metal lovers 😂👎
  • Alfa S.
    Alfa SantosOctober 26, 2015
    One of the best places for burgers and beer, but good luck finding parking during peak downtown hours.
  • Morena_jojo
    Morena_jojoSeptember 9, 2015
    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👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • Mus.1
    Mus.1August 6, 2015
    One of the best burgers in CA + they are HUGE
  • Assaf A.
    Assaf Al-AwajiJuly 8, 2015
    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 😂
  • Habibo M.
    Habibo MoJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best burger in SD! So good!
  • Jay O.
    Jay OrtizMay 18, 2015
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesApril 28, 2015
    I love their onion rings!
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SoxxApril 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bacon cheeseburger ever created. Crunchy deliciousness in each bite! Get the mini if you don't want to over stuff yourself.
  • Jen M.
    Jen M-EJanuary 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Rarely a wait & just as good as OB. The half-order of Frings will be enough for 4 people.
  • Jennifer h.
    Jennifer honmNovember 28, 2014
    Very good food
  • Sal
    SalNovember 26, 2014
    Not as good as the one in OB...but still amazing burguers. The best of SD
  • Aziz ..
    Aziz .October 12, 2014
    Nice :dddd
  • Lyndsi W.
    Lyndsi WinerSeptember 10, 2014
    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!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
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  • Meli
    MeliSeptember 3, 2014
    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.
  • John-Paul M.
    John-Paul MurilloAugust 29, 2014
    Burgers are good but you'll have to wait for them.
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TremellingAugust 27, 2014
    Burger, shake, onion rings and some beer
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Katherine Humphus, chef of BO-beau kitchen + bar, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Double cheeseburger. Read more
  • Max K.
    Max KesslerAugust 21, 2014
    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
  • Nicolas N.
    Nicolas NezhatAugust 11, 2014
    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.
  • Eddy S.
    Eddy ShaoAugust 9, 2014
    Great burger, even better shake. And those onion rings.... Be warned, the portions are huge!!
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan OtaAugust 7, 2014
    Great messy burgers
  • Dar B.
    Dar Bow Tis TahJune 24, 2014
    Frings are the Best!
  • Rex B.
    Rex BuchananJune 13, 2014
    Blue Cheese Burger creation: Be warned it is exceptionally messy, albeit tasty.
  • Christopher L.
    This restaurant is awesome. Love the location and love the food. I ordered and ate the double bacon cheeseburger. Mouthwatering amazing!!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AndersonMay 31, 2014
    Neapolitan Milkshake is freaking amazing!!!!!!!!
  • Tyr L.
    Tyr LegendMay 24, 2014
    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
  • Ruben R.
    Ruben RuizApril 25, 2014
    The shakes are amazing! They are huge so you can share it with someone else.
  • Lana C.
    Lana ChanApril 19, 2014
    On hot days sit by the side door
  • Ernesto
    ErnestoMarch 20, 2014
    I hate the service from this hodad's they are all dicks.. Go to the 1 in OB👌
  • James S.
    James Stewart Jr.February 27, 2014
    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
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilliamsFebruary 21, 2014
    Guido burger
  • S3d A.
    S3d Alraj7iFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of SD's best so far
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