The word "Hodad" is a slang term used to describe a surfer "wanna-be." A hodad may own a surfboard and may even haul that board to the beach, yet ... More
The word "Hodad" is a slang term used to describe a surfer "wanna-be." A hodad may own a surfboard and may even haul that board to the beach, yet never actually surfs. This joint has character, surfing character, with surfing memorabilia covering the walls and a jukebox playing appropriate tunes. Guests experience a surf dream world at this Ocean Beach establishment. For an extra treat, try sitting in the booth constructed from the front of a VW bus. Now THIS is Southern California!
Great price for burger's, sides, and brew with a down to earth atmosphere (a collection of memorabilia here/there)...it's yummeee American food you can take with you and walk to the beach, OR kick back at the restaurant and enjoy.
Good burgers, bad service attitude.
We went on a Thursday night, and the small burger joint in OB had a line out the door waiting for a table. The wait staff was obviously overworked and completely uninterested in customers. Tables could have been cleared faster if there was a single bus boy/girl with a tub to clear debris. Instead the wait staff had to find time to clear tables by hand carrying the debris a bit at a time.
We ordered our dinner to go, but then went and stood in line for a table while we waited. It took about 15 to 20 minutes to get to the front of the line for a table, but when we did, the wait staff was quite unhappy to help us since we had a to-go order. I suppose they were worried about a tip, which I left generously - though they did not deserve it. I might not have left a tip since not one person ever came by to check on us, but I knew some one would have to clean the table when we left, so I tipped.
All in all, the burgers are good (not amazing). Not sure about the health rating - take a peak at the kitchen when you are in line at the cash register. The poor service and bad attitude would keep us away, probably to the delight of the staff.
We stood in line waiting for 20 minutes to get a place to sit. About a third of the tables were empty and covered with remnants of previous customers. The staff continually walked by the empty tables but no one bothered to clean off the tables. After the 20 minute wait we left and went to Fuddrucker's in Mission Valley where we got excellent service and a great burger.
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