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!
This Place defines the American Cheeseburger. It's usually hoppin, sometimes usually a line, but they do a good job of getting the food out so you don't wait long. Onion rings are Bomb too. It's a deff must stop if your there in OB.
First off let me state that I love a good burger just as much as anybody and I am always on a quest for a great one. I heard of Hodads and how great it was and thought... Hmmm... I have to try it! Well I must say, it was extremely disappointing. This place was not good at all, you get a tiny burger under a head of lettuce, a pile of tomatoes, pickles etc... basically an entire family size salad. Not sure how anyone can even rate the burger which you can't even taste under all of the other stuff. I ended up removing most of the toppings and yep, my thoughts were correct, the burger wasn't very good, guess they are hiding that under the salad for a reason. About a half hour after leaving I had a blazing stomach ache, no surprise there. The atmosphere was cool, but the food was uncool.... I would not waste my time or money on this place, there are FAR BETTER burger joints in San Diego.....
omg, you have to get the cheeseburger with extra cheese and be sure and add bacon! I know it sounds like a heart attack on a plate, but trust me it's worth it! Oh, and be sure and get the ranch dressing with your french fries!
This place had an awesome feel to it, definitely a a legit surfer burger joint. Their burger and shakes are awesome too, the only downside is that it can get PACKED. Get there at on a weekday at a non-busy time and it's decent, don't go during lunch time or after work.
good burger but overrated. i was expecting much more the first time I went. Rocky's in PB is much better. Rocky's only has fries though (no rings) and you can't get bacon at Rocky's. If you are looking for a good thin patty with 5 times more produce than meat then Hodad's is your place. I would skip it for Rocky's though.
decided to check out this place to see what everyone's raving about....what where they thinking? not worth the almost hour wait in line. the burgers are bland! i'll give them credit for their fries and rings and malted drinks.
Hodads has the best hamburger I have ever eaten!
I get a large hamburger with everything on it, onion rings and a chocolate milkshake...you will not need to eat again in the same day!
Everything is very very good, however it can get very busy at times and there can be a slight wait...if the line goes outside, and you are very hungry, maybe go to another spot. If you can wait, it will be worth it!
Like many small businesses I have seen that have an excellent product, they are very busy so it can feel like they are not giving good customer service! I don't believe they intend this, it is just what happens in a successful small business! I think people should be happy they are getting very good food and talk to their mothers if they want someone to coddle them...that is my opinion.
I take 1 star away not by their fault, but because I drive kinda far to get a hamburger there and can get very hungry...when I see the line and the possible wait, that is not so good for me!
Not their fault, great food, great spot!
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