Restaurant Review: Hodad’s in Ocean Beach, CA


I was in San Diego and took the opportunity to visit Hodad’s in Ocean Beach, CA, about twenty minutes from downtown, because it had been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives.  The show featured Hodad’s bacon cheeseburger that is literally about six inches tall.  There is a “patty” made out of bacon topping the hamburger, two slices of cheese, mayo, mustard, onion, ketchup, tomatoes, lettuce, and pickles.  It was pretty good, and a total gutbuster.  More outstanding were the crunchy onion rings served with ranch dressing and wedge-cut, seasoned french fries.  A 1/2 order (!) of the combination of frings (fries + rings) is pictured.  Finally the malted chocolate shake was really good and again, enormous.  The place itself is about a block away from the beach and has a fun, relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.  I think it’s probably more fun than their second location in downtown San Diego.  Worth visiting if you are in the area.

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