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.