I’ve been neglecting this website. I’m going to end that neglect today. My first post back is about a burger spot I’ve wanted to try for years… Hodad’s in Ocean Beach (San Diego).
Back in September 2021, I finally got my chance while I was down at UCSD to watch my sons play in a water polo tournament.
Hodad’s is a famous place and often has a line to get in. I remember driving past this place in the late 90s while in San Diego for meetings, but didn’t have time to wait.
This time, I made sure to arrive before it opened. Even though we got there early, there was still a line. Fortunately, it was a short one.
Guy Fieri visited this place for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which I’m sure added to its popularity.
I was pretty stoked that we were able to get a table inside instead of on the patio.
According to the menu on the website, the prices have gone up since we visited last September. For nostalgia, here were the prices when we visited.
My oldest son got the Guido burger and onion rings. From the website:
Inspired by triple D’s Guy Fieri
Our Burger served with Pastrami, Ketchup, Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Onions and Spicy Brown Mustard
I got a double bacon cheeseburger with fries. I took this closeup to show that they even put bacon between the patties. That’s one way to make this guy happy.
There is no shortage of stickers at Hodad’s.
I’m really glad I finally got to try this place. My only regret is that I didn’t get a shake. They look awesome. Next time.