Eats & Drinks
5010 Newport AveSan Diego, CA 92107
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World's Best Burgers!
In 1969, Byron and Virginia Hardin began serving their AMAZING
Burgers in San Diego. Hodad’s first location was on the beach, at the
end of Santa Monica Ave., in Ocean Beach.
In 1991, after several
moves, Hodad’s opened at it’s present location on Ocean Beach’s main
drag, Newport Avenue. In 2011 we opened our second location at 10th
& Broadway in beautiful downtown San Diego.
We expanded into
Petco Park in 2012, when we opened a seasonal spot for all of the San
Diego Padres Baseball Fans. It’s been so popular, that space was
eventually traded up for several concession locations throughout the
We extend our thank you to the hungry fans that have made all of this possible.
Hodad’s is now in the hands of third generation family members, Shane & Lexi Hardin. They’re the adult children of the famous Burgermeister, Mike “Bossman” Hardin.
was at the helm of this seaside burger joint when it rocketed to
stardom. It was Mike’s heart that kept the whole team sane as they went
from a local’s favorite shack to a relentlessly busy hub for Burger
lovers from around the world. He was surfer, a businessman, a joker, a
philosopher and great Dad. He was a friend to anyone whoever met him and
did his best to make life better for America’s Military as a member of
the MESS LORDS!
Read More about Mike’s continuing influence on our
community, See The Diner’s, Drive-In’s & Dives episode that changed
absolutely everything, look through the inspiring photos of his years
of travel & participation in the Mess Lords and watch the unlikely
“50+ Year OVERNIGHT SUCCESS STORY” unfold