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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Seaside Eats"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 15, 2007 
Aired on: October 15, 2007 
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Hodad's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hodad'sSee Hodad's Video ($$)
(5164 ratings)

5010 Newport Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
www.hodadies.com
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
    bacon patty (bacon is boiled, then chopped & seared on the grill) on top of burger; wrapped & served in the "burger diaper" (burger wrapper that is wrapped around half of the burger); looks good
  • Guido Burger
    skillet-fried pastrami on burger served w/ ketchup, pickles, Swiss cheese, grilled onions & spicy brown mustard; inspired by Guy Fieri from 1st visit; looks good; #1 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Milk Shake
4.0 out of 5
5164 ratings
started in 1969; moved to current location in 1991; recognized as one of the top 5 burger joints in the country by CNN (2009); "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" (it's a block from the beach); decor consists of wall-to-wall license plates
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  • Blackened Grouper Sandwich
    option of grilled, fried or Buffalo-style (Guy got it grilled); served w/ lettuce & tomato & sauce w/ choice of French fries, cole slaw or pasta salad
  • Char Broiled Octopus
    signature dish; cooked & steeped in garlic, wine & herbs, then finished on top of a lava rock flame
  • Gumbo
    New Orleans style; looks good
4.0 out of 5
568 ratings
since 1985; "Where the Locals Eat" (from its website)
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  • Lobster Chow Mein
    5-oz lobster atop a hot chow mein gravy & local crispy noodles
  • Rhode Island Clam Chowder
    more like a brothy-creamy chowder
  • Whole Fried Clams
    dry batter (which makes a lighter batter so that you can taste the clam)
  • Clam Cake
    deep fried clam-balled batter; recommend dipping in chowder
3.0 out of 5
196 ratings
since 1969; clean, comfortable & relaxed family atmosphere w/ covered picnic table area overlooking Nanaquacket pond; dock available for boaters
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Seaside Eats"   (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 15, 2007 
Aired on: October 15, 2007