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Val's Burgers

2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
+1 510-889-8257
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hamburger” (22 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While they were detailing my buddy’s new car, the sales rep referred us to this place. Felt like I was back in the 50’s. Very good burgers, I had the Jr steak sandwich, plenty big enough for a leftover. Fries are not the greatest but...More

Thank barongruda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what the fuss is all about but the burger is a little too dry for me and on top of that they nickel and dime for the added condiments...

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good: Food is always fresh and tasty with good size portions. Large enough to share. Things to know before you go: Cash only, fairly costly.

Thank Joycev561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently was back again to have a burger and fries along with a hand dipped milkshake, as I do a couple of times a year for the last 26 years. I would go more often but I work and live in Billings, Montana....More

Thank Stephen M L
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Val's is a Hayward institution. Entering Val's is like stepping back in time. Food is plentiful and of outstanding quality. Service is as you would expect it in an old time cafe/diner: fast, efficient, and no non-sense. Val's makes the best burgers in all of...More

Thank Fran D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Just go to Val's! Bring $100 CASH, no credit cards, it's not expensive** but Great Burgers, Awesome French Fries, Bottomless Soda and straight out of the 1950's Milk Shake Machine!!!!! So Delicious. The waitresses are also super hard working, super attentive and super friendly.

Thank brianbU9165VX
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The food is great and the place is a nice cute establishment. The staff is a hit and miss but never the food! It can get a little crowded so don't be surprised but it's well worth it. It's cash only so don't forget to...More

Thank andyprincess
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Everything was great and delicious. Good service and the meal was a great value. Had to wait because of being busy but was worth it.

Thank Raul L
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I’m a big fan of VALS’s Burgers and have been going there for years. Fresh condiments and a bowl full of pickles! I live in the neighborhood so I frequently visit VALS’s burgers. Don’t forget to order a milkshake!

Thank venettef2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

An unassuming and seemingly off-the-wall little restaurant in Hayward CA, step through Val's door and you are instantly transported to cozy 50s-style shindigs with courteous staff and satisfying eats. Featuring the hardy Mama and Papa Burgers, a medium-well topped with swiss or cheddar cheese is...More

Thank AuroEagle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: +1 510-889-8257
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