Hopdoddy, the premium burger chain based out of Texas, have finally arrived in Orange County! Just weeks after the recent opening of their Playa Vista and El Segundo locations, Orange County now has a new location within Fashion Island Newport Beach. The carefully crafted burger joint sets apart from other joints because all of their patties are made daily, using only humanly raised cows with no hormones. Even their buns are made twice daily in-house. The most amazing part? No freezer is used at their locations so you know everything was made super fresh!
Recently, I took a visit with the family to Fashion Island and found Hopdoddy next to the North side of Macy’s wing. Upon arriving, you will notice this is a full service resturant. You will be guided to your seat and order from your server. Even if you want refills such as the flavored ketchup (Chipotle ketchup, honey mustard) or flavored sodas (Do try the blueberry soda or the Mexican-Cola, its Fair Trade Certified and it’s delicious!) they will be more than happy to get it for you as part of your dining experience.
The agonizing part of coming here? Choosing the burger you want as your meal. Personally, I have a few favorites from here, including:
Ktown Belly (see above) Grass-Fed Beef, Braised Beeler’s Pure Pork Belly, Kimchi, House-made Gochujang, Korean Rice Crispies, Mayo, Basil Leaves
Ahi Tuna Burger: Sushi-Grade Tuna, Sprouts, Teriyaki, Honey Wasabi, Nori Chips, Pickled Ginger, Mayo
Good night/ Good cause -(Where $1 is donated to a local charitable organization) Angus Beef, Tillamook Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, Jalapeños, Hickory BBQ, Sassy Sauce
All the burgers above are cooked “Doddy-Style“. In other words, Pink throughout. As fresh as these burgers are, Doddy Style is cooked perfect in my book.
To order a side, I highly recommend the Hopdoddy’s truffle Fries. Fries are done slightly crisp with a dipping sauce. We love their fries so much, we always have to order another one. Their potatoes are hand cut and it tastes that much better.
To drink: For you craft beer lovers, Hopdoddy Newport Beach carries local Orange County brews on draft including Noble Ale Works, Valiant Brewing, Cismontane, Left Coast, Evans Brewing, and Anaheim Brewery. Not to be missed, their margarita type cocktails are cold, strong, and delicious to pair with your burger and fries. There is a small list of wines also on the menu.
End the night with a shake night cap. (Non-alcoholic) With choices like Tres Leches or Nutella and Chocolate Pretzel, these are shakes that have more of a grown up taste! Speaking of which, I personally prefer the chocolate stout shake because as a beer lover, Stout and Chocolate is my weakness.
For a grown up dining experience that is still yet family friendly, bring everyone down to Hopdoddy for a freshly made meal that will satisfy any burger and fries craving!401 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Open daily 11am–10pm(949) firstname.lastname@example.org