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August 3, 2009

Hayward: Val's Burgers; restaurant review

Greater East Bay

Val's Burgers  2115 Kelly St /B St., (510) 889-8257. B-L-D Tu-Sat; $. No credit cards.

Located in a residential area about six blocks from downtown, this authentic '50s diner (it opened in 1958) presents a comfy setting with seating in big booths and at a low counter with swivel stools. Burgers are hand-shaped from fresh beef and come in Mama, Papa, and Baby sizes. Milk shakes are served in old-time metal cannisters—try the banana-hot fudge version—and onion rings and fries are also winners. Plenty more diner staples are on the menu, and breakfast is available all day.

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