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The Hat

1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
+1 714-257-9500
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (62 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While out in California on a biz trip, one of my fellow employees took me to The Hat, since I mentioned that I like pastrami. Hot, shredded and served on a Kaiser Roll. The meat wasn't too fatty, tasted delicious. Small local chain in the...More

Thank jeffelman
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a pastrami sandwich it was the best I have had in a long time. the chili cheese fries were huge enough for four or five people

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Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went through the drive-thru for some food after a comedy club show. The food was tasty and fresh. The portions were huge. We had leftovers for the next day.

Thank cookiez101
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered a pastrami sandwich, a pastrami burger and a cheeseburger. The pastrami sandwich was big! Piled high with thinly sliced pastrami on a French roll. Mmm. If you like pastrami, this is definitely the place to go. The pastrami burger is a hamburger topped...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The Hat has excellent food plus you get a lot of food for the price. I ate at this one restaurant plus the Original one on Valley Blvd in Alhambra California

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The pastrami sandwich. Oh. Mah. Gawd!!! Big enough to make at LEAST another sandwich the next day! Pretty lean also, for pastrami. The roast beef dip is excellent, too. HINT: DON'T go thru drive thru; instead, call in your order, park, then walk in. I...More

Thank schmink45
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We come here occasionally and always get the hot pastrami sandwiches. They are excellent. They aren't cheap, but they are excellent. Top that with an order of fries or onion rings. They have yellow chilies for you to dish out yourself, as well as a...More

Thank sleepowers
Reviewed 2 June 2017

If you order the pastrami sandwich and onion rings, be sure to share it with at least one other person! Great sandwich and amazing O rings!

Thank therget
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you like great pastrami, this is the place to come. The pastrami is the best, the portions are beyond generous, and the price is right. This is one of a chain of family owned restaurants and they're all equally good. The ingredients---including the bread---are...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This was a regular stop when I lived nearby and one of the places I missed when I moved away. We were in town for a couple of days and stopped in for lunch. I had the Pastrami sandwich and my wife had a chili...More

Thank Martin K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-257-9500
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