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The Hat

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801-5049
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Value
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Serious pastrami

If you've got pastrami on your mind, go grab it up! Fries are good, and they give you about a thousand of them. Why not get a cherry coke to go with?

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer B
Tulare, California, United States
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Tulare, California, United States
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've got pastrami on your mind, go grab it up! Fries are good, and they give you about a thousand of them. Why not get a cherry coke to go with?

Thank Jennifer B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always find time to stop at the Hat when we are in town. The prices are great, the food is fresh and fast and you get a lot for your money.

Thank Deedra007
Pasadena, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This place has lost it! It was a staple in the day, but, sadly, no more. I spent $22+ for a beef sandwich, a hamburger, small fries and two drinks -- and left hungry...and thirty. There was really no meat in the beef sandwich and my daughter's burger was a small patty. Fries were plentiful but not a meal. They... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Monrovia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Good Steak Fries too. Just don't expect more than a fair level of satisfaction from pretty much everything else on the menu...

Thank Nancy O
Arlington, Texas
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115 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to pick up a huge take out pastrami sandwich. They have been there for decades and always provide a great sandwich right in front of you.

Thank sntrafn
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Cheap, Affordable and talk about quantity... I never finish my food here because the portions are so huge. Onion rings are to die for and pretty cheap too. Pastrami french fries are really good as well. Would recommend for lunch or dinner for anyone around the area. Good parking but can be packed at times.

Thank John F
Virginia City, Nevada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If your looking a great Pastrami sandwich, then you have got to go here. Alhambra is the original, but there are several other restaurants in and around LA. The meat is great and they dip the bun in the juice. If you haven't tried one and you're close it is a must stop in food. If you love a good... More 

Thank Larry W
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1,698 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I would not call the Hat a deli. What I would call it is a sandwich shop, and a good one at that! Try the French dip.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Wiehle, VA
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313 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very good French Dip although next time I’ll try it with gravy instead of the au jus which was quite weak. However, the hamburger was excellent! Fantastic onion rings. Portions were huge! Like Orange Bang? Try Lemon Bang! This is one of those places that makes the Los Angeles area such a great place to eat!

Thank Robert F B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Whatever you order, you will be a happy camper. They have picnic tables in the back if you want to eat there, but it's mostly a take out place. The food is very good, customer service is brisk. Know what you want before you get up to the counter. People behind you in line can be impatient. I eat there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801-5049
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alhambra
  • Phone Number: 626-282-0140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen


Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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