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Hat

1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
714-257-9500
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Walnut, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We came to this location after a great day at the OC Fair and a great concert there, when we come in, the guy at the cash register is totally bored looking with a stupid look on his face. He has an attitude and cannot stop leaning on the counter like it is the only thing holding him up! We... More

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When you've been running a successful fast food chain for sixty years you're obviously doing something right! This location is no exception, our third one in SoCal after Pasadena and Simi Valley (and we have seven more to try one day) The Pastrami is piled on high! Be careful about ordering the large fries - there's enough for an entire... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fast food bliss. One of those places that is not good for you and you know it and you don't care. Love the chili cheese fries and the pastrami burger. Very very good.

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Brea, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Hat has, hands down, the best pastrami sandwiches anywhere! Not only is the meat good, but the portions are huge! I'll have another some day soon!

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Corning, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Pastrami dip is the best sandwich I've ever had! Absolutely delicious! It is a lot of food; so unless you want leftovers, share the pastrami & chili fries.

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Fullerton, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Find a friend to share with. It is big and messy, but tastes great. Must be due to the high fat content, but good fat means good flavor.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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260 reviews 260 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had the pastrami & the pastrami burger. Both were prepped great, came out quick & were giant. We also ordered 1 order of fries that could have fed 5 =) What a cool concept & great venue. We'll be back.

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Fullerton, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really like The Hat but don't go very often. Why? The pastrami sandwich, which is the reason to go, is so large that I have to have someone to share it with. It is delicious though.

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Wow! Unbelievable Pastrami sandwich and a huge order of Chili Cheese fries. The combo can feed 2 hungry people. This place is fast and efficient. We really enjoyed our meal at the Hat in Brea. I would highly recommend if you are in the mood for Pastrami. There are a lot of other items on the menu besides Pastrami.

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Diamond Bar, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you like west coast pastrami dip sandwiches, this is the place to go. A huge sandwich done right. Another thing to try is the french fries covered with beef gravy.

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