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The Hat

#13 of 157 Restaurants in Brea
Certificate of Excellence
Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
714-257-9500
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch

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  • 24
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pastrami & fries

Stayed with friends in the area and this was one of their top recommendations. I thank them dearly for doing so. The pastrami was as good as I've had in decades. The small order of fries was huge. The place is highly efficient with minimal waiting. We were there at lunch time and the turn on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Sedona, Arizona
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stayed with friends in the area and this was one of their top recommendations. I thank them dearly for doing so. The pastrami was as good as I've had in decades. The small order of fries was huge. The place is highly efficient with minimal waiting. We were there at lunch time and the turn on tables was amazing.

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Fullerton, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Artery clogging food but tastes great. Counter service with seating and orders filled pretty quickly. Low on frills and A little and a little overpriced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Please try this place! I had the famous pastrami dip. Wonderful! Also, if you order fries, if its for two people, get the small. I'm warning you. They give A LOT of fries! It's always busy. Very popular.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Several people at my job in Vegas told me I had to try this place. We stopped off the other day on our way back to town and I WILL be back when we are back in the LA area. My boyfriend got the Pastrami dip and I got the Roast Beef w/au jus. We then split an order of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for something in between normal fast food and sit down slow food. This was perfect. They have a drive thru, but plenty of room to sit inside or on the patio to enjoy. I had the pastrami burger and it was my only meal that day. I was stuffed. There are many condiments offered in to go... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Loved this place. I had a Grilled cheese while my friends each ordered the Pastrami Sandwich, The fries are abundant...we shared one order between 4 people. Excellent Food, polite customer service.

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Brea, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The HAT is a must if you are traveling through town. They serve everything including burgers, pastramis, beef dips, salads and grilled cheese and chili fries. They are generous with the fries and onion rings. A small order will feed 3-4 people.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good food at a slightly higher price than norm, but you do get what you pay for. good selection of items and all of them are good. Order just one order of frys, as they give you way more than any other place I have been; enough for 2-3 people easily.

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Fullerton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Has wonderful Pastrami sandwiches and fries. Additional items on the menu like burgers but when I go it is for the Pastrami dip sandwich.

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Buena Park, California, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the pastrami is good but my lord look at the price for a sandwich...paul's place a local chain has much better pastrami ..at a fraction of the cost..and even better is portillos in buena park..the italian beef is sublime ( ask for it to be dipped) and the beef/sausage combo is incredible although the price was just raised ..forget the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: 714-257-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?