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The Hat

Sandwiches, Hamburgers
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Live up to their reputation

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Brea, California
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Brea, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Fullerton, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our relatives from Arizona visit The Hat every time they come to California. We live down the street so we always meet them there. This is usually about once every other month. Step above fast food and great if you love pastrami. I also like their gravy fries. Definitely not healthy food but good once in a while.Chili is good... More 

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Fullerton, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My family and I order the pastrami sandwiches, which were delicious, through drive-thru. The food was still warm by the time we got home. The only downside about this place is that every time I ask for crispy fries I end up with soggy fries, even if my family and I eat inside the restaurant.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Delicious, Fast, Hot We went on a whim as it was close to our hotel. It was packed inside an initially hard to find seating. There were seats outside but go figure we were there on the one day it rains in California. We ordered our food which was ready quickly and were able to find a table. We had... More 

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Martinez, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

One of the best Hot Pastrami sandwiches I have ever eaten. They are large and stuffed with meat. Their fries are on the large side and cooked just the way I like them. I am not a big fast food person, but I really love thie food at this place.

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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

They are located at the corner of 57 freeway and Imperial Hwy in Brea. Heard their name before so decided to give a try. Parking lot was crowded so it was a good sign. It's a self service place serving sandwiches, and they are famous of their pastrami dip. Line to order was a little long but it moved very... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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323 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I’d driven by The Hat many times, but never ate here until my girlfriend and I stopped for a late lunch on a Friday afternoon. The Hat is known for their pastrami dip sandwiches, and I knew that’s what I’d order. But I knew that my girlfriend comes here for the roast beef sandwich au jus, which made me wonder... 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, Hamburgers
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?