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The Hat

#12 of 157 Restaurants in Brea
Certificate of Excellence
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: Lunch, Late Night

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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
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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
Delicious!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Jenn G
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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Additional Information about The Hat

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

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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?