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1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
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Ranked #5 of 175 Restaurants in Brea
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Sandwiches
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Martinez, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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412 reviews 412 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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San Jose, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I ordered the Pastrami Sandwich of course Transportation to your mouth- soft french roll of "you don't know it's there" because of the pastrami! Passengers-PASTRAMI! and the optional pickles and pepperoncini! Sides- Small Fries are big enough for 2. Chili Fries definitely for 2!! Additional tips-Brea location has a drive thru! Great place to break your diet!

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Porter, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

While visiting the Anaheim area we decided to give it a try. I love the pastrami burger my wife would have been happy with just a pastrami sandwich. Food is made fresh and taste delicious our kids shared a pastrami burger. Lunch or dinner, you can't beat this place great location, sometimes there is a line but worth the wait.

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Fullerton, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I live local to the Brea Hat. Although I only indulge a couple of times a year, it is hands down the best. Very generous portions of premium semi-lean meat, hand dipped in excellent juice, fresh, soft roll. One sandwich is plenty to share with another adult as with their fries. As many times as I've been to the Hat,... More 

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Hacienda Heights, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For a quick and delicious lunch or dinner, the famous pastrami dip is the best, especially when eaten with a few bites of yellow peppers for that spicy taste along with a Diet Coca Cola, affordable and no tipping required.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Another place my boyfriend brought me too. When we were there it was very busy and customer service was so-so. My food was however really good. I wish I would have tried the famous pastrami. I think I may be coming back someday to try that.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've never been to this place before. Today was the first time. You get an immediate whoof of pastrami sent well before you open the door to restaurant. I got a burger and fries. Fries are for at least 2 people. Burger was ok. I'll have to try the pastrami loaded fries as I saw almost everyone sitting near me... More 

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Walnut, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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: Hamburgers, Sandwiches

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