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The Hat

Hamburgers, Sandwiches
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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
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OMG

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Melissa O
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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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440 reviews 440 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 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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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: Hamburgers, Sandwiches
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?