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The Hat

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Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1308 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2806
805-579-0007
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Pastrami in Ventura County

There is no doubt that this is the best Pastrami in Ventura County. I have a friend who lives in Los Angeles County and when ever he gets a craving for a great meal he calls me up and off we go. I wish he would call more often. You can't eat the whole order of frys or onion rings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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simi valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There is no doubt that this is the best Pastrami in Ventura County. I have a friend who lives in Los Angeles County and when ever he gets a craving for a great meal he calls me up and off we go. I wish he would call more often. You can't eat the whole order of frys or onion rings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The pastrami sandwiches are good. They are big enough for two people to share. they are very generous with fries, fast service but a little expensive.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We are regular's at the Hat in Simi. They make the best (short of a good deli) Pastrami Dips around...each with more than a 1/2 lb. of meat! They also make very good Avocado Sandwiches and the Burgers aren't bad! All their sandwiches are big enough to split. ALSO....if you have a cast iron stomach...give the Chili Cheese Fries a... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Making a lunch trip to The Hat was worth the time. The pastrami burger was excellent. Note: a small bag of fries will easily feed a family of 3 or 4, children's age dependent.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Hat is a great place for a Pastrami in Simi Valley. The bread is always fresh and they pile on the meat. The french fries and onion rings are big enough to share and are always fresh and crisp. The drive thru is a big plus.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The roast beef sandwich with Au Jus was out of this world! We got the loaded chili cheese fries because they looked so good but ended up being too much food with the sandwich, should have got one or the other.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Best Pastrami around. Love the Pastrami on Rye with frys, can't go wrong. Always good food and friendly and polite help. The Hat is one of our go to places for lunch or dinner.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My Mom & Dad used to go to "The Hat" when they were in high school in San Fernando. They started taken me there and it has been a family tradition ever since. We now have 4 generations who enjoy "THE BEST PASTRAMI" and chile fires ever made as often as possible.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped in here with our family after moving to the area. The service is top notch. All the employees are so kind and helpful. The restaurant is very clean and someone is always checking the bathrooms out. It's very decently priced and you get a huge sandwich and a ton of fries. It's now our favorite place to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Have been coming here for years. Rate everyone's pastrami against the Hat and haven't found better. Always good always fresh. My waist can't take the chili cheese fries anymore, they give you sooo much!great group of employees with some of them being there many years. Service is great and fast, whole family likes it. I'm sure other things are good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
  • Phone Number: 805-579-0007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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