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The Hat

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American, Fast Food, 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: Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I have eaten at The Hat twice so far, and I plan on going back. Both times I ate there, I had the Pastrami Dip sandwich. The last time, I ordered a side of onion rings. Holy guacamole! The order was huge! You could probably share the order of rings with 5 or 6 people and each have plenty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
David R
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Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at The Hat twice so far, and I plan on going back. Both times I ate there, I had the Pastrami Dip sandwich. The last time, I ordered a side of onion rings. Holy guacamole! The order was huge! You could probably share the order of rings with 5 or 6 people and each have plenty.

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Thank David R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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210 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Move along. There’s nothing to see here. From outside, the old school restaurant sign brings me back to my high school days hanging out at drive ins and bowling alleys after a night of cruising and watching submarine races. But alas! The fantasy is better than reality. The one thing, dining a pastrami sandwich, that I came for was a... More 

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Thank Bern R
Moorpark, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I used to go to Johnnies in Culver City for a good Pastrami dip, but The Hat gives more meat and is less expensive! Order small fries and you get half a brown bags worth, no kidding! Split the chili cheese fries with at least four people, because the serving is that large!

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Thank kmk11964
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The Hat has the best pastrami sandwich I've ever had. They have great onion rings and fries as well. On our last visit we tried the tamale covered in chilli and it was great as well. It's fast, it's excellent and it's cheap

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Thank Pquintana
Thousand Oaks, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The best pastrami and fries that I have ever had. You get plentiful piles of pastrami on your roll. Delicious and responsibility priced

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Thank Mike M
Simi Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

One of those places you just have to eat at when you are in the area. Nothing fancy just fast food but artery clogging awesomeness. Great old style fast food restaurant. Order at the counter and pick up your food when its ready. Try the Pastrami sandwich and share the chili cheese fries. They are know for the sandwich which... More 

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Thank Phil B
Ventura County, USA
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181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The prices have gone up so this is not cheap. Good size portions and great flavors. Love the roast beef sandwich.

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Thank City_Girls_CA
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We drove here after touring the whitewashed history Reagan library. the place is fun! it is "fast food" but pastrami sandwiches! and super yummy. We went for an order of fries each not realizing they are a huge plate full! So get one order of fries for 3-4 people -- will be plenty. highly recommend.

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Thank Georgiapeach
Simi Valley, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Best pastrami sandwich! You also get generous portions of fries with your sandwich. Also The Hat serves a great burger.

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Thank sully59
Simi Valley, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Love this place. They are always nice and friendly. They have the best french fries and onion rings in town.

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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: American, Fast Food, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?