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The Hat

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Fast Food, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, 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, Dinner, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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 ever!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good food made to order. Lots of fries served in big paper bags to share. The pastrami sandwich is excellent !

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Simi Valley, California
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been here for a while and recently decided to stop by for lunch. We were disappointed with the quality of the food and will not be returning anytime soon. The hot dog was dried and the fries we had were fried with old oil which made them soggy and heavy. The pastrami sandwich was boiled and not grilled... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Hat has really good pastrami sandwiches, as well as burgers. They offer plenty of help-yourself condiments, and refills are plenty. Their pastrami is consistently good.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you order french fries, plan on eating a lot of them! Large portions of food and organized service. My family and I enjoy going there for a variety of choices. I love the roast beef dip.. great!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you love pastrami sandwiches, this is your place! if you love chili cheese fries, this is your place!!! Be prepared for the fact that you can share anything you buy. You just won't be able to finish an entree on your own, unless you're super hungry, I guess. The chili is beanless and really tasty. This location of The... More 

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Moorpark, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Love this place! Huge portions (remember that I warned you - especially if you order large fries)! The pastrami is overflowing from the roll! Their burgers are delicious too. If you add avocado, make sure it's on the side (also generous amount of avo that would cool your burger). I've never tried anything there that I didn't love. The chili-cheese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Yummy yummy yummy! That's what I say for the huge delicious pastrami sandwich I had today. I mean piled high with pastrami! Loaded with cheese, pickles and a tangy mustard! The Hat has been a landmark in Simi Valley, Ca for a very long time. Always full of the locals. Ate there years ago, nothing has changed. Fun place, fast... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good food. 'World famous Pastrami" is very good;although not quite up to New York deli standards. They were very meaty and I liked the way they put the thin slices pickles on the sandwich. Loved the onion rings. The restaurant Reminded me of a Five Guys that specializes in pastrami versus hamburgers with a more varied menu ie more options.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The best pastrami in the area.... it is really good, clean, the service is good and excellent price.

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Additional Information about The Hat

Address: 1308 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2806
Phone Number: 805-579-0007
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

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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, Hamburgers, 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?