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The Hat

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1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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McMinnville, Oregon
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best sandwich and lots and lots of onion rings. We always come here when we are in town. It's always a favorite stop.

Thank KandyShinn
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whim, we tried the Hat. It was supposed to be the home of World Famous Pastrami Sandwich. It did not disappoint. We ordered a Dipped Pastrami sandwich, which was incredible. We did order onion rings, which we real good, BUT, they gave way more than we could handle. Overall a good place to have lunch

Thank Keith P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best pastrami sandwiches. Enough to share! All 5 of us share an entire sandwich and either onion rings or chili cheese fries.

Thank Sarah V
Riverside County
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a Pastrami sandwich with French fries and a Coke. The food tasted great and the staff were friendly and helpful during our visit. The atmosphere was festive and comfortable. Prices are reasonable for what you get.

Thank JRR132
Yorba Linda, California
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive through or eat in but either way make sure you're hungry when you come here. This is a well-established, no frills sandwich place that's been around since the 1950's so they are doing things very, very right. Their specialty is pastrami and it gets raves as does their chili cheese fries. I prefer the Roast Beef dip or one... More 

Thank 19er
Fullerton, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pastrami and chili cheese fries are a rare but lovely treat. I can only do this place once in a while, but when I do I always leave satisfied.

Thank joshandjessD
La Paz, Mexico
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy Pastrami you will love the Hat. The Pastrami dip sandwiches are fantastic.But if you and your friends are hungry order the Chili,Cheese french fries topped with Pastrami pickles and onions. You will not be disappointed or hungry after that.

Thank BajaPirates
Austin, Texas
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place was fantastic. I had the pastrami burger and it was great. I also ordered the chili fries which were huge and amazing. Yeah these were not the best choices, but when in Rome right?? I have never had anything like this before so for me it was well worth it and a treat. I would definitely go again... More 

Thank Dan W
Fullerton, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pastrami sandwiches are the best in North Orange County. Great place to bring family and out of town guest.

Thank pmcc101
Bellflower, California
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

OMG, the sandwiches were full of thinly sliced pastrami falling out of the soft bun. The order of onion rings filled a whole brown paper bag. Service was quick. Inside and patio seating and drive thru were all busy. Saw someone else with a plate of fries covered in cheese and pastrami....OOOHH

Thank barbcatw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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

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