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2300 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6837
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The pastrami was delicious.The service was fast. The place was clean. Plenty of seating. Two outdoor tables outside.

Thank Lesliealvarez
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Was meeting a dear friend for a quick bite, was definitely not disappointed! The pastrami was moist and oh so generously portioned! I COULDN'T FINISH IT ! Of course I was filling myself with the fries also! My friend had the cheeseburger, said it was the best in town also!

Thank Meg T
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

It's a pretty decent restaurant. It was really clean and I didn't have to wait forever for my food. I ordered the famous pastrami sandwich and it was definitely good. I'd recommend it for a quick laid back lunch.

Thank Lauryn M
Monterey Park, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Chili cheese fries! Ok that's three, but you get my point. They're huge and wonderful! AND, if you have someone you love, they're shareable, but only with someone you love. They're too good to experience with anyone else.

Thank Maria S
Monterey Park, California
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Years ago there was only one Hat--the one on the corner of Valley Blvd & Garfield Ave in Alhambra. All of the locations maintain the same quality. Not a place for health food, but burgers, fries and pastrami, it would be difficult to find a better place. Their portions are generous. A serving of fries is equal to about 4... More 

Thank Brenda G
Fruitland, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Totally awesome pastrami with fries and ole pink lemon. Next time, I'm in town I will revisit the Hat and

Thank Sandy D
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

World Famous Pastrami- What else can I say? You must try if you are in the area. The Pastrami Dip Sandwhich is the best I ever had. The chili fries are delicious, however its a mound of fries and chili, so you best bet is to share with others ( 3 to 4 others) you may want to share your... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I love the fries, cheeseburgers, pastrami sandwich and also gravey fries. it is a heavy meal but it is tasty. Recommend this place to anyone who loves food!

Thank Michael A
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

My family loves pastrami and they love beef dips as well. One afternoon we happened upon this Hat and decided to try it. After all, The Hat is The Hat, right? Wrong-the service was lackadaisical at best, downright rude at worst. The pastrami was dry and hard. We'd have been better off at Tops up by Colorado&Michellinda in Pasadena or... More 

Thank Sashmom1
Redondo Beach, California
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time eating their signature pastrami sandwich (I've had their cheeseburgers and chili dogs before) and I was expecting tons of fatty pastrami. Well, though it had some fat, the meat was so tender and the roll so moist ya wouldn't expect to taste any gristle at all. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised. Though not "Langers" in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6837
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Park
  • Phone Number: 323-721-3656

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