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The Hat

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1308 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2806
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Simi Valley, California
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so The Hat has built its reputation on its pastrami and beef dip sandwiches - and they are excellent - lean, loaded, flavorful with hot, beefy au jus for dipping. The chili cheese fries, however, are transcendent! When you want something high in carbs and cholesterol, don't waste your time, money or calories anywhere else. The fries are just... More 

Thank Pat C
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our fave is the pastrami and chili cheese fries! Always delish, always fresh. Staff are very nice and polite. Very good customer service.

Thank MommeeMin P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who can argue with a pastrami dip or roast beef sandwich with au jus? Answer: nobody. The Hat is a clean no frills place to pig out on a pastrami sandwich or a beef sandwich or a burger or a hot dog. You can eat in or drive-up and order, the service and the food are straight-up good, recommended for... More 

Thank Frederico C
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

If you want a good beef dip or pastrami this is your place! Or any kind of sandwich prepared to order and fast. Very nice ambiance and reasonably priced.

Thank Sue S
Suzhou, China
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Went with family and we're satisfied! Great food choices at an affordable rate. Must try: world famous Pastrami, yummy indeed!

Thank rveen316
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The Hat is truly the best place this side of New York for a good pastrami Sandwich. The atmosphere is what you might expect for a fast food burger joint, however the Pastrami is the best. I would not suggest getting the fries unless you love a lot of fries, they serve them in a brown paper bag and i... More 

Thank James A
Bakersfield, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We have been eating here for 20 years best Pastrami sandwich we have ever had We left Simi Valley in 2006 but when ever we get close we stop by and their pastrami dip with chill cheese fries.

Thank itdave
Simi Valley, California
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The Hat is a fast food place that has large portions of food. It is very good and fast service. The chili cheese fries are great.

Thank Simimike
Moorpark, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Love the pastrami, with a lot of mustard on it, great taste, and my son got the chili cheeseburger and the onion rings. The portions are huge. This is one of my favorite fast food in Simi Valley.

Thank Troutmaster1992
York, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Stopped here to try the Pastrami and I was told it was as good as on the East Coast. We got a Pastrami Dip, A Pastrami Burger, A Cheeseburger and some fries. Everything was VERY GOOD. Not NY City Pastrami good but very good. It seemed as everything was made to order all well. The portions are HUGE. A small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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