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The Hat

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857 N Central Ave, Upland, CA 91786-3529
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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Ontario, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone raves about the pastrami, yes it is great. The roast beef is amazing also. Perfectly sliced. Perfectly cooked. Always just right. The portions are huge. The fries can feed a table of people.

Thank 1234Sulcata
Dana Point, California
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant serves the best pastrami sandwich around and its huge. Their French Dip beef sandwich is a winner too. Both sandwiches are full of top quality meat. One of my other faves is the Tuna. It has about a pound of traditional tuna salad in it. Onion rings are a speciality. This is a very small chain of restaurants... More 

Thank alexz383
Lodi, California
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Dangerously good! Have not tried all of the menu but what I have tried has been good. Pastrami burger is a burger wrapped in pastrami, pastrami dip is a huge sandwich overflowing with pastrami. Simple but good. Order a side of onion rings and you have enough for two. The chili cheese fries are stupendous! You will need a couple... More 

Thank Paul C
Alta Loma, California
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is one of those unique restaurants that harken back to the days of the dine, but this is a chain. Here's the question: Are they are renowned for their food and flavors or the monstrous PORTIONS? A bag of fries simple cannot be consumed by less than 2 normal people. WITH any sandwich, make it 3 or more. Guys,... More 

Thank Otto K
Upland, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

If you desire a good, basic beef french dip or pastrami, you will find it here. They also have hamburgers, hot dogs, and a french fry order that will serve the whole family. Fast food line, courteous cashier and comfortable eating area.

Thank Zero C
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This place has been on Central avenue for a while. It has both a drive-thru and a dining room. The atmosphere is casual, but nicer than your average chain fast food place. I have only had the monstrous Pastrami sandwiches which consist of (like a ton!) pastrami packed into a lightweight "crispy" roll, with mustard and pickle. Very delicious, very... More 

Thank Lm D
Alta Loma, California
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309 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This place is great for PASTRAMIS , even better yet is the pastrami burger! My wife always gets the chili fries, but beware all you need is 1 order as they are huge!!

Thank SteveLalaE
Vista, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The pastrami dip is amazing!!! Do delicious!! And my hubby and I split a large fry, and there were leftovers! I highly recommend the pastrami, as it is flavorful, perfectly seasoned and served with dill pickles. A great combination! I would suggest they have a big ketchup and mustard dispenser or at least have bottles on the tables. The little... More 

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Upland, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Ok, so The Hat is a hast food chain that may be only in Southern Ca., but that being said, it's a great place to have chile fries (which could feed two) and chile dogs, hot dogs and hamburgers and regular fries. You will get stuffed and the place has no healthy items that I know of. The biggest problem... More 

Thank Eric O
Bow, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

While visiting family we were looking for places to eat that we do not have at home. This place was amazing. The service is quick and the staff were friendly. We split a pastrami sandwich and an order of the wet fries (fries and brown gravy). We were not disappointed. The food was very good.

Thank vickijean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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: 857 N Central Ave, Upland, CA 91786-3529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Upland
  • Phone Number: 909-949-4607

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