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The Hat

1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
+1 714-257-9500
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (71 reviews)
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

If you get the pastrami dip you need to ask for the dipping sauce! Beware they don’t have coleslaw. It’s fries or rings only! Pastrami sandwich is good for like 2 people unless you can eat a lot. Also fries are like a whole bag...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The Hat is a LA/OC special if you live here you know it the best pastrami sandwiches plus chili fries are massive ask for secret menu add pastrami invite the family over you will need help

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 17 June 2018

My son took us to The Hat a place I went to all the time as a teen. Was not sure my wife would like it. But the lean pastrami she fell in love with and we ate there to days in a row

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 11 June 2018

You can find The Hat in half dozen locations only. I have visited two of them. Last night I used drive through for the first time and it was very very quick to my surprise. So, fresh french rolls, thinly sliced pastrami, all the trimmings...More

Thank david r
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Love this place. Reminds me of the roadside grills and burger/fries/dog places in New Jersey. Word to the Hat: Please change your "wet" fires name to "Frenchie Gravy" as we do back east.

Thank WineLoverCA92870
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We love The Hat. Everything is great and our bathroom scale will measure the level of our pleasure. I won’t review the food because much has been written about the food at The Hat on this site already. Service is always quick and efficient. The...More

Thank Byron H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Always made fresh to orders. Not inexpensive but still reasonable. Expect a short wait as they seem to be always busy.

Thank westley_evan256
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I had an opporttunuty to visit the Brea branch and order their fantastic pastrami sandwich with all the fixings! The pastrami is cooked to perfection:) The serving is huge and plenary to make 2 more additional sandwiches. Patrons can choose their own condiments including peppercini...More

Thank n w
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

You can never go wrong on a pastrami sandwich at the Hat. Always a treat! I love their pastrami, it is always so delicious and plentiful. Also love their chili cheese fries which is a meal in itself. The large crowds there speak for themselves...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I use only the drive thru option, late in the evening, being very hungry. The pastrami I got was very tasty (a little bit too salty for my taste) and the portion was impressive. Definitely would recommend.

Thank GreggMR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 714-257-9500
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