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The Hat

1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
+1 714-257-9500
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (73 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
American, Fast food
1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

This wasnt my intended lunch spit, but ai glad I stopped. As first time visitor, I had the pastrami dip. Nice large sandwich with mustard and pickles. Only wish it was spicy mustard. Served on a soft roll, good, but hard roll would make it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 546MP
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This annex of the chain that I 'think" first opened in Alhambra, is a local treasure. It is not fast, but quick food, and always fresh with very large portions. They are known for their chili. it is not spicy and goes great on fries,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ashebroe
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I always like to try the best food when I trave so followed the review to the #1 palce in Brea. The food was good but NOT #1, It was a good experience and tons of food and tried the famous Dip sandwich but just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rodjan5
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Convenient location near 57 and Imperial. Food is greasy, slightly better than your average fast food but service was very nice!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bogdan S
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank K2619WYalant
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dbr555dr
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.

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank byronh891
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Restaurant Details

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