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The Hat

1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
+1 714-257-9500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (61 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1210 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5715
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you order the pastrami sandwich and onion rings, be sure to share it with at least one other person! Great sandwich and amazing O rings!

Thank therget
Reviewed 20 May 2017

If you like great pastrami, this is the place to come. The pastrami is the best, the portions are beyond generous, and the price is right. This is one of a chain of family owned restaurants and they're all equally good. The ingredients---including the bread---are...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was a regular stop when I lived nearby and one of the places I missed when I moved away. We were in town for a couple of days and stopped in for lunch. I had the Pastrami sandwich and my wife had a chili...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A friend and I visited the Hat when it first opened. We bough ordered a drink, a pastrami sandwich and chili frys. Wow, when we got our order there was just too much food! We have since learned to split the fries and sandwich, eat...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Meeting a friend for lunch, feeking like pastrami so chose The Hat in Brea. Great location just off 57 fwy/Imperial. Fresh bread, tender pastrami, ready fast. Its not cheap, ALWAYS share a single order of fries. But consistently good food.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite chili cheese fries and pastrami fix. One order of each can feed two people easily.

Thank askforthomas
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The World Famous Hat is a must visit for the Pastrami lover. Large proportions and always fresh. If you order the large fries please remember that they will feed a family, very large.

Thank Stanhanstad
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Hat with its neon lights and comfortable atmosphere makes it a great place to eat and socialize. My son and I went out to dinner there and we couldn't believe the portions of food especially the fries! The service was very fast even though...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 8 March 2017

THE HAT After a Day at CSU Fullerton!!! The Family Visited The Hat for Brunch on Feb 26. The Pastrami flows Plentiful!! I had the Pastrami with Chili Cheese and it was 3-meals-in-one! Pastrami Chili & Cheese on a heaping bed of French fries with...More

Thank Wayne O
Reviewed 23 February 2017

They have quite a variety of sandwiches. The chili is good. the Pastrami is some of the best I have ever had. They pile it high on a fresh roll and have pickles on it with Mustard, YUM YUM.

Thank pmcgarvey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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