491 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101-1240
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The Hat

Neighborhoods: West Central
Cuisine: Deli, Hamburgers, Fast Food

The Hat is a Deli, Hamburgers, and Fast Food restaurant where most Menuism users came for a meal on the go, paid less than $10, and tipped less than 15%.

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Food
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Service
75%
Ambiance
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  • 6/05/2017

    A Deli food lover from Montebello, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, didn't like the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 5/14/2016

    A Deli chowhound from Phelan, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 8/06/2014

    A diner from San Jose, CA tried it.

  • 12/23/2013

    A Deli chowhound from Brea, CA tried it.

  • 11/16/2013

    A Deli food lover from Los Angeles, CA tried it and liked it. They liked the food.

  • 11/09/2013

    A diner from Hermosa Beach, CA tried it.

  • 7/28/2013

    A Deli chowhound from Los Angeles, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 6/21/2013

    A dining patron from Glendora, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 6/10/2013

    A diner from Hermosa Beach, CA tried it.

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EatRice

 Honolulu, HI
 

Heart-stopping Pastrami

A trip to the Hat is always a treat, even if it means immense food coma afterwards. Do NOT go here if you are committed to the healthy trends. If you feel like throwing health caution to the wind, go to the Hat, order a Pastrami Dip and add something like their Chili Fries. Watch them slide your order down the string and then pick up your order minutes later at the other end of the counter. Your stomach will thank you for it!

You’ll find this Hat just north of the 210 on the West side of the street. This particular location is one of the cleaner and larger Hat properties. It is easily accessible and has plenty of seating inside.

Pastrami Sandwich

This is a very large sandwich, stuffed with plenty of Pastrami and topped with their sauce, pepper, and pickles. If you’re hungry, it’s definitely filling but if you’re not hungry, better split it or be prepared to keep half of it in the brown bag that they give you with the sandwich.

Chili Fries

This is one large order so be sure you have plenty of help because just like any other fries, it’s not good once it’s not hot. The fries are the thick kind and they just pile on the chili and cheese. When you first get the order, the cheese is still pretty cold so get started on your Pastrami sandwich and a few minutes later, you’ll have a perfectly melted chili fries.

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gregls

 Los Angeles, CA
 

Best Pastrami in L.A.

Yes, I’ve been to Langer’s among other purveyors of fine pastrami. And I continue to maintain that The Hat’s pastrami can’t be beat – just fatty enough with plenty of flavor. Their fries aren’t the best, but their onion rings are great! And the roast beef almost outshines the pastrami. And they serve it on fresh french rolls.

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windella

 Pasadena, CA
 

Nothing Special

I know alot of people love The Hat’s pastrami but I don’t think it’s all that special. You’re getting a huge sandwich with lots of greasy,fatty meat. It’s ok to eat that every once in awhile,it’s just not that good. I wish Pasadena had a decent place for a great pastrami sandwich,but we don’t. Tops is okay,nothing special either, Lucky Boy’s cashier is so rude,I refuse to go there.

Pastrami Sandwich

Fatty,greasy meat but no real flavor,and the bread is tough.

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Pros
Nice setting
Cons
charged for item we did not get; had to ask multiple times for ice tea; felt like we were on a time schedule
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Deli Hamburgers Fast Food
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Hours
Mon-Sat 09:00AM - 10:00PM
Sun 10:00AM - 10:00PM
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The Hat is located near the cities of South Pasadena and San Marino.
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