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The Hat

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1308 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2806
+1 805-579-0007
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Simi Valley, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best wet fries. French fries with gravy. They give you allot so take a friend with you. Good burgers and sandwiches.

Thank HarleyMike33093
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told The Hat was THE place to go for a pastrami sandwich. Fortunately for this establishment it's in CA not New York or Chicago. If it was it would not be as popular. You only need to order 1 serving if fries for 4 people, serving size is huge. My wife had the Grilled Cheese, she said the... More 

Thank Lee M
Bakersfield, California
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234 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just can't get enough of this place, The Hat is the best largest Pastrami Sandwich I have ever seen. Juicy, tasty, cooked perfect, the chili cheese fries, 1 order is enough for 6 people and very very good. Onion rings are the best too. Anytime we get near The Hat restaurant, where ever they are we have to stop by... More 

Thank altonjk
Simi Valley, California
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Ok so The Hat has built its reputation on its pastrami and beef dip sandwiches - and they are excellent - lean, loaded, flavorful with hot, beefy au jus for dipping. The chili cheese fries, however, are transcendent! When you want something high in carbs and cholesterol, don't waste your time, money or calories anywhere else. The fries are just... More 

Thank Pat C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Our fave is the pastrami and chili cheese fries! Always delish, always fresh. Staff are very nice and polite. Very good customer service.

Thank MommeeMin P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Who can argue with a pastrami dip or roast beef sandwich with au jus? Answer: nobody. The Hat is a clean no frills place to pig out on a pastrami sandwich or a beef sandwich or a burger or a hot dog. You can eat in or drive-up and order, the service and the food are straight-up good, recommended for... More 

Thank Frederico C
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a good beef dip or pastrami this is your place! Or any kind of sandwich prepared to order and fast. Very nice ambiance and reasonably priced.

Thank Sue S
Suzhou, China
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went with family and we're satisfied! Great food choices at an affordable rate. Must try: world famous Pastrami, yummy indeed!

Thank rveen316
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Hat is truly the best place this side of New York for a good pastrami Sandwich. The atmosphere is what you might expect for a fast food burger joint, however the Pastrami is the best. I would not suggest getting the fries unless you love a lot of fries, they serve them in a brown paper bag and i... More 

Thank James A
Bakersfield, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We have been eating here for 20 years best Pastrami sandwich we have ever had We left Simi Valley in 2006 but when ever we get close we stop by and their pastrami dip with chill cheese fries.

Thank itdave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 805-579-0007

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