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The Hat

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857 N Central Ave, Upland, CA 91786-3529
+1 909-949-4607
09:00 - 01:00
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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a nice twist on the classic pastrami sandwich - the pastrami is sliced thin and piled on a sandwich with the perfect amount of mustard and pickle. The onion ring order was enormous - more than enough for 3 of us. Fast, fun and delicious.

Thank Gail S
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Love their chili on my meals. Hot dogs, hamburgers, tamales or fries it's great. The pastrami is also very good. Hard to decide what to have.

Thank Jerry W
Claremont, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Hat is the eatery I use to take by children after work. I was too tired to go home and cook for six of us. The original Hat in Alhambra CA, was only a stand on Main St. Very friendly staff, even though they were very busy! It is amazing how the Hat has spread out to many locations,... More 

Thank dama1833
Upland, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The best French dip and Pastrami sandwich, bar none! Been in business for 65 years and one bite will tell you why!

Thank bruce4magi
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The hamburgers are great, and if you want something more you should try the pastrami burger add avocado. Not the kind of thing you eat on a diet, but you eat to live. An order of fries is plenty and you will be surprised on the generous portions. Lastly chili cheese fries are also a great idea, simple but very... More 

Thank Gentleman_V
Lomita, California
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191 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were driving Route 66 thru Upland and stopped at THE HAT that has been around for 60 years for lunch. This was our first time at a The Hat. I love Pastrami and they are known for their Pastrami Dip so I was really looking forward to lunch. I was not disappointed as the pastrami is in the top... More 

Thank 707clayg
Upland, California
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162 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Large portions and extra large fries, chili fries. Don't order a large fries unless you have a table full of people.

Thank Ronald C
Santa Ana, California
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been a fan of The Hat for years. This was my first visit to this location, and, as typical of this chain, I was not disappointed. The Pastrami is top notch. They also have a lot of other terrific menu items to choose from. The Chili Tamales are very good. So, go in with an appetite, and leave... More 

Thank James S
Rialto, California
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place has the best sandwiches around. Generous size portions. Fast service, clean restaurant. Lots of parking spaces, easy access from Central Ave.

Thank babystjo
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Hat has several SoCal locations and they are all consistently good. Although they specialize in pastrami sandwiches, you can find salads and other sandwich selections too. All good!

Thank Fil B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 857 N Central Ave, Upland, CA 91786-3529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Upland
  • Phone Number: +1 909-949-4607

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