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23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
949-586-9200
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 16
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best pastrami anywhere!

If you've never eaten at The Hat in Southern California it's time to go there. They have the best pastrami you will ever eat. If you go with 2 to 4 people only, order the small fries as that will be more than enough and you will not finish them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you've never eaten at The Hat in Southern California it's time to go there. They have the best pastrami you will ever eat. If you go with 2 to 4 people only, order the small fries as that will be more than enough and you will not finish them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good, coronary-clogging pastrami. A little overpriced but the portions are generous. Usually we drive-through and eat at home but indoo dining is available.

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Lake Forest, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I enjoy The Hat for one reason - You get exactly what you expect you will get! A ton of food served in a very simple way - made fresh and of the type that most would frown upon! Fatty prime pastrami with a mountain of fried onion rings and a Coke! Hahaha! I can already hear my mother's disapproval!... More 

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Irvine, California
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231 reviews 231 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really good pastrami sandwich. Very large portion of pretty good fries. Clean seating area. The have drive through also.

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Lake Forest, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The best pastrami sandwich in town. The portion size seems to have decreased somewhat over the last few months but still more than you can eat. I usually remove some of the meat and take it home for another sandwich. The pastrami is the real thing like the one you get in a kosher restaurant in L.A. Outstanding condiments selection.... More 

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New Mexico, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

There's other food there, but pastrami sandwich is the main attraction. It's big, it's a little sloppy, it's delicious. If you're in the area and you're a pastrami sandwich fan, don't miss it. Order at the counter, take it to a table, pig out!

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San Clemente, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A little on the pricey side for a sandwich place but their bread, pastrami and onion rings are wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

If you want great pastrami sandwiches, this is the place. Only order one order of small fries if you have four people. That is more than enough to feed four people. It's crazy!

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irvine, ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I finally went to The Hat for their famous Pastrami sandwich. The portions are huge and the french fries that come in a bag are enough for two meals! The restaurant is always crowded so it's best to arrive before the lunch crowd comes or wait until they leave. The service is fast and the menu is quite extensive!

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ahhhmazing and the onion rings too! Pretty good hot dogs too.. Kids loved it!! Go to The HAT for a delicious Pastrami sandwich!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-586-9200
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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