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

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  • 8
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast lunch

One of the best places to have old fashion pastramis and french fries. Sreving size huge you should share your french fries otherwise would be too much. Try horseradish souce i am sure you love it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ben A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places to have old fashion pastramis and french fries. Sreving size huge you should share your french fries otherwise would be too much. Try horseradish souce i am sure you love it

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Thank Ben A
Seaside
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This landmark dining experience has been around for decades. A counter order casual dining style has the menu posted on the wall over head and you order at the counter. Portions are overly generous and so delicious. Very difficult not to over stuff yourself, but try to share and slow down the munching. Really, stop by if you are in... More 

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Thank Kim H
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great fries hot food great dogs pastrami good should have been on rye bread but hey this isn't katz deli in NYC!

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Thank Gina V
United States
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

When I think of pastrami, I think a long sub bread, mustard, hot thinly cut, seasoned strami, and pickles. Why when I ate at this location....I had little to know mustard, dry pastrami and OMG the home run was the sub bread was sooo little? ....I had other hat restaurants and the sandwich's are way bigger and juicy. IDK you... More 

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Thank beezwax400
Laguna Beach, California
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

A huge, tasty pastrami sandwich big enough for 2 people but you won't want to share. See my picture with the top off and the meat is falling off there is so much. If that's not enough they make huge fries! If you like chili and cheese they'll smother it for you. Normal people just can't all this food, but... More 

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Thank OC-ChargerFan
Laguna Beach, California
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

A little dive tucked away by a few fast food places. They serve an excellent pastrami sandwich on fresh homemade buns. It is very large. The portions for the French fries and onion rings are huge/ enough for two people to share. The menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Prices are budget minded.

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Thank Calitripgirl
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I love pastrami, but the two times I tried this, it's fatty and tough. The place is always packed, maybe it's because the portions are huge. The fries are the best thing about this place, but for my money not as good as McDonalds. I live within walking distance of this place, but never go there anymore.

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Thank C8227VAwilliams
Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I teach high school and my students see that I bring my lunch from the Hat. They keeping asking about this place. I told them that I went to the Hat when I was in high school that was in LA. So the next meeting I had we went to the Hat in Lake Forest and they thought it was... More 

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Thank shadowwalker6
Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Huge portions and nice quality. Every time i'm in the area for work I stop here for chili cheese pastrami fries, not healthy but my go to grease stop when i want junk food.

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Thank Jonathan H
Laguna Woods, California
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place is a must stop for Pastrami lovers, the sandwiches are like the big thick ones you have at real Deli but in a fast food kind of place at a lower price. Make sure you get plenty of napkins with your sandwich when you have one, you will need them.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?