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Hat

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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Great Hamburger Joint

The service is good. The food is fresh and hot. The restaurant is clean. You can order on line and the food will be ready and they don't serve the fries until you get there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Judy M
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California
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The service is good. The food is fresh and hot. The restaurant is clean. You can order on line and the food will be ready and they don't serve the fries until you get there.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've been eating at The Hat practically my entire life-the one in Upland is to die for. This one is pretty good too. The second my son realized it was hidden in the sneaky little corner where it sits, he began a total harassment campaign to get there-and get there frequently. We always order dipped pastrami sandwiches, chili cheese fries,... More 

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Mission Viejo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Have stopped by with family twice in May. Just can't help to get the Pastrami and to SHARE an order of fries.

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Laguna Beach, CA
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely sinful, but oh my, what a way to go. If you're prudent, you'll split the pastrami, but if you're hungry, go for it! DO split any extras though. The portions are gigantic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place was worth the price. And it's obviously very popular. We were here at 9:30 on Sunday night, and it was packed. It's a good thing there isn't one in my home town. I would be broke!

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you love a pastrami sandwich, piled high on a roll, this is the place. Always enough fries for an army. Don't forget the chili fries! They don't do everything, but what they do is absolutely the BEST! And YES, there is going to be a line all the time. It is that good. Whenever my adult children are in... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I know every one seems to rave about the Hat Pastrami but for me it fell flat. I ordered it to go and took it home, probably not the best way to go. The bread was soggy and the pastrami fell out. The chili fries were soggy and cold when I got home also. I live 15 minutes away. I... More 

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Orange County, CA
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking to get your pastrami fix, this is certainly the place. Portions are huge!!!! Not for those looking to diet...The chili cheese fries will feed a family!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best pastrami I have ever eaten. Be with a friend if you expect to eat it and onion rings. The order of onion rings is HUGE and delicious. I felt it was a bit expensive at $17 pp for lunch and would have expected sandwich to be larger for that price but it was so good I will go back.... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was hungry for pastrami, and my Lake Forest buds were real close to this location, so we had dinner here on Thursday March 5th. I had the classic Pastrami Dip with drink and no fries - my friends had pastrami as well. Ken never had pastrami from "The Hat" - he was impressed. The food was somewhat pricey, but... More 

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Additional Information about Hat

Address: 23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
Phone Number: 949-586-9200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
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
Cuisine: Sandwiches

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