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

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  • 25
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old School Food

If you are looking to fill that hunger for a little food from the past, the Hat is the place. It is famous for it's pastrami, But serves burgers and hot dogs too. Price is a little on the steep side. Ambiance is limited to 50's burger joint feel; music thrown in for free. Portions are large and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Randy H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you are looking to fill that hunger for a little food from the past, the Hat is the place. It is famous for it's pastrami, But serves burgers and hot dogs too. Price is a little on the steep side. Ambiance is limited to 50's burger joint feel; music thrown in for free. Portions are large and food is... More 

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So sinfully delicious. Heaping pastrami that is so good it is difficult to stop eating when you have clearly overeaten. Fries are an excellent accompaniment in equally sinful quantities. Very casual, fast service, very tasty.

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Laguna Hills, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have been there for Pastrami and Pastrami. If you are a Pastrami lover, you got to try it at least once.

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Laguna Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Hat is THE place to get a great pastrami sandwich in Orange County (and yes, they have locations throughout Southern California. The sandwiches are huge, the fries too many to eat, and the rings superb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Though I only had the onion rings and grilled cheese sandwich I did have an opportunity to observe the many dishes they were serving that day and it seemed like a fun and interesting array of foods that were coming out. The Pastrami sandwich was huge and looked quite tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 26 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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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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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, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen
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?