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Hat

Certificate of Excellence
Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
AWESOME Pastrami and other sandwiches

My family has been coming to this group of restaurants for 50 years, no kidding! The quality of their 'signature' sandwich the PASTRAMI has not diminished one iota, from store to store or year to year. I was so pleased when this store opened so close to family, I didn't have to go out of my way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii
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Hilo, Hawaii
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family has been coming to this group of restaurants for 50 years, no kidding! The quality of their 'signature' sandwich the PASTRAMI has not diminished one iota, from store to store or year to year. I was so pleased when this store opened so close to family, I didn't have to go out of my way into LA to... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

we went to the hat in Lake Forest, great sandwiches, my husband loves their pastrami and steak sandwich. I like the tuna and burgers, if you order fries the large is enough to feed at least three people. The prices aren't bad for the amount of food you get.

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I heard this was the best Pastrami in town. Their slogan even says its the best. So we drove over and tried it. I have to say...not the best I have ever tasted. It was not bad...just not the best. It tasted good but for the price of $9.00 it should have been a way bigger sandwich. Decent amount of... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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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California
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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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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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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: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?