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Hat

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

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  • 21
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 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
Pastrami Heaven

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Foodie021
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Laguna Beach, CA
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Laguna Beach, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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San Clemente, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great food!! Love coming here for a quick bite. It's a little out of the way so I actually have to make a special trip to come here. I love their Chili Cheese Dogs. Good Chili Cheese Dogs are hard to find!! So that's what I usually get although their other items are great too!!

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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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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
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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