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Hat

23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
949-586-9200
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English first
Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ahhhmazing and the onion rings too! Pretty good hot dogs too.. Kids loved it!! Go to The HAT for a delicious Pastrami sandwich!

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Mountain View, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

That is what is says on the sign, and it could be true. A very classic pastrami sandwich, piled high, on fresh bread. The saurkraut makes it a bit messy, but that's part of the idea. A true Lake Forest, California original fast food place, not too far off Interstate 5.

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Orange County, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Delicious flavorful world famous pastrami sandwiches. All the food is fresh & the onion rings were the best I have ever tasted. So crispy and not greasy like other folks' rings. I love all of the vintage pictures on the wall, and heritage of this long standing chain.

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Mission Viejo, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The flavor of the pastrami is not subtle so it makes you eat more of it. With about a pound of meat (my guess) I can leave one half for later and still does not lose its flavor or aroma. The bread gets somehwat soggy, but the flavors seep into it more. Whenever I need a pastrami fix, The Hat... More

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Lake Forest, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have to say this is the best pastrami sandwich I have ever eaten. I suppose all the rest of the menu is as good but i'm hooked on the pastrami. The problem if it is one is it's SO MUCH food. Two people can share an order and be full. Watch out for the fries, a small order can... More

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MELROSE
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I read previous reviews and needed to try the pastrami dip sandwich. I was disappointed with what I received for the price I paid, $8! The meat seemed a bit dry. I ordered some onion rings too and the serving size was totally ridiculous. I threw 3/4 of them away! I didn't like the fact that my order was no... More

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Palm Springs, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It was good, but a little greasy. But. . . it's pastrami so how can you complain if its a little greasy.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Not sure what the hype is all about. Pastrami dip sandwiches are way overpriced and extremely greasy. I prefer Togo's.

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Standish
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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The Pastrami Dip was so delicious .......the fries portion was enormous.The restaurant was spotless in a 50s style and the staff extremely professional. A great experience with great pastrami.

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Irvine, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We visited on May 29th. The Hat is counter service. They all look the same, in and out. They are best known for their Pastrami Dips, but I prefer the dry bun over the soggy one. Besides the sandwiches, they serve burgers. The sandwiches are a good value (roughly $8 each) and come with plenty of meat. If you order... 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

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