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Hat

23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
949-586-9200
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Ranked #14 of 172 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Mountain View, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
296 helpful votes 296 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
93 helpful votes 93 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Lake Forest, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Did not like the pastrami. I have had it other places and they do not trim it, so it is fatty, more than it should beJust seemed over priced, try subway instead

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