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23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
+1 949-586-9200
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Orange County, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hat is a solid and reliable place for lunch, or a fast dinner. I have not been here for breakfast. The food is very reliable, and is certainly a step above McDonald's Subway. My go-to meal here is an order of chili fries. The small order is enough to feed 2 people.

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Thank Cush
Lake Forest, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not as fond of the pastrami as are other members of my family. However you can't go wrong ordering the hamburger and french fries! Delicious!

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Thank deeorlowski
Lake Forest, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a super tasty, mouth watering pastrami sandwich, then The Hat is the place to go. The pastrami here is to die for. Additionally, they give you a healthy amount of this succulent meat, so you won't go hungry. Lastly, the restaurant is clean and the service is quick and friendly. Can't go wrong here. The only thing... More 

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Thank Tony D
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first ate at the hat over 50 years ago, it hasn't changed. I order the same thing, triple dip pastrami. It's not New York but it's the best on the West Coast.

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Thank Dan W
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

A friend of mine introduced me to The Hat a number of years ago. Since then, I have been hooked! Probably the best pastrami sandwich you can buy.

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Thank tomcarterprod2016
Sao Paulo, SP
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This place is so good! A juicy pastrami burger with a very generous portion of fries, Love it! The Philly steak sandwich is also delicious, it comes au jus so you can deep the sandwich at a juicy meet jus... absolutely delicious!

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Thank danichoy
San Juan Capistrano
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I thought when they franchised out from the original there would be a difference. Gladly, the quality is the same. This is a Pastrami Dip and not the NY deli type. It's incredibly good. Small Fry's are really large fry's. There is plenty for one couple to share. If you have never tried The Hat... you must. Even their Burgers... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Winona, Minnesota
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204 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

First time at The Hat, and I was not disappointed. I was hungry, so ordered a double cheeseburger. A single would have been enough. Glad I only ordered a small fries. The pile of fries was huge. Everything tasted great.

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Thank tgrier
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I hate pastrami so if you don't like pastrami don't go to the HAT. The only thing that is good is the pastrami.

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Thank marilyn k
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Never disappoints. Quick and easy in off the freeway. Pastrami. Burgers with pastrami on them. Fries. With gravy. Nothing more to say.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-586-9200

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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?