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23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
+1 949-586-9200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (79 reviews)
“chili fries” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
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American, Fast food
23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The pictures can be misleading. Food was ok, burger was super thin. Cheese Fries were so so. We used drive thru, might have better luck walking in.

Thank Marcos V
Reviewed 3 March 2018

They call it a Pastrami Dip for some reason, even though it's not a dip in the style of a French Dip. It's just an awesome sandwich. I also appreciate the many condiment packs they have there.

Thank Jason V
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Tasty food and huge portions! Perfect place to visit when hit with a pastrami craving. The Hat is pricey, but worth the splurge.

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 8 February 2018

For years, I have heard about the famous "Hat" pastrami sandwiches and Texas-sized onion rings and let me tell you, I was not disappointed! The restaurant was packed the day we visited, but it was worth the wait...the pastrami is piled HIGH and cooked just...More

Thank kelleynifp551502018
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We stopped by for lunch, the parking was crowded, as there are lines for the drive thru for this place and the neighboring place. Once in the line wasn't too long to order. I got the pastrami sandwich and a large bag of fries. The...More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Unexpected find for us (we're not from the area). The pastrami dip sandwich is awesome. The largest plate of french fries! Really good value for money - oh and the onion rings were perfect.

Thank shonzi
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The Hat is ok. I don’t think is any place special the portions are good size and the food is good. Trying to figure out what it is famous for.

Thank billieb716
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Really good pastrami. We also loved the fries and gravy. Kids had tuna sandwiches which were surprisingly good. A 7 and 4 year old ate the sandwich and liked it! Also had a hamburger which was good and some great onion rings. Definitely will be...More

Thank Conniemama
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We ate there for lunch and everyone ordered the pastrami sandwiches which are very good. The pastrami was very meaty with little fat content, rolls were very fresh and soft. They offer only one size of chili fries. The serving size is huge and if...More

Thank lardog04
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The service was fast and efficient. The pastrami was some of the best I have had, outside of New York. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Rich P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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