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23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
+1 949-586-9200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (77 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We eat here maybe 4 times a year. Pastrami sandwiches are okay but way to fatty! We prefer Togo's pastrami that has almost no fat. But Hat serves awesome fries and plenty of them!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

OK, I've been spoiled by living in NYC where delis are everywhere, and where the food quality is great. The Hat has food food. Some of the choices are overwhelming, maybe a bit overdone on the heaviness, but you won't go hungry. Two ot three...More

Thank MarkSten
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
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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