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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” (76 reviews)
“chili fries” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
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23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
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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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Stop here each time I come to visit family. Pastrami is a little salty. I get the roast beef sandwich and the onion rings. The ring are great and a huge serving! I look forward to eating here.

Thank stu3art
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Husband picked up dinner of two of the biggest pastrami sandwiches I've ever seen! So fresh, tender, not fatty, juicy and sliced thin!!!!! Along with that a regular order of fresh thick cut fries is a brown lunch bag size! So so good!

Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

They are famous for their pastrami sandwich. Fantastic!! Large portions of french fries & onion rings. The burgers are not up to the standard as heir other sandwiches. Only go there if you are HUNGRY and try the pastrami,

Thank jacbri66
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Best pastrami. Big serving, enough for 2 meals. Fast and friendly service. Freeway close. Best place for a sandwich in Lake Forest.

Thank lonelytraveler781
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Hat is famous for Pastrami dip but also good dogs,and burgers. Big list of other sandwiches. Ordered onion rings and received a bag of them. Sandwich was wonderful and filling. Reasonable price for food and service.

Thank laddiebuck
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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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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