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23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
+1 949-586-9200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (71 reviews)
“chili fries” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
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American, Fast food
23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to sit with friends, the food portions are huge. The onion rings are great, but the sandwiches were just ok. They boast about the pastrami but it was very dry, a disappointment.

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you like pastrami, you'll love the pastrami here. The pastrami sandwich is served just right with a heaping amount of moist flavorful meat, with a touch of mustard and pickles. You should also try the chili fries which are definitely shareable. This restaurant offers...More

Thank Jose A
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Great pastrami sandwich . Fries fresh and hot and portions are big. Share with friends so you can try a few sandwiches.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 March 2017

As a kid in the 50's, I remember this awesome pastrami place in Bellflower Calif. The HAT has brought back that old time awesome pastrami sandwich. The also offer an awesome pastrami burger, chili dog, chili cheese fries and what ever you want. It is...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I came here wanting a sky high sandwhich which I was told they are known for. Huge Patrami . Sadly my sandwhich was no more that a subway sandwhich and it was $9.00!! I would not return here due to the fact that the price...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Oh em gee, it needed its own area code... Huge!! And really good!! Had always gotten pastrami (which is da bomb!) but my nephews talked me into the burger. We split a small fry & had leftovers. I'm stuffed & very happy :)

Thank DreamWriter9
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I love The Hat and have for many years, I have been twice as of late and found the quality and quantity of the food to be less than prior visits. Still a top notch place but I hate to see places on the decline.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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...More

Thank Cush
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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