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23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
+1 949-586-9200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (75 reviews)
“chili fries” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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American, Fast food
23641 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1626
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 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 11 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 13 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 13 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 11 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 17 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

1  Thank Cush
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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!

Thank deeorlowski
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 December 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.

Thank tomcarterprod2016
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Restaurant Details

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