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The HAT Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
570 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-4501
+1 908-273-7656
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“burger” (82 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
570 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-4501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant had the best burgers anywhere. A mix of brisket and short rib that was awesome. For some reason the new General Manager decided to mess with excellence; he substituted Angus beef ( that’s original) and downsized the portion. The result is an overpriced...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best burger in town! Loved this place! They offer late night dinning too, which is hard to come by in this area.

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was pretty good. They have bands that play there, so that gives it another dimension to the atmosphere which made it pleasant.

Thank MPNJ69
Reviewed 14 July 2018

If you see pictures, galleries advertisements touting this Summit staple and landmark burgers are awesome look'n . After disappointment in another local burger place, that is really committed and a diner famous for pancakes I wanted a cheeseburger medium rare that I did not get...More

1  Thank JerseyJohnnie
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I flew in to Newark and got to the Grand Summit Hotel in the evening ~8:30 so decided to have dinner in the hotel restaurant. What a pleasant surprise. Really cute inside and outside tables too. Service was very good, friendly, prompt and efficient. The...More

2  Thank Kay V
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your blackened salmon entree, Kay -- thanks for stopping by to see us. Next time you're in town, we'd love to see you again! Cheers, Walter C., Manager

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The decor feels very dated and dark . Being on the lower level it should be light and bright , especially since it is in The Grand Summit Hotel , it needs to feel a bit more modern and upscale . The brunch was very...More

1  Thank Rose S
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Good choice of traditional breakfast fare and healthy food choices. Very comfortable feel, pleasant atmosphere. Recommended. Been here quite a few times for business meetings.

Thank jfdunphy1
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

It's always great to see you here for a meal, and I'm so glad you just enjoyed a hearty and traditional breakfast with us. Until your next visit! Walter C., Manager

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Had dinner and drinks at the Hat. Apps are all good. Love the spicy calamari. Burgers are great. Big and fresh. Good selection of sandwiches, wraps and Salads. Very nice bar area and just happened to have live music by two of the brothers from...More

1  Thank Emily S
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Emily, from the burgers to the drinks, it sounds like you had a stellar visit. Thank you for the wonderful review. Looking forward to sharing more good times with you soon! -Walter C., Manager

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed for a week at the Grand Summit hotel and the hat became our default stop for diner. Food is good, great variety, nice music and very friendly staff. We also enjoyed breakfasts there, including the sunday brunch.

Thank 170Chris7631
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals here with us so much, Chris! Thank you for the fabulous feedback. Hoping you stop by again the next time you're in town! -Walter C., Manager

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Great food - breakfast and dinner were very good, great service and exactly what we needed for our post - corporate event-evening entertainment

Thank ritterbot
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

It was such a pleasure to host you all! Thank you for the review. Looking forward to hosting you again soon! -Walter C., Manager

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6 August 2017|
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Response from Walter C | Property representative |
No reservations are required except for large parties (10 or more people) and Sunday Brunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-4501
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 908-273-7656
  • E-mail
The menu includes a “La Frieda” blend specialty burger which is a naturally raised and hormone free graded USDA Choice Prime beef. We have a large selection of tapas appetizers, salads and “Jersey Fresh” locally grown foods including our homemade ketchup which is made from Jersey Fresh tomatoes and is a favorite to our locals. The drink selection is extensive with 20 craft beers on tap from all over the country, great wines by the glass and only fresh ingredients for all cocktails. For the young at heart, we have milkshakes, Boylan’s soda floats and Jersey shore fries. A fantastic Sunday Brunch is served from 11:30 am every Sunday. Available for private and semi-private parties.
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