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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 good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“burger” (83 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
570 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-4501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have tried this place several times--we have friends who love it. But we just can't carry on any kind of conversation in this cavernous, noisy space.

Thank Vicki W
YogiK117, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Vicki W, Thank your for your feedback. We are looking into ways to reduce noise issues with sound absorbent tiles in ceiling.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fancy surroundings but the fare is pub grub. Visited with a busload of seniors traveling from Mount St. Mary's in Newburgh, NY to see several gardens in the Garden State. Stopped here for lunch during the week. It appeared that the staff was not ready...More

Thank Afoodie65
YogiK117, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Afoodie65, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that we did not provide you with a good experience in our HAT tavern this time. I assure you that we will address your service concerns with our staff.

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Amiable place to eat with a great range of beers, and some good wines, too. Menu is standard, and our food was fine. Waiter was friendly.

Thank Jon H
YogiK117, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jon H

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I would have to say we were disappointed. We've been going to the hatch for the the last 8 years. The ownership has changed and so has the menu and the ambiance. My hat was known for comfort food. Their popcorn was excellent. Both are...More

Thank dmcesq
YogiK117, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear dmcesq Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our offerings and menu items to our guests. We still offer a wide variety of menu items from fresh Salads, Pasta dishes, Certified Angus Beef Burgers and steaks and sandwiches....More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Despite the 4 star reviews this place was more like a one star to zero star. It was my son's 20th birthday. The brunch is overpriced at $29. The food on the 'light fare' menu almost forces you to go for the brunch. Bacon for...More

Thank Explore561949
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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
YogiK117, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear William R Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience in HAT tavern. We are serving fresh Certified Angus Beef Burgers, NY Strip Steaks, Prime Rib and Filet Mignon. I am glad that Laura provided excellent service during your visit. I hope you...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

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
YogiK117, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Greg F and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

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
YogiK117, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you 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 631kayv
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

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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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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