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The HAT Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
570 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-4501
+1 908-273-7656
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“lamb burger” (7 reviews)
“jersey burger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
570 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-4501
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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

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

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Was recently there for brunch- raw oysters- lovely cavier presentation-small size red and black with all the acoutrments, large shrimp- and not the tiny peel and eat kind most brunches give you. Plenty of nova as well. The omelet station was terrific- were low on...More

Thank susgames13
Walter C, Owner at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for stopping by for Brunch and for the great and honest review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal here. It is customers such as yourself that remind us to continue doing our best. We appreciate the service critique and will work...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

After long days in the office, who wants to search for a place to eat. I stayed in the Grand Summit 4 nights and dined here 4 times, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts. The breakfast is basic but good. Dinner was pleasant surprise, good soups,...More

Thank Keith S
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Keith, we're so happy to hear from you! Thank you for the fabulous write-up. It's wonderful that our tasty food and variety kept you coming back! We'd love to host you the next time you visit Summit! -Walter C., Manager

Reviewed 26 January 2018

While staying at The Grand Summit Hotel, we tried the in house restaurant, We were excited to find great atmosphere with an outstanding menu. Highly recommend the calamari. Daily specials. Has a locals following. Great for all kinds of travelers

Thank hardingre
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

We're delighted to hear that both our menu and atmosphere exceeded your expectations! Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We look forward to sharing more meals with you the next time you're in town! -Walter C., Manager

Reviewed 9 January 2018

I have been to the Hat Tavern a few times and it never disappoints so I thought that I would add an updated review. The Sunday brunch buffet is always a standout. My in-laws' flight was cancelled due to the recent storm and their first...More

Thank FamilyFlight
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

This review made my day! Thank you for your show of support. We're happy to host you and your in-laws anytime! Wishing you all the best until we see you again! -Walter C., Manager

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Not happy. I sat down and ordered lunch. Maybe 5 other customers in restaurant. Two large parties arrived 10 minutes after I ordered. Now it’s 25 minutes since I ordered. Still waiting for my sandwich. Next time I’ll just walk into town I guess. Losing...More

1  Thank Coleen W
Walter C, Owner at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Coleen, this is incredibly disappointing to read. I want to sincerely apologize to you and your group for the delay and long wait. hoping you could give us another chance that we could make it up to you. Your feedback helps us grow. I will...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Great burgers. And nice selection of beer, even though I was served the wrong one. We also had breakfast the next morning, included in our stay. It was ok.

Thank jkuts
Walter C, General Manager at The HAT Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thanks for spending time at our place! It was a pleasure hosting you. Next time around, let us know if we bring you the wrong beer -- we always want to make things right with our guests. Hoping you'll visit 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, 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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