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Old Man Rafferty's

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106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
+1 732-846-6153
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited today and were sat outside. When no server approached us for drinks after a few minutes, the outstanding man (Caliph) who sat us saw we were growing annoyed and came over to us. He immediately apologizes took our order and even without complaint told us he would notify the manager. The manager came out and apologized and thesis two... More 

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Thank jrsygrl172
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Rafferty's numerous times over the years, but yesterday all 4 of us found our meals especially satisfying. We all ordered seafood but different dishes. Each of us was really pleased with our dinners. I enjoyed a grilled shrimp salad that was not only delicious but huge and had lots of shrimp. My husband ordered salmon and... More 

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Holmdel
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288 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rainy day lunch started with ridiculous parking challenges (even bad for NB asa BMW promotion reserved loads of street spots). Met at the door by a friendly hostess who went above and beyond to help ID and seat later arrivals for our lunch. Waiter Abril and his partners were also good..attentive, trying hard to please. Good bar and drinks... More 

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Thank Robert S
Metuchen, New Jersey
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk thru the doors and the place is hoppin'. The vibe at the central bar and the conversations keep this restaurant lively or one might choose seating outside in fair weather. The food is consistent ly good and a great value. The menu is enormous with every cuisine imaginable and the service is spot on. This is not gourmet fare,... More 

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Thank MetroJersey
New Jersey
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here recently (January 2017) and was disappointed to find their once famous dessert section/bakery was half empty with desserts in the display that didn't look fresh. I also got to the restaurant at a time when it was not quite full but yet the front desk person kept sitting everyone who entered right next to each other (... More 

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Thank Darlata
Manalapan, New Jersey
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281 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a convenient restaurant local to the George Street Playhouse before our show. It fit the bill with the price point being low and the food being good. We went at 5 pm with a big group. We mostly had reservations at several tables. Our waitress was fantastic. She accommodated us and brought the food out correctly with no... More 

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Mexico
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second time in the place. The service is good, the food is great. Will visit again when in NB, NJ.

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Ithaca NY
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This restaurant is conveniently located is the area of the historic campus of Rutgers University. The menu has many fun dishes and everyone in the group I was with enjoyed their orders. The treat at the end of the meal is selecting from the desserts - they encourage you to look them over in the glass coolers at the edge... More 

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Thank DAS_2009
Westfield, New Jersey
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went here for dinner after seeing a kiddie show at the State Theatre. Casual place, kid friendly, lots of families and college kids with friends or with their parents. Large menu with comfort food choices. Staff is very busy but friendly. Also known for their desserts, which you can take to go from the attached bakery/deli.

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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Old Man Rafferty's before we went to a show at the State Theater. We usually choose OMR when we're in New Brunswick because of their awesome menu choices. I tend to choose items from the specials. We ordered the Happy Italian appetizer from the specials, it was not good. It was brushetta on top of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-846-6153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?