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Old Man Rafferty's

541 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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Ranked #45 of 92 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Old Man Rafferty's has been re-purposed as "Prohibition" and I have not been there yet. It's major focus is a bar, rather than restaurant. I miss the old place.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cakes are fantastic, rest of food rather average. Servers are nice. Sit by the window to see tourists walking by.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It has been closed down for a few months. There is a new restaurant that took its place..................................................................................

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Old Man Rafferty's closed its doors in August 2014. Just writing to alert TripAdvisor and readers that the place is under new management. Prohibition, the new place, had a soft opening in September 2014, with an official opening slated for early October.

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Tinton Falls, NJ
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lousy service, bad management (nasty people with a crappy attitude) and so so food. No wonder it's no longer a Raffertys. The one in New Brunswick is ten times better. The place is under new management and the restaurant has a new name. Hopefully the staff was replaced. No big loss.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

4 of us had lunch on Sunday. The first thing I noticed was how empty the restaurant was. Our food was bland at best. 3 of us ate all of our main course, one of our party had 3 bites and commented, I just don't want to eat a meal of canned food. I ordered a skim latte and received... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a fan of Old Man Rafferty in New Brunswick. The Asbury location was disappointing in quality of food and service

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

recently went for drinks at the bar. The service was so bad that we couldn't wait to leave. I don't know if the bartender was new or what, but there weren't many people there, and it took forever to get a drink. I've heard from others that have eaten there that it isn't as good as the Old Man Rafferty's... More 

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new jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

There were five adults in our party. There is a big menu to choose from. The salmon dish was a little on the dry side, but the flavor was good. The calamari appy came with three sauces for dipping and it was delicious. The service was wonderful. My best part was the dessert. We shared a chocolate devils food cake... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We visited Asbury Park in September. We saw Old Man Rafferty's and were familiar with the New Brunswick,NJ restaurant so, we took a chance. The restaurant was empty and we had 3 adults,1 child in our group. We ordered salads and a grilled cheese for the child. None of the items should've taken more than 15 minutes to prepare. It... More 

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Additional Information about Old Man Rafferty's

Address: 541 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone Number: 732-774-1600
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Dessert, Bar

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