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Old Man Rafferty's

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541 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-774-1600
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Rafferty's is Closed - Is now "Prohibition"

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2014
Jett C
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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
88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Sayreville
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 541 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: 732-774-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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

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