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Old Man Rafferty's

106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
(732) 846-6153
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Ranked #11 of 161 restaurants in New Brunswick
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Edison, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Any restaurant that urges it's customers to eat dessert first is rare. The reason for the urging is twofold, dessert selections are phenomenal and secondly if you eat dinner first you won't have room for dessert. I ordered the full rack of ribs and was only able to finish half of this wonderful meal. Definitely the best ribs north of... More

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A few of my friends had dinner and split the bill in paying on a separate credit card payments of each individual but the payment was USD25 and rest. charged USD75 instead.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

A wide variety of great food at a great price. Service is excellent and it's got good wines to chose from. Not fancy but you eat well, and have a great time. I suggest making reservations for larger groups. It even has a store were you can buy products used in their kitchen.

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Spring, TX
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We hesitate to try out new places for fear it won't be good. Old Man Rafferty's did not disappoint. They were generous with their meat, fast, friendly, and reasonably priced. Can't wait to try their nachos!

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Houston, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Many options for entree's and deserts. Service was excellent and enjoyed the daily specials, including wine! The deserts were out of this world! Many choices to chose from! Seems like they have a nice bar area as well. The weather was great and the patio area was hopping! I would eat here again if in the area!

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went to Old Man Rafferty's on our first date in 1998 and we still keep going back. We now live about an hour from New Brunswick but we try to go on our anniversary for dinner every year. The food is great but hold on for the desserts.....WOW! They have a dessert menu but its easier to just walk... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I took my mom out to lunch here for her birthday and we loved it!! Great service, lovely window seats and lots to choose from on the menu! She ordered something healthy and I ordered something more fattening and we split! Reasonable prices and the food was delicious (especially the sweet potato fries!) Wraps, burgers and salads are fantastic! We... More

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Went her for a celebratory dinner after Rutgers graduation and was extremely disappointed. They ran out of food and the service was atrocious. They seated us at a table for four and we were a party of six. We had reservations. It is not like they never did graduation day before. The only bright spot was the bartender that we... More

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NJ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Things were appetizing, but nothing was a wow. The servers worked hard and were friendly, but it was not good service. My fish was dry and overcooked by a lot. Menu is far too big to deliver high cuisine. More of a drinks and appy place. Too many other better choices in New Brunswick.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Based on the server's recommendation two of us ordered 1/2 order of baby back ribs. They were very dry and it appeared as though the kitchen just slapped some BBQ sauce on them. French fries were warm, not hot. Perhaps this was the wrong entrée selection? I won't make the same mistake again. Probably stay with a burger.

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