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106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
(732) 846-6153
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dependable consistent restaurant

Very wide menu choices from small snacks to full entrees. I had a sea bass entrée with grilled veggies which was great

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Eileen F F
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very wide menu choices from small snacks to full entrees. I had a sea bass entrée with grilled veggies which was great

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There is a lot to choose from near the Rutgers campus. And while I was not completely dissapointed, I didn't feel like it measured up to its high ranking in trip advisor.

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new providence NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great variety on the menu and food is consistently good. The onion soup was not as flavorful as I remembered, but the club sandwich was huge and delicious. Very good service, better than last time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We attended my wife's cousins youngest son's graduation from Rutgers. It was a long trip but the dining at Rafferty's was a treat. The service, appetizers, main course was all very good. I had the steak (which I had been craving all day) which was extremely flavorful and sadly too much for me to finish! My small family shared a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I've been to this Rafferty's many times over many years because of it's proximity to the Rutgers campuses. It gets very very busy but is also very well managed. This time we went there for dinner and it reminded me that I should put my complements on TA. It's got a varied menu from soups and salads, to sandwiches and... More 

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Old Bridge, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have enjoyed Old Man Rafferty's numerous times over the years and the food has never disappointed. I find it is a great place to go with a group as there is something for everyone. The quality and value is high and it remains our go to place when attending events at the State Theatre or other venues in New... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We wound up going to Old Man Rafferty's since one of the guys I was on business with had been before. Their menu was super broad, pasta, BBQ, steaks, HUGE dessert menu. All of us were happy with our meals. We had an appetizer of wings and calamari which was decent. The wings were good and the calamari was on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

All of the food and beverages are delicious and hudge :) But the best are the desserts, for sure! I really enjoyed my dinner a couple of times when I visited New Br. Very comfortable and nice restaurant. I will be back ;)

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife came here and ate with another couple. We had several drinks and ordered food. My wife's crab cake sandwich was good. I ordered the mussel pot. They didn't clean the mussels and they were super gritty ... inedible. Nothing special here, I probably wouldn't return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Pretty average food, burgers, fish, meat, nothing special. But fast service and friendly staff. Great for a non exciting quick meal.

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Additional Information about Old Man Rafferty's

Address: 106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
Phone Number: (732) 846-6153
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (732) 846-6153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?