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Old Man Rafferty's

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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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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, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Forget dinner - start with dessert.

The food is good but the desserts are outstanding. Good family restaurant with pleasant service. Nice selection of drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Edison, New Jersey
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Edison, New Jersey
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is good but the desserts are outstanding. Good family restaurant with pleasant service. Nice selection of drinks.

Thank ChubbieBubbie
Westchester County, New York
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So, we were staying at the Hyatt and wanted to eat outside of the hotel. Within a six minute walk, here we are. So, they have this nice brunch, complete with a carving station of beef, turkey and ham, an omelet station and a waffle station. Also crab claws and shrimp. And a large dessert bar. Plus other foods. No,... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Marlboro, New Jersey
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here and everything was great...food...service! I had baby back ribs which were fall off the bone excellent! Included a large salad with very good balsamic dressing. Tried one of their specialty cocktAils-yum!

1 Thank Sandy P
New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good and fresh just had sandwiches and some beer nothing fancy but have eaten here before and have never been disapointed

2 Thank BethCNewJersey
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In always impressed by this place. Good service, a great menu selection and good food. I have never been disappointed in the food. I would recommend

2 Thank Lynne L
Somerset, New Jersey
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What's it mean when a 6-page menu has the dessert on the first two pages? I guess it means get your thoughts in order so you can truly save room for dessert. We enjoyed our first trip to Old Man Rafferty's for a casual dinner. It's right in downtown New Brunswick and features a "gourmet deli" type of menu. They... More 

1 Thank SignorPicky
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner. Was good but not outstanding in any way. We ate at 5:00 before the crowds. Server was pleasant and attentive. Some of our dishes came out cold. Mostly sides. I think they plate before putting meat on. The desserts were delicious though. Would not return.

Thank Gigi459
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Order Everything! I Always Do Up a Fancy Grilled Cheese With a Tasty Dessert. My Boyfriend Became Hooked After I Introduced This Place To Him!

Thank eveellenewyork
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and mentioned our son had an appointment in an hour to donate blood ( his is very rare and needed for pediatrics). Lunch did not get there any where near on time so He had to leave without eating. The food is nice. Some inventive, some what you can get anywhere

Thank Lynn L
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you keep up on Parker's reviews, you know that I follow the old adage "if you can't say something nice......", so I'm going to concentrate on the 'nice' here. Great neighborhood pub atmosphere, with lots of wood and books on shelves (I'm a sucker for books in a restaurant). Huge portions of really good food with ample side dishes... More 

1 Thank ParkerSturbridge

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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: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?