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Old Man Rafferty's

106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
(732) 846-6153
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Ranked #12 of 162 Restaurants in New Brunswick
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
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
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English first
NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Everything was ok. It's definitely not 5 star dining but then again , it doesn't seem to try to be. There were 7 of us and we ordered a fairly wide variety of entrees. The salmon was quite good. The steaks we cooked as requested, although they were nothing special. Desserts were pretty good. Service was ok, a little slow... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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150 reviews 150 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

came here w our daughter attending Rutgers, as well as other family members, including 83 yr old Dad... he loved his Fish sandwich, and they didn't give us a hard time about subsituting...I had the HAWIIAN FISH , was great ...All meals were delish, didnt have room for dessert...The waitress ..Kim is her name...not too friendly..... def was good food... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a reason many alumni go back to Rafferty's during alumni weekends, and after the big games. The food is always a consistent quality, and the range of food options places rafferty's in a category of it's own in the New Briunswick scene. No meal should be complete without a tasting of the bakery offerings.

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Highland Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I had our first date here, so when my son suggested we go there for dinner, I was looking forward to the evening. It was just AWFUL. We ordered our entire meal pretty quickly, and salad, soup and beverages came within 10 minutes. Then MORE THAN 45 MINUTES LATER, we still had not been served our entrees.... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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195 reviews 195 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had a slice of cheesecake, as I was in NY after all, from the Rafferty Gourmet and it was a pretty damn good slice. Their shoppe was nice and contained a selection on yummy goods and desserts which I wish I could have bought from and taken back to Canada.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food is above-average, as is the service. The outdoor seating on the side is surprisingly well executed, offering privacy and ambient lighting. Very enjoyable to sit out in comfortable weather among the lushly packed planters. Highly recommended!

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Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food is really very very good but the portions are very generous! For a local place they offer a huge selection. Had a great meal there last night. The wait was long because they seemed to be understaffed and couldn't man all the tables. We had a waiter, Cody, that was really on the ball. Great Meal!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

No complaints, great food, solid service. Fish cooked perfectly. Great corned beef sandwich, slaw and fries Delicious Caesar salad. Awesome desserts. Yuengling on tap. Must try.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Have been here thrice now. Once out of choice, other time out of compulsion. The ambience is great. Outside seating in the evening is full almost everyday. The food is just good. Nothing extra ordinary, nothing that you can find only at this old man's place. Price is also on the higher side making it a costly affair. Go if... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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