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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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11:30 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You can always count on Old Man Rafferty's

Food is consistently good. Friendly service. Not gourmet but many fun food selections on the menu. We found close parking in the Hyatt Hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
geebeetwo
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Jamesburg, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The food is fine, really can't complain for the price - although too many things are deep fried or seem to be frozen fish with no texture. I don't mind it for a burger or so. Staff are friendly - compared to some of the dead eyed staff in other nearby places - but they should sort out the drains....... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Usually I'm reticent of restaurants that have endless menu. This one surprised me. I ordered the fish of the day and it was sea bass! I'm from Atlanta and sea bass here comes with a premium price, not at Old Man Rafferty's. The food was so good we went back the next day! Nice courtyard (reminded me of Europe) and... More 

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday evening a few weeks ago. The food was quite nice but unfortunately the service stands out as the worst we've had in restaurants on this extended trip. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful when she was with us but we hardly saw her pass our outside table and frequently had to sit for... More 

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Food is consistently good. Friendly service. Not gourmet but many fun food selections on the menu. We found close parking in the Hyatt Hotel.

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Medford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Met some old friends from North Jersey, and New Brunswick was mid-point for us both. Had never been here before, but we were after a Sunday brunch spot, and this fit the bill. There was a large selection of hot entrees, omelettes to order, carving stations with ham, prime rib and turkey. Cocktail shrimp and crab legs were also available... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife & I decided to have lunch on Saturday prior to going to the Middlesex County Fair in East Brunswick, NJ. The restaurant was very cozy, & clean. The club sandwich we both shared was excellent & the service was great. We will definitely return.

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Middletown, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited restaurant with family during a college visit. Food was good; but the service was poor. Didn't get a response when I wrote a complaint to the business. This visit was actually in 2011 or 2012, so needless to say I've never been back.

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Woodstock, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food was very good, with a bar type atmosphere. It's not the top of the line in New Brunswick, and has a bit of a chain restaurant feel, but the menu was not ordinary, the wait staff were attentive, and the food was not a disappointment. I recommend it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

the go to place for celebrations and graduations. The food is pretty good. The place gets backed so the service could get backed up. Decor is average. Prices are reasonable.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Extensive menu with good variety of choices for every taste. The food is good and the portions are decent. We had bass, steak, ribs. The service is friendly and attentive.

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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: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?