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106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
(732) 846-6153
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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 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
Very good for the price range

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Woodstock, New York
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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 143 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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Maryland
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ate here while visiting for the first time. Dinner was excellent, but save room for dessert. Nice atmosphere, great service, great location.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Ortley Beach, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 72 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 25 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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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: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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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