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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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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 10
    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
Great service

We took a group of nearly 40 people and the service was excellent. Only issue I experienced, I ordered the Sangria (9 ounce) and the carafe leaked. I notified the waiter and manager but no adjustment was made for the amount of sangria I was losing because of the leaky vessel. Food was great tasting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Lakia G
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Dayton, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Eat dessert first is their motto and they have lots of choices. But don't skip the meal as the food is terrific. The soups and sandwiches are great. Big servings, very fresh and tasty. Lots of choices from the bar too, in the way of specialty drinks and beer on tap. A fun place.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I have been here 3 times when visiting my boyfriend abroad and each time I go the food and service just get better and better. I can definitely recommend this restaurant for any type of meal that you want whether its with family, friends or for a date, the restaurant is diverse and suits any social group. The atmosphere is... More 

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Dayton, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took a group of nearly 40 people and the service was excellent. Only issue I experienced, I ordered the Sangria (9 ounce) and the carafe leaked. I notified the waiter and manager but no adjustment was made for the amount of sangria I was losing because of the leaky vessel. Food was great tasting and hot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We decided to have our St. Patrick's meal at Old Man Rafferty's but made a mistake in sitting at a table. Quite frankly, most of the servers are younger college students earning some money while in school. They lack the experience and initiative to wait tables effectively, so service is iffy. The corned beef was outstanding. My wife enjoyed about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My mom has got me into Rafferty's she works near and raves about it. We went there several times over the past month and the food is very tasty, the menu has something for everyone. The atmosphere is welcoming, and I also enjoy the bar as well. They have homemade dips as well, we are always getting them for family... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place has potential, a nice size menu& and fun casual atmosphere. But, it has ALWAYS had very mediocre food at best. If you're looking to enjoy your company much more than your meal, this is the place for you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were recommended to go for brunch and so we did. The menu is very limited basic fruit omelet ham dessert, etc.We are family of 4, my youngest child just turn 2 and we were charged full price for him. We had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Overall, not going back

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a place to go for a casual meal with friends and family. It has a very big menu, sure to please all palates. Their dessert list is almost a extensive as the food menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took my daughter to the MSU basketball game at Rutgers and ask where a good place to eat that is a local favorite , they recommended Rafferty's. Excellent food and the desert menu is 3 pages long. We will be back wen the Spartan's play Rutgers's in the fall- we will bring the rest of the family.

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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, Large groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?