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Old Man Rafferty's

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106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
(732) 846-6153
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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Chatham, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch a couple Saturdays ago and we were very pleasantly surprised. We sat in a booth near the bar. The place is pretty spacious, more so than it looks on the outside. Our server was great, very patient with us as we waited for two others in our party to arrive. The menu was really nice --... More 

Thank rs102070
new jersey
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291 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brian V the server was excellent. Restaurant located within walking distance of Hyatt. Lots of choices here, try it, u will like it

Thank doc491002
Jersey City, New Jersey
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try Old Man Rafferty's based on the reviews on the tripadvisor reviews. We stopped in for a late lunch at the bar after a round of golf at Rutger's. Reviews were true. We had a friendly bartender, great service, tasty grapefruit margarita and delicious burgers. I had mine with sweet potato fries and my husband with regular fries.... More 

Thank JC_Traveler2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive menu with something for everyone. Food well prepared and in large quantity. We were there late so service was a but slow in coming but was adequate. Choose this restaurant for a solid meal in a good slightly uoscale pub atmosphere.

Thank SDB_Consultant
Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service good, food average. Ribs dinner and 2 short rib dinners. Again, nothing spectacular, except for the UGO in one dinner (unidentified gross object). Money refunded for 1 dinner, but no one (other than recipient) seemed too concerned. Will not return.

Thank TastinNTravelin
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to get together for a drink and hang.. good food and nice people food was hot and service was fast.

Thank johnsW4974WY
North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever in New Brunswick, do yourself a favor and stop in. Every plate was delicious and looked like a work of art! Don't skip dessert! There wide selection is too tempting to pass up!

Thank brandymhull
Highland Park, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Raffertys a decent number of times. You can eat here relatively inexpensively but the digs are classy for the price. I've always liked the good I've gotten here

Thank Dan C
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a bad experience here about 5 years ago and finally gave it another shot with the family. Definitely "average" is the right adjective. If you want average food and average service for an average price, Rafferty's is your place.

Thank nictsiz
Stratham, New Hampshire
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Whether for a dinner for two or as a larger family group, everyone has been satisfied. The menu is quite extensive, offering something for everyone. Service has always been great, and the few times that we've had to wait at the bar, we've enjoyed that as well. Definitely worth the visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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

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