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Old Man Rafferty's

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106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
+1 732-846-6153
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Somerset, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Doing the snow storm last week I needed a break - to my surprise Old Man Rafferty was open- I needed a Burgrer- so I tryed the Smashed Burger Petty Melt I was Excellent!

Livingston, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all my parking experience was absolutely horrific. There was nowhere to park. New Brunswick is an extremely overcrowded city on a Saturday night, that was never built to handle these types of crowds. Every parking garage was full, and in the end I wound up driving about a mile away and Ubering to the restaurant. The restaurant has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is such a great spot in New Brunswick. We had Joe as our server, who was very attentive and a very charismatic gentleman! The food servings were very generous and the food was delicious - definitely try the chicken pot pie empanadas! Lastly, the dessert was to die for - the red velvet was so yummy! I finished it... More 

Thank Autumn L
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early for sunday brunch. The food was fresh, portions were great, everything from fresh fruit, cakes, fresh waffles ,omelets, french toast. carving station, shell fish, and the list goes on.

Thank mrmikhael
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Re visited on two occassions, once as an eat in and once as a takeaway, both visits were excellent, staff very helpful and courteous in the resturant and in the takeaway section again staff very helpful with an excellent variety of sandwiches, soups and cakes

Thank Andy B
Quincy, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner with colleagues. The waitress was friendly and offered good suggestions. She also checked in several times. The menu has a good variety of food, so it should cater to even the pickiest eaters. Be sure to try their cheesecake!

Thank francesshakira
Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

You can NEVER go wrong with Rafferty's. The food is great, the atmosphere warm and fun, and desserts to die for. No matter the reason for your visit, you'll feel the environment is just right. They have a GREAT Sunday brunch too. The menu has a zillion wonderful things on it, and I've never had a bad meal here, as... More 

Thank Teressina
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

It has been several years since we last visited Old Man Raferty and unfortunately it was not as we remembered. The service was extremely slow (it was not crowded) and we ordered the calamari as an appetizer. Was not fresh--definitely frozen. The only saving grace was the sandwiches---BLT was well packed and tasty.

Thank Joan S
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The food was just ok, but the portion size was big so if you're hungry this is a good place to go. It has a big selection of food and is a traditional bar/restaurant style

Thank Matt W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We were down in New Brunswick for my Sister in laws wedding ,and the Pastor recommended this place as a great place for a night before the wedding get together dinner ,from what he said this place is always full and I can see why, The food was great the service from the staff was great and the atmosphere was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene
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: +1 732-846-6153

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