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Old Man Rafferty's

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284 US Highway 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4690
+1 908-904-9731
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Showing 144: English reviews
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have driven by here countless times and we decided to stop and try it out. We didn't read the reviews, tried this the old fashion way and took a chance. My son and I got burgers with fries and we both thought they were the best we've had in ages. My wife had the corned beef special. She said... More 

Thank Ron T
Somerset, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my mother's 81st birthday, our server Andrew was knowledgeable about the specials that evening, as well as accommodating to our two young children. My mother truly enjoyed her day, especially with the candle and cake. I will definitely recommend taking a visit...

Thank fooodie3
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was decent...but the soup of the day was Manhattan Clam Chowder which was ordered by someone in our party. It was a very watery tomato broth with "bits of stuff." Also the Tomato Basil Soup, which is usually very good, was very salty. We also ordered a slice of the Red Velvet Cake, which was mediocre. Maybe its... More 

Thank mommapitt
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rafferties is a dependable neighborhood restaurant. Food is good I love the pastrami sandwiches. It's hard to avoid dessert - there is several dozen cakes for inspection in the foyer and all sinfully good.

Thank seltzerboy
Level Contributor
98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends were visiting from Scotland and we needed a large pub atmosphere to accommodate everyone. We picked old man rafferty as it was between NYC and Princeton where we live. It was a Friday evening, 7.30 and I know that a few peeps have said that service was slow but not an issue for us. Drinks pronto Appetisers too and... More 

1 Thank PEdinburgh
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Old Man Rafferty's more than a couple dozen times. The food is always great and portions are large--this time I had the french onion soup and a giant slice of cake, which were both awesome. Service is always consistent. Our waiter Will was friendly and helpful throughout our entire visit. Atmosphere is also very warm and welcoming... More 

1 Thank PatHillsborough
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food is good the service is good as well. Just like the other chain nothing more than fancy diner with a lot choices to eat. Could never get to the desserts but they look great.

1 Thank PhotoAruba
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've eaten here many times and the food is better than average. Service can be inconsistent, but is generally good. The best part of the meals are the desserts. They have a great selection at reasonable prices. The bar area has enough TVs if you're trying to catch a game with friendly bartenders and good apps.

1 Thank JPP417
New Jersey
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Located on Rte 206 South, Old Man Raffertys has a large menu and as you walk in, check out all the large variety of cakes they offer. The food is prepared well, good sized dishes and is tasty. The burgers are thick and juicy, seared to perfection, if you like medium rare, that's what you get. Did I mention juicy?... More 

1 Thank Arthur Y
New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We are regulars at Raffertys and appreciate the good food and beer on tap. Always new menu items. Burgers are awesome and appetizers too. Good kids meals.

1 Thank CarribeanFrank

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 US Highway 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4690
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 908-904-9731

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