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Old Man Rafferty's

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106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
+1 732-846-6153
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my second time in the place. The service is good, the food is great. Will visit again when in NB, NJ.

Thank Oron D
Ithaca NY
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is conveniently located is the area of the historic campus of Rutgers University. The menu has many fun dishes and everyone in the group I was with enjoyed their orders. The treat at the end of the meal is selecting from the desserts - they encourage you to look them over in the glass coolers at the edge... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner after seeing a kiddie show at the State Theatre. Casual place, kid friendly, lots of families and college kids with friends or with their parents. Large menu with comfort food choices. Staff is very busy but friendly. Also known for their desserts, which you can take to go from the attached bakery/deli.

Thank MBones7
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Old Man Rafferty's before we went to a show at the State Theater. We usually choose OMR when we're in New Brunswick because of their awesome menu choices. I tend to choose items from the specials. We ordered the Happy Italian appetizer from the specials, it was not good. It was brushetta on top of... More 

Thank Roberta F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father passed away in August and in his honor I took my Rutgers student daughter to dinner in his honor... want someplace nice and found Old Man Rafferty's on open table.... from the time we walked in till we left the experience was great the service, Chad was wonderful he knew the menu well and made good suggestions and... More 

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Sicklerville, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I, along with our son that goes to RU in NB, ate here for lunch a week or so ago. We weren't quite sure what to expect from this local and extremely convenient restaurant that is within walking distance from the Frat House where my son resides on College Ave. Anyway, the atmosphere and interior of this... More 

Thank NJTH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here prior to seeing a comedy club show. I had high expectations but was left disappointed. Even the desserts, which I was told they specialize in, were sub par. I really wish I enjoyed it more.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience was not memorable, the menu included a long list of dishes with eclectic cuisine influences. I had a salad that was decent but there was too much lettuce compared to other ingredients. The setting reminded me of a generic British pub. The service was fine but I wouldn't call it particularly friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at this restaurant. Always seen it driving by so decided to try it today. We went for the "lunch" option rather than "brunch". Variety of choices either way. Good food and great waiter. We were served by Phil D. Very charming and helpful in his service. Since it was our first time, he was generous enough to let... More 

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Staten Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 6:10 on a rainy Saturday night to a packed restaurant with a 50 minute wait. We had tickets to a a show at the State Theater at 8:00. Mistakenly we didn't make a reservation . Fortunately for us Matt, a manager filling in from Hillsborough location, was working and expedited our dinner once we were called for... 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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?