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Old Man Rafferty's

106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
+1 732-846-6153
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab legs” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

good spot for quick bite nothing fancy like most nyc diner places. few items on menu were not offered on two visits.

Thank jjy0910
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just a few hundred feet from the entrance gate to the stately Old Queens campus of Rutgers, Old Man Rafferty’s provides a comfortable and convenient stop for students and visiting families. We were just such a family last week, in need of a place...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant serves nice food and the seating ambience is also very nice. It is surely one time visit place.

Thank kirtan777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been her numerous times prior to State Theater performances. The menu is diverse. The wait staff has always been wonderful. But last night Jared was the best of the best. He was so helpful with food allergies. Kept checking on s while having...More

Thank Brittma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great here and management has gotten better over a few years ago. Staff is nice but parking can be a hassle, as with the rest of the city.

Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere. I liked our server. I liked the food. I even liked the noise. I loved the desserts. Had a very enjoyable meal. If ever I am forced to be in New Jersey again, I will go back. Just one little thing....More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a long time restaurant in New Brunswick, but still a favorite. Great menu of a wide variety of dishes, good vibe, and usually above average service. Also, as many restaurants have moved upscale, it is nice to have a place that is still...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We were coming off the turnpike at Exit 9 and looking for a satisfying meal and a beer. Had an excellent homemade veggie burger, sweet potato fries and a great craft beer. So many menu choices. My husband had the highly rated tomato soup and...More

1  Thank italy4me50
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Had the standard burger, with blue cheese. Had nice crisp but soft bread, a good tomato, a slightly sad lettuce and delicious unusually shaped curly fries. Burger was good. Way too much ice in sangria + a glasses full of ice... ridiculous. Get rid of...More

Thank ManuelLucero
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

What a gem? At first I was scared to to try the place as the menu is all over the place. Anyway no complaints. My only issue is that they need more help at the bar. Poor bartenders were working as fast as they could...More

1  Thank Honest_1Reviews
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Questions & Answers
Andrea H
6 February 2018|
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Response from cascadesjn | Reviewed this property |
They do have some quieter nooks for groups. They do a lot of group functions.
26 October 2017|
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Response from Diana6972 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, sorry
10 August 2017|
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Response from Burns57777 | Reviewed this property |
The are city lots and some street parking nearby.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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