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Old Bay Restaurant

61 Church St # 63, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242
+1 732-246-3111
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (17 reviews)
“beef pies” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
61 Church St # 63, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Met friends here and had a very good meal. I got the shrimp creole and it was top notch. We shared popcorn shrimp & French fry platter (with shrimp) and they were both excellent. Waitress was excellent frequently checking on us. Good beer selection to...More

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two out of town couples meeting up for the weekend at the halfway point, New Brunswick, NJ. After a crazy long drive , full of traffic, we were ready to relax and catch up with each other. Found this place across from our hotel. Felt...More

Thank barrot16
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I am a big fan of some jambalaya and New Orleans kind of food so this hit the spot. Been here a few times. Always good. It is just something different, which is nice. So many of the restaurants in the area are all the...More

Thank barry88
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

It's our pleasure to serve you! Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed the food. It means the world to us! Feel free to stop back in anytime. Take care. -Anthony T., Business Owner

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have been going here for years. I love the etouffee and they have a nice full bar. Gotta love Creole food. It is a nice change of pace... yes I recommend this. Bring an apptetite

Thank Layla117
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, Layla! It means the world to us. Feel free to stop back in anytime. Take care. -Anthony T., Business Owner

Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you are not a seafood lover or not a drinker, this place is definitely not for you. Located adjacent to Rutgers University main campus,I suspect that this place is a college hangout during the semester. We were seated upstairs after a treacherous journey up...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Jeffrey, I appreciate you stopping by, but I'm disappointed to hear that you didn't have a great experience with us. We work hard to provide all of our customers with excellent, attentive service, so I will definitely look into this issue further. Additionally, I'm sorry...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner with a New Orleans/ Louisiana flavoring! If you like hot and spicy , you'll enjoy this place. If you prefer mild, there are plenty of options for you as well.

Thank ajps1020
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the food. Feel free to stop back in anytime. -Anthony T., Business Owner

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Easy, simple and nothing special but its a bar and a place to get together. You can eat there as well.

Thank Doug S
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Doug, so glad the meal was simple, yet just what you needed. I appreciate that, and I hope we'll see you again someday for another meal. Take care, Anthony T., Business Owner

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Oysters, fishes, and seafood are perfect. I enjoyed eating a salmon steak as the main dish. Dessert is nice. Something special: sauces, must try.

Thank Mastilovic A
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Happy to hear that our seafood dishes hit the mark for you! That's what we're all about, along with our sauces. We sure hope to see you back for a bite again soon. All the best, Anthony T., Business Owner

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Food was excellent with big portions. You can sit inside where there is AC, or outside on the patio. Inside, they have a good band. It was loud, but we like that. :) The service was good, and we'd go there again in the future.

Thank Cheryl and Del D
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Cheryl, thrilled you so enjoyed everything from our food and their plentiful portions to the live music. Cheers, and until next time! Anthony T., Business Owner

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Downstairs on the left is a little private bar. Maybe 10 stools and a standing area. Not crowded and a bit quieter. It's on the way to the outside patio. Great place to just watch the game, chat with the bartender and chill after a...More

Thank Omni99
Tommy B, Manager at Old Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Glad you've always enjoyed catching the game here over some beers and our fried shrimp po boy -- cheers! I also appreciate your feedback about those fries, and hope to make it up to you on your next visit. Until then, Anthony T., Business Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Church St # 63, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242
    (Neilson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-246-3111
Description
The Old Bay restaurant is New Brunswick, NJ's premier New Orleans-style restaurant. Join us for amazing food, drinks, and entertainment today! Our dinner menu features gourmet Fresh Creole and Cajun cuisine, steaks, and seafood. Our award-winning draft beer list features 22 taps pouring the finest micro-brewed, imported, and domestic beer you can find! Enjoy a drink from our full bar; a hurricane or a mint julep will nicely compliment your meal. We have got a specialty drink for everyone! After 10pm, our restaurant transforms into a sophisticated nightlife sop with outrageous drink promotions and the best live entertainment in town. We have multiple festivals, events, and specials with tons of food, entertainment, and fun. It's never too early to plan for Mardi Gras - we always have the biggest and best celebration around. Join us for an amazing meal, fun drinks, and a crazy night soon!
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