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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
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent Place for Any Occassion.. Cocktails , Dinner Always a Favorite. Staff and Servive is Excellent and The Outside Bar in the Summer is A great Place for Pizza and Drinks

Thank George B
Erial, New Jersey
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar for lunch as we often do. Jack the bartender gave us great travel information since we were on a road trip to Northwestern Jersey just to poke around. He was friendly and attentive and busy concocting drinks for the several other customers, serving food from the kitchen, and chatting us up. I had the Asian Lettuce... More 

Thank B J
Pennington, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of food and food plentiful. Staff attentive and friendly. Better than expected for a chain restaurant.

Thank nancy m
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in the area for the New Jersey taekwondo championships , read the reviews on TripAdvisor and went there after the event ,we eat out a lot and this place is great ,excellent service excellent food at a fair price ,great presentation calamari was lovely ,I had the stuffed chicken delisous

Thank Richard G
Ringoes, New Jersey
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driven by this place countless times and have never stopped in until today for lunch. So glad we did. I liked the building inside and out. We ate in a small dining room off the bar. It was perfect and not too crowded this day. Service was very good. Our waiter was a personable young man. Food was delicious and... More 

Thank Alaska4Ever
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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 

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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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Vernon, Connecticut
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?