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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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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“crab legs” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2106
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 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
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This Resturant is an absolute place to be and eat, every time I visit it seems to get better and better, the food is superb, the staff are superb this gives it a great place to go even for a snack

2  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food and service here was perfectly fine ... nothing special but absolutely fine. If you are looking for simple fare in a setting that's comfortable but a bit run down, this is your place!

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Diverse menu. Superb presentation of food. Excellent service. Save room for one of the MANY delicious desserts on the menu.

1  Thank DJ P
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Went on Sunday afternoon for lunch while visiting nearby. While I did not order brunch, it looked amazing highlights with 2 carving stations, crab legs, shrimp, and so much more for $28. Ordered a balsamic chicken salad which was huge & topped with fresh mozzarella...More

1  Thank jaimster916
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We immediately thought about the TV series Cheers when we walked in. The kind of place that makes you feel like they know you and welcome your business. Host staff sincere and pleasant. Our server, focused throughout the meal. They have a big bar which...More

1  Thank DCN2012
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Andrea H
5 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.
25 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 - 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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