Great food, great drink, great conversations and entertainment, The Waiting Room is Union County’s premier eating and drinking emporium.


Ahh, The Waiting Room. Since 1979 we have provided a welcome respite for the forlorn and weary citizens of the world. The Waiting Room offers a safe haven from the insanity that is modern day life.

Whether you are waiting for a train, waiting for a ride, waiting for an answer, or waiting for someone to come along and change your life; The Waiting Room is the perfect place to fall back, relax, consider your options; and decide how to attack the rest of your life. So when the time comes for agonizing reappraisal, or just a nice cold beer, we'll be here. . .waiting on you.

So what are you waiting for? Get over here and enjoy our lively atmosphere, delicious dishes, wide selection of cold beers, and very tasty mixed cocktails. Nestled in the heart of downtown Rahway, The Waiting Room is Union County's legendary restaurant and bar, providing a sanctuary for all who pass through.