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The Gafford

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
+1 772-221-9517
Today
16:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Marquette, Michigan
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in the Gafford with friends on a Friday night around 7:30. There was a 45 minute wait, but it was a fun, lively atmosphere waiting at the bar. They were out of the duck pot pie, but the chicken I ordered was delicious and a very generous portion. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the service was great.

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1 Thank Melflan
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BF and I go here fairly often-we live in Stuart. Location is awesome-in the heart of downtown Stuart. We like to stop for drinks and the awesome Cheese Board if we are going to the Lyric or have an event downtown. There are also very few restaurants in Stuart for special occasions-this is one of them! We have been here... More 

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2 Thank Kelley H
Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not enough superlatives to describe the Gafford. Outstanding creative food selection, service like the old days (never rushed, respectful of table conversation etc.) and just the right ambiance. And ask for Harmony, she is a wonderful server who will make sure your experience is top notch.

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2 Thank jolyn636
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been disappointed and last night was no exception. The new smoked sweet potato entree is amazing. Let them know if you're vegan. They really look out for you!

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2 Thank Melody J
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Everyone in my family loved this place! Excellent service, great drinks & awesome food!!! You will not be disappointed !

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2 Thank Diana N John H
Florida
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578 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at The Gafford with another couple at 6pm on a Tuesday evening. We sat at a high top in the bar area. So, it turned out that we were able to capitalize on the Happy Hour drinks. The service was excellent, and the owner Rick, as always, was around and ensuring that all was going well. Each couple... More 

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3 Thank Golferboy18
MANCHESTER
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Been to this restaurant a number of times and always been satisfied. Had a couple of good cocktails and the Three Dip appetizer was excellent. The fish special was Trigger Fish, which we had never heard of, which the waiter described as similar to swordfish. The dish was 2 pieces of what looked to be just another white fish, and... More 

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1 Thank JON745
Palm City, Florida
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643 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went on a weeknight and it was full. We did not have reservations so we ate in the bar. The owner was present and chatty and made accommodation for a gluten free dish for me. The server in the bar was fantastic!

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1 Thank tedact
North Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The food is good but very expensive along with the drinks. They call it a happy hour but the prices don't reflect it.

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1 Thank Robert D
Palm City, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were two local couples who arrived on Saturday night about 6:15 pm without a reservation. Plenty of open tables visible but we were told they were all reserved. High tops in the bar were too noisy for us so we thought we were out of luck. A waiter offered to recheck with the receptionist and, surprise, we were seated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Stuart
  • Phone Number: +1 772-221-9517
Description
Casual meets Upscale. Local seafood, meats and vegetables prepared fresh daily. Fun and upbeat atmosphere with great hospitality

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?