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The Gafford

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47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
+1 772-221-9517
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank rbysshe
Stuart, FL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very attentive servers and excellent food! The bar area is like a party with new friends! Love this place!

1 Thank horsnrnd
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to make online reservation but times available didn't fit. We really wanted to return yesterday, so took a chance at 3:30 and called and got an acceptable time. Here's were it gets intriguing. I got a call from them at 4:30, looking for someone else not anyone I know. We arrived in time for our reservation, my dropping off... More 

1 Thank Phil A
Jupiter, Florida
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99 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I picked the Gafford based on the reviews and we were very pleasantly surprised by the food and service. We ordered fish, I had the swordfish. It was cooked perfectly and seasoned well served with asparagus and mixed grains. My wife had the Grilled salmon. I have to say the locally sourced food showed in the freshness of the food... More 

1 Thank Les F
Battle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited this restuarant on this trip to Stuart and it was really good once again. We were there with friends this visit and everyone's food was very good. It was lovely sitting at a window table seeing & hearing the train pass also! Service was excellent, great atmosphere too, will definitely return on our next trip.

1 Thank Chris W
New Hampshire
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had made a 6:30 Open table reservation for our first time to The Gafford and we arrived at 6:00 so we headed into the bar to check it out. It was full, but luckily managed to get a couple seats at the bar to watch Mitch work his magic. Mitch is an institution behind the bar... More 

1 Thank Therealtruth22
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to write a review on your dining experience. I was happy to share your thoughts with our staff, especially Mitch. We take great pride in our service, hospitality and food. Please know that while opening a box of Uncle Bens rice would certainly be an easy way out... More 

New Hampshire
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Made an Open Table reservation, so easy. Had already decided on the Filet via the website, I was not disappointed. Tender, juicy and grilled to perfection, served with light and fluffy mash and a 72 hour gravy....YUM! Mark had the free range chicken, melt in your mouth. He also could not resist the 7 layer carrot cake! Good wine selection... More 

1 Thank Annette U
Jensen Beach, Florida
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506 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 885 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You can argue and agree that The Gafford is one of the best restaurants in Martin County. It is casual dining with class. We like to come during Happy Hour starting at 4:00 PM. The bar area does fill-up fast. A long time bartender, Mitch, is still serving and is a mainstay icon of The Gifford. We noticed that all... More 

2 Thank Marty B
Merritt Island, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We love to go early (4pm) and sit in the lounge area. We had our usual order of Tuna Tartare and “The Burger” (one of the best in the world). You can’t go wrong with either of these. The burger comes with those great homemade chips covered with “shaved parmesan”. We went on a Tuesday so we sampled the Tito’s... More 

2 Thank IRview

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
Casual meets Upscale. Local seafood, meats and vegetables prepared fresh daily. Fun and upbeat atmosphere with great hospitality

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