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Gaffer Grille and Taproom

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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58 W Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2527
+1 607-962-4649
11:30 - 00:00
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Western New York
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a decent lunch of sandwiches at the Gaffer Grille at noon on a weekday. The "gaffer" theme and blown glass items throughout the taproom, along with beautiful dark woodwork added to the ambience, but ruefully, the classy atmosphere ended there. As we arrived, a few other patrons were seated for lunch and we waited as they were told... More 

Thank CariAway
Orange County, California
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I asked my hotel front desk staff where they could recommend me to go for the best dinner in Corning. After some initial shyness and giving me a list of Corning restaurants, I was suggested to try the Gaffer Grill "It's REALLY good food". So I did and oh boy what a meal. I had the fried Calamari for starters,... More 

Thank lukebutler1954
Buffalo, New York
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this cozy little place during a one day getaway. A little after the normal lunch hour but earlier than dinner so place was pretty quiet. Nonetheless, server was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good and prices were reasonable so for this occasion in fit the bill. Would like to try them for dinner sometime when the menu... More 

Thank garyqb17
Staten Island, New York
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479 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a walk through the Gaffer District trying to decide where I wanted to enjoy dinner. The Gaffer Grille and Taproom was a great choice. Courtney the barmaid was extremely friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the Soup Du Jour, Beef Stroganoff, with a Side Caesar Salad and an Ithaca Brewing Black Ale. All excellent choices. Courtney suggested the Pie A... More 

Thank bbbob84
Horseheads, New York
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220 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Gaffer can be a little disappointing. The location is great and the booths are great and you want it to be great but it's just average. The menu isn't very creative and it's quite expensive. The staff was friendly but I felt rushed. With so many places to choose on Market street, the Gaffer needs to give me more... More 

Thank Memmett
Bath, New York
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We selected this restaurant for both its convenience and our previous good experiences there. As always the service was cheerful and prompt. All dishes enjoyed by our party were well-prepared and tasty.

Thank Terry B
Gahanna, Ohio
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

They had never eaten here, had delicious soup and the men loved they sandwich, quiet booth so we could catch up and talk, this is right before we get to niece's house for early Thanksgiving weekend. She shopped all over Corning, loved our lunch and daY!

Thank lparzero
Lenox, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

For a special night we chose to go somewhere recommended by friends as a good place to eat on Market St. that had been around for years. An attractive location in an old building and has lots of character. Server was pleasant and was good at catching eye contact when something was needed. It was a busy night but overall... More 

Thank sirius7
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was the second time we have been at Gaffer. 2 years ago (2014) we ate here and knew the food & beer were good. The first time we had the petite filet which was just enough food, with whipped potatoes and green beans. Crème burlee for dessert. This time we had the pork tenderloins with a blueberry, jalapeno glaze,... More 

Thank Gretchen M
Dansville NY
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Isaac our server was great. Food was not edible. Cold soup. To bad we have had good meals before. Cook needs to sharpen his or her pencil. Probably won't return.

Thank Carl H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 W Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2527
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: +1 607-962-4649

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?