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The Gafford, Stuart, FL

The Gafford

4.8
4.8
2230 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Elizabeth and I were very excited to open our restaurant in Downtown Stuart. After years of visiting our parents our hearts led us back here each time we considered a different location. Our son Taylor (our Executive Chef) and I, both have a culinary education and all three of us are extremely passionate about quality food,drinks and hospitality. We thoroughly enjoy taking great care of our guests. “the Gafford” is named after my grandparents who taught us how to enjoy life, have fun and laugh (especially at ourselves). My grandfather was in the Air Force and hospitality business all of his life and taught me so much about business, cooking and hospitality. I can remember when I was young visiting my grandparents on their farm. My grandfather used to teach me how to grill. My favorite dish to cook together was a giant Ribeye steak. On our menu, that is our signature item and we call it “the Gafford.” Welcome to the Gafford where casual meets upscale.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (772) 221-9517

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Wilson

  • Private party facilities

    We have semi-private dining that can comfortably seat up to 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Rick: (772) 221-9517

  • Neighborhood

    Stuart

  • Cross street

    Colorado

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,230 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Mimi

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Our Server más amazing. Will definitely be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff was great!!
  3. P

    Pruegs

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Specials were great. Our server was was fantastic. Seven layer carrot cake with chocolate martini was a delicious way to end dinner.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was very good. Recommended
  5. JS

    JohnS

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    James our server was excellent and so were the drinks.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing server.
  7. JM

    JMars

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been visiting here for 11 years and have NEVER gotten a bad meal. The food is consistently excellent, as are the cocktails. The service is great, and I love that we can dine outdoors there now. A fantastic experience time after time always keeps us coming back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place !!!
  9. JE

    JeanneE

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time there, Filet mignon was excellent, will be back
  10. DF

    DanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Hostess needs training. Wasn't watching for a clean table for us. Waited for 20 minutes after our reservation time and probably would have had to wait longer if I didn't check on our table. Seemed like she wasn't paying attention. Drinks at the bar were professionally prepared and were very good. The food was excellent as well as the waiter service. Will go again and definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are on vacation and decided to venture out from the beach area to Downtown Stuart. All of our drinks and meals came out quickly. Our waiter James was so diligent and friendly and made sure every single request was met expeditiously. We ordered grilled avocado, chicken tenders, pasta and the grouper. I had spent the prior week in Bahamas and all I can say is the Grouper here was spectacular compared to anything I had the week prior. Highly recommend this place!
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    nancyg

    Treasure Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere and the the snapper special was cooked perfectly!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It’s was good
  15. R

    Roberthollandphoto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to option when clients are in town. Always very good
  16. RR

    RustyR

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were fantastic. Definitely will go again! Out of towner..
  17. LL

    LuckyLady

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pork chop was best I've had anywhere. Judy and tender. Bread pudding was delicious too. Great service.
  18. GW

    GaryW

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our ABSOLUTE favorite restaurant on the whole treasure coast! Everyone and everything is consistent and the food is excellent each time we visit!
  19. KO

    KimberlyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Taylor and his crew are amazing! The food was outstanding, we cannot wait to return! The staff was fantastic too!
  20. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal and service and very accommodating can’t wait to go back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously our fav place to go for food and atmosphere! Our kids even love it! Family datenight at the gafford! Thanks for being the best place in Stuart for incredible and amazing food !!
  22. S

    Scott

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is great and priced in line with South Florida. Restaurant is a little small but overall a great meal. We will be returning…
  23. K

    Kris

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and prices as expected. Service great it was just a touch loud
  24. LF

    LindaF

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Had requested outdoor seating but hostess said we didn’t.
  25. JV

    JohnV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great friendly service awesome
  26. B

    Blanchette

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love love love The Gafford! In every way! So excited they are opening one in Palm City!!!!
  27. CF

    ChristineF

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    My dinner was probably the worst I have ever had there and it was pricey too. The grouper was tough, the jumbo shrimp were burnt, the rice over powers, the green beans were overcooked. I noticed others were not eating them either. I have eaten many times over the years and usually enjoy the food. Just an off night and something I will never order again.
  28. DC

    DanaC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. All around.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always wonderful!! Our favorite restaurant in our little town!
  30. MD

    MiamiD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great Service was very good Wine list is not overcrowded and it has a nice price range Atmosphere. Here’s is where we felt some good background music would add to the experience. Instead it was just voices from the other tables… Pricing is fair for the quality of the food.
  31. E

    Eileen

    Treasure Coast

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gafford NEVER disappoints!! Service was excellent-Jeanine (sp) was superb as always and the food over the top. LOVE the new shrimp,and grits-very tasty. Beggars purses were like silk and so glad the pretzel-crusted fish made its way back…always our all-time favorite. THANK YOU Rick for keeping such a high standard
  32. C

    Chris

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, great service. No wrong choices, executive Chef Taylor is awesome.
  33. J

    Josephfire

    Treasure Coast

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both the service & food were outstanding!
  34. SH

    SusanH

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fantastic flavors! We had a family birthday with ages 10 to 86, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the variety of the menu.
  35. MD

    MeganD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gafford is hands down the best restaurant in Stuart. Rick and Taylor have created a very special restaurant.
  36. s

    spunky

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Waiter was fantastic food exceptional. It was simply to warm indoors. Our group was sat by the open kitchen and we were melting
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Food is amazing!! Service was awesome as well for how busy they were This was our 2nd time here and we will definitely be back
  38. CF

    CarrieF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always….the most delicious food and excellent service! The Gafford has been our favorite restaurant for 8 years! Nothing else compares to it in our book.
  39. JA

    JennA

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and loved the atmosphere. TJ, our server, was awesome. The food was incredible! My husband ordered the Swordfish & I ordered the Ahi Tuna… both were 5 stars! Always love the Gafford!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rick, chef Taylor and the entire team at The Gafford, never disappoint!

FAQs

The Gafford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 221-9517.

The Gafford is rated 4.8 stars by 2230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for The Gafford

47 SW Flagler Avenue Stuart, FL 34994

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Colorado

  • Neighborhood

    Stuart

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Wilson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (772) 221-9517

  • Private party facilities

    We have semi-private dining that can comfortably seat up to 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Rick: (772) 221-9517

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