The Gafford

4.8
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1407 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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alans
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfectly prepared, served and enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! First we had Ryan who was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable about the menu. It showed he truly cared about making our night special. The restaurant was very clean and it showed they have been keeping up with the guidelines and making it a feel safe environment. The food was exceptional! We had the duck wings and the avocado for an appetizer followed with the Filet and a NY strip special Ryan had recommended. Both were fantastic. Hands down one of the best steaks we’ve had in the area. Can’t wait to go back to this gem and talk more food with Ryan. A+++

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vipFoodfan
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. A high recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Jus not what I expected from what I have heard about Gafford.

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Tyna
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gafford's!! We've missed going so Wed. night was great experiencing being out at a great bar and dining room.

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StuartHappyBirthdayGirl47
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and all staff were following COVID-19 safeguards.

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AprilH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the food . Would definitely recommend to a friend

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vipChristyL
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice view outdoors. Burger and salad were excellent. Enjoyed the wine as well.

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mb32
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and service superb

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DonnaM
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gafford delivers again - always great food and service !

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RalphW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never been disappointed

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FlowergalsMom
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Had hoped for a quieter place. While the restaurant as a whole was nice the music could have been turned down a tad. Would it keep us from coming again or recommending. NO WAY. The food & service was well above excellent.

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FrancisD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Stuart!!! Always amazing food, excellent service and a relaxing environment.

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Frac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place to dine in the downtown Stuart area. The food wasn’t as tasty as I’ve had in the past along with the presentation. But it’s a nicer restaurant and a variety of things to try.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Everything was cooked to perfection!

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Debi
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was terrific and our server was great!

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CarolM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Freshness, quality, artistry in preparation. Friendly and professional staff. Outstanding bartender.

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vipbakir0215
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was great!! The fried chicken was excellent and they split it so I could take a portion home. The filet was just ok. Drinks were also great!

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garyc
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at the Gafford!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken around.

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MeliM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As always the food was amazing ... was a little disappointed to find out that they weren’t doing the 1/2 price wine specials advertised on the website for Sunday’s though

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WR730
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a 6 o'clock reservation and had to wait almost 40 minutes.....The bar was great, just an added expense...….Very nice restaurant, the bartender(She) was terrific!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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PatrickW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gafford is the Best restaurant in town. Highly recommend

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JackieR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and dinner was awesome. Such a great experience after being house bound for so long.

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KateG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall everything was good, but I was surprised to see servers were not wearing masks and seating in and around bar was obviously more than 50%. I also didn't see any real signs of sanitizing things. I like the Gafford, but will wait to go back when more emphasis is placed on proper precautions.

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DoreenG
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. We were regulars and extremely good tippers. Supported this place during covid. We had 5pm reservations with another couple Our server Kim had the audacity to tell us at 6pm that our table was timed and we had to leave by 630. We ordered 4 apps and 8 drinks didn’t even get to order dinner and were rushed and basically thrown out. We will never step foot in this mediocre place again. There’s plenty of restaurants that would appreciate regular local business and great tippers. Do yourself a favor don’t go to this uppidy place that thinks there 5 star but doesn’t even deserve 1. We have never been so insulted ever. We live and downtown and will spend our $ somewhere that appreciates the business and doesn’t rush peoples meals. Kim should be fired

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RickH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good quality and fresh food. Portions are perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner. A wonderful experience- my husband said it was the best meal he has had in Stuart!!

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vipGunillaL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and even better food!

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I and friends have been going to the gafford in downtown Stuart for years from the reception to seating you at the table dinner dessert afterwards the service is absolutely outstanding and the food is unsurpassed I recommend anyone to go to the gafford and actually it's quite affordable
A+ in my book

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vipLarry
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The pork shank was sinfully good. Service was prompt and attentive. Was surprised by the moderate prices from my last visit but been too long to remember. Nice to have handy parking but that will change as more people venture out.

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garyc
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Mzic
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Mitch is masterful behind the bar. Taylor, as always, put out awesome food that looks as good as it tastes. Wednesday is 1/2 price wine night, which was a pleasant surprise. Hands down, this restaurant is best Stuart has to offer. Highly recommend it!

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hanger steak was simply delicious!
Great food ! The salmon is also very good. My go to is usually Mabel's chicken which is my favorite.

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DanP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal. The Gafford is one of my regular spots and as always, it never disappoints!

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GaryW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so refreshing to finally get out for dinner after staying home for almost 3 months. The Gafford is our absolute favorite restaurant. It so good to see everyone back at work with smiles on their faces! So glad you guys made it through. They didn’t miss a beat...the quality of food is top notch not to mention the martinis!!!

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vipJohnJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Gafford consistently delivers great food and service!

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Rv8pilot
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Gafford as usual, even in these trying times, was a wonderful escape from pressures of the rest of the world. Indulging in Stoli martini and their delicious meatloaf and fried chicken replaced the all my worries of the day. The only clue that something was off was the spacing of the high tops in the bar area. The service and food made it seem like old times again and welcome. Thank you!

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

The Gafford is rated 4.8 stars by 1407 OpenTable diners.

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