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The Gafford

4.7
751 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(772) 221-9517
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Taylor Wilson
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Private party facilities
We have semi-private dining that can comfortably seat up to 40 guests.
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Private party contact
Rick: (772) 221-9517
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Colorado
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Keb mo concert

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Crab cakes were amazing! If you're looking for a romantic night for 2...it's a bit noisy but it was a great meal and good atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a nice dinner with old friends we had not seen in years. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

GREAT VARIETY ON MENU, GREAT SERVICE, ATTENTIVE FOLKS! EVERYTHING WELL-PREPARED AND SERVED ON TIME.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Gafford is a very nice restaurant - it would be nice if there were more vegetarian options, but there are enough to have a great meal. Half-price wines are available Wednesday nights, which is a great bargain.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We have been eating here since they opened and it has never disappointed! Taylor is a gifted chef. We were vegan for a year and he even catered to that. Thank goodness eating fish and meat again because he does everything perfectly. Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food was outstanding.. great place for a memorable meal.. looking forward to our next visit

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great place , you can’t go wrong here , happy hour or dinner

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary this past Sunday. The service and food were excellent. Our waiter Cody explain the menu and the specials and made great suggestions. The only drawback to the entire evening was that we sat near the kitchen where it was little bit smoky from the cooking. Aside from that, we had an awesome time and will certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent food. The four of us had steaks with the mac n cheese side and it was outstounding. The filet mignon as well as the bone in ribeye was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our dishes were delivered from the cooks kitchen to our table in a quick minute so all of our dinners were served hot. Nice wine list and wines by the glass. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We started with the soup of the day...crawfish bisque. It came out hot. The texture was creamy, smooth and loaded with crawfish.

Rack of lamb...served medium rare as ordered. The ribs were seasoned with just enough spice. Came with crisp green beans and delicious mash potatoes.

Mabel's chicken...Mabel, Mabel, Mabel. What can be said for some of the best flavored crispy fried chicken breast.

Never a bad meal

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated right away, which was nice. Our server was with us promptly and we had our food within 15 minutes of ordering. We ordered the filet and lamb lollipops. Both dishes were excellent and well worth the price. The wait staff was very attentive and on top of everything. The one negative thing I would say is we sat in a high top table on the kitchen side in the corner which was very cozy until they seated the table next to us and then we were very cramped. I could barely even get out of my seat to leave the table without asking them to scoot in. But otherwise it was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The Gafford is the best restaurant around! Staff is very courteous and attentive. The food is outstanding. My favorite restaurant in Martin County!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Chose this restaurant due to the positive reviews and it was good. The crab cakes were the best we have ever had, mostly meat and a large portion for an appetizer. We also had the roasted salad wonderful. For entrees we had the salmon which was a little oily but the rest of the plate was good. Maybe Scottish salmon is oily? The other entrée we ordered was the confit chicken thighs. It wasn't chicken thighs but a chicken leg. It was good but not exactly what was expected. Too full for dessert and if in the area again will come back if only for those great crab cakes!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Gafford never disappoints. Tyler, the chef, always does a phenomenal job. From apps to entrees, everything cooked to perfection. Always our first choice when dining out.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fabulous as always!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was a Mother's Day dinner the night before. We were seated on time and they took special care to not have my mother walk too far. The open kitchen was fun to watch. Pork Chop and meatloaf were very good and service was caring and excellent. The Farmers Market salad was slightly disappointing as it didn't seem as fresh as expected and the full leaves of lettuce were difficult to eat. Overall I would go back every time I am in Stuart.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our first visit. We loved the size and location of the restaurant. We were seated immediately and felt extremely comfortable. The server was kind and extremely knowledgeable of the evening specials. We truly enjoyed the evening with great food and a fun experience.

The Gafford is now our go to restaurant in Stuart...

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Will definitely be going back I was very happy with my meal

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Had a lovely dinner at The Gafford. Our server, Harmony, went above and beyond in every aspect, from explaining the menu, to making us very comfortable, and regularly checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was amazing! The avocado appetizer was to die for! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Consistently excellent; gets loud during winter vacation season, but more pleasant otherwise (in beach town)

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our first trip to The Gafford in Stuart for an anniversary dinner. The service was very professional and the food was outstanding. A little bit noisy as there were a couple of large and loud parties in the room that we had. Also parking on a Saturday night was a pain as cars were circling several blocks for the few spots that turned over. Valet parking would be a great asset as I fear many would not chance the parking hassle on a busy night.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had a pre-show with friends who had never dined at The Gafford before. Our salmon dinner was delicious, as usual. We also ordered the cauliflower and tuna appetizers which were a huge hit! Our friends had Mabel’s Chicken at our recommendation and loved it!! Thank you for the delicious food and great service once again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was excellent, great service. Southern comfort food. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A year ago we went to Stuart fr West Palm Beach for the weekend and we were looking for a place to eat, so we saw this great restaurant and we decided to give it a try, we loved it so much that we travel 35 mints to go there (been there several time already) so worth it. I always try something different and never been disappointing. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Jill is an outstanding server. We Love her.

John & Patti Schmid

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We were blown away by The Gafford! It was recommended we dine here pre-theatre. Inventive, delicious food beautifully presented. Our server, Dave, was fantastic. His knowledge of the menu, descriptions and suggestions made it difficult to choose - so we’ve decided to return right away and experience more! On top of all that, they even held our leftovers refrigerated until the show was over. Amazing!! Run don’t walk to enjoy The Gafford...an experience you’re guaranteed to rave about too!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Our first visit; we and our fiends enjoyed it tremendously! Wish we lived in the area, but will return when the opportunity arises!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I’ve loved the Gafford since they opened, but just this week I took my grandmother for the first time. She’s legally blind, hard of hearing, and has limited mobility, so I went into the experience thinking this would be a challenge for us. I’ve never felt so happy to be wrong! I was blown away by the accommodations of the staff. Our hostess immediately offered an alternative table closer to the entrance, when she saw my grandmother’s walker as we entered (even though our reserved table was located on the opposite end of the restaurant), and our server did everything she could to help enhance my grandmother’s experience for her. I’ve known the food was spectacular for years, but the service went above and beyond in this recent visit. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The Gafford is our "go-to" restaurant for just about every occasion!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing food always, but my absolute favorite is the duck wings! So sweet and spicy! And gluten free!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience. Best restaurant in Stuart!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was wonderful! Great selection! Roasted salad was great to share! We had swordfish and it was the best! Our waiter was pleasant and informative. We would definitely go back again!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent food and service - we always come to The Gafford when we are in town!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This restaurant was recommended to me on several occasions. I finally made reservations for my birthday. I have to tell you, I'm sorry I didn't come sooner. The food was fantastic, our server David was very attentive and the cost was about where we expected. We were looking forward to our next visit to try something else on the menu. Well I'm very pleased to say we are headed back this weekend with 2 other couples. This is definitely going to be one of our favorite places to dine out.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Fantastic. Our waiter Harmony was Great . Dinner was amazing,! A real nice place to relax and enjoy a well prepared and hot dinner . The staff is very friendly and makes for a great experience. Always a treat to have dinner at The Gafford.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was amazing!! Always a great place to bring out of town guests because the food is always spot on with a great selection and location!!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Taking out of town guests to The Gafford is like introducing them to your favorite people. The staff is wonderfully friendly and fun. The food is constantly good and yummy. The atmosphere is casual and conducive to being able to hear the conversation. The Gafford is a downtown Stuart gem!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding Tuna Tar Tar! And our clients loved the Halibut special.

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