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The Gafford

4.7
715 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We do offer a special Mothers Day Menu. We are downtown and you can enjoy Stuarts Green Market and live music before or after dining at the Gafford.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 715 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had heard great things about this restaurant so we had high expectations. I got the gafford steak, and it was very bland. My husband got the fried chicken with gravy, which was better than mine, but nothing he couldn't have gotten for a third of the price at Cracker Barrel. Oh well. Still was nice to get out of the house.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very professional, great food, good drinks, enjoyable clientele to converse with

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Exquisite food, and delightful service. Thank you Gilly!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been traveling to the Stuart area for the past 5 years, and have eaten at most of the restaurants downtown - but we made our first visit to The Gafford on Easter Sunday. A friend of ours very highly recommended it. Well, we had a fantastic experience and are wishing we had stopped there 5 years ago! The food was delicious. We had a pretzel crusted snapper, and a grilled scottish salmon and both were excellent. The service was good, the staff was friendly. The place is very comfortable. There were people of all ages enjoying themselves. We will be back....often.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful service! Great food!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food with a great ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Exceptional food as always! Our clients always love it when we bring them here!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful dinner, food and service were top notch!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was delish. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food with great flavor.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Dinner before Al Stewart show at the Lyric. We had the specials, braised beef and Cobia. The only problem with the meal was that the Cobia was over cooked and dry. We repaired it with some fresh lemon butter sauce from the kitchen which made it delicious.

The other negative was at the end of the meal we felt very rushed to give up the table, even though we had nearly an hour before the show. Nothing irritates us more that to have a series of waitstaff continuously try to remove our plates before both were finished with our meal. We’d send one away and another would show up in a few moments. We gave up and left. We walked around downtown and as we went by the restaurant our table was still open, 30 minutes later. The next time we will call a manager.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Needs to rethink how customers are treated by the host. Food was very good. Waiter very good. Host very bad. Not sure I'll return... who needs ro be treated like a child?

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best restaurant in Martin County

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very nice place, but I miss the table cloths.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Best bar in town. Possibly the best food, too. The vibe is very special.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Went to the Gafford for my Birthday. Had the Filet Mignon. The filet was excellent , tender and generous in size. I really like the Chef's special sauce. My wife had the Pompano Fish Special. She loved it. The fish was cooked exactly as she likes it and the sauce was excellent. And the best part was that one of the meals was free because it was my birthday. We really enjoy going to the Gafford. About the only complaint I have is that it has become so popular that I sometimes can not get a seat at the bar! Keep up the good work.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always excellent! Our favorite place to eat in Stuart.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Ate here recently with friends visiting. Food was very good - goat cheese salad and fried chicken got rave reviews. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. It is a casual neighborhood spot. Will go again!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food, great service. a welcoming and friendly staff. Steaks are excellent and prepared correctly to order. They also know how to make a great martini. Would recommend the Gafford for anyone looking for a great meal

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Gafford is a must for me when I visit town. Love Mabel’s Chicken, although it was different somehow last week for both of our visits, from what we remembered. I recommend this restaurant to all family who venture into Stuart!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have bee to Gafford's at least 5 times as we are locals. The food is always good, however, the appetizers and salads are way over priced for what you get. My real issue with this restaurant is the seating. Very small restaurant. We always make a reservation but since we are always a party of two, we get put in some little corner table off to the side or a small table crammed in back by the bar. Seems that you have to have more than two people in your party to be seated at one of the better tables in the main dining area that provide a bit more room.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Ordered a T-bone. It was a special that night and not a regular menu item. I ordered it rare and it came medium well. Enough said.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our favorite place to eat in Stuart! We have never been disappointed and the staff is AMAZING! LOVE The Gafford. Mable's Fried Chicken is the BEST!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The service was fabulous- good choice of wi es and excellent menu. Great spot in downtown.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The Gafford is our “go to” spot when going out. Either happy hour in the bar or table in restaurant , it is always the best!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We spent some time shopping in Stuart and then went to the Gafford for dinner. Everyone in our party of 6 loved their dinner. Great options - salads, seafood, meat. Our waitress was wonderful. We really enjoyed our meal and evening in Stuart.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was great and waiter was knowledgeable and attentive

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Consistently high quality menu that has never disappointed. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great local historic restaurant. Good menu options and wine list selections. Great food and excellent service. Highly recommended as a downtown Stuart landmark attraction. The meatloaf is not to be missed! But the steaks are the main thing.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We arrived early and they got us in anyway during a very busy time. We really appreciated it.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

First time there, very attentive service, food was delicious

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

After theatre late meal, fast service

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

So good! We go to The Gafford at least 3 times a month. It is OUTSTANDING!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great service amazing food. I love the Gafford!!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The restaurant was nice inside but not worth the cost. The food was sub par and nothing impressive. Could have gotten the same quality steak from Outback for half the cost.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

This is a great restaurant, with the best food in Treasure Coast area. With friendly owners and employees.

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