The Gafford

4.8
1534 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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vipMichaelP
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner.

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StevenS
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go Restaurant when in Stuart! Just recently moved away and we have nothing close like the Gafford in Tallahassee.
And every time I come to the Gafford I bring new guests with me.
Keep up the great work and see you next time in. Next week maybe?

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KellyF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our Gafford Steak and Meat & Cheese tray - a must try! We split the steak, enough for 2 for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Amazing food. Get the burrata and you cannot go wrong with whatever their soup of the day is! We also got the special for lobster ravioli- fantastic!

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KarenS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp and grits ever! Wild hog bolognese is not to be missed! Parmesan cauliflower appetizer was amazing! The Gafford's diverse menu never disappoints. My new favorite restaurant!!

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BradH
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Stuart. Amazing food, atmosphere, and drinks! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Gafford when we come to Stuart. Excellent food, excellent service. We’ve never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 people very happy about 5 different meals. Started with sharing meat and cheese board as well as roasted cauliflower. Swordfish, Salmon, Ahi tuna, Short ribs and Meatloaf for entrees. All beautifully prepared. No room for dessert!

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Skylar
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE the Gafford. Food is always amazing and the friendly staff keeps us coming back.

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Jules
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Gafford, we dine there once a week!! Great happy hour too!!

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MoniqueM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner - never disappoints! Service, food and atmosphere are the best! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. This was no exception. Mabels fried chicken and street corn salad are both hard to beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place and great food. Tuna app was small and not the freshest, but everything else was great! Awesome service but our server could not keep his mask over his nose and that was a little worrisome for our situation...but all the others had their masks up!

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Bill
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gafford was wonderful. It was our anniversary and we enjoyed our dinner

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, staff very attentive. Will definitely return

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DonaldC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always😀😀

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, food was amazing and service was attentive.

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KelieC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Their food is amazing, their service also amazing, and it's beautifully decorated for Christmas. You couldn't ask for a better place for an evening out.

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williamw
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good quality always.

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vipPalmCity
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent ... Never disappoints. Still the best in Martin County.

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vipLisaO
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have been to the Gafford several times and this is the second time we have been placed near the kitchen. Tonight was a birthday celebration so we were hoping for a great experience and we were under whelmed by the experience. Our waiter was almost absent from our dinner, no celebration for the birthday and the takeout experience right behind our table was very distracting. We want to give the restaurant an excellent rating due to the food quality, but the personal experience is very underwhelming

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dibella
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great, food and service. We were uncomfortable
With patrons walking through the restaurant without a mask when there was clearly a sign at the door to enter with a mask.
Should have been enforced by management

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab Cakes were the BEST..service (Trevor) was outstanding. Dinner was great we had Ahi Tuna and the meatloaf. Cant wait to go back

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our dinner and the ambience and food were the best! Definitely our GO TO favorite spot in Downtown Stuart!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always wonderful food and service Kim is our favorite

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Christine
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided on The Gafford for a sisters' birthday dinner and was this restaurant did not disappoint. The service was great, the food was delicious and the ambiance was so quaint. The hostess, Hanah, helped me with reservation at the bar and in the dining room; she was so sweet! We started in the bar for happy hour and enjoyed the $5 pineapple Tito's martini as well as the amazing cheese and meat board!! I cannot remember our server's name but she was wonderful. We moved to a table in the dining room for dinner and shared the shrimp n grits, street corn salad, and ribeye steak with mac n chees and green beans. Everything was delicious and Lauren, our server, was great! I will be back!

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JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite not only because of the food, but Rick and his wonderful staff.

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RonG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening and the food was very good. Compliment one of your managers who helped straighten out a gift certificate issue. We will definitely return in the future.

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eif3610
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely best dinner in town1
Staff expert and engaging (our waiter Trevor very knowledgable of all preparations and best service), proprietor friendly and stopped by for quality check, great bar with expert drink. Great selection , from starter to dessert.

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GraceB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to the Gafford for years. The food is great.

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KelieC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Gafford, and we made a reservation since we weren't sure how crowded it would be. It was uncrowded when we arrived, but as dinner progressed people started filtering and more and more.

They offer an amazing selection of just about anything you could want. we opted for the homemade meatloaf, and we were not disappointed. We had plenty to take home for lunch the next day. The food was amazing, the service was incredible, and we absolutely loved it. We look forward to many more visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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garyc
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gafford is our go to restaurant never disappoints

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CarmenP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot in downtown Stuart. Usually packed in season. One of our favorite to go to with our friends. The pork chops are to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Taylor, Rick and the entire team are amazing!
Be sure to try their soup of the day!

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vipjimt
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing meal. The meatloaf was the bomb!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gafford never disappoints. Meals were great service was fabulous. Highly recommend for a great meal!

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 1534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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