The Gafford

4.8
1504 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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RonG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
4 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!

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vipElissaZ
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with my Mom. It’s her favorite restaurant and she raved about the dirty martini.

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vipSequoia
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Better than the last time I was there. Fried chicken is outstanding and the carrot cake is the best anywhere.

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BILLP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

comfortable setting. Food was great. service was excellent. very laid back atmosphere,

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KarenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Stuart. The food is always scrumptious and our waitress Kim is the best ever. I can't wait to go back.

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vipElissaZ
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to for date night, business dinner or any celebration. Best Tuna Tar Tar around! And the Poblano Yukon Potato Soup was fabulous. As all the Chef’s soups are. Outstanding service every time. We love the Gafford!

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StevenS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb! Many thanks for the past years. Looking forward to the future.

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BetseyR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks were outstanding!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We booked the reservation and advised that there was a birthday guest in the party. Received a “happy birthday” upon entering and being seated. Lovely. Great service and food, by far.

Upon asking if the restaurant offered a military discount we informed that they don’t. While paying we were informed that they do offer a discount, but for active duty military only. First experience of this nature I have had.

Nice restaurant and team. Ambiance, service and food excellent.

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RonaldF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service by server Bree was excellent, as usual. We both ordered the asparagus and cheese bisque which had a good flavor but was too salty. Our entrees, different chicken dishes, were both excellent.

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TinaC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the Gafford. It is one of our favorite places in town and will continue to be. That said, the meatloaf, which is generally a GO TO dish, was not up to par this time. It didn’t have that nice dense and charbroiled feel. It tasted of way too much bread and filler. We will definitely come again but wanted to share some honest feedback. All else was excellent as usual.

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vipDebi
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to eat at Gafford. Excellent food and service!

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vipFineeateryforLolly2017
E. Tennessee
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were super! Loved the outside dining area!!

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FrankR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner at a reasonable price. The service was great. I made reservations as I know this place can be very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, service was fine, bar was a bit backed up. Diners were noisy and very casual not in keeping with the restaurant suggested attire.

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vipBobH
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we came away very impressed. We had requested an outside table which we were able to get-- the outside tables were distanced well from one-another.
The meal was extremely good-- the service from Janine was friendly and right on point.
This was an anniversary dinner for us and we had a great experience. My wife went with an Ahi appetizer which was served nicely and large enough to be a main course. This was served cold as it should be-- many places don't chill this enough! My wife then had a manin course which was a special of lamb chops in a nice cherry sauce along with mashed potatoes and green beans. She enjoyed this very much.
I went with the soup of the day which was a delectable Mushroom Bisque with beef tenderloin pieces in it and a tad bit of cheese to finish it. The soup flavoring was outstanding! I then went with the Fried Chicken and was not disappointed at all. The chicken coating was flaky and light and the sides were nice as well (same sides as my wife's). The chicken is definitely a nice sized portion.
We were both too full for dessert and thought it was very reasonable for the meal. We will be back!!

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courtneyw
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The spaghetti squash and pork chop were to DYE for

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vipShawn
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very clean, the staff was excellent

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vipTraveling2food
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in town! Always great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undercut family owned restaurant with exceptional staff and food

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3cMaverick
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The proverbial “hole in the wall” gem. The kitchen is great, wine and cocktails great, service on point. Would definitely return

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TonyPerezSr
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was ok. Our plates called for a type of sauce. We ask about it and it was pointed out. It really look very liquid instead of creamy. It basically look like water with may some flavor but didn’t notice.

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gatorrisa
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and service was excellent. Everything was priced fairly, given the generous poriton sizes.

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BetseyR
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and so was the service!!!! We definitely will be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Everyone was very pleased

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Laura
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Our reservations set us in the bar are and it was very noisy.

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vipHarold
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on a great meal and service at the Gafford

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Bree was on top of our every need. She provided great service, made sure our drinks were always full, offered suggestions on the menu, and provided great service. The chef Taylor came over to ask our meal were. We never disappointed at The Gafford. Whether it’s a business meal, family in town, or just out with the kids for a burger.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here often and The Gafford never disappoints! Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice evening out!

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 1504 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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