Mabel's Fried Chicken
She's been making it for Taylor since he was born. 2 southern style boneless breasts with black dot gravy over garlic confit mashed yukons and local vegetables
Lump Crab Cakes
3 jumbo lump crab cakes - dijon aioli - local greens
Ancho marinated black angus hanger, creamy avocado salsa, chipotle pesto over garlic confit mashed yukon's and local vegetables
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!!
Excellent food and very clean, the staff was excellent
The spaghetti squash and pork chop were to DYE for
Our favorite restaurant in town! Always great food and great service!
Food was delicious as always!
Undercut family owned restaurant with exceptional staff and food
The proverbial “hole in the wall” gem. The kitchen is great, wine and cocktails great, service on point. Would definitely return
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.
The food was delicious and service was excellent. Everything was priced fairly, given the generous poriton sizes.
Food was outstanding and so was the service!!!! We definitely will be back!!!!
Great. Everyone was very pleased
Our reservations set us in the bar are and it was very noisy.
You can always count on a great meal and service at the Gafford
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.
We eat here often and The Gafford never disappoints! Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
Always a nice evening out!
Outstanding , excellent, all six of us were impressed. The service was most accommodating, our waitress was extremely friendly. Wonderful chef, ahi tuna fabulous, crab cakes, filet , recommend recommend everything.
Our dinners were excellent! We were celebrating my daughters birthday.
Service was not great that night. The server, Brie was pleasant but not very attentive. We asked for a meal at the table and a meal to go. The to go order was delivered before the table meal. We have been to The Gafford several times and this was a disappointing evening. Our bill was added incorrectly and we were charged for drinks we did not order.
This is one of the best local dining spots. Service is always amazing as is the food.
Always Great Food, Great Service, a Fantastic Dining Experience!!!!!
Very nice place and great food quality
Great food! Great location
The food was delicious. Our server was excellent. The only complaint is that it took quite a while to serve the entree and the coffee served with dessert was cold. We will still go back. The filet mignon was the best I've had in a long time.
Our favorite restaurant in Stuart! The Gafford never disappoints us!
Our table was a very close to the door and experienced a lot of traffic and hostess station & front door chatter, other than that, everything was very good.
In the midst of the Covid pandemic if you want to be seated 1 to 2 feet apart from unmasked fellow diners, this is the place to go. The entire restaurant was empty, but they seated a party of three At the table next to me and I was 1 foot away from other unmasked people. The one dish that I had, Parmesan crusted cauliflower, was less than mediocre. There was no Parmesan crust and all the Parmesan had simply melted on the dish and was covered by a less than stellar sauce. When I requested another table, even though the restaurant was empty, I was told they could not accommodate me.
"Dissapointed". I am sorry you did not enjoy the cauliflower. As for our tables they are actually distanced properly, not 1 foot apart. We actually offered you another table which you declined, so we did try to accommodate you. In your private message to me I must say I do not appreciate you trying to bribe me to do something for you so you will change your review. We stand by our standards. Based on your visit and how you treated the staff that night, we are fine with you not returning.
Great food....Worth the money...Service was excellent..
I love to cook and rarely go out to dinner. I like fresh healthy food and I must say that the Gafford exceeds my expectations. I love every bite! Best food and service available. I recommend it to all my friends and will make it a weekly date night! Thank you to everyone at the Gafford from the hostess, to the bar and kitchen. The Best!
The cocktails did not taste at all like their description (elderflower gimlet tasted like vodka soda). Our entrees came out the moment we finished our appetizers (no one cleared away our appetizers plates). The food was moderate. Overly rich sauces on otherwise good food. The service was hurry up and wait (our food all comes out within the same 20 minutes, but then we had to wait 20 minutes for our check). Overall I felt like our experience was worth $50, but alas, it was $150 (for two people). We won’t be returning.
Superb restaurant. Best I’ve eaten at since moving to Martin County
Excellent service and food was fabulous!
Always consistently AMAZING!
Dinner is always good here. Nice people good service but.....MY RECENT REVIEW WAS FLAWED! Restaurants waitress called and explained that she thought we ordered "Hess" wine, not "House" wine. I looked up Hess and it is on the menu and a bit more costly. Honest mistake.
I probably should have said something about my bill but you know, after a while we get tired of ending dinner with confrontation.
Always great food never disappointed at the Gafford
me and my boyfriend came for an impromptu dinner , we had a very nice waitress and ordered fire grilled shrimp with to start with which was to die for. then we both ordered the filet mignon, with Yukon potatoes and fresh broccolini. And then finished with delicious Keylime pie. Everything was very very good. It’s a little bit pricey but 100% worth it. You pay for quality. Will be back again
Excellent service, drinks, and food. We love dining at this restaurant.
Had Reservations and we were sat in the bar where people waiting for tables were standing 1.5’ away from us (two different sets of people) where we heard 15 minutes of their conversations over our own conversation. Whether they were walk ins or not, we didn’t ask to be sat in the bar and I’m not happy that we needed to eat out dinner with people waiting for their tables. The wait staff back and forth to the room next to the bar, not a nice dinner for my hubby and I. I ordered the short rib and sadly it was buried under pasta and SAUCE! So much sauce. Hubby ordered Very rare filet, it came just rare and was a very dry piece of meat. He didn’t complain but I could see it from across the table. The filet had a brown gravy on part of it....def not what we have experienced the other times we’ve had dinner there. We didn’t complain, everyone was busy, we thought we hadn’t read the menu description well enough...
Have to say we were very disappointed but will try it again because of the other great meals we’ve had there. Our waitress tho very busy was great. We’ve had her before.
Sorry for the less than stellar review....
A+ across the board great experience. Thank you for making my night such a wonderful experience
Everything was fabulous and fresh!
The Gafford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 221-9517.
The Gafford is rated 4.7 stars by 1480 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.