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The Gafford

47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
+1 772-221-9517
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (59 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve enjoyed The Gafford for the past four years; twice this season. Food quality, excellent, ambiance very classy and their happy hour from 4-5 is an amazing bargain. If you plan to eat dinner, try to get there for Happy Hour for appetizers and salad....More

1  Thank Lynn W
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lynn, thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with the TA community. We greatly appreciate you and hope to see you again soon. I can't wait to share your comments with our staff, they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So so food Great bar scene early with pretty good appetizers The dishes are diner quality at upscale prices

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere in the Gafford is first class - comfortable yet formal. The menu is quite diverse from their famous fried chicken with gravy to lamb shank to delicious salmon. Our server Nic did a great job taking care of our party of 5. The...More

1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are new to the Stuart area of Florida so relied on TA for recommendations to meet friends coming from Punta Gorda for dinner. We made reservations online, easy enough, arrived in Stuart in plenty of time, but parking was a challenge so we were...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s refreshing to go to a trendy place that isn’t over priced. The food here is consistently good and the eclectic menu includes fan favorites like meat loaf and fried chicken. If you want something more on the high end side you can surely get...More

1  Thank desbiel .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been eating seafood all week and had a hankering for some steak. The Gafford did not disappoint. We chose the porcini rubbed creek stone hanger steak with mushroom Madeira creme sauce and the beef filet mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and were so...More

1  Thank Meme5086
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Meme5086, Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to let the TA community know about your visit. I am pleased that you were chose us and happy with your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Rick

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third visit to THE GAFFORD. I haven't been disappointed in a dining experience there yet! Last night was the first time my husband and I decided to dine at THE GAFFORD as just the two of us. Our reservation was for 6:00...More

1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with the positive, the food was excellent. Well-prepared and of obvious good quality. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and professional. It was a pleasure to sit down to the meal. However.... given how popular and praised the Gafford is, my front-end experience was baffling....More

2  Thank 29Teddy
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Teddy, First, thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to let us know of your experience. I am so sorry and embarrassed about the beginning of your experience and will personally do some more coaching on our end to ensure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was very helpful offering up a combination meal he thought I would enjoy. He was great. Food was lacking. Sweet potato was loaded high, really couldn't get past the avocado salad, and was only 1/2 Of a potato. Fried chicken and gravy was cooked...More

1  Thank DebJean25
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Dined here with family. We shared great appetizers: Crab cake, cauliflower and 2 others. I had a fish on the special snapper and it was awesome. However my wife had the lamb lollipops they had too much grizzle. Our server Harminoy was awesome attentive and...More

1  Thank Billy R
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20 June 2017|
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Response from Patty M | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people wear tank tops and shorts but I wouldn't recommend it.
judy a
27 February 2016|
Response from Michelle F | Reviewed this property |
Dark. Lots of wood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 33
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Stuart
  • Phone Number: +1 772-221-9517
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Casual meets Upscale. Local seafood, meats and vegetables prepared fresh daily. Fun and upbeat atmosphere with great hospitality
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