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The Gaff

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Pizza, Bar, Pub
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323 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5310
+1 361-749-5970
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

I have nothing against people who chose to smoke; but as a non-smoker I couldn't walk in the place. Full disclosure--we did not eat here--maybe the food is great.

1 Thank dixiedually
Niagara Falls, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

What a cool place. Pizza and beer and pirates. Aaarrrr! Went yesterday and caught the Beltsander Races. So exciting just when everyone thought Purple Passion had it, Wish I Was 40 took the win. The excitement included a dramatic crash at the end of the track, a couple of breakdowns, one repaired and back in the race just before being... More 

Thank nancyG57
Hopkins, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

All of us "OLD" Hippies will love this place. It's like stepping back in time to the 70's. Good pizza and the atmosphere is great. And don't forget about the belt sander races each month. Don't forget to take your camera.

Thank Daniel D
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

If you have never been to a belt sander race - here's your chance. The locals really know how to dress up a belt sander.

1 Thank Mel and Ernie C
Victoria, Texas
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation of a friend for the pizza. We had the Gaffer and it was prepared fresh and served screaming hot. The bar is open air and narrow but there is seating out front and covered seating in the back. We chose to sit out front because of the cigarette smoke inside and the better breeze... More 

Thank steno225
Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Went for lunch. What's not to like about drinking beer out of a mason jar? Pizza was decent considering they made it on a frozen crust. It didn't feel like there was any airconditioning, but there is a shaded area out back to sit and enjoy your pizza and beer. Might be worth going back when the belt sander races... More 

1 Thank dk1995
Bitburg, Germany
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290 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is an okay place to stop for a beer after dinner, but I don't think I'd want to hang out here for longer than that. The décor is kind of fun for a beach place, but it is borderline seedy and the staff didn't go out of their way to be friendly or smile. Just an okay place.

2 Thank AmyJosie
Universal City
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

The Pizza is not as good as everyone says. The place is rough, no A/c. Just beer and wine served there.

2 Thank April G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The pizza was pretty good. Not a big fan of gourmet pizza but this was ok. Served hot, but the beer was especially cold. We will look for other pizza choices.

1 Thank Chuck M
New Braunfels, Texas
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181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Belt sander races every 2 weeks. $2 mason/bell jar pints of PBR. The Gaffer pizza was recommended by locals (friends) and was not disappointed.

Thank jbaum64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5310
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-5970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?