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Gaffer Grille and Taproom

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58 West Market St, Corning, NY 14830
607.962.4649
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Great Location

We met friends for lunch - sat in the back room where it was quite quiet so we could carry on a conversation and catch up. Great many beers on tap - good lunch offerings, tasty. Great location right on bustling Market Street in downtown Corning where the entire street is walkable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
KeukaBabe
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Penn Yan, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Penn Yan, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We met friends for lunch - sat in the back room where it was quite quiet so we could carry on a conversation and catch up. Great many beers on tap - good lunch offerings, tasty. Great location right on bustling Market Street in downtown Corning where the entire street is walkable.

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Corning, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always enjoy going to the Gaffer. Great beer selection. Food is good and the price is right for a mid-range American food restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been to the Gaffer many times in the past 5 years, majority of the times the food has been amazing. Recently in July 2014 I went with friends for my birthday, and the food was ok. I figured with it being a Friday night things were just thrown together. I didn't order anything extreme just chicken parmesan. Passing... More 

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Elmira, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I recently went to the Gaffer for a dinner with 7 other people. We had reservations in advance which they happily honored. Service was adequate and out waiter was attentive to our table. Food was cooked perfect. No complaints from any of us (which is rare for a party our size). I was happy with the experience and would eat... More 

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at the Gaffer Grille on several occasion. We have been pleased with the food and service on each visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great well portioned meals with even better service. Our waiter was down to earth and very patron oriented. He made our great experience that much better.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Service here is terrible and the food mirrors the service. We stopped here for lunch and could barely get the wait staff's attention. Our food looked like it was thrown on the plate by someone who could not wait for their shift to be over - and it was not worth eating. I had the pumpkin bisque to start and... More 

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stoneboro
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This used to be one of our favorite places to eat in downtown Corning. Menu has become somewhat limited and prices have jumped substantially. Not sure I want to spend $35 for a fillet when I know other places that serve much better pieces of meat at 2/3 of that price. Their salmon also has become rather pricy for the... More 

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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Made early reservations at the Gaffer Grille; spoke directly with someone to ensure we had a both because one of our party has a hearing disability and the ambient noise makes it difficult for him to distinguish voices. We actually arrived 15 minutes early and were told the only three tables that were not available in the room were the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Gaffer proved to be a great place to watch a game and down a few beers. Their food was definitely bar food, but nothing we had was bad. I wish they had a larger beer selection, but what they had was nice. We would come back sometime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 West Market St, Corning, NY 14830
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: 607.962.4649

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 24
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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