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Gaffer Grille and Taproom

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58 West Market St, Corning, NY 14830
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great for drafts and bar steak.

The draft selection is nice (but mid-priced), but the bar steak is VERY tasty. You get a small steak (almost like a filet) and fries, and it really hits the spot after an early movie or downtown activity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Thomas D
Corning, New York, United States
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Upstate NY
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had dinner there with another couple and had a great dining experience. The food is always good as is the service. It's our go to restaurant in Corning.

Thank JMCUpstateNY
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch while visiting the area, based on Trip Advisor reviews. If this is what passes for "excellent dining" in Corning, the area must be severely lacking in good places to eat, We had the sirloin burger and reuben sandwich, splitting our meals. Both were equally disappointing. The burger was dry and lacked flavor, the bun had no... More 

Thank 9999Tr_Av_El_Er
Thurmont, Maryland
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and myself along with six other family members recently had the pleasure of dining in this fine establishment. It was a Saturday night around 730pm when we arrived "without reservations" and we were seated within a very short time back in the main dining area at very large and comfortable table. The bar area as well as other... More 

Thank Billy R
Corning, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The draft selection is nice (but mid-priced), but the bar steak is VERY tasty. You get a small steak (almost like a filet) and fries, and it really hits the spot after an early movie or downtown activity.

Thank Thomas D
Olean, New York
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stopped through Corning on an overnight, and had the opportunity to visit the Gaffer Grille. Tons of classic woodwork, phenomenal beers on tap, great atmosphere, and stellar service. We felt the need to bar hop to see what the others were like, but we concluded that we never should have left the Gaffer. Next time we go, I plan... More 

Thank 745Entertainment
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were looking for a place for lunch on a Saturday and stopped here because the menu looked interesting and the prices seemed reasonable. My wife ordered the Caesar salad with scallops which she said was very good, but my jambalaya was a disappointment with rubbery chicken and an overabundance of red bell-pepper slices. Our bang-bang shrimp appetizer at $12... More 

Thank KH198
Corning, New York
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went to gaffer and really enjoyed our dinner. I had grilled chicken - soft and tasty, and really like their food. Thank you for great foods and friendliness. 👍

Thank 123ru_0k
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fun place to get a drink. We didn't eat here, but the food that passed us by looked delicious. The bartenders are top notch ~ they are lightning fast, and serve up tasty drinks.

Thank Kristy_DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stopped by after a day of traveling area wineries and wanted something a little sweet. Sat at the bar with a very nice bartender who suggested the cheesecake. She hit it right on the nose. That along with a Irish coffe finished off the night.

Thank Betsy p
Red Bank, New Jersey
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A very excellent steak house. Our swelling were cooked to our specs perfectly. The wine list is limited but paired to steaks so you will fine a good glass of wine to enjoy with your steak. Our waitress was friendly,pleasant and knowable.good noise level.

Thank Travelingman1212

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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 24
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?