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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Best restaurant in Corning.

Best place to eat in Corning. If you want a consistently good meal and don't mind paying what it's worth, this is the place to go. Better than Tony R's and less expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
K J
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Ithaca, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Best place to eat in Corning. If you want a consistently good meal and don't mind paying what it's worth, this is the place to go. Better than Tony R's and less expensive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were intrigued by the name and found excellent service and even better food! A very pleasant spot right on the main St.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We came here for a drink and then dinner (which irritated the lady behind the bar who seemed to prefer we do one or the other but not both). The Gaffer has been going for years and has your standard selection of steaks etc. Ambiance is relaxed, neother formal nor overly casual.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Gaffer is a great dinner spot for those looking for a great meal is a great setting. Portions and pricing was very fair, and my steak was cooked just as I like it. Service was also great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Gaffer is a neat little restaurant that offers a cozy atmosphere. It is a perfect place to take a date or meet up with a business partner for a good quality mouthwatering meal. The food was amazing! The prices, however are a little on the higher end. That was the only reason I didn't mark this place with a... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Gaffer has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and is nicely decorated. Our waitress was pleasant, upbeat and attentive. The food was quite good and they offered a nice list of wines (NY and California) by the bottle or glass. There is also a bar area to enjoy a cold quaff. Highly recommend this one! Nicer than many of the eateries in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I got the hot wing dip and my friend and I shared it. The dip was hot, cheesy, and delicious. We ordered a couple beers on tap and enjoyed a nice atmosphere with friendly service. Our waitress was quick and took care of us.

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Mahopac, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a large group & made reservations based on the online menu. When we got there the prices had all increased by $3 or $4. When we complained, they said oh, sorry. We didn't update the web. The food was good, but we had a bad taste in our mouths from this trickery.

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Grove City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful restaurant - great atmosphere (glass making decor and stained glass windows and colored glass items throughout). Our water was courtesy, kind, provided quick service, and was overall delightful (Thank you Ross!). We both had steak - the best steak's we have ever had! Well seasoned, cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth steak. Served with seasoned/grilled tomato wedge, garlic... More 

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Elmira, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped at the bar prior to sitting for dinner. It is a beautiful bar that you would feel comfortable eating at, as well as enjoying a beer! The hostess seated us after enjoying a cocktail at the bar but forgot to let the waitress know that we'd been seated at her table. The minute she found out, she buzzed... More 

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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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?