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Gaffer Grille and Taproom

58 West Market St, Corning, NY 14830
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Ranked #16 of 56 Restaurants in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $24
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sayre, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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Hartford, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just had lunch at the Gaffer Grille with some old friends. The server was very nice. The selection of food for lunch is great. Very happy with our meals. Excellent selection of beer on tap! Many top notch choices. Would definitely recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Despite best efforts from our very personable server, our experience was disappointing on the Tuesday October 7 we were at Gaffers for dinner. The restaurant was very busy, and some of its shortcomings can be attributed to being short staffed that evening. Service was understandably frantic and very slow, and my second drink order around mid-meal had to be cancelled... More 

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Central New York State
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had lunch in the Gaffer Grille today. I had a Reuben with turkey, and it was excellent - and accompanied by house-made potato chips that were wonderful. My husband had the Friday special fish fry with fries and cole slaw, and he said that was also very very good. But the service we received was ho-hum even though our... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The over all atmosphere is nice, and the service was good; but the food could've been better. We started out with some calamari, which was fried a little to long--it wasn't rubbery but the breading was past golden and into brown. I had the mixed grill which was chicken, shrimp and sausage, served over saffron risotto. I found the chicken... More 

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Additional Information about Gaffer Grille and Taproom

Address: 58 West Market St, Corning, NY 14830
Phone Number: 607.962.4649
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 24
Cuisine: American

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