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Gaffer Grille and Taproom

58 West Market St, Corning, NY 14830
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Ranked #14 of 55 Restaurants in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $24
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 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
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Eastern Shore, MD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Was in town for Wineglass Marathon! This place was great. It was very busy but they were prepared. Great selection of craft beer! Thank you!

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South Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A group of us at there after the Wineglass Marathon. Everyone else at the table ordered burgers and they all looked and smelled amazing. I ordered the ribs and they were just ok. Not done enough, so they were on the tough side. My french fries were soft and barely warm so I left them. The cornbread was delightful. The... More

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Albany, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went here the night before the half marathon. It was busy, and I think the service reflected that. We ended up snagging our own menus from the hostess stand, and then it was quite a while before we had a server. Once that got sorted out, things improved vastly. Food was really good, and serving sizes were reasonable. Other than... More

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buffalo, ny
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had an enjoyable dinner here. Atmosphere is nice, tables spaced enough so you aren't right on top of the person next to you. Food we had was prime rib special, it was a very good, large piece of meat, also had the jambalaya which was tasty.

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corning,new york
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've been to the Gaffer many times in the past for drinks and appetizers, and occasionally for a meal. The food is good, not great, the service is very good and efficient. Since my last visit there (quite a while ago) they seem to have changed their lighting fixtures, and dimmed them down so much, that if you sit in... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very tasty pork medalions and nicely-prepared fish. Really carefully selected wine list. Not cheap, but worth the money. We stayed upstairs in the Inn, so you can't beat the location!

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Grill - bar type menu. Well prepared. Good service. Good wine and beer selection. Recommend Chicken Taco Dip and Spinach Salad.

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