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The Gaff

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323 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5310
361-749-5970
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This is the Dive you've been looking for

Go on a day when there's nice weather so you can sit outside on the spacious deck, as the atmosphere in the bar is a little funky. But the beer is extra cold (served in mason jars they've kept in the freezer), the pizza is decent, and the location (on Beach Street) is convenient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Susan M
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Go on a day when there's nice weather so you can sit outside on the spacious deck, as the atmosphere in the bar is a little funky. But the beer is extra cold (served in mason jars they've kept in the freezer), the pizza is decent, and the location (on Beach Street) is convenient.

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Tx
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's relatively inexpensive pizza and a bar. Plan to eat outside if you don't like cigarette smoke. Everyone is welcome, so come as you are, as Cobain used to say.

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Austin, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellent pizza. Honestly some of the best on the island. Friendly and snarky staff. Cheap beer. When we take our week long PortA vacation, we make it a point to stop in at least once a day to the Gaff. This no frills bar (ie no AC) is great for hanging with the locals. Really want to make it for... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have nothing against people who chose to smoke; but as a non-smoker I couldn't walk in the place. Full disclosure--we did not eat here--maybe the food is great.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What a cool place. Pizza and beer and pirates. Aaarrrr! Went yesterday and caught the Beltsander Races. So exciting just when everyone thought Purple Passion had it, Wish I Was 40 took the win. The excitement included a dramatic crash at the end of the track, a couple of breakdowns, one repaired and back in the race just before being... More 

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Hopkins, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

All of us "OLD" Hippies will love this place. It's like stepping back in time to the 70's. Good pizza and the atmosphere is great. And don't forget about the belt sander races each month. Don't forget to take your camera.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you have never been to a belt sander race - here's your chance. The locals really know how to dress up a belt sander.

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Victoria, Texas
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation of a friend for the pizza. We had the Gaffer and it was prepared fresh and served screaming hot. The bar is open air and narrow but there is seating out front and covered seating in the back. We chose to sit out front because of the cigarette smoke inside and the better breeze... More 

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Houston, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went for lunch. What's not to like about drinking beer out of a mason jar? Pizza was decent considering they made it on a frozen crust. It didn't feel like there was any airconditioning, but there is a shaded area out back to sit and enjoy your pizza and beer. Might be worth going back when the belt sander races... More 

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Bitburg, Germany
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242 reviews 242 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an okay place to stop for a beer after dinner, but I don't think I'd want to hang out here for longer than that. The décor is kind of fun for a beach place, but it is borderline seedy and the staff didn't go out of their way to be friendly or smile. Just an okay place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5310
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-5970

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 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?