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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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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Place

The pizza was great. We sat outside under enormous trees where the teenagers played a game with washers. They had a track made and raced belt sanders. We had never seen that before. The negative is, they have only one oven and we waited an hour to get our two pizzas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Sandra G
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Cleburne, Texas
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Cleburne, Texas
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The pizza was great. We sat outside under enormous trees where the teenagers played a game with washers. They had a track made and raced belt sanders. We had never seen that before. The negative is, they have only one oven and we waited an hour to get our two pizzas.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Gaff is a one of a kind place with one of a kind people. Best way we can describe it is a shabby pirate beach dive bar. Gaff offers only beer and wine but the beer was ice cold and cheap. Be sure to come on a Saturday afternoon for the Belt Sander Races, everyone raves about the pizza... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a great little local dive bar. The outside was cooler than inside b|c no AC. You order you food and beer at separate areas of the bar. The staff was friendly. People watching can be fun because the clientele are mostly 50 and up and many were dressed as pirates. There is the occasional chorus of "Arrrgh!" The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you want a pub with local flavor and feel then The Gaff is it. There is a whole lot of character in that place. The hand writing messages on the ceiling tiles entertained us while we waited for our "to go" pizza. The sand belt races weren't happening at the time of the visit but that would have been... More 

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Terlingua, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We love to stop in this place every time we visit Port A. Great pizza and relaxed atmosphere. Nice seating area in the back too! Great local hang out!

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Manor, Texas
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were desperate for a place to eat lunch and saw what we thought to be a pizza restaurant. Lots of signs saying "pizza" and pictures of pizza all over the outside. We went in and ordered quickly because we were hungry. Shortly thereafter my wife noticed that there was no kitchen. We then realized that they were preparing a... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited this place during 4th of July weekend 2014. Friends and I were walking around looking for a place to eat and came across this place. We sat at a table inside that felt like it was going to fall apart and after 15 minutes of no one coming by, we moved up to the bar. After sitting for another... More 

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Austin, Texas
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57 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Gaff

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

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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?