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Gaffer District

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Address: 114 Pine St, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830-2654
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Tons of restaurants - lots of shops

Market Street is chock full of restaurants. Some expensive, some very reasonable. Menus are posted for all. There is a nice mix - Steak, Itaalian, Mexican, Pizza, Vegetarian and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SUSAN L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Market Street is chock full of restaurants. Some expensive, some very reasonable. Menus are posted for all. There is a nice mix - Steak, Itaalian, Mexican, Pizza, Vegetarian and of course dessert & ice cream. There are shops along the way also. Parking is available On the street and in back of the stores and restaurants.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always struggle to compose a review that's primarily negative because I'm aware that my words can impact hard working people who own businesses and services. Having said that, I feel that it's important to be honest about a review. We were in Corning during Victoria Day weekend (the weekend before Memorial Day weekend) so I know that it wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small village sort of feel with a quaint selection of family owned and chain shops, restaurants, and bakeries. There is definitely a little bit for everyone.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Corning's historic district has "shop small" signs in almost every window and it really is easy to shop here. I found discounted clothing, pet toys Indian and Mexican and Chinese restaurants minus the carnival atmosphere of too many downtowns. Not far from the Corning Museum.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are multiple boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The vendors are very helpful and friendly. Bass and Pips are two we stopped in to buy sale items. Missed the Van Hussen Store

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Corning for the Crystal City Ferrari show. Before, we walked the Gaffer District. Very nice area with lots of shops and any kind of food imaginable. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Gaffer District is full of boutiques, antiques, breweries, bakeries and restaurants. There is something for everyone. We even found a Farmers Market and bought produce, honey and maple syrup locally grown and harvested. It's fun to just walk up and down the streets and there are tables and park benches where you can relax

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Blossburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couldn't have asked for a better day out. If walking around Gaffer District doesn't cheer you up and inspire you, there is something wrong with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We walked up and back on this street, a little surprise by how many of the stores were closed, and then wandered through the working part of the Corning facilities. That leads to a very pleasant walk along both sides of the river and over two bridges, about 3 miles altogether, but very level and with very good footing. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Right over the bridge from the Corning Museum of Glass, Market Street in the Gaffer District is a great place to visit when in Corning. We stopped here for supper one day while visiting the museum. We loved it so much that we went for lunch and shopping the second day. This is a quaint street of shops and restaurants,... More 

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