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The Gafford

47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
+1 772-221-9517
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (61 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fixture in downtown Stuart, I've visited The Gafford many times for happy hour but not with a date for dinner. We arrived a bit early for our 6:30 reservation and were seated right away as there were very few customers as yet. Unfortunately we...More

Thank fun2travel514
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear fun2travel, I sure do apologize for your experience. From your previous visits I hope you know this is not our standard and wished we would have delivered a great experience for you that evening. We would love a chance to make it up to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here based on a recommendation. We had a reservation, thank goodness, otherwise the wait could have been over an hour. The service is fantastic by not a bother at all. The food is a mix of comfort food and really great specials including...More

1  Thank A W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is owned by someone who had a long career in corporate with a major restaurant conglomerate and it shows in his attention to detail. The food is delicious and the service is above average by any standards, but especially that in south Florida....More

2  Thank Jesse1
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your business and your kind words. We appreciate your review and thoughts. We will certainly work on making sure that our Mables Fried Chicken is crispy. We look forward to having you back again soon.

Reviewed October 15, 2018

We went here with another couple, the place was a little loud making it hard to carry on a conversation, the service and food was very good. We will go back but ask to be seated away from the kitchen.More

1  Thank 154Gene
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Gene, Thank you for coming in and dining with us. I do apologize that you had a hard time hearing. Please let us know on your next visit and we would be happy to seat you in a more suitable area. I am so...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Great food. Outstanding atmosphere and fun time. You will love this place. Food is yummy. The bar area is great.

1  Thank pgolden1
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

pgolden1, thank you for your review and for dining with us. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to having you back soon. Regards, Rick

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant last weekend and had a great time as usual. Thanks Mitch you are the best. not saying that the rest of the staff is not top notch also. If you are in Stuart absolutely check out this restaurant.

1  Thank JBLocal
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks JB, I will let Mitch know that you gave him a shout out. We always appreciate you. Thanks, Rick

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This spot has it all! Great food, great staff and great owners. They all take a personal interest in every customer who walks through the door. Cocktails are superb, food is fresh and organic and the atmosphere super friendly. Menu is creative. Love their salmon...More

1  Thank F1853WKdebrap
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Debra for your kind words and your continued support, you always make the Gafford a fun place and we appreciate you. Best, Rick

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday with a bunch of our close friends. The place is always packed and there is a reason why. They had some trouble fitting all twelve of us in one area and it was a little tight. The service was...More

1  Thank extrememg
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and most importantly your business. I appreciate you picking the Gafford for your special event. We hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Rick

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The Gafford is an interesting place in downtown Stuart. It has a vibrant bar scene at happy hour. The happy hour menu includes many of their best appetizers. We particularly recommend the tuna tartare and the crabcakes. Highly recommended.

1  Thank seatinthebalcony
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We have visited in prior years, and we agree that Gafford's has maintained its level of service and quality of food. This visit was on a Friday evening, where we had 6:30 PM reservations. While the restaurant was quite occupied, we were promptly seated. While...More

1  Thank TravellingEnjoy
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Hello Traveling, Thank you so much for your return visit to the Gafford, I appreciate your kind words and recognition of our staff and food. We certainly hope to see you again. Regards, Rick

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August 8, 2018|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
No childrens menu
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Patty M | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people wear tank tops and shorts but I wouldn't recommend it.
judy a
February 26, 2016|
Response from Michelle F | Reviewed this property |
Dark. Lots of wood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $33
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994-2140
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Stuart
  • Phone Number: +1 772-221-9517
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Casual meets Upscale. Local seafood, meats and vegetables prepared fresh daily. Fun and upbeat atmosphere with great hospitality
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