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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried calamari, baratta, ahi tuna, pork chop and chicken biscuits. Every dish was tasty. They know what they are doing. Well done.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2021

Several tables set up outside for fine dining on a great night. Food is divine, service the best and the grapefruit martini was a real treat.

Date of visit: April 2021
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to send in your review. We greatly appreciate your business. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

The owner and staff at the Gafford are complete class acts!!!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about how fantastic our experience was last night. The drinks at the bar were great and the dinner ... wow just wow!!!! I had the meatloaf and it’s...literally the best I have had at any restaurant. There was a little bit of a wait for our reserved table due to the people prior not wanting to leave but staff was incredible and made our whole experience simple wonderful. The meat and cheese tray was delicious as well as the peanut butter pie ... which is a complete must. Cannot wait to go back. Thank you for being so awesome last night! We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

mishlerm, thank you so much for the kind words and for your patronage. We are so grateful for your business and do hope that we see you back again soon.

Reviewed March 11, 2021 via mobile

Great restaurant Meatloaf is best I have ever had. It’s about 14oz of several meats with light sauce on it. Think cooked in it’s on loaf pan. Little crusty like an end piece. Sweet taste perfectly mixed. Delicious almost too much to eat TJ our...server made the meal perfect.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Bill, thank you for your review and for coming in and dining with us. I can't wait to share your comments with our staff.

Reviewed February 24, 2021 via mobile

My review is a good one. The Gafford makes it possible to social distance, be outside and still have excellent food. We have not dined inside a restaurant since last March. We are quickly going on one year of either taking out food, or eating...outside only. One cannot be safe enough from this horrible virus that invaded our country. Enjoy any of the appetizers here fried chicken, burrata with heirloom tomatoes etc....the Meatloaf entree and Mabels Fried Chicken are always on the menu....outstanding! If you like fish, try the chefs choice of fresh and excellent snapper, salmon etc. you cannot go wrong here...More

Date of visit: February 2021
Rick W, Owner at The Gafford, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

marie s, thank you so much for trusting the Gafford on one of your first dining experience out. We appreciate the vote of confidence and certainly appreciate your business and your review. I look forward to sharing your comments with our staff.

Reviewed January 23, 2021 via mobile

Came here for dinner. Lots of great vegetarian options. The grilled avocado appetizer was very unique and tasty. Love the corn salad and the pulled spaghetti squash entree. Lots of great flavors!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 31, 2020

This restaurant in downtown Stuart doesn't offer waterfront views, but they make up for it with a great menu. Prices vary, so you have choices to fit your budget. The best meal is Mabel's fried chicken! It's so delicious. The salads are great too, and...they have a nice wine list.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 22, 2020

My husband and I had dinner at the Gafford last night; from the start we encountered friendly and professional staff. Called prior to their opening and Left a message requesting a reservation for same day; our call was returned promptly upon their opening and we...secured a 7:30 dinner reservation. Food was amazing- my husband and I started off with the soup of the day -Whim the f the chef- don’t remember what it was called but it was divine; we ordered a bottle of Italian red wine (very good); I had the peanut crusted Tuna -Asian fusion with a wasabi glaze, wild rice and green beans( best green beans ever- simple, crunchy and tasty)and my husband had grilled flounder both of which were amazing. The chef is creative and the presentation of the food beautiful. We met the owner Rick who was so friendly and made sure we happy and well taken care of. Being from out of town he even took time to give a a list of his favorite places to go for Lunch ( The Gafford is only open for dinner). We were so impressed and enjoyed the food so much we proceeded to order sides dishes for our Thanksgiving meal from Gafford as this was a service they were providing as they are closed on Thanksgiving. Well done Chef, and Rick!!! We will be definitely return to your restaurant .More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 21, 2020

We were seated immediately upon our arrival. Our table was by the kitchen which normally I wouldn’t like due to the hustle bustle , but the atmosphere was low key and relaxing. Our service was spot on! Ryan our server did a fantastic job! I...have a few diet restrictions and was easily accommodated. Now, let’s get to the food! Just WOW! The tomato bisque with crabmeat..❤️ Not enough words to describe how delicious this was! We also had the roasted cauliflower...I could have made a meal out of this alone! We also had the steak filet. It was cooked to absolute perfection...so tender no knife needed! and I’m a “veggie person” so using local produce was a absolute “icing on the cake” for me. We had not been here before, but we will be coming back! I joked with our server that he was going to get to know me on a first name basis! Thank you for a memorable evening!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

Working our way through the menu and loving every bite! Our newest favorite place in Stuart! Friendly atmosphere and service.

Date of visit: October 2020
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March 6, 2021|
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December 3, 2018|
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Response from 285davec | Reviewed this property |
There was no live music the past two visits. I believe both were on s Sunday .i don’t recall it being extremely noisy but it was very busy.
August 8, 2018|
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gafford

  • Yes, The Gafford offers takeout services.

  • Yes, The Gafford offers delivery services.

  • The Gafford is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5