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Gaffer Grille and Taproom

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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58 W Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2527
+1 607-962-4649
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Horseheads, New York
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215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gaffer can be a little disappointing. The location is great and the booths are great and you want it to be great but it's just average. The menu isn't very creative and it's quite expensive. The staff was friendly but I felt rushed. With so many places to choose on Market street, the Gaffer needs to give me more... More 

Thank Memmett
Bath, New York
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected this restaurant for both its convenience and our previous good experiences there. As always the service was cheerful and prompt. All dishes enjoyed by our party were well-prepared and tasty.

Thank Terry B
Gahanna, Ohio
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

They had never eaten here, had delicious soup and the men loved they sandwich, quiet booth so we could catch up and talk, this is right before we get to niece's house for early Thanksgiving weekend. She shopped all over Corning, loved our lunch and daY!

Thank lparzero
Lenox, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

For a special night we chose to go somewhere recommended by friends as a good place to eat on Market St. that had been around for years. An attractive location in an old building and has lots of character. Server was pleasant and was good at catching eye contact when something was needed. It was a busy night but overall... More 

Thank sirius7
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This was the second time we have been at Gaffer. 2 years ago (2014) we ate here and knew the food & beer were good. The first time we had the petite filet which was just enough food, with whipped potatoes and green beans. Crème burlee for dessert. This time we had the pork tenderloins with a blueberry, jalapeno glaze,... More 

Thank Gretchen M
Dansville NY
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Isaac our server was great. Food was not edible. Cold soup. To bad we have had good meals before. Cook needs to sharpen his or her pencil. Probably won't return.

Thank Carl H
Dalton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Rolled into town before our room at the Comfort Inn was ready and the clerk pointed us to Market St. to kill a couple hours. On a whim walked in to the Gaffer Grille and were pleasantly surprised. Nice décor, attentive servers, and good panini sandwiches. Mine a Reuben, hers a turkey with avocado; washed down with a couple of... More 

Thank heebie2
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was one of several restaurants suggested by the folks at the Comfort Inn in downtown Corning. Located right in the middle of a lively Market Street scene, it was a great stop for travelers passing through. Good food, friendly, prompt service.

Thank Marie1943
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had a good dinner, a hamburger and a buffalo chicken wrap. The chips that accompany the sandwiches are delicious, take them instead of upgrading to fries.

Thank Gay L
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I've always liked this place for its food and atmosphere, but I absolutely refuse to go back if Marci is still working there. She's rude, obnoxious, and has a habit of generously increasing her tips while running credit cards. I try to be fair, and I realize that everyone has a bad day here and there, but her attitude is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 W Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2527
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: +1 607-962-4649

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?