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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
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews
24 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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22 reviews
16 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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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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6 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 1 helpful vote
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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Vero Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

We ate lunch here recently and enjoyed it. Both employees with whom we had contact were friendly and helpful. The service was quick and the food was good. I had a cheeseburger with chips and a draft beer. My wife had a steak with fries and a mixed drink. Each item was prepared as ordered and very good. I recommend... More 

Thank Jinx46
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food highly recommend fish and chips. Brisket was also amazing. Sweet potato fries and steak fries also very good. Will definitely be back in the future if in the area.

Thank Johannaesk
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was just fine- not bad, but not great either. I had the blackened mahi mahi. It wasn't bad but not much better than eating at an Applebee's or some other mediocre chain restaurant. The service however, was excellent.

Thank ColoradoGirl302

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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, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
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: 607.962.4649

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?