Elizabeth and I were very excited to open our restaurant in Downtown Stuart. After years of visiting our parents our hearts led us back here each time we considered a
different location. Our son Taylor (our Executive Chef) and I, both have a culinary education and all three of us are extremely passionate about quality food,
drinks and hospitality. We thoroughly enjoy taking great care of our guests.
“the Gafford” is named after my grandparents who taught us how to enjoy life, have fun and laugh (especially at ourselves). My grandfather was in the Air Force and hospitality business all of his life and taught me so much about business, cooking and hospitality. He never met a stranger and always had a great story to tell. I can remember when I was young visiting my grandparents on their farm. My grandfather used to teach me how to grill. My favorite dish to cook together was a giant Ribeye steak.
On our menu, that is our signature item and we call it “the Gafford.” It’s an 18 oz. bone-in Angus Cowboy cut Ribeye, just like when I was young. My mother and grandmother gave me my tenacity and work ethic; they were great role models and taught me the importance of having high standards and being fair with everyone.
In my 30 + years in the restaurant business I’ve learned that the most important part of business is people. My goal is to take great care of my staff and you as my guest.
Elizabeth, Taylor and I hope that you’ll come see us soon and give us the chance to show you our Southern Hospitality.
We look forward to seeing you soon.