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The Gaff

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Bar, Pizza, Pub
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323 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5310
+1 361-749-5970
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Key West, Florida
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We were desperate for a place to eat lunch and saw what we thought to be a pizza restaurant. Lots of signs saying "pizza" and pictures of pizza all over the outside. We went in and ordered quickly because we were hungry. Shortly thereafter my wife noticed that there was no kitchen. We then realized that they were preparing a... More 

2 Thank Paul M
Round Rock, Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Visited this place during 4th of July weekend 2014. Friends and I were walking around looking for a place to eat and came across this place. We sat at a table inside that felt like it was going to fall apart and after 15 minutes of no one coming by, we moved up to the bar. After sitting for another... More 

2 Thank Jim D
Austin, Texas
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164 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Go on a day when there's nice weather so you can sit outside on the spacious deck, as the atmosphere in the bar is a little funky. But the beer is extra cold (served in mason jars they've kept in the freezer), the pizza is decent, and the location (on Beach Street) is convenient.

Thank Susan M
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

It's relatively inexpensive pizza and a bar. Plan to eat outside if you don't like cigarette smoke. Everyone is welcome, so come as you are, as Cobain used to say.

Thank Ladylaz
Austin, TX
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Excellent pizza. Honestly some of the best on the island. Friendly and snarky staff. Cheap beer. When we take our week long PortA vacation, we make it a point to stop in at least once a day to the Gaff. This no frills bar (ie no AC) is great for hanging with the locals. Really want to make it for... More 

Thank mpetersrx7
Traverse City, Michigan
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I have nothing against people who chose to smoke; but as a non-smoker I couldn't walk in the place. Full disclosure--we did not eat here--maybe the food is great.

1 Thank dixiedually
Niagara Falls, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

What a cool place. Pizza and beer and pirates. Aaarrrr! Went yesterday and caught the Beltsander Races. So exciting just when everyone thought Purple Passion had it, Wish I Was 40 took the win. The excitement included a dramatic crash at the end of the track, a couple of breakdowns, one repaired and back in the race just before being... More 

Thank nancyG57
Hopkins, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

All of us "OLD" Hippies will love this place. It's like stepping back in time to the 70's. Good pizza and the atmosphere is great. And don't forget about the belt sander races each month. Don't forget to take your camera.

Thank danieldK310WQ
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

If you have never been to a belt sander race - here's your chance. The locals really know how to dress up a belt sander.

1 Thank Mel and Ernie C
Victoria, Texas
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation of a friend for the pizza. We had the Gaffer and it was prepared fresh and served screaming hot. The bar is open air and narrow but there is seating out front and covered seating in the back. We chose to sit out front because of the cigarette smoke inside and the better breeze... More 

Thank steno225

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5310
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-5970

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?