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The Gaff

Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, Bar, 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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Victoria, Texas
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Went for lunch. What's not to like about drinking beer out of a mason jar? Pizza was decent considering they made it on a frozen crust. It didn't feel like there was any airconditioning, but there is a shaded area out back to sit and enjoy your pizza and beer. Might be worth going back when the belt sander races... More 

1 Thank dk1995
Bitburg, Germany
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292 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is an okay place to stop for a beer after dinner, but I don't think I'd want to hang out here for longer than that. The décor is kind of fun for a beach place, but it is borderline seedy and the staff didn't go out of their way to be friendly or smile. Just an okay place.

2 Thank AmyJosie
Universal City
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

The Pizza is not as good as everyone says. The place is rough, no A/c. Just beer and wine served there.

2 Thank April G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The pizza was pretty good. Not a big fan of gourmet pizza but this was ok. Served hot, but the beer was especially cold. We will look for other pizza choices.

1 Thank Chuck M
New Braunfels, Texas
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180 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Belt sander races every 2 weeks. $2 mason/bell jar pints of PBR. The Gaffer pizza was recommended by locals (friends) and was not disappointed.

Thank jbaum64
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

My boyfriend and I have started a tradition of going to the beach in Port A for a few hours and then stopping by The Gaff on our way to the ferry. It's a small bar with some of the funniest and friendliest locals. They serve ice cold beer in mason jars. The bartenders are really nice. We weren't able... More 

1 Thank Andrea W
Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We visit Port A several times a year and each time we can't wait to get to the Gaff! The Gaff is a hole in the wall bar, nothing fancy, come as your, kind of a place... but it's the best! The music, atmosphere, service and pizza is the best! We've brought our dogs with us, we've watched the belt... More 

1 Thank Wendy P
Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

The pizza is awesome...bartenders are sometimes nice...really laid back...very fun atmosphere...beltsander races are a good time on Saturdays as well

Thank joshuaparker23
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

It is still just a locals type bar but great pizza, great people, cold beer, and good entertainment! Nice way to spend an evening relaxing with friends!

Thank Steve_W_India

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?