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“Worth the walk down Moody St”
Review of The Gaff

The Gaff
Ranked #28 of 191 Restaurants in Waltham
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LexGSR
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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“Worth the walk down Moody St”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Really a 4.5-star review: it's excellent relative to bar/pub spots.

Despite many trips to Waltham, I'd never heard of this place... perhaps because it is so far down Moody St... but it's been there a number of years. And it's worth the walk. The food was quite good - not gourmet, but some of the tastiest bar food I've had - and the beer selection is fantastic. Top that off with friendly service and this is a winner. It's much better in almost every dimension than the nearby Watch City brewpub. I'd say it's especially good for a business lunch in town... and I will certainly be back for that.

Note: opens for lunch at noon... get's busy by 12:30.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
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“amazing and good experience”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Went to dinner not expecting to much but was very surprised. The amount of choice for great beer from all over. We could not decide and the bartender served us flights based on our likes. He was spot on and his knowledge of brews were outstanding. The food was beyond good. If you just want snack try the rueben appetizer. It is a ball with swiss cheese in the center and fried sort of like risotto balls but this one is all meet with breaded and fried, yumm. The angus burger with fried egg and brioche buttered bun. Great atmosphere and looking forward to returning. Thank you for the experiece.

  • Visited December 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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“Cozy lunch”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband and I took our son and his friend for lunch this Sunday. There is a huge selection of beers and the atmosphere was homey/bar. I loved the pumpkin beer! We had burgers and fries and they were delicious. I had the veggie burger and my husband had the Gaff Burger which has a fried egg, bacon and cheese on it!!!! The server who was also the bartender was very knowledgeable and even chased us down after we left without our credit card.....
We will definitely come back again!

  • Visited September 2013
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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“Great destination pub for the craft beer aficionado.”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for a Budweiser or Miller Lite keep on walking. At The Gaff you will primarily find unique craft beer from both the United States and Europe. Beer is served both on tap and in bottles. Since the beer selection changes frequently, patrons are able to try a variety of beer styles from small craft breweries. Three 6 oz. samplers are offered at $9 to taste new and interesting beers and to help decide what beer to order in a larger glass! Their website lists the current beer choices. A recent sampling of a few of the beers include Jack's Abbey Hoponius Union (Massachusetts); Clown Shoes Clementine (Massachusetts); Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen (Germany); Monks Cafe Sour Flemish Ale (Belgium); and beer from contract brewer Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (Massachusetts). Those who appreciate fine beer will enjoy being here. Great warm/dark atmosphere, not very big. Bartenders are very nice and beer knowledgeable. Menu is simple but offers tasty comfort food such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer brat, grilled cheese, hummus platter, pizza, and a variety of tasty appetizers including fried pickles. This is a great place and a destination pub for travelers visiting the western suburbs of Boston.

Visited July 2013
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