Duffy's Tavern has held several surfboard raffles in the past to help support the National Kidney Foundation of Florida,
each time with great success.
This board is a brand new high-grade epoxy surfboard with a beautiful airbrushed tropical scene,
made by Island Surfboards in Cocoa Beach and is worth approx $2,500!
Tickets are $20.00 and only 100 will be sold!
With your ticket purchase, you will receive an artist print by Dan Mackin (valued at $25)
AND you will also receive an Ocean Potion sunscreen product! (valued at $12.00)
For more information and the story behind the board, please visit http://nkfsurf.com/history/
Another beautiful 4th of July weekend is quickly approaching and what better way to enjoy the holiday than by watching the annual parade! Enjoy the parade, which starts at 10am, and be sure to stop in for your favorite burger and drink!
Duffy's will be closed from Tuesday, July 22nd through Tuesday the 29th. We will re-open Wednesday July 30th so make sure you come in, have a beer with us and enjoy the burger you've been craving!
On April 24, 1989, USA Today asked readers to share their favorite burger joints. The article, "Readers point the way to hamburger heaven," was in honor of the 100th anniversary of the hamburger.
A lady named Shannon Szumierz had voted Duffy's Tavern as Florida's best burger, stating that "the restaurant is no larger than a small bedroom, but the burgers, made with fresh ground meat, are done on an old seasoned grill."
Since then, not much has changed - Duffy's is continuously recognized for its out-of-this-world burgers. In fact, Shannon came to enjoy the same great taste of the seasoned grill exactly 25 years later, on April 24, 2014.
A huge thank you to all of our loyal customers, like Shannon, who return year after year to taste Anna Maria's best burgers!
1. Ride the Island Trolley
For years the Anna Maria Island Trolley has been taking its visitors to all of their favorite shops and restaurants. These cheerfully colored vehicles operate on a daily schedule around the island between 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every 20 minutes from the Anna Maria City Pier on the north to Coquina Beach on the south.
They are also prefect for nights out on the town- don't drink and drive, take the trolley instead!
2. Enjoy the sunset
Florida's gulf coast is blessed with its west-facing, breath taking views. Take advantage of it tonight, the possibilities are endless!
Gather a group of friends for a sunset picnic on the beach, go for a romantic stroll, or maybe cast out a line and hope for some bites!
3. Robinson Preserve
This Bradenton landmark is recognized as a huge family activity hot spot. Rent a kayak or a couple of paddle boards and enjoy the calm waters of this 600+ acre nature preserve.
4. Bradenton Beach Farmers Market
What better way to spend your weekend mornings with a fresh cup of coffee and a pastry, exploring all the delicious local flavors that Bradenton Beach has to offer!
Starting in May, the market runs every Saturday from 9am – 2pm. On the third Saturday of each month, the market expands to host local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their handmade goods.
5. West Coast Surf Shop
Just over 50 years of business, this surf shop is one of the oldest in the state, and the oldest on the gulf coast. You'll find a great selection of brand name surf gear and apparel, like Roxy, Quicksilver, Ray Ban, Oakley and much more! Come see why it's been a local favorite year after year!
As many of you may know, there is an annual St. Patrick's Day parade that takes place on Anna Maria Island. This year, it's happening on Sunday the 16th, so that everyone can attend.
There's also something else happening this year, and we couldn't be more excited! The City of Dunedin Pipe Band is coming to Duffy's after the parade, to play live music right here on our patio.
The parade starts 4 p.m., but Duffy's is the place to be after! Come in Sunday, March 16th for drinks, good food and live music. Food specials are yet to be announced, but will happen on Monday the 17th as well.
We can't wait to see you!
Join us for a day of riding and poker for the 15th annual St. Patty's Day Poker Run! Sunday, March 9, 2014.
It's that time of year again- time to vote for the best of the best in Bradenton! Are we your favorite place to grab a beer? Best sportsbar? Show us some love and vote for Duffy's in the Bradenton Herald People's Choice 2014 Ballot!
Are you ready for some football? Make Duffy's your place to be on Superbowl Sunday! Have a burger (or two) and try one of our featured beers on tap, Modelo or Pacifico! See you Sunday!
"BRADENTON – Council's Recreation in downtown Bradenton has consistently held the title of best burger among TBT readers since we first started the poll in 2010. But this year, the crown leaves the mainland for the sandy shores of Anna Maria Island and the iconic, family-owned burger joint whose history dates back 55 years.
The original Duffy's was a “two-story cracker shack” across the street from the Manatee Public Beach, opened by Claude "Duffy" Whiteman in 1958. In 1971, Pat "Miss Duffy" Geyer bought the business from Whiteman "to keep her five daughters off the streets and out of trouble." Read the rest of the article here...