As the Beach Bistro parade of Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island nears its 20th anniversary, people are excited to see what new floats and exotic animals make their way into the lineup. But, as great as the parade is going to be, we know what's really on everybody's mind is where they're going to drink afterwards! Duffy's Tavern is the only way to go!
Head to Duffy's for the great food, voted the best burger joint on the island. Our Tex Burger with tender bacon, fresh cheddar, and tangy BBQ sauce is a favorite among our customers. However, while a great burger is a great way to re-energize, we know that what people are looking for after all those hot hours standing on Palm Drive watching the procession go by is an ice-cold, refreshing beer. Come on down with your friends to celebrate St. Patty's day the right way, getting a froth mustache from one of our draft beers. Whether you're a Budweiser guy or a Stella girl, or you prefer something more unique, Duffy's has over 20 beers to suit your taste! Duffy's Tavern is the place you'll want to be on Sunday, March 13th!
We'll try and save you a seat, but no promises. Let the real parade begin!
1. Ride the Island Trolley
The Anna Maria Island Trolley will take you nearly everywhere on the island for free! These brightly 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. Not only is it convenient and cost-effective, but you also get to experience the life of a true Islander!
They are also perfect for nights out on the town- don't drink and drive, take the trolley instead!
2. Enjoy the beach
Florida's gulf coast is blessed with its west-facing, breath taking views. Take advantage of it by renting a paddleboard and getting out on the open water! Rent paddleboards from Anna Maria Island Paddleboard Rentals as well as take lessons and tours! No matter your skill level, you'll be paddling through the ocean in no time.
If you'd rather do something more laid-back, gather a group of friends for a sunset picnic on the beach, go for a romantic stroll, or cast out a line and hope for some bites!
3. Visit Robinson Preserve
The preserve is a 600+ acre coastal preserve located in northwest Bradenton. The interior of the park consists of paved and unpaved hiking/biking paths, picnic spots, bridges, and kayak and canoe waterways that are also great for paddleboarding. Its most impressive landmark is the 53-foot tall watchtower with an open view of Tampa Bay. It's also dog-friendly so you can bring your furry friend!
4. Cool Off With Some Ice Cream!
Anna Maria has numerous delicious local ice cream shops. Two Scoops, Dips, Joe's Eats and Sweets, and Holy Cow Ice Cream are just a few to check out. After a long day at the beach, an ice cream cone, milkshake, or other sweet treat is just the thing to help you relax and cool off.
5. West Coast Surf Shop
With just over 50 years of business, this surf shop is one of the oldest in the state, and the oldest on the gulf coast. They have 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!
6. Grab a Burger and Beer at Duffy's!
To experience a little bit of hamburger heaven on Anna Maria Island, stop by Duffy's Tavern! A favorite of locals and visitors both, Duffy's is known for their "world famous burger and the coldest beer in town." With a variety of burgers, sandwiches, soups, and homemade sides like potato salad and coleslaw, you'll definitely think you're in hamburger heaven. Choose from a selection of over 20 beers to accompany your burger and enjoy the casual, laid back atmosphere!
Join us for the annual AMI St Patrick's Day parade! The parade passes by Duffys with the City of Dunedin Pipe Band returning to Duffys to entertain for a few hours.
The parade will be held Sunday, March 15th at 4pm
Tomorrow is Halloween! We love any excuse to dress up, act silly, and eat candy!
The AMI Chamber will be hosting their annual "Tail of Treats" event tomorrow from 3:30-7pm. Bring your family and friends and join us for this great event. There will be everything from a free photo booth, to costume contests!
Join us on Anna Maria Island for fun and games! Then, stop by Duffy's for a delicious burger :) Happy Halloween!
Duffy's will be closed from Tuesday Sept. 3 through Sept. 24th for a short vacation. We will reopen Wednesday, September 25th so make sure you come in, have a beer with us and enjoy the burger you've been craving!
Duffy's is a sponsor for the 2013 NFK Rich Salick Pro-Am Surfing Festival in Cocoa Beach, Labor Day weekend.
Salick Surfboard and VIP pass to 2013 NKF Rich Salick Pro- Am Surfing Festival
$10.00 Donation to benefit the National Kidney Foundation
Free Ocean Potion Suncreen with every ticket.
Only 100 tickets being sold!!
Duffy’s Tavern is an Anna Maria Island landmark and has been since it first opened in 1958. Family owned and operated, “Miss Duffy” and her 5 daughters proudly serve their “world famous burgers and the coldest beer this side of heaven” from a two-story cracker shack located across the street from the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. In March of 2003, Duffy’s relocated across the street from the Holmes Beach City Hall and skate park. Now with air conditioning and a fireplace, it is a great place to hang out where you are never too hot or cold and can mingle with the locals. You can still expect the same service and quality in both the beers and the burgers. Everything comes with chips, never fries.
Duffy’s has fabulous cheeseburgers and try one with everything on it. There is a bar as well as spots to sit down. They have an outdoor eating area under roof as well as one out the back which is not under roof. The regular dining area can be opened up with garage door size screens to let the breeze in on balmy breeze days. On cold days they get the fireplace roaring and it offers a nice cozy eating spot. Walk up to the bar and put in your order and Duffy’s will bring the food out when ready. Plenty of cold beverages at Duffy’s, beer, soda all with Televisions behind the bar to watch your favorite sports team.
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