Anna Maria Island VacationFor travelers who want to experience incredible white-sand beaches and shockingly turquoise water, an Anna Maria Island vacation may be the perfect getaway. Since the seven-mile barrier island is subject to fairly strict regulations regarding business construction, the nearby town of Bradenton is a popular destination for Anna Maria's visitors. Here are 10 great ideas for places to visit in Bradenton—including several places where you can eat and drink, of course.


Robinson's Preserve

Robinson's Preserve is a 600+ acre coastal preserve located in Northwest Bradenton that features hiking and biking paths, waterways for kayaking and paddle boarding, bridges, picnic spots, and a 53-foot tower with a wide-open view of the Tampa Bay area. This is a great place to observe Florida nature while getting in a bit of activity at the same time!


Legacy Golf Club

Between a lazy breakfast and a late afternoon seafood lunch, golfers can catch a round at the upscale Legacy Golf Club.


Bradenton Downtown Farmer's Market

This farmer's market has not only fresh fruits and veggies but also great food trucks. Check it out Saturday mornings!


Sage Biscuit Cafe

Every traveler on an Anna Maria Island vacation needs a great brunch spot. Enter Sage Biscuit Cafe, offering plenty of vegan and vegetarian options plus traditional brunch items and amazing desserts.


Ellenton Premium Outlets

No Anna Maria Island vacation would be complete with a little shopping. The Ellenton outlets have 130 stores, including Nike, Kenneth Cole, Kate Spade New York, and many more.


Paddle Manatee
Visitors can rent a kayak and explore the rivers and tidal creeks of Manatee County while checking out local wildlife like dolphins and manatees. Don't worry; the difficulty level is beginner.


A relaxing Anna Maria Island vacation spot, Drago's offers sandwiches, ice cream treats, and luscious Cuban coffee.


Red Barn Flea Market
This huge air-conditioned flea market features clothing, sunglasses, fresh produce, souvenirs, two large food courts, and tons more.


TreeUmph! Adventure Course
Friends and families alike can get some energy out with the zip lines and Tarzan ropes at TreeUmph! This is a fun activity for all ages and is a good activity to enjoy the beautiful weather.


Duffy's Tavern
The way to tell a great restaurant apart from its competitors is whether the locals go there, too, and Duffy's definitely passes that test. With its amazing freshly made burgers, ice-cold beer, and casual atmosphere, Duffy's is a must-go for visitors on any Anna Maria Island vacation.

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St. Patrick's Day

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!

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:21

Celebrate Springtime at Duffy's!

BurgerThe weather is warm, the breeze is cool, and it’s the perfect time to hit the beach! When you’re all sunned out, stop by and refuel with a delicious burger and an ice cold beer from Duffy’s! Located minutes from the beach, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat without even having to change out of your bathing suit.

With a laid-back atmosphere and the best burger on Anna Maria Island, Duffy’s is the place to be. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cheeseburger or something more adventurous like our Tex Burger or Brie and Caramelized Onion Cheeseburger, you can be sure your tastebuds will be in burger heaven.

Not in the mood for a burger? No problem! We offer a variety of other options including a BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chili dog or Braunschweiger. Pair your burger or sandwich with any of our sides including homemade potato salad, homemade coleslaw, or a variety of Lays potato chips (sorry, no fries)!

Duffy’s serves a variety of ice cold draft beers, starting at just one dollar for a mug and considered “the coldest beer south of heaven.” Pitchers are also available for all draft beers, or if you prefer bottled beer you’re sure to find one you like with over 15 varieties to choose from!

Come visit us Monday- Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday noon-8pm (Closed Tuesdays). We’re located across the street from Holmes Beach City Hall and the skate park on Anna Maria Island. We don’t accept cards so make sure to bring some cash!

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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:34

Annual St Patricks Day Parade!

duffysJoin 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

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Come Visit!

Monday - Saturday 11am to 8pm
Sunday noon to 8pm
Closed Tuesday

5808 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217