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deserved, and we could see why on a few very enjoyable recent visits with friends on St. Armands Circle! Same goes for their SR 70 restau- rant.
Not many restaurants can say that they have been in busi- ness for 50 years like the folks have been at Duffy’s Tavern at 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (941-778-2501). That’s a lot of burgers and beer! In 1971, Pat "Miss Duffy" Geyer purchased the business from Claude “Duffy” Whiteman. There have been a succession of the Geyer girls working behind the bar and grill since Miss Duffy took over in June of 1971. To this day, all five, Patti, Pam, Peggi, Polli and Penni (now in North Carolina), are still “employed” by Miss Duffy–who keeps a watchful eye from heaven above – as to how the coldest beers and best burgers are served.
A must are the all-the-way burgers, made with fresh ground meat on an old seasoned grill. Choose an ice-cold beer from a wide assortment of bottles, or have a frozen mug of fresh beer served from the tap. A selection of sodas, juice and iced tea are also available to go with your burger, hot dog, grilled cheese, garden burger, chili or navy bean soup. During this virus situation they are doing a brisk take-out business so give a call to pick up your favorite burger today.
Attire is casual and bathing suits are welcome! Nothing fancy at Duffy’s, that’s what keeps the customers going there for all those years I imagine. Hours are from 11AM to 8PM and they are closed on Tuesdays. It’s a legend on Anna Maria Island (as was Mom, Pat Geyer). Duffy’s continues to offer beachgoers an island attitude in a ‘character’
Great burgers, brews and friends...all at Duffy’s Tavern in Holmes Beach. CONGRATULATIONS on 50 years in the biz! Lots of beers and
burgers!...and memories.
Duffy’s Tavern
Enjoy Our;
Jalepeño Havarti Burger, Bleu Cheese Burger and Pulled Pork Carolina-style Caramelized Onion Brie Burger
Watch for daily specials featuring; Mahi Fish Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and more!
Duffy’s Tavern
“The best hamburgers and coldest beer this side of heaven.”
Pat Geyer, Proprietress
Visit us before or after the beach. Family friendly, bring the kids!
Voted Top 25 “hamburger heavens in the country.”
Havarti and Jalepeño Burger
Italian Burger
Grilled Marinated Chicken Sandwich
5808 Marina Drive • Holmes Beach (across the street from Holmes Beach City Hall & skatepark)
(941) 778-2501 Monday - Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM Sunday Noon to 8 PM • Closed Tuesday
Celebrating 50 Years!
Polli, Pam, Peggi and Patti (and Penni) welcome you!
42 Celebrating 30 Years! Taste Dining & Travel • Fall/Winter More online at
Outdoor dining Take-Out Available

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