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A great spot to gather on Anna Maria Island!

I had the best day yesterday on Anna Maria Island!  I got to see about 10-12 of my friends from high school and it had been awhile since I have seen some of them.  We all decided to meet at the AMOB Pier at the end on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.  What a perfect place to meet.

All of us got there around 5:00 PM and to our surprise, they had the BEST happy hour deals!!!  $4.00 call liquors, .50 off beer and wines, and buy one appetizer and get one half off!  Let me tell you, we all took full advantage of all of these deals.  I had a frozen wine – yes, I said frozen wine.  It was a Kim Crawford blend with a grapefruit/jalepeno vodka.  Does it get much better than that!?  We all ordered different appetizers so that we could share and sample a bunch of them.  My favorite was the smoked fish dip and the calamari!!

I would highly suggest trying the AMOB Pier on Bridge Street anytime.  They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner!  And I still have not even mentioned the view – you can sit inside or enjoy the covered outdoor sitting area right on the bay! We had to sit inside because you know those Florida summer rains – it started to pour!  Check out the website for AMOB Pier!



great spot to gather on Anna Maria Island


Cheers and let me know when you get a chance to try out this great spot to gather on Anna Maria Island!



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November Newsletter from Duncan Real Estate!

Things are busy out here on Anna Maria island and no surprise with Thanksgiving being two days away.  I am so excited to eat some turkey and all of the yummy fixings, spend time with family and friends, watch the Thanksgiving parade, and of course watch football.  Before I do any of this watching TV stuff, I know I will need to talk a nice walk or four  of them on the beaches of Anna Maria Island to burn all of the extra food I will be taking in!!  If you are lucky enough to be on vacation here on Anna Maria, please feel free to join me!

Love to keep you informed of what is going on with Duncan Real Estate and on the island.    Please click here  to check out the latest newsletter we sent to all of our loyal customers.  If you would like to subscribe to the email list, just click on the link at the bottom!

Happy Reading!



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Great food AND they Deliver!

I woke up on this rainy morning craving a breakfast sandwich, but didn’t want to leave my house.  I know you have felt that way before.  Thankfully, there is a great place on Anna Maria Island that serves breakfast and lunch AND they deliver!   So I called Scott’s Deli, placed my order and it was delivered to my front door step about 15 minutes later.  I would recommend the steak and eggs breakfast sandwich.  YUMMY

If you live on AMI, Scott’s Deli offers a locals discount on Wednesdays.  Does it get any better?  Why yes it does.  Scott’s Deli will even deliver to you on the beach.

Now that my tummy is full, it is time for me to take a nap listening to the waves crash on this rainy Saturday.  Make sure you give Scott’s Deli a call!






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Food and Wine on Pine! Saturday, May 2, 2015

Food and Wine on Pine 2015, a culinary and cultural experience, will be held on May 2, 2015 on historic Pine Avenue in Anna Maria showcasing the very best in food, wine, art and music that our area has to offer. Join us to experience this unique and fun-filled event from 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

  • Delicious and unique food from over 20 of the area’s finest restaurants
  • At least 30 upscale wines
  • Craft and domestic beers
  • 25 juried artists
  • More than 30 musical acts
  • Actors depicting characters from Anna Maria’s history
  • Art Demonstrations
  • A Children’s Art and Activity Area and the annual ‘sliming” of CrossPointe Fellowship Pastor, Ed Moss
  • A Children’s Artist Tent

Make sure to stop by Duncan Real Estate to say Hello!


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Visit Anna Maria Island for Thanksgiving


Most people go home for the holiday’s.  Some people leave home for the holiday’s.  Duncan Real Estate and Anna Maria Island welcome our guests to join us in celebrating a day of thanks.  If you are traveling with your family this Thanksgiving a just hoping to get away from the cold and snow, Anna Maria Island is a great place to get away from it all.  Or if you are traveling alone we will make you feel like part of the family.  Many of our guests rent homes from Duncan Real Estate during the Thanksgiving holiday and stay home and cook their Turkey in one of our Vacation Rentals.  If you don’t want to deal with the running around, grocery shopping and cooking here are some places you can enjoy a nice holiday meal right here on our beautiful island.

Public Beach Cafe

Bridgestreet Bistro


Bridge Tender Inn

Paradise Bagels 

Sign of the Mermaid 

We hope you enjoy your stay on Anna Maria Island

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Best Burgers on Anna Maria Island


For the Best Burgers and Coldest Beer on Anna Maria Island look no further than Duffy’s Tavern located at 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Duffy’s Tavern is family-owned and operated for over 35 years by former Holmes Beach mayor Pat Geyer. Pat and her five daughters Patti, Pam, Peggi, Penni and Polli have a simple selection with Burgers that will knock your socks off!

Try an office favorite of Duncan Real Estate is the Brie & Carmelized Onion Cheeseburger.

Duffy’s Tavern is open Monday – Saturday 11am to 8pm and Sunday 12p to 8pm and they are Closed on Tuesdays. Duffy’s was voted one of the top 10 “hamburger heavens” in the country by USA Today.

This local’s favorite has proven the test of time. Locals love Duffy’s and visitors come back year after year raving about the service, food and the little something special Duffy’s Tavern brings to Anna Maria Island.

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Plan a Romantic Getaway to Anna Maria Island

Island Getaway

When traveling to Anna Maria Island for a romantic island getaway you may ask yourself a few questions.  What is there to do?  Where do we eat?  Where do we stay?  How much should I budget for?


Obviously you can contact Duncan Real Estate for information on any of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals.  We have houses large and small, with and without pools, everything from a cozy beach cottage to a vacation rental that will knock her socks off!

You can also surprise her with flowers by contacting our local area florists.

Siliva’s Flower Corner

5386 Gulf Dr. #107

Holmes Beach, FL

(941) 348-5880

Anna Maria Island Florist 

5312 Marina Dr.

Holmes Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-4751

You may ask where should I take her to eat?

Beach Bistro 

6600 Gulf Drive

Holmes Beach, Fl.

(941) 778-6444

Bridge Street Bistro

111 Gulf Drive South

Bradenton Beach, Fl.

(941) 782-1122


111 South Bay Boulevard

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 778-1515

Sign of the Mermaid

9707 Gulf Drive

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 778-9399

The options are endless as to what you can do with your loved one on our magical island.  Plan a trip and see for yourself.  I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

Happy Hour

Our guests often ask us where the best Happy Hours are on Anna Maria Island.  I have put together a list of the best places to st back, relax, and enjoy an adult beverage.

ISLAND TIME BAR AND GRILL–Mon. thru Sat. 11:30 to 5:00 p.m.

111 Gulf Dr. S.

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

(941) 782-1122


ISLAND GOURMET GRILL–Fri. & Sat. 5 to 7 p.m.

5910 Marina Dr.

Holmes Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-0333


HURRICANE HANKS–Daily 11:30 to 7:00

5346 Gulf Dr.

Holmes Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-5788


D. COY DUCKS—Fri. & Sat. 6-9 p.m.

5410 Marina Dr.

Holmes Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-5888


LOBSTAH’S–Daily 3-6 p.m.

5337 Gulf Dr. #500

Holmes Beach, FL 34217

(941) 779-1000


GULF DRIVE CAFÉ–Mon. thru Fri. 2-5:30 p.m.

900 Gulf Dr. N,

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-1919


BRIDGE TENDER INN–Daily 4-7 p.m.

135 Bridge St.

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-4849


THE WATERFRONT–Mon. thru Fri. 3-6 p.m.

111 South Bay Blvd.

Anna Maria, FL 34216

Phone: 941-778-1515


BANANA CABANA—Mon. thru Fri. 3-5 p.m.

103 Gulf Dr. N.

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

(941) 779-1930


THE BEACHHOUSE—Mon. thru Fri. 3-5 p.m.

200 Gulf Drive North

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

(941) 779-2222


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What’s for lunch?

Duncan Real Estate on Anna Maria Island is no different than many of your offices too. We have a daily conversation about what to eat for lunch. The big difference between our office and most of yours is that our office is located on Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria Island is 7 miles long so that fact alone limits our restaurants to choose from.

Since we are property managers for almost 90 Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, I figured if we have a hard time deciding where to eat lunch many of our guests may have the same problem too. Here is a little guide to some of Duncan Real Estate’s favorite Anna Maria Island lunch time eateries.

Anna Maria General Store & Deli

Local island deli & home-made baked goods. Groceries, beer, and frozen bait available.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar

AMOB Cortez is located just five minutes from Anna Maria Island; the Oyster Bar is one of three in the Bradenton area. An island atmosphere awaits, especially once you visit the restaurant’s very own tiki bar and sample the seafood delights on offer with daily specials including all-you-can-eat fish ‘n’ chips, live Maine lobster and Alaskan King crab legs.

Duffy’s Tavern

Home of “world famous” burgers and the coldest beer this side of heaven. They are pretty great!

Eat Here

Eat Here is a chef-driven, Island bistro with an emphasis on local product served in plates suitable for sharing and tasting.

Ginny & Jane E’s at the Old IGA

Coffee, juice bar, bakery, sandwiches, gourmet grocery, custom catering. Vintage furniture; high-speed wireless.

J Burns Pizza

J Burns Pizza made from only the finest ingredients and baked to perfection. Their traditional thin, crisp crust loaded with quality toppings and cut in squares is what makes it so special.

Oma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Pizza whole or by the slice, Italian specialties, Hero sandwiches, beer, & wine. Eat in, take-out or have delivered. Open 7 days 11:00 AM to midnight.

Poppo’s Taqueria

Poppo’s serves organic produce and antibiotic/hormone free, even some pastured meat. Exceptional Mexican food at a reasonable price.

Sandbar Restaurant

Another favorite with the locals this time at the northern tip of the island, the Sandbar also enjoys a perfect position for watching the sunsets over diner and plays host to over 150 weddings per year. With specials deck and early bird menus to complement a wide choice for lunch and dinner you are sure to find something to your taste here.

We hope that you enjoy some of our favorite spots as much as we do!

Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialist.