Duffy's is situated at a major intersection in this small town of Stuart. Great for sitting on the patio and watching people and meeting people from all over. It is very popular as they have two for one drinks ALL day long. I have eaten there approximately six times this trip and the experiences were about 50/50, Having a drink there is a great thing to do, eating is just hit or miss.
A few really good meals (specials, turkey and the steak were the best) and some really bad, overcooked chicken fingers and stale bread on a sandwich I ordered. Also, they do allow both cigar and pipe smoking besides cigarette smoking on the patio, so if seated in the wrong area, which I was on at least three occasions, it is extremely nauseating.
I had super sweet server girl and super arrogant server boy. One inside the restaurant and one outside. I had people who only took my order and I never saw them again. Never refilled my drink, never asked me how my food was and never even came back to do the fake smiley thing at the end to try and eek a good tip out of me. They have a hostess who seats you, but you may be waiting 15 minutes before the server appears. On one occasion I had to ask another server who our server was since no one had appeared and it was someone who had walked by out table at least 5 or 6 times, but said nothing at all to us.
I like the ambience of the outdoor cafe. I like when, half the time, the food is good. I don't like the quality of the servers that they have. Some are good, many are not and they do not even thank you for their tip if they do show up at the end of the meal. Several better restaurants in both Stuart and Jensen Beach above "sports bar" status with similiar prices and better service, in my opinion. Also, I tend not to eat at the busy or regular times so them being a popular or hotspot does not suffice as an excuse. It is okay, average, it will do when pressed for a place to eat, but the best advice I have is to go and have a drink, see if you get a good server, and that you aren't by a heavy smoker or pipe/cigar smoker, review the menu and decide for yourself at that moment if you think you will have a good experience.