AMOB in the Community

AMOB in the Community

We’re so grateful to be so well supported by our community……… so giving back is a top priority of our company.

Thanks to our loyal GUESTS and friends for honoring us with these recent awards!

2018 Herald Tribune Manatee Readers’ Choice – First Place: Early Bird Dinner, Seafood Restaurant and Finalist: Margarita, Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour

2017 Spirit of Manatee Community Spirit Award

2017 Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Favorite – Best All-Around Restaurant, Best Early Bird Special, Best Happy Hour, Best Raw Bar, Best Margarita, AND Best Seafood Restaurant

2015 Greater Sarasota Chamber Small Business of the Year

2016 Anna Maria Island Sun #1 New Restaurant

2015 America’s Blood Center Corporation of the Year



Giving Back

Giving Back

Our family is committed to giving back to many causes and organizations in our area, and frequently host charitable functions at the four Anna Maria Oyster Bar locations.  

Not only do we throw great events, we are proud to participate in many local events for wonderful not-for-profits, professional organizations and fundraisers in our community. We love giving back!

John and his wife Amanda host (along with friends Stewart & Trudy Moon) the Horne & Moon Social.  This annual event raises funds for need-based scholarships for adults changing their lives by returning to school at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, State College of Florida and Manatee Technical College. The Horne & Moon Scholarship Fund is administrated by Manatee Community Foundation.

John and Amanda also host a summer reading program called Dive into Reading. Dive into Reading started in Summer of 2017, inviting rising third graders from local schools to eat breakfast and learn to read. The goal of the Dive into Reading summer program is to improve children’s reading levels and continue their learning over summer break. The program received an outpour of community support, winning recognition and awards from the School District of Manatee County and Manatee Chamber of Commerce. It also proved successful, students that completed the program showed an increase in reading proficiency when they returned back to school. Because of it’s success and support, we’re excited to bring it back Summer 2018.

learn more about our community involvement

John’s visit to Hillsborough Community College and USFSM

Education in the community is near and dear to our heart. Whether it be raising money for scholarships, donating, community ...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Anna Maria Oyster Bar

In honor of March being National Women's History Month, we are hosting a clothing drive for the Women's Resource Center ...
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AMOB in the Community – Spring 2018

SCF’s New Library & Learning Center Grand Opening In February, we had the honor of representing the Bradenton Kiwanis at ...
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We rolled out something new at the 2018 Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival!

Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival is a fabulous event the Sarasota-Manatee Originals organizes each year. Popular enough for ...
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Wreaths Across America – Ceremony

We're so happy to report that through your generosity for the Wreaths Across America campaign, every gravesite had a holiday wreath laid ...
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