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Mahi Mahi Monday Monday!

Join us any Monday during the month of August and receive $1 off any Mahi Meal - Fried, Grilled or Blackened!

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Father's Day Grill Package Giveaway - June 5th - 19th

Calling all Fathers!! Make sure to stop by any one of our 4 locations from June 5th - June 19th and at the end of your visit fill out the information at the bottom of your check to enter yourself into our Father's Day Grill Package Giveaway that includes but not limited to a grill and cooking utensils!

Red, White & Brew - June 11th

We are proud to sponsor Red, White & Brew again this year. With our sponsorship to this event the Denis V. Cooper Foundation makes it possible to “Honor our brave military veterans who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, as well as those who have reintegrated back into civilian life after their military service, by Granting Wishes!” Head on over to their website to purchase tickets to this amazing event! We hope to s...

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temp-post-imageOn June 6, 2014, we had the great honor of hosting 84 WW II Veterans at a luncheon at Landside. The lunch was to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the D Day Landings on the beaches of Normandy. When we first conceived the idea, we thought possibly a dozen…maybe 20 veterans would sign up to join us - can you imagine our joy at having so many more attend so we could show our appreciation to them for being the Greatest Generation?

Trust me when I tell you…I’ve had some great days in the restaurants over the past 30 years…last Friday was the GREATEST day I have EVER spent in a restaurant…and there isn’t a day that even comes in at a close 2nd.

We heard some unbelievable stories from many of the 84 Vets. We had one gentleman who landed on Normandy on D Day, my Uncle Louie came down from Clemson to be here for the luncheon…he landed there on June 10th, 1944 (D+4). Two Iwo Jima Survivors met at the luncheon and shared stories. Two gents from the same regiment sat together…A Pearl Harbor Survivor attended and shared a story of that fateful day in December 1941. One story from a Vet who “directed traffic” on D Day…he was on radio making sure everyone was going where
and when supposed to…a glider pilot…a Vet who received the Distinguished French Medal of Honor…and we had a Veteran of the Royal Air Force (RAF) from England…WAVES as well. Some brought medals, some their busted foot medal from their discharge.

These men and women were willing to leave their families and make the ultimate sacrifice
for our freedom...now they are dads, grandpas, great grandpas, uncles, GREAT Uncles, brothers and cousins to further generations who we hope will pass their stories on to and keep the history of generations alive.

I borrowed a plea from a retired Major General who was on Normandy Beach both on June 6th, 1944 and on June 6th, 2014 when he implored the 1,000 Veterans there to be reporters of history…tell the 1st hand stories so we don’t have to rely on historians to tell it and probably get the stories wrong…let me tell you, our 84 local WWII Vets told some stories. If you’d like to see some of the stories, Charles Clapsaddle from METV recorded them all and put together in a 90 minute documentary/report on the luncheon…it’s airing now on METV. Charles is bringing us a video DVD, we’ll post a link on our website for you to see it as well…promise you won’t throw anything at the screen when I’m telling my stories. THNX so much Charles, Richard, John & the gang @ METV…awesome job!

To check out the wonderful pictures that Gary Sweetman took of the celebrations at Landside last week click on the link below:

AMOB 70th Anniversary of D Day Celebrations

BAY NEWS 9 ARTICLE CLICK HERE.

BRADENTON HERALD VIDEO CLICK HERE

BRADENTON HERALD NEWS ARTICLE CLICK HERE

METV PROGRAM ON YOU TUBE CLICK HERE

Elvis has left the building...

ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR OF HALFWAY

DECK & LOUNGE AND OPENS NEW PRIVATE BANQUET ROOM

BRADENTON, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2013) … Discounted food and drink specials, live entertainment and more is planned for the one year anniversary celebration of the Halfway Deck & Lounge at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside on Jan. 19. Starting at 11 a.m., guests will enjoy all-day Happy Hour, half-price Tapas, strolling magician, live music and birthday cake. In addition, that day’s AFC/NFC Championship Playoffs will be shown on Halfway’s giant TV screens and the restaurant’s new private banquet room will be open for extra seating.

“We can’t believe it has already been a year since we opened the ...

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We need your vote so Anna Maria Oyster Bar can win the "Best Oysters" and "Best Seafood Restaurant" categories in SRQ Magazine's "Best of SRQ Local 2014" Contest. Votes are being accepted now through Feb. 10, 2014, at SRQ Magazine's website link ...

http://www.srqmagazine.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?datID=1301&CFID=55926615&CFTOKEN=5af49c04774eb4ba-52076C5C-1372-55DB-FFEE5955126B8EA6

Winners will be announced in SRQ Magazine's April 2014 issue. Thank you for your support!

President and owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bars, John Horne is currently featured with other successful entrepreneurs on Florida's CFO Atwater's "Your Money Matter$" website. Check it out and let us know what you think.

http://www.myfloridacfo.com/ymm/smallBusiness/Entrepreneurs.aspx

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On October 19th, 2013, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar will throw its newest fundraising bash, the Shoeless Shindig at Paradise Point, Holmes Beach. Shindig organizers, spearheaded by John and Amanda Horne, retired the annual Anna Maria Oyster Bar Golf Tournament, which raised more than $600,000 for local charities over the past 11 years, to focus on building this new event. The Shoeless Shindig will benefit the Manatee Education Foundation, the PACE Center for Girls and the University of South Florida, School of Hospitality & Technology scholarships.

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AMOB's September Newsletter is out! Check out all the great dining deals, fun events and specials we are offering.

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