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 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year on behalf of Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier.

2018 National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s “Restaurant Neighbor Award” presented in Washington, DC for AMOB’s long history of supporting our community.

2018 FRLA named Landside’s Cherise Sherwin “Restaurant Employee of the Year”

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

2016 Visit Bradenton Gulf Islands Tourism Ambassador of the Year Award and 2014 Champion of Tourism Award

2016 Anna Maria Island Sun #1 New Restaurant

2015 Greater Sarasota Chamber Small Business of the Year

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.

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Horne & Moon

We are so happy to share that the fifth annual (SOLD OUT..five in a row) Horne & Moon Social “Finale” ...
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2018 AMOB Christmas Charity Dinner/Christmas Party

Each year, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar family recognizes a special group or organization with an annual Christmas Dinner party ...
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Bradenton Christian’s Local Government Day on Bradenton Beach

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting a class of third graders from Bradenton Christian School who ...
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John Horne Wins Rotary Club of Anna Maria’s Businessperson of the Year Award

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, November 16, where we’re extremely proud ...
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Small Business Person of the Year 2018 – Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce

We’re thrilled and humbled to share that at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon on Thursday, October 18, ...
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