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Statement From John Horne Regarding COVID-19

These are crazy times… unlike any I ever thought we’d ALL be facing. Social distancing… I don’t think I’ve ever heard that terminology before… can’t wait until I never hear it again. However, it is crucial in this time of COVID-19. But, so is family… and the AMOB Family is doing everything we can to continue to serve you, to keep our staff working as long as we can while adhering to ever-changing messages from Tallahassee and Washington. Including the message we just received a bit ago, that effective immediately, restaurant dining rooms are ordered closed. However, we can still

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March Into These Deals!

March is here, spring is near, and we’ve got a whole lotta fun happening this month! All Season Long | Spring Training It’s that time of year again…Spring Training is back! Grab your ticket, peanuts, Cracker Jacks…then stop by AMOB for a FREE margarita.  Wear ANY baseball team’s shirt or hat throughout the entire Spring Training season and receive a FREE margarita with purchase of an entree! (Yes, we said you can wear ANY baseball team’s shirt but…GO PIRATES!!!) The Month of March | Women’s History Month Our sisters at The Women’s Resource Center are near and dear to our

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You’re Going to LOVE These Promos!

Happy February, AMOB friends and family! We’re excited about what we have goin’ on this February at the O-Bars, and we hope you’ll be just as excited, too! 2/20 | Super Bowl Sunday: We will be closing at 6pm to give our staff the opportunity to enjoy the big game. Sorry for any inconvenience… we love football, too! 2/13 | Galentine’s Day: Grab your favorite ladies and head to AMOB for Galentine’s Day! Treat yourselves with our Gal Pal Special: -8oz Prime Rib -4oz Lobster Tail -One Glass of house wine -One dessert -All for $27.50/person! *Note: promotion not valid

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Cheers to 2020!

What an amazing year 2019 was for us. We would like to thank YOU for all of your support – from our fundraisers to your continued patronage, we are beyond thankful for all the local love this year. Click here to read about our 2019 year… a year to remember! 2019 and winter break for the kiddos has unfortunately come to an end… but we have something that will keep’em going! Bring the kids in for Penny an Inch Sunday through Thursday! Kids dine for only 1 cent per in of height at all four of our locations! The season

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Meet our Fabulous Landside Manager, Ruthie Ellis!

Ruthie is almost halfway into her 6th year as a manager at Landside. “I enjoy working at Anna Maria Oyster Bar because we serve fantastic food and drinks at a very reasonable price, but, I mostly love talking to all of our guests and I especially love hearing about how much they appreciate our great food and service. I’ve known John and Amanda Horne for many years, and. I love how much they give back to our community, and allow the staff to be a part of it,” said Ruthie. Why did you choose to work in this industry? I

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A Year to Remember

From our family to yours, we’d like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! From the bottom of our heart, we want to thank you for your support all year long – from supporting our fundraisers to your continued patronage, we are beyond thankful for all the local love this year! Lots of blessings this year that we wish to share with you… we were so honored and proud to accept the following awards and recognitions in 2019: Amanda received the PACE Spirit for Leadership Award – one of three Board Awards for the entire state at

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A Gift Never Tasted This Good

Gift card givers tend to have a bad reputation, perhaps because the receiver thinks they are impersonal. But we’re here to tell you why an Anna Maria Oyster Bar gift card is the best. darn. gift. ever. FOOOOOOD Okay, this is an easy one. Who doesn’t love food… especially when it’s free! Whether they choose to share an AMOB dining experience with someone or they get home from work late and need a fast delicious meal, you’re sure to put a smile on their face when giving them an AMOB gift card. Picky Eaters Yes, above we said everyone loves

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Meet Landside Manager, Kevin Thompson!

Why did you choose to work in this industry? Every day is different. You meet so many different people of different walks of life. I get to work with younger staff while installing values, teach responsibility, and hold them accountable for their actions. Seeing results when a “C” employee accepts responsibility and becomes a “B” or even an “A” is the best feeling. Teach us about your approach to customer service. Provide a good product, believe in it, and always listen to consumer feedback. What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference? I’m loyal! What’s

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Fresh Additions to our Pier Menu!

As promised, our new dock is here so you can visit us by land or sea, and… our new menu items have officially made their debut! Chef Will has been working extremely hard to provide the best of the best… why? Because our guests ARE THE BEST! Here are a few new items: Ceviche: A delicious mixture of Shrimp, fresh fish & veggies marinated in key lime juice. Includes wonton crisps to dip. Tuna Stack: Ahi Tuna Poke mixed with guacamole, carrots, cabbage with wasabi dressing and wonton crisps to dip. Fresh Fish: We will feature fresh fish as we

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Supporting Education & College Tuition

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 16.8 million students were enrolled in a community college or university in 2019. Unfortunately, we continue to hear how expensive and unaffordable college is. Let’s not even get into the topic of student debt.  Furthering your education can sometimes seem impossible unless you take out loans, receive scholarships, or have financial assistance. On Sunday, November 3rd, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee held their yearly “Brunch on the Bay.” This event helps sponsor USF students in achieving their goals, aspirations, and further their education. The support from local communities and businesses helps

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