Category: AMOB Family

Thank you for the local love and support!

From our family to yours, we’d like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for your support all year long – from tuning in to our emails to your continued patronage during the pandemic, we are beyond thankful for all the local love this year!

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A Spook-tacular AMOB Halloween!

  This year’s Halloween was a howlin’ good time at the Oyster Bars – it’s no wonder why it’s one of our favorite holidays! AMOB family members throughout our multiple locations got into the holiday spirit and dressed up. Between the clever, funny and spooky costumes, it’s hard to pick a Best In Show! Check out some of our staff below and the photo below find your favorite!

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A Message From John Horne

At the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, the health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. We have taken every precaution possible to ensure our guests have a safe and enjoyable place to dine, as well as our staff, to have a safe and enjoyable place to work.  The AMOB Family takes tremendous pride in our Pillars of Philanthropy. These are initiatives and causes that we support as a local business, but also shared values. One of our four pillars is COMMUNITY. With the value of community top of mind, it is within our honest nature and

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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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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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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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Meet our Pier Kitchen Manager, Chef Will Parard!

Tell us a little bit about your background. I was born and raised in wonderful Bradenton, FL. I went to Manatee High School, Class of 06. I am an avid waterman and outdoor life enthusiast. When I am not working I am in, on, or around water or the woods, or in the kitchen cooking as food with flavor is my other greatest passion in life. Seeing someone’s face light up after tasting my food keeps me going. What are your key accomplishments in your field/on the job? Working my way up to head kitchen manager at AMOB has been

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Meet Jack Cruse, Manager & an employee of AMOB since 1998!

Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in a small town called Perryville on the banks of the Tennessee River. I got married right out of high school and became a father two years later. I moved to Florida in 1980 but didn’t start a career in the restaurant business until 1998 on the City Pier on Anna Maria Island at AMOB, and I’ve been here happily ever since. What are your key accomplishments in your field/on the job? I think my strong suits are dealing with so many different personalities with my staff and making sure

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Back to 1995

It’s our birth month and in true AMOB Style, we’re throwing a month-long party! Throughout September, when you donate a new children’s book appropriate for elementary-age readers, we’ll treat you to $5 off any appetizer! In honor of our birthday, we thought we’d share some history on how each of our AMOB’s was born. 1995 – Anna Maria Oyster Bar is founded on the Anna Maria City Pier. The City Pier will always be home to us, because that’s where we established regulars and made a name for ourselves with our fresh seafood & fun atmosphere. However….we started off real

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Meet our Awesome Assistant Kitchen Manager, Jose Suarez!

Why did you choose to work in this industry? I’ve always loved to cook. It’s a passion of mine and I had an opportunity to join AMOB and haven’t looked back since! I am the Assistant Kitchen Manager for AMOB Ellenton. Tell us about your approach to customer service. Always approach your customer with respect and a smile. No matter what, stay positive! What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference? My pet would say I’m kind, good at multi-tasking, and I have a positive attitude. Describe yourself using only film titles. Fast and Furious!

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