Category: AMOB Family

Meet Server Lisa Davis!

Why did you choose to work in this industry? I absolutely love the environment of hospitality, especially at AMOB! I love working around fun people! Tell us about your approach to customer service. I always “feel-out” the customers first. I try to read their body language and base my service around that. What would you pet say about you if we asked for a reference? “She can’t keep her hand off of me and she talks to me like I’m a baby – it’s so annoying!” Describe the most incredible view you’ve ever seen. When I was in Colorado, the

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Meet Server Vicki Dickson

Why did you choose to work in this industry? I retired from being a flight attendant for over 30 years. I really missed working in the customer service environment! Tell us about your approach to customer service. I make every customer feel as if coming to eat at AMOB is a treat and something to always look forward to! What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference? They would say I’m a pushover! We only have to look at her with those big brown eyes and we can get anything we want! Is there something

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Meet Manager Jon Tipton

Why did you choose to work in this industry? I worked in the food industry when I was a teenager and in my early 20’s. I was provided a great opportunity to get back in the business during the recession years and I have been able to enjoy it for the past 10 years. Tell us about your approach to customer service. I always greet each guest with a smile and a little humor! (If the timing is right!) What is your signature comfort food? Spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad, and of course, a good red wine. What would your

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Meet Manager Cindy Hunter

Why did you choose to work in this industry? God chose this field of work for me! Four years ago, I left 24 years as an administrative director at two different Community Colleges and made a life and work change: entering the restaurant world. What is your favorite aspect of your job? My favorite part of this job is working with all of the AMOB staff as a team as well as learning as much as I can and teaching the staff when I can! I also really enjoy meeting the guests, interacting with the kids, and assisting where I

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Meet Managing Partner and Director of Purchasing Lynn Horne

Born and raised in Bartow​, FL, Lynn Horne has been married to Sandy for 27+ years with 3 children: Nic, Jake Ann and Trey; and 2 grandchildren Audrianna​ and Trenton. He moved to Bradenton in 2009​ to​ join the family business alongside his brother John (Gran Jefe) as the Director of Purchasing and Managing Partner at the Pier location. Lynn became a member of the Hernando de Soto Historical Society in 2010, serving on the Board of Directors, and is a past Captain of the Crewe of De Soto. Lynn loves the outdoors whether hunting, golfing or on a boat.

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Meet General Manager Ken DeVice

Ken DeVice is the General Manager at our Cortez location. He has been a part of our AMOB family for over 13 years and moved to Florida in 1980. Previously, Ken worked with Roadhouse Grill, El Conquistador Country Club (prior to being known as the IMG Golf & Country Club) and Lone Star Steakhouse. At the Anna Maria Oyster Bars, Ken favorite menu item is our mouthwatering Danish Baby Back Ribs. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, spending time with family and watching NASCAR. Why did you choose to work in this industry? Mainly for the challenge…you never know

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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” was a huge success! According to the Herald-Tribune, party-goers found themselves in a winter wonderland of snow before being treated to champagne, hors d’oeuvres and delicious food from our friends at Pier 22. After filling up on fabulous food and drinks, guests participated in very entertaining live auction hosted by the ever-charismatic John Horne and Stewart Moon, Jr. This event has been coordinated by our very own John & Amanda Horne, as well as Stewart & Trudy Moon for the

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Meet Managing Partner Tim Bingham

Tim Bingham is a native of Kentucky who moved to Florida in 1996.  He has been part of the AMOB family for 12 years, joining us from Johnny Leverock’s Seafood House.  His favorite Oyster Bar menu items are the Hangover and “Tim’s One Night Stand” Bloody Mary, served during Weekend Brunch at the Pier location.   In his free time, he enjoys Kentucky Basketball, running including in competitive obstacle course races, and spending time with his two children, Timmy and Lily. What is your favorite aspect of your job? I love talking to our guests! Tell us about your approach

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Meet Managing Partner Gary Harkness

Gary Harkness is a Managing Partner with the Anna Maria Oyster Bars.  He left Northern Ireland for Bradenton in 1980 where he was a rear gunner on a milk float in Belfast. He writes, “It was a great move and I found paradise! No more cold rainy days for me.” Gary hooked up with John Horne at a joint on Anna Maria Island called Fast Eddie’s, and has been in the restaurant business ever since because he loves the people he meets. Gary has one 28-year-old daughter in Wisconsin, with whom he’s planning a trip to go back home to

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A Celebration of Ann Senn Horne

Ann Senn Horne, 86, of Anna Maria Island, passed away November 10, 2018, on her beloved Anna Maria Island surrounded by love, laughter and her devoted family. Born in Bartow, Florida, December 14, 1931, to Thelma Keller and John (Jake) Washington Senn, she graduated from Summerlin Institute in 1950 and attended Newberry (SC) College. She joined Lynn D. Horne in marriage in 1957, the two built homes in Bartow, FL; Woodfin Mountain, NC; Anna Maria Island, FL… and a wonderful life together.  Dynamite definitely comes in small packages. She loved her dogs, being surrounded by laughter and all manner of

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