Category: AMOB in the Community

Thank you for the local love and support!

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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Pineapple Paradise Motorworks Brewing

Welcome to Pineapple Paradise

After weeks of John teasing our newest collaboration with Motorworks Brewing… it’s finally time for our official debut! INTRODUCING… Hala 1493, an Anna Maria Oyster Bar original brewed in collaboration by Motorworks Brewing to honor the hospitality industry. When we decided to do a collaboration with Motorworks Brewing once again, this time, we wanted it to be extra special for our 25th anniversary on September 15th. We chose the flavor pineapple because the symbol for our beloved hospitality industry is a pineapple. Florida’s hospitality industry has been pulled in a million different directions over the past 5+ months… it’s time to

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Anna Maria Oyster Bar First Named First Restaurant in Florida to Receive the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Seal of Commitment

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) announced the first 12 restaurants and hotels to achieve the FRLA Seal of Commitment on 07/24/2020, demonstrating their dedication to enhanced safety and sanitation practices. Anna Maria Oyster Bar was the first restaurant in the state of Florida to achieve the Seal of Commitment. This award is for demonstrating dedication to enhanced safety and sanitation practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We wanted to be the first restaurant to receive the FRLA Seal of Commitment as we feel it is so important to not only talk the talk but walk the walk in keeping

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Anna Maria Oyster Bar’s Dive Into Reading Program Recognized

The national award-winning Dive Into Reading program has successfully completed its fourth year, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominated by the School District of Manatee County, Dive Into Reading received the annual Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award (CBRA) from the Florida Department of Education.   The Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards (CBRA) recognize Florida’s business leaders and partners that have shown the most commitment in bringing positive change and implementing bold, innovative approaches to improve the academic performance of students in Florida’s education system and communities. Along with the award, the School District of Manatee County received $5,000 from Florida Blue

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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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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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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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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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Shuck Cancer!

Shuck Cancer! 1 in 8 Women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime making it the most common type of cancer among women. October marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the whole time we were slingin’ our special Pink Flamingo drinks with all proceeds going to two charities who are kicking the muck outta cancer, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and My Breast Friends 941. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, is a fun walk to raise awareness and funds to save lives

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Fall Into Our October Promos!

Happy Fall, AMOB friends and family! The humidity is gone, the sun is still shining, and hurricane season is slowly but surely coming to an end. We’re so excited about what we have goin’ on this October at the O-Bars, and we hope that you’ll be just as excited, too!  Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Shuck cancer! 12.4% of women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, making it the most common type of cancer among women, besides skin cancer. During the entire month of October, we will be donating all proceeds from our

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