Category: AMOB Events

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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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. This holiday season, we invited the 30 foster children currently living at the nearby Manatee Children’s Services shelter as well as MCF volunteers. Manatee Children’s Services seeks to advocate for and provide the resources, skills, and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families. This special holiday dinner is always a great and memorable time for all who join us… in the past we have hosted our Dive Into Reading children and families, PACE

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Give Them What They Really Want

The holiday season is here, whether you’re ready or not! We all have that one person that’s hard to buy for…or maybe you just dislike gift shopping all together…OR MAYBE you need a good hint for that special someone…We have something to make holiday shopping a bit easier for you. Two words: GIFT. CARDS. Each gift card is redeemable at any of our four locations and has no expiration date. But trust us, you’ll want to use it as soon as possible. Imagine all of the Margaritas you can have with a $100 gift card!!! Gift cards are available for

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Halloween 2018

This year’s Halloween was a howling 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!   Click the photo below to access our 2018 Halloween gallery and find your favorite >   l  

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Library Champion Award for Dive Into Reading

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Manatee County Public Library & Foundation, has honored Anna Maria Oyster Bar with the Library Champion award, presented on October 9, 2018, at the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting. This highly-esteemed award recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional support for, and attention to, libraries.   Improving childhood literacy is a major philanthropic initiative of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar family – and while we don’t do what we do for awards or recognition – it’s certainly a great feeling to be appreciated.  This award, along with other recognitions for

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BACVB Restaurant Month

We are so excited to announce Anna Maria Oyster Bar’s participation in the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB) Restaurant Month! Restaurant Month takes place throughout the entire month of October and features coastal restaurants in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.   The BACVB Restaurant Month was created to drive business to the coastal restaurants that have been affected by the economic downturn of red tide. BACVB’s Restaurant Month aims to show both locals and tourists that not even a little red tide can knock us down!   Restaurant Month includes “30 Day Deals” that are being

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Sensational time at Save our Shores Long Table Dinner

On Sunday, August 26 our community came together to show their support. It was absolutely incredible to see over 150 community members come out and show their support for the area and red tide research. The dinner benefited Mote Marine and Start (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide). We were welcomed with a beautiful evening on Anna Maria Island with a breathtaking sunset at The Sandbar Restaurant. The weather was wonderful — we couldn’t have asked for better! The beach was clear and there was zero odor in the air with a beautiful breeze lightly blowing. We enjoyed an array of

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The day all of us at AMOB look forward to!

Since 1997, we’ve been hosting a Longevity Trip to celebrate our awesome crew (really, they’re family to us). It’s our way of saying thank you for their hard work and dedication – and one way we like to show the team how valued they are. These amazing individuals have put in some pretty impressive years of tenure, too. A few fun and fast facts: 71 are hourly employees, with 588 years of O-Bar experience averaging 8.3 years 29 are salaried employees, with 286 years, O-Bar experience averaging 9.9 years 874 years of combined service, with an average of 8.74 years

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Celebrating Carmello’s Two Millionth Oyster Shucking

On Sunday, August 5 we celebrated our team member, Carmello, for a milestone at AMOB… 2 million shucked oysters and counting! Carmello has been with us for over 18 years, so it was as good a time as any to celebrate this awesome fellow! We hosted a giveaway at our Landside location for the lucky guest that ordered Carmello’s 2 millionth shucked oyster. Our friend, Bill Partridge spent lots of time so he could be the lucky winner… he kept ordering by the dozen until he got to #2,000,000.  Bill won an exclusive t-shirt, AMOB exclusive oyster shucking knife, and

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Independence Day Festivities at Cortez

We were festive and having fun at Anna Maria Oyster Bar Cortez on July 4! Our team had a great time celebrating our country’s birthday, and serving up ice-cold drinks and fresh food to guests. The Cortez AMOB family came dressed to impress, decked out in their patriotic best – covered in red, white, and blue and the glorious stars and stripes! Even our guests joined in on the fun… check out the day by clicking the picture below!  

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