Category: AMOB Events

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Hosts Retirement Party Celebrating Officer Andre Jenkins

BRADENTON, FL, June 6, 2018:  Officer Andre Jenkins dedicated three decades to protecting and serving the Sarasota community.   He recently retired from his post, signing off through an emotional farewell video that went viral. To celebrate his commitment to protecting the community, Anna Maria Oyster Bar hosted a retirement party celebrating Andre Jenkins. Andre Jenkins was recorded bidding farewell, going 10-7 (out-of-service) for the last time after protecting the City of Sarasota for 30 years. The video of Jenkins went viral across social media, and even landed a feature on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. To thank Andre

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Mother’s Day 2018 at AMOB

Mother’s Day, known around here as “Put Your Mom to Work Day”, was a spectacular day. We were so happy to see all the loving families stop by for a bite to eat, showing their moms some well-deserved appreciation. We had carnations handed out to all the moms when they arrived, including two special ladies helping deliver them out – John and Lynn’s mom, Ann Horne, along with retired AMOB family member Miss Julia McCall. It was a delight to see our Miss Julia. Wow… we all miss her at Cortez. She retired 3 years ago as our Day Host,

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018

We were all a wee bit Irish this St. Patrick’s Day! Guests reached the rainbow’s end as they arrived at the O-Bars, we were serving up a classic holiday favorite: All You Can Eat Corned Beef ‘n’ Cabbage – and to wash it down, we had green beers on draft… after all, it’s not an Irish celebration without it! They don’t call it the greenest day of the year for no reason – our teams, and guests, were dressed up and covered in green. Take a look at the pictures below, click the image to see the full gallery. https://photos.app.goo.gl/dn7NIkiZc2sKm86E3

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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Anna Maria Oyster Bar

In honor of March being National Women’s History Month, we are hosting a clothing drive for the Women’s Resource Center. If you’d like to participate, we ask that you bring in any gently-used women’s clothing garment to any of our locations during March.  What’s your “go to” appetizer? Grandma Georgie’s Chipotle Oysters? Portabella Mushrooms? Peel & Eat Shrimp? Have you tried Will’s newest addition, the Tequila Lime Oysters? Here’s your chance to try a new appetizer for $5 off! A friendly heads up, those coupons are available to use with the purchase of an entrée. The Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

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A Great Time Was Had at the Annual Staff Holiday Parties

It was a great time at the annual Staff Party, getting all the O-Bar teams together to celebrate the holiday season. The party was held at Motorworks Brewing, which has Florida’s largest Beer Garden. The place was decked with fun games like cornhole, bocce ball, and of course GIANT Jenga and Connect Four… and best of all, a good selection of food and drinks! The Spot Taco & Catering cooked up fresh made-to-order tacos. Even Santa showed up to make a special appearance. Needless to say, a good time was had by all! https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZnHyfRCVpeyIZOMK2 John and Amanda also hosted a

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Happy Anniversary to Mama & Papa Horne!

Ann & Lynn Horne of Anna Maria celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Ann & Lynn were married on Saturday, November 16th, 1957 at the First Baptist Church in Bartow, FL and enjoyed a one-day honeymoon in Orlando. They lived and raised their two boys, Lynn, Jr.  & John in Bartow, although Ann’s hair did turn white after the birth of her second son… probably knowing the shenanigans they would get up to! Ann would visit Anna Maria as a young girl and her dream was to have a beach house and she realized this dream

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Veteran’s Day Message from John

At Anna Maria Oyster Bar, it’s really important to us to honor America’s veterans, and not only on special occasions like Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, but every day. We do our best to express our gratitude for those who served and sacrificed so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do in this great nation. There’s a beautiful tribute video linked below that a guest emailed me this video the other day and I’m honored to share it with you all. Please take a moment to enjoy. There are a few special things happening in our four locations

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Halloween 2017

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Anna Maria Oyster Bar! Staff at each of our stores joined in on the festivities by dressing up. Which is your favorite costume?! Click the image below to see the full gallery. https://photos.app.goo.gl/8ULYzEutCcoznEKj2

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Dine to the Nines 2017

Anna Maria Oyster Bar is a proud member of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals, a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community. The Originals celebrate “dining locally” each year with a special restaurant week, where you can find prix-fixe menus that end in $xx.x9… so we call it, Dine to the Nines! This year, you can find these promotions at our Landside location ONLY.  Check out the special menu below, and be sure to join us between October . 2 Course Lunch Menu $9 First Course {Choose One) Caesar Salad Garden fresh

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Longevity Trip 2017

Today is our annual Longevity Trip! This is a really special day for us because we get to celebrate our incredible teammates (really, they are #AMOBFamily members!) who keep the wheels spinning across all four Anna Maria Oyster Bar locations. This year, 92 staff members are eligible to join us. These folks have been with our company for more than three years. They represent a combined 852 years of service at at an AMOB… Average tenure of these 92 staff is 9.3 years. Pretty impressive! We appreciate our staff so much, and know that we could not be in business

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