Category: Menu Feature

Anna Maria Oyster Bar hospitality group acquires Sarasota’s iconic Cafe L’Europe

Known for decades as the “Grande Dame” of Sarasota restaurants, the venerable Cafe L’Europe restaurant on St. Armands Circle has been sold for an undisclosed sum by Julie and Ron Milton to award-winning local restaurateurs and philanthropists Amanda and John Horne, owners of four Anna Maria Oyster Bar restaurants. The Hornes take over operations of the restaurant on February 1, 2022. “For us, the sale is bittersweet,” said Ron Milton. “Since purchasing this legendary restaurant in 2016, Julie and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, our family-like relationships with our incredible staff, and getting to know our many loyal, wonderful customers.

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Thank You for a Great 2021

By this point, last year already seems a bit like a blur!  I spent some time earlier this week reading back over my last twelve “From The Desk of John Horne” monthly emails to remind myself of all the good news we were able to share in 2021.  Despite its difficulties, 2021 proved that recovery is not a straight line forward, but has its ups and downs…and also it’s sideways…sometimes even its upside-downs! Lately, I’m reminded that as much as we all wish we could push a button and go back in time two years, the reality is that this

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From the Ranch to the Gulf

AMOB friends and family! You showed our U.S. of AMOB Seasonal Menu great love and support. However, it is that time to wave goodbye to our summer menu and welcome something brand new. This fall, we are bringing flavors together that will take you all the way from the ranch to the gulf. Our new seasonal menu, From the Ranch to the Gulf, features flavors that everyone will enjoy. Whether you prefer your protein from the land, sea, or like to merge the two, the menu is definitely for you! These old-Florida favorites were curated by our Bridge Street Pier

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Anna Maria Oyster Bar Oysters

An AMOB Oyster Week That Will Shuck Ya!

National Oyster Day is August 5th and who said celebrations had to be limited to just one day?! Let’s celebrate the AMOB way by sharing our love all week from Monday, August 2, through Sunday, August 8, 2021!  We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than enjoying them seven different ways! It’s time you enjoyed our Baker’s Dozen special – yes, that’s right – you’ll get 13 oysters for the price of 12, prepared just how you like: Raw Fried Steamed Garlic Parmesan Grandma Georgie’s Chipotle  Oysters Rockefeller  Tequila Lime    At AMOB, we love supporting local businesses

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We Want YOU… to eat at AMOB

We want YOU to visit the U.S. of A.M.O.B. this summer! Try our NEW seasonal menu full of all-American flavors, with an Oyster Bar twist of course. Inspired favorites like Deep-Fried Pickle Chips, Loaded Mashed Potato Hush Puppies, the Bleu Ribbon Sandwich (featuring shaved Prime Rib), and two new burgers. The U.S. of A.M.O.B. Lunch menu is available from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily at the Landside, Cortez, and Ellenton locations only. As we wave adios to our “Headed South” seasonal menu (boy, was that Shrimp Burger delicious!), we are welcoming in our NEW seasonal lunch menu inspired by

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New Year… Fresh Start!

All of us at the Anna Maria Oyster Bars are beyond thankful for all of the local love in 2020. We couldn’t have survived the year without YOU, our faithful regulars and friends. The love you show to our staff during these times when being in the hospitality industry is challenging is incredible. How supportive you are of our restaurant and initiatives continues to be something our AMOB Family is indescribably grateful for. We appreciate each and every one of you! And speaking of fresh starts, we are excited to roll out a NEW seasonal menu appropriately titled, “Fresh Start.”

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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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A Gift Never Tasted This Good

Gift card givers tend to have a bad reputation, perhaps because the receiver thinks they are impersonal. But we’re here to tell you why an Anna Maria Oyster Bar gift card is the best. darn. gift. ever. FOOOOOOD Okay, this is an easy one. Who doesn’t love food… especially when it’s free! Whether they choose to share an AMOB dining experience with someone or they get home from work late and need a fast delicious meal, you’re sure to put a smile on their face when giving them an AMOB gift card. Picky Eaters Yes, above we said everyone loves

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Fresh Additions to our Pier Menu!

As promised, our new dock is here so you can visit us by land or sea, and… our new menu items have officially made their debut! Chef Will has been working extremely hard to provide the best of the best… why? Because our guests ARE THE BEST! Here are a few new items: Ceviche: A delicious mixture of Shrimp, fresh fish & veggies marinated in key lime juice. Includes wonton crisps to dip. Tuna Stack: Ahi Tuna Poke mixed with guacamole, carrots, cabbage with wasabi dressing and wonton crisps to dip. Fresh Fish: We will feature fresh fish as we

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Burgers & Brews

Whoever comes up with these national food holidays… I think we all owe them a BIG thank you! TWO national holidays are coming and Anna Maria Oyster Bar is ready to celebrate. Get ready to mark your calendars! First up, we have National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th. A whole day just for cheeseburgers aka America’s favorite sandwich?! We’ll take it. Celebrate with us at any of our four locations and receive a FREE House Margarita with your purchase of a cheeseburger.  After your bellies are full of burgers and margs, get ready for National Beer Day on September 28th!

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