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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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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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Amendment 2 Hurts You

A Message From John Horne Thank you for your interest in learning why I am urging you to vote NO on Amendment 2. It will harm many of the people that it was intended to help. We talk a lot about family at the Anna Maria Oyster Bars.  You hear us refer to our treasured staff as “the AMOB Family,” because my partners and I recognize that without the contributions of these hard-working, talented, caring individuals, our business would not exist. That’s why we paid every single one of our 325+ employees while we were closed for seven weeks during

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From TX to FL, Loyal Guests Show Love to AMOB

A lovely story shared by long-time AMOB regulars who moved to Austin, Texas, and were unable to make their annual trip to Bradenton, FL. Check out their photos in the gallery below! Hello, I am writing from Austin, TX where we moved from Lakeland FL in 1977. We had lived there for 7 years; we visited Longboat and AMI beaches frequently. I didn’t want to leave Florida, but we promised each other we would come back every summer and we have kept that promise for almost all of those years. Our two girls are grown up now, and one has

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Anna Maria Oyster Bar Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award

The Anna Maria Oyster Bar (Cortez location) today announced it has been recognized as 2020 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner for ranking in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners exemplify travelers’/diners’ ultimate favorite, top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.  “We are beyond proud to receive the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award from Tripadvisor. Being recognized by our guests is an honor that means more than anything to us. We are proud to be a place

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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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You’re Going to LOVE These Promos!

Happy February, AMOB friends and family! We’re excited about what we have goin’ on this February at the O-Bars, and we hope you’ll be just as excited, too! 2/20 | Super Bowl Sunday: We will be closing at 6pm to give our staff the opportunity to enjoy the big game. Sorry for any inconvenience… we love football, too! 2/13 | Galentine’s Day: Grab your favorite ladies and head to AMOB for Galentine’s Day! Treat yourselves with our Gal Pal Special: -8oz Prime Rib -4oz Lobster Tail -One Glass of house wine -One dessert -All for $27.50/person! *Note: promotion not valid

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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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