Oysters Rock Hospitality



Oysters Rock Hospitality is a team of hospitality experts led by award-winning restaurateurs and philanthropists John and Amanda Horne.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your experience at any of our restaurants is five-star.  Our vision of impeccable hospitality is to ensure that everyone at our table knows that they belong. 



Celebrating more than 28 years serving great food at a great value in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. 

The Anna Maria Oyster Bars are fun, family friendly restaurants that instill loyalty and generate value for guests and team members, while being efficient and an integral part of our community.

Visit our coastal-inspired locations at Landside, Cortez, Ellenton, University Town Center, and the “A-Bridged Street Version” on the historic Bridge Street Pier on Bradenton…with another Oyster Bar in North Port expected to open in Spring 2024!

Readers of local publications including the Bradenton Herald and the Herald-Tribune consistently vote the Anna Maria Oyster Bars as the Best All-Around Restaurant, Best Seafood Restaurant, Best Early Bird Special, and Best Margarita… year after year!


This season marks Café L’Europe’s 50th year in its iconic St. Armands Circle location. Whether celebrating life’s most meaningful moments, or the end of a long week, we welcome lovers of food and drink for a five-star experience inspired by Europe’s finest bistros.

Spring 2023 brings a reimagined restaurant interior and new dining menus. European culinary tradition inspires scratch-made dishes using local, sustainable ingredients. An exquisite Old World-meets-New World wine list, craft cocktails, and live piano music greet you from our chic lounge.

Founded in 1973 by acclaimed restaurateurs Titus Letschert and Norbert Goldner, Café L’Europe’s name and concept were inspired by the classic ambiance of the popular De L’Europe Hotel in Amsterdam. 

Elegantly designed to exude old-world charm, before the restaurant was Café L’Europe, it was the Cocoanut Palms restaurant in the 1950s and became Colombi’s Italian Restaurant later in that decade, and into the 1960s.  The building was originally built circa 1926 as the real estate office of one of Sarasota’s most former residents – John Ringling.


  • To us, hospitality means ensuring that everyone at our table knows that they belong. 
  • Our team is passionate about creating Five Star Fun experiences through each of our brands. 
  • Serving people in our restaurants allows us to build relationships within our community and give back through our Pillars of Philanthropy. 


Integrity & Respect

We operate with transparency, honesty, and empathy

Community Engagement

We are committed to making our community better than we found it

Best Food, Best Value, Cleanest Restaurant

We maintain an environment that is clean, safe, and friendly while serving great food at a great value to our guests

Enthusiastic Hospitality

We make guests feel like family with our warm, fun approach to service

Support & Accountability

We have a culture of encouraging our staff to improve themselves daily, become better people and develop leadership skills

Personal Connection

We connect people to people, generating team member loyalty by empowering them to adopt a mindset of doing whatever it takes to ensure guest loyalty


The Top 10 Things That Happened at Oysters Rock Hospitality in 2023

In many ways, 2023 was a wonderful year full of core memories. We opened new restaurants, we invested in our people, but most of all – we learned. We learned so much more than I could have imagined: about everything from construction to wine purchasing strategies…from new technologies to new demographics…that old dogs can learn new tricks…and so much more.

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