Popular Bradenton Area Seafood Restaurant Opens First Sarasota County location

A locally owned and operated seafood restaurant has just debuted its latest location, which is also its first in Sarasota County.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar is now open in North Port at 14132 Tamiami Trail, the former Family Table space. It is the sixth location for AMOB along with restaurants in University Town Center (which opened last year), Anna Maria Island’s Bridge Street Pier, Cortez Road, Ellenton, and “Landside” near Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. AMOB was founded in 1995 on the Anna Maria City Pier before expanding to its current locations.

As its name suggests, AMOB’s menu features a variety of seafood including oysters and fresh fish, along with other casual dining dishes such as burgers and sandwiches. It is also full-liquor and offers a drink menu featuring margaritas and other cocktails.

The North Port AMOB features an indoor-outdoor tiki bar with 56 seats and a shucking station adorned with shimmering fish scale tiles, according to a press release. The restaurant spans more than 7,000 square feet and seats more than 240, with two private rooms: the 32-seat Gulf Room and the 20-seat Bay Room.

The restaurant offers an everyday 3-6 p.m. happy hour with deals including $2 raw oysters, $3.99 house margaritas and select drafts, $4.99 well drinks, $5.99 house wines, and $6.99 premium beverages. It also offers daily deals such as $17.99 all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Monday, $5 off market price Maine lobster on Tuesday, a Slammin’ Salmon dinner duo for $32.99, and 50% off wines on Wednesday.

AMOB’s North Port location is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 941-207-2662

Jimmy Guerts

Sarasota Herald-Tribune