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Anna Maria Oyster Bar plans sixth location, its Sarasota County debut

The oyster-focused brand is expecting to open in early 2023.


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The former home of the Family Table restaurant is being transformed into an Anna Maria Island-inspired eatery. (Courtesy photo)
The former home of the Family Table restaurant is being transformed into an Anna Maria Island-inspired eatery. (Courtesy photo)
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A sixth Anna Maria Oyster Bar is in the works, this one in North Port. 

With permitting and the buildout phase beginning soon, AMOB parent company Oysters Rock Hospitality expects to open in February. The new restaurant will be located at 14132 Tamiami Trail, the home of the former Family Table restaurant, according to a statement. North Port is in south Sarasota County.

Being a former restaurant location already, AMOB officials say there’s not a whole lot to do in terms of renovations and construction. But there are plans to add an indoor/outdoor bar to the north end of the property. 

“We can’t wait to open our doors early next year to serve our signature brand of 'Five Star Fun,' delicious food and a great atmosphere,” Oysters Rock Hospitality CEO John Horne says in a release.  

Oysters Rock Hospitality umbrella also extends to other local restaurant brands including Café L’Europe on St. Armands Circle. 

The new AMOB will feature a menu similar to other locations with a focus on fish, steaks and wings, oysters, burgers and margaritas. 

The brand is also amid another project with construction beginning soon on an AMOB location at The Square at University Town Center, just west of Interstate 75 in east Manatee County. That project was announced earlier this year. In June, that location was expected to open late 2022 or early 2023. 

“Everyone we’ve encountered in North Port shares our excitement for Anna Maria Oyster Bar’s sixth location,” says Chris Frawley, Oysters Rock Hospitality COO. “We’ve found the perfect location to plant our flag in south Sarasota County. I’m especially grateful to the previous owners of this restaurant for maintaining it so well and being so accommodating throughout this transaction.” 

 

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