Easter 2019 – Bradenton Beach at Anna Maria Island – The Typical Tourist

Is lunch too early for Tito’s and Pink Lemonade? AMOB says, “How can you drink all day if you don’t start in the morning?”

This is a THROWBACK Post to Easter Weekend 2019. We had a four day weekend, so we headed to the coast. However, our weekend weather was a bit colder than we anticipated- 68 degrees and 25mph winds – so we took a break from our Saturday morning sunbathing (sandblasting) and headed out to Anna Maria Oyster Bar for lunch. Feeling feisty, I ordered a Tito’s and pink lemonade; when it came with a lime wedge, I knew we were in the right place! We started with incredibly fresh raw oysters and Kaboom shrimp (AMOB’s take on bang bang shrimp). Delicious! Our entrees included the Fiesta Salad for me, blackened Mahi-mahi sandwich for K, and Shrimp and Grits from the Brunch menu for my hubs. The salad put greens in my gut with a slightly Tex-mex edge and a delicious lime vinaigrette. The shrimp and grits had a smoky bacon flavor with light peppery zing and the Mahi-mahi flavor was balanced and spicy, but not hot. Beautiful views from all seats, great drinks, and fresh, well prepared food: AMOB is a must-do!
Check out the complete menu here: https://www.oysterbar.net

Also check the T-shirt options! One of my fav sayings from above: “You can drink all day if you don’t start in the morning!” Ha!

  • The freshest oysters!
  • Kaboom! Shrimp
  • Perfect bite: Cocktail sauce & Horseradish
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Blackened Mahi – yum!

Things to know: AMOB doesn’t take reservations and gets busy fast. If you go at common lunch or dinner time, expect to wait. AMOB is very family friendly and has kids books available in the small entry. 

While you’re waiting, stroll out onto the pier and watch the pelicans fish, the drawbridges go up in the distance, and swing on the swings. You may even get to watch some fishermen bringing in their haul! (Slight warning here: there are several fish cleaning stations, so weak stomach and small eyes will want to be aware.)