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Schooner or Later

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American, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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241 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803-4604
562-430-3495
Today
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great outdoor dining with a view!

We choose to eat a late lunch at Schooner or Later based on the recommendation from the Food Network for a close restaurant, on our way up Hwy 1 from Newport Beach to Santa Monica. We had not seen the episode of Diners, Drive Ins & Dives that features this restaurant, but it was a good choice! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Sandy S
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Powell, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great restaurant for brunch and the menu is wonderful. The service was very good the staff was very informing to the customer. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

No reservations accepted. Waited an hour and a half for a table for a small group Saturday, after lunch peak. Mostly junk food aside from breakfast. Nothing special or tasty. Pretty good service at table.

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Granite Bay, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Schooner or Later is a popular, busy place. We love their breakfasts, which are delicious, hot and reliably great. I've had their pancakes and many of their egg dishes, all satisfying and tasty with generous portions. There is always a wait so the best thing is to have one of their famous Bloody Marys, which are huge with more than... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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185 reviews 185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Considering the hour long wait (it can be worse), I'd have to say this place was NOT worth it. Sure, they have a great location, but the food is average (even greasy), and the service was very poor. Our large group's plates were delivered with so much finesse we thought they were going to break them. I know they're busy,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went for a late lunch close to their closing time. Before I seated myself I did inquire if they were still serving. I chose the half soup and sandwich meal which was the meatloaf sandwich and chicken tortilla soup. Unfortunately I received my check before I even received my food. My soup had more celery than anything else in... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We choose to eat a late lunch at Schooner or Later based on the recommendation from the Food Network for a close restaurant, on our way up Hwy 1 from Newport Beach to Santa Monica. We had not seen the episode of Diners, Drive Ins & Dives that features this restaurant, but it was a good choice! We had some... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I went here for breakfast last week on a Tuesday. We both really enjoyed our meals. He ordered the spinach omelet, french toast, hash browns. I had the corn beef hash banana nut muffin and fruit. Everything was very good. The fresh squeezed orange juice and grapefruit juice were refreshing. We were surprised by how much spinach... More 

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Hyde Park, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very good breakfast with a nice view of the marina. My wife and I were in the area visiting our daughter who said that she had to take us to Schooner of Later for breakfast. She decided that we would go on a Sunday morning but we had to get there early and warned us that there still might be... More 

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Long Beach, California
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266 reviews 266 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in for an early breakfast during the week and sat at the counter. I had fun watching the cook's prepare the food there. My waitress was darling. Her name is Carrie. She was on top of my order and was very nice. I ordered the Vegie eggs with egg whites and spinach on the side...it was delicious. This... More 

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Long Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We like coming here for lunch. The atmosphere is light, fun and noisy, perfect for a meal outside on a nice day. The menu is big so there is something for everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803-4604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-430-3495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?