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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    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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Appleton, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
625 helpful votes 625 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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Long Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are looking for the best place for breakfast, Schooner or Later is the place. The portions are large enough to share. The view is great and service is spot on. Hate to wait? Go sit at the counter. Busy on weekends, so come early.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food in a casual patio/diner. Plan on a wait or put your name in and go for a walk on the docks. The real tip is don't wait and go inside to sit at the counter. Definitely try The Mess but the other menu items also look great.

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Rochester, Mi
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148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ate here for brunch on 1/3/15 and our server was Nessa. We arrived about 10am and waited about 30 minutes for an outdoor table... the good news is they have an outdoor bar so you can get a drink while you're waiting to be seated (what a great idea). They also have indoor seating. It's a fabulous location on the... More 

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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is our local breakfast-lunch default hangout. Right next to the docks of the Alamitos Bay Marina. Seating outdoors (long wait on weekends), and counter seating and tables inside (my preference). This is a very popular place, one which I avoid on weekends due to the long wait. It's a local legendary cafe, one not to miss if you are... More 

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been meaning to stop here for years. Finally had chance. Even with cloudy weather, we sat out on patio. Loved the view and vibe. Had light appetizer and a couple cocktails, Service was great. Can't wait to go back and eat.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?