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Schooner or Later

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American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers
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241 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803-4604
562-430-3495
Today
6:30 am - 4:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
Best Breakfast in Long Beach

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Trails4GMZ
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Long Beach, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Long Beach, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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19 reviews 19 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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long beach, california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good food right next to water. A long Beach favorite. Very crowded at lunch. Recommend a weekday breakfast.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It was a beautiful day but a bit overcast when we were deciding on lunch. We thought we could sneak in and get a table at Schooner or Later because of the cloudiness. Not so lucky as even though we were early people were waiting to get in. They told us 30 minutes but we were seated within 15. This... More 

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Huntington Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located on the corner of the Marina this restaurant has a great outdoor patio that over looks the boats. It has a diverse menu and only serves breakfast and lunch. Try to get there early or be prepared to wait up to an hour ( yes it is that popular ) fortunately they have a small bar near the waiting... More 

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Makati
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place has everything we want for. We had breakfast there with friends. It was just the right view and weather that Long Beach can offer. How cool is it sipping your coffee looking at the yatch?! Outdoor sitting is the perfect spot. I ordered ham & cheese omelette with fruits and I think that was a lot. I didn't... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

They have the best bloody mary's! The seating out on the patio over looking the marina is gorgeous. The service was terrific. The biscuits and gravy were so so. My work companion's belgium waffle was outstanding. The coffee was great. But the atmosphere was the best, they don't make you feel rushed. Very relaxing and beautiful!

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?