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Schooners

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5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
+1 850-235-3555
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:45 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: There's nothing "fancy" about Schooners cuisine; it is simple, fresh and...
There's nothing "fancy" about Schooners cuisine; it is simple, fresh and perfect. No sauces cover the unbeatable flavor of truly fresh Grouper sizzled to perfection on the Schooners grill. A platter of fresh Fried Oysters, Hushpuppies and icy cold beer blend perfectly with the salty breeze blowing in off the Gulf.
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    Very good
  • 150
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  • 59
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very rustic beach bar

schooners is billed as "the last local beach club" it was before Hurricane Opal. Now they cater more to the tourist cloud than locals. It's still a great place to have a few drinks and eat with a full menu. The bands that roll thru are really good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sleddog32
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Panama City Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Slater, Missouri
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Go at sunset to see the 'cannon' get shot off. - We love the local feel here. Have never had a bad dish, bad drink, or had any negative experience here. It's worth the extra drive down the 'strip' ....

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

schooners is billed as "the last local beach club" it was before Hurricane Opal. Now they cater more to the tourist cloud than locals. It's still a great place to have a few drinks and eat with a full menu. The bands that roll thru are really good as well.

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Port St Lucie,Fl
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is next door to the apartment. But NO Air Conditioning! We did not eat there, however the menu lo0oked great and reasonable.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Schooners is our new go-to place in PCB! If you want super food and drinks that you can even take (on their property) down to the beach, this is your place, too. We went back twice this past week to enjoy the water/beach and their awesome fare. Very friendly staff and a great environment to add to a great day... More 

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Franklin, NC
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218 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We go to PCB annually, and to be honest, I don't recall ever having great food at any restaurant that is located right on the beach. Schooners however proved to be the exception. Food was delicious and fresh, service was great, and the live music was just an added bonus. This will be a regular stop for me while visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We are something of a fixture here. Love the bartenders and ALWAYS have a positive experience with the kitchen. Excellent crab cakes...I recommend ordering extra fruit relish because it's insane!

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Jourdanton
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is bar that has been around since the 60's. Great hang out with open air (covered) seating. Great views of the beach. Fare is burgers, fries, gumbo, shrimp/fish baskets, fish tacos, and salads. Everything was good. Don't miss the Key Lime Pie! Prices are reasonable, good selection of craft beers. Full bar. Open late.

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Lawrence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff with live entertainment. Burger - was a burger nothing more Gumbo - shrimp was over done and nothing like New Orleans Chicken Sandwich - it was good Peel and eat shrimp - really good Kids meals were actually pretty good and had a good amount of food for the money.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I wasn't feeling good when we went so I really didn't eat, however my family loved it. We were a group of 12 with 4 little ones and the staff did a terrific job of taking care of us. I don't think anyone had a complaint about their food or the service. We arrived just before the sun went down... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In general Panama FL is not the best place for fine dinning so don't expect much, but this place is great. Decent food, good service and a nice atmosphere. beach views are also amazing, don't miss the place while you are there. I would normally rate this place with three stars, but considering what other options are around decided to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-235-3555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children

Description

There's nothing "fancy" about Schooners cuisine; it is simple, fresh and perfect. No sauces cover the unbeatable flavor of truly fresh Grouper sizzled to perfection on the Schooners grill. A platter of fresh Fried Oysters, Hushpuppies and icy cold beer blend perfectly with the salty breeze blowing in off the Gulf.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:45 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:45 am - 1:00 am

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