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5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
+1 850-235-3555
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for dinner based on our hotel concierge recommendation - she was right! Got there 30 minutes before sunset, and watched it from our beach side table. Good, reasonably priced food.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great bands, cold beer, and really good fish baskets. Don't miss the lobster fest in the fall. One of the best day-time parties on the beach an you can come by boat and avoid the parking hassle and cops.

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Brownsboro, Alabama
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We sat outside on the enclosed deck between the heaters. Had a nice meal and enjoyed a quiet meal while the band/bar crowd on the inside had a blast. Blackened Tuna BLT and the fish tacos were great. Just wished they had draft beer. Thanks Jamie for great service! We'll be back

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Good food and great service. Place is older but right on the beach. Got there early enough for a sunset and a shot from the cannon. Will definitely be one of my stops when company is in town.

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Castelnaudary, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy our visit to 'Schooner's' and this one was pleasant, but not memorable, in terms of food. Meat loaf and Chicken pot pie were our choices, and they were good, but not great. Terry Brock Band was really good and made the experience worthwhile.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We've been going through Panama City Beach FL for several years and never fail to stop at Schooners. Alwaysthe best atmosphere, best food & friendliest service in the panhandle. Love the nightly firing of the cannon at sunset.

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Griffith, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Love the "last local beach club"; tasty food and drink and spectacular beachfront footage make it special. Beware the cannon at sunset, if you're not prepared, it will shock you!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The restaurant is a must visit if you have kids This is right on the beach and with the way it is seated you can let the kids play on the beach while you relax in the restaurant while keeping an eye on them Food is good, nothing fancy but good enough for a visit They have a very good... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A party of seven dined here during the off-season, no reservation required, on a Friday night. We settled in on their covered porch, right next to the warm heaters. Service was prompt and our tab stayed with us from the dining area to the bar. Props to the attentive waitress for that. Blackened grouper sandwich was pretty good and average... More 

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D. C.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Okay, we tried. Not a comfortable chair or stool in the place. Bland french fries that demand Heinz for any hint of flavor. Blackened grouper sandwich - described on the menu as a classic raved about by a James Beard associate decades ago - served on a plain roll with tomato slice, lettuce slice, pickle, onion ring. What a classic,... More 

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Address: 5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
Phone Number: +1 850-235-3555
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28

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