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Schooners

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:45 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dessert, 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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 418
    Excellent
  • 300
    Very good
  • 117
    Average
  • 50
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local restaurant that is along the beach

Usually stop off at Schooners every time we go to Panama City Beach. Good oyster basket and spinach salad. Fun to sit at the bar and people watch. Prices are good and service great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Marsha K
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just ate here on 5/30/2015 and out of all the times we have been to Panama and said we were going to eat there and didn't. We have truly missed out. Our server Ericka was seriously the best! It was seriously the best service we have had anywhere in a long time! You really can't go... More 

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Albany, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We eat here every trip to the beach. It is always delicious and fresh! The wait staff are very attentive. The view is wonderful if you can get a table that overlooks the beach! They also have live music some nights that is great!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Usually stop off at Schooners every time we go to Panama City Beach. Good oyster basket and spinach salad. Fun to sit at the bar and people watch. Prices are good and service great!

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Cecilia, Kentucky
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

There is nothing about this place that I disliked. We ate there at least once every day, some days twice a day. Everything on the menu is great and comes in big portions. It is right on the beach, and you can come in off the beach to eat or drink. The staff is wonderful! It was right next to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nice location on the beach, but even the patio seating is actually indoors.The food was average at best, service was good, but there are other restaurants on the sand with much better food, much better atmosphere. Schooners is the

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Loganville, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After the customary hour wait, we had a nice table looking out to the beach. I told my wife the last time I was at Schooners was in 1991. It was a fun place to go then and is still a fun place now. We ordered the fried onion rings and they were great! I had to have the grouper... More 

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Asbury, AL
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went about 5pm for an early dinner and the place was already packed. They have the tables jammed packed in so your on top of each other. Our server was way overwhelmed. The fish sandwich I ordered was so thin & dry all you tasted was the bread. One person in our party got sick from the gumbo. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Love the music. Blackened grouper was very spicy hot. I mean mouth on fire. Flames. Some kind of warning sign is needed. Best hush puppies I have had in pcb. Did I mention I have no taste buds left hot?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Schooners is absolutely a must! I enjoyed it so much I went back the next day! I had the grouper sandwich, it was absolutely delicious and fresh! Along with some onion rings that were so good as well! I enjoyed the view of the sunset, and the band they had playing as well, and also the firing of the cannon!... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Ok, I must admit the atmosphere is cool, BUT the service was not great and the food was sup-par in my opinion. It wasn't the worst but not worth 30.00. We got the Grouper sandwich and the Mahi sandwich and 2 waters. Did I mention for 30.00? For that price, I expect amazing. I hate to give a bad review,... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 10:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:45 am - 10:45 pm

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