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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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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The food here was OK - nothing great, but you are paying for the view. This place is right on the water and beautiful. We thought the prices were a little on the high side. The service was pretty good.

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stopped by Schooners for dinner. Wife chose to have a Schooners Burger and I choose the Fried Shrimp. Her eyes lit up when the burger was delivered. She said I am not going to be able to eat all of that. She tasted the burger said it was the best tasting burger she has ever had (★★★★★). Cooked exactly like... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When I go Schooners I usually order the burger.. but every now and then they offer the unlimited shrimp. and OMG... delicious... Ambience is excellent.. and never had a problem with the service...

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Palm Coast, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Visiting PCB this was recommended to us as "great food & views. Well it does have a Gulf view and very good seafood stew,though at $12.00 for a portion served in a bowl that could easily fit in a cup,hardly worth it. Two seafood stew,2 orders of fish tacos(2 in each) 2 beers ,total $62.00. Not a place I would... More 

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Henderson tx
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When vacationing in Panama City you must visit Schooners. They open the back of the restaurant so it gives you a great view and experience. There is also music typically in the evening with an island vibe. It is definatley a must visit on your next trip to Panama City beach

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Cairo, Georgia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We shook things up this year and our family had Thanksgiving at Schooners. Of course we didn't have turkey and dressing but we did have some great seafood. Schooners is dwarfed by high rise condos and can be hard to find if you are not looking hard. The atmosphere is spectacular being right on the beach. Our waitress was amazing;... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch based on a friend's recommendation. Our server (forget her name) was excellent giving lots of good recommendations. I had a spinach salad; honestly I've had better but it was good and the price was right at under $5. What makes this restaurant stand out is the view; located right on the beach. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visited schooners last weekend had the grouper it was amazing, the sunset was incredible, and the band was great, i will make it a priority to make it back whenever i get the chance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

right on the beach its awsom :-):-) the food is great ..lunch slecials and dinner specials everyday ...breakfast on the weekends ...u never have to leave the beach :-)

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Schooners is old school, Florida style casual restaurant with a great view, excellent food and good drinks. It was my favorite spot on this trip. Even had nice live music on Friday evening.

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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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