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Schooners

5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
850.235.3555
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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
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English first
Panama City Beach, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Schooners for some yummy Florida lobster dishes, couldn't find any. Service was prompt. The view was gorgeous with the huge octopus sand sculpture, slow rolling seas and the beautiful beach. We had lobster chowder with little bitty cocktail shrimp - if there was lobster in it it was finely shredded. It tasted more like imitation crab. It... More

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Trussville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went here on a Wednesday night. Was able to sit down immediately with a party of 7. Service was prompt. I had the fried shrimp and was pleasantly surprised. The shrimp was not heavily battered and it tasted fresh. The fries were acceptable. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star review is that they serve kens steak... More

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Cullman, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was our third time eating at schooners. I ate the fried grouper sand which which was great and my wifes fried shrimp was delicious. The views of the beach where great.

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Columbia City, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were looking forward to a good seafood dinner; our server suggested we split the fried platter, since it was enough for two. I guess we were expecting a pile of fish, but there were 2 small pieces of grouper, 6 fried oysters, and 6 fried shrimp with several hush puppies and a small dish of coleslaw.... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I visited this restaurant with a group of 7 people. We were seated at a high top table overlooking the beach. The view was fantastic - the small bar stools we had for seats were very uncomfortable. We ordered the tuna dip appetizer. It was a huge bowl of dip that was plenty for all 7 of us. I was... More

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Rode our bikes here from local state park. Open air seating right next to the beach - enjoyed a beautiful sunset as part of our dining experience. Our server, Caitlyn, was exceptionally friendly and helpful - suggesting we split a combo meal (which was plenty for two). Food was very good, atmosphere was great, and service was excellent. What more... More

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Lansing, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went on a Friday night, was told about 15-20 minute wait, which was spot on. Had a drink at a the bar while we waited. Had onion rings and hush puppies for an appetizer very generous portion for two couples. I had the fried grouper sandwich with fries, could only eat half, nice fresh bun, wish the tartar sauce wasn't... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The view was great outside. Felt like everything was dirty maybe due to the fact it is totally open all outside. Chairs were showing there age. Our waiter was good he provided good service and was right on top of things. We were there for lunch so they were not extremely crowded. Food was ok was a little disappointed in... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Seemed like a local institution. Everyone was very friendly. We were there in off season but still very busy-about a 25 minute wait. They celebrate the daily sunset. Very festive. We had the smoked tuna dip (which is a HUGE serving), the boiled shrimp (which were very tasty but served with drawn butter - we asked for red sauce but... More

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Schooner's tonight and enjoyed a delicious meal. We were seated at a gulfside table immediately. The view was incredible, but next time I'll ask for a table where there are chairs with backs to them. My legs kept falling asleep on the small stool where we were seated. We shared the Seared Crab... More

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