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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 390
    Excellent
  • 274
    Very good
  • 106
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 29
    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
Most recent review
Great local beach bar. Great food ,good entertainment .

This is a beach bar. If you are looking for quiet and romantic, wine and champagne,inside conveniences of filtered air conditioning ,family dining for small children into the wee hours of the night,this is not the place for you. Leave it for those who want a beach bar. Fantastic for us!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Carol W
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Monroe
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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844 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Monroe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a beach bar. If you are looking for quiet and romantic, wine and champagne,inside conveniences of filtered air conditioning ,family dining for small children into the wee hours of the night,this is not the place for you. Leave it for those who want a beach bar. Fantastic for us!

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Madison, WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We've eaten at Schooner's several times since January 2015 while staying in a nearby condo. We had high hopes that our "neighborhood bar and grill" would be great...but we were greatly disappointed. A few weeks ago we had dinner with another couple. The food wasn't bad, but the service was poor, and the music was blaring so loud we couldn't... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a stay-vacation this past weekend! We went to Schooners for Date Night!!! Seafood Dinner, Entertainment and service were amazing. The beach environment was fun, lots of good music. I love the place and will go back. Which is why I say this with respect. We work hard and wanted a little getaway in our own town before the spring... More 

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Salem, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I loved this open air restaurant. The seafood food was amazing. The environment was fun, lots of good music. It was definitely the go to restaurant in the daytime, but if you have kids, it gets a little rowdy at night. We made several visits there, and every time the food was great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Once you haven eaten outside on the poarch you are not welcome to sit inside at a table and have drink and listen to the music. Even if the tables are empty and the bar is full. We left. To bad they could have made more money on us.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Within walking distance of where we were staying so we had to give it a try. A little cool weatherwise on the night we visited but this restaurant has a special way of keeping you warm with the drinks, food and heating elements that add ambience to the place. Great music, friendly staff, good food, and best of ALL --... More 

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Upper Peninsula
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went for a late breakfast and although the location is right on the beach it was just OK. I can imagine this place getting going at lunch and all evening and being a lot of fun, but for breakfast it was just breakfast in a bar that had served a lot of alcohol the night before. The food was... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Such an awesome place to have lunch on a cold February day. The patio restaurant has tent type flaps with clear windows and patio heaters inside to keep the patrons and staff warm. Great views of the beach and Gulf. Had just arrived in PCB from the cold north and what a great lunch with the best atmosphere. We tried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Drinks were great. Food seemed reprocessed/ microwaved, but server was on top of it, and view was phenomenal!!'

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Frankfort, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Last local restaurant on the beach. Excellent seafood. Fun atmosphere. Easy parking. Service almost too fast.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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