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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:45 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, 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, Takeout, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We stopped by here to get a little more food after a light meal. There was a crowd waiting to be seated but we got right in since we were fine sitting at the bar. Shawn waited on us and entertained us while we were there. They have a live band but we could hear ourselves talk. We got the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Kemper07
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Missouri
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had a great experience at Schooners. Arrived early, around 5:15. No wait. Our table had chips and salsa, wings, fried grouper, fried oysters and fried shrimp. The smoked Gouda grits were amazing. The fried shrimp were a tad over cooked. The Beach Party (seafood platter) would easily feed 2 people. Our server was excellent! Wish I could recall his name...... More 

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Mc Calla, Alabama, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, but a very long wait. Service was not the best. So loud the waitress had to yell for us to hear her. The shrimp was way over cooked.

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Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here to get a little more food after a light meal. There was a crowd waiting to be seated but we got right in since we were fine sitting at the bar. Shawn waited on us and entertained us while we were there. They have a live band but we could hear ourselves talk. We got the... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My families here every time we go to Florida, we absolutely love it. Their sautéed crab claws are the best.

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Edgewater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Haven't been there in 15 years and knew things probably would have changed. Right on the beach, great atmosphere. Ordered lunch....fried oysters were cold and grilled grouper was overdone. Not happy but didn't bother complaining as it would have taken a long time to get more food. Service was great but they were slammed so a little slow.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of my top favorite restaurants in PCB. It's next to our condo and always go there 1-2 times during our week there. Fabulous food, great service and perfect view of the sunset at the end of the day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Food was good. We happened to go right before a huge thunderstorm rolled through, so the wind in the place was out of control. We all got lunch items and each adult meal was $15, kids menu items were $6. Everything was delicious, but completely overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Go about 30 minutes before sunset and listen to the daily canon blast when the sun melts into the ocean. Located right on the beach, Schooners is a favorite of mine because of nightly entertainment and great food. Dont leave without having the fried grouper sandwhich or grilled yellowfin tuna. The Canon Blast drink of rum and fruit juices with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate here while on vacation beautiful view of the gulf. The food was excellent and the service was great. Would absolutely eat here again. The calamari was the best ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a true beach club it is also an every visit destination for us. The food is always good and the Servers are friendly and attentive. This is a very popular restaurant so if you go on Friday or Saturday go early or be prepared to wait.

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Additional Information about Schooners

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
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:45 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 8:45 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene

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 - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:45 am - 1:00 am

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