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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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  • 112
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  • 47
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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
Most recent review
Fun atmosphere, beach acccessible

We enjoyed Schooners! Great view of the beach. Good food and music. Sometimes it seemed the wait staff was confused about who should be waiting on which table - which was great for us because someone was always refilling a glass or taking an order. Smoked tuna dip with jalapenos!! Cobb salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Shelley A
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Auburn, Alabama
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Auburn, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed Schooners! Great view of the beach. Good food and music. Sometimes it seemed the wait staff was confused about who should be waiting on which table - which was great for us because someone was always refilling a glass or taking an order. Smoked tuna dip with jalapenos!! Cobb salad with chicken was super delicious! Seafood gumbo was... More 

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Alabama
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited with 7 people. Our orders ranged from burgers to fish sandwiches. The burgers are large and the fish sandwiches were very good. I'd order the fish sandwich again any day. The cheese grits are yummy as well. The fries are extra crispy, and our server was very attentive. Food arrived quickly and accurately.

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Riverview, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Food was average - no draft beer at all - just cans or craft :( Friendly place and always busy. Service was good.

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Pittsboro, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Went to Schooners our 2nd night in Panama City to see the sunset and enjoy live music - we were not disappointed. Very lively atmosphere and Breezy, our waitress, was quite hospitable. Food portions were hearty - I especially enjoyed the baked brie. Several families were there also enjoying the large party accommodations and vicinity to the ocean.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

definitely go for sunset. order the fish. they set off a cannon at sunset. staff was good, food was good, prices reasonable

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had to wait 37 mins to get our food after getting our drinks. It really wasn't that busy. The fries were cold like it had sat in the window too long. Won't be back

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Veghel
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to have a drink and a bite. Food is ok but nothing special, place has nice atmosphere and good location on the beach, away from the crowd in Panama Beach.

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Garrison, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice location wasted by bad food and service. Will never get my $ again! So disappointed because we can walk there and are visiting for a month!

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The casual ambience directly on the beach can't be beat but the food is just average tasting and is pricey! A cannon is shot off at sunset. Live bands play on the weekends. It is closed during the winter months.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Greek/Mediterranean salad and their corn, shrimp, crab bisque.. tdf! Fun, beachy place... that we plan to go to a lot more often.. loved it..

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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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