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5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
+1 850-235-3555
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8:45 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Beach front dining

Very nice place with an amazing location. Our waiter was wonderful!!! Can't say enough good things about him. Very attentive and interested in us which was nice. The food was good. I am not a seafood person but people in my party were and they loved their food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lee0926
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Johnston, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went here on the last night of our honeymoon. Waaay far away from the rest of the places we visited. We had a late dinner, maybe 9 or 10pm. The place still had a nice sized crowed and had a really good band. We distanced ourselves from the music a bit and sat beachside. Our waiter... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you are planning a trip to PCB, you must eat at Schooners. This is a restaurant where the local people eat, socialize, and come for entertainment. The restaurant is located directly on the beach. There is always a wait time because it is so popular so plan to wait at least an hour to eat (you can spend that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ok food but overpriced. I enjoyed the view and the crab cakes are great as well as their desserts. My aunt said her grouper sandwich was good. You are paying for the view for sure.

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

OMG!!! Best local restaurant ever...the food was the bomb and the band was great!! Our waiter was the best!! You have to go here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

First off parking is horrible secondly it took a while to get seated there were drunks everywhere is not a place to take your kids or your family was super loud while the food was not that great they didn't even have crab legs or lobster. Me personally it reminded me of an outdoors karaoke bar from back in the... More 

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice place with an amazing location. Our waiter was wonderful!!! Can't say enough good things about him. Very attentive and interested in us which was nice. The food was good. I am not a seafood person but people in my party were and they loved their food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went on a date night while at Panama City Beach! Great time! Short wait and amazing food!!! Staff was wonderful!

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Springfield
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Poor. Not air conditioned and I was melting. Food selection poor. No crablegs. No lobster. This is seafood? Ceasar salad poor. Fried shrimp I couldn't even eat it was so tough. My son's burger was decent but pricey. Wouldn't recommend.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went there on a recommendation of a friend, and I must say we thoroughly enjoyed it. You have a great view of the beach. We went there twice during our stay. The dinners were quite good as was the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had been to schooners several years ago and had such a great time. However this time was different. It was extremely crowded and there wasn't any room to dance to the live music.

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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, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?