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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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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, 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
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: There's nothing "fancy" about Schooners cuisine; it is simple,...
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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    Very good
  • 158
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  • 68
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  • 36
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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
Nice Evening Meal

Had a nice little family supper over looking the Emerald Coast. At 7pm they fired off a cannon which was awesome. Food was great and service was outstanding. Real friendly atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
H5RSports
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Meansville, Georgia
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Robinson, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is so fun! the music is loud, the place is busy, and the beach is always in sight, no matter where you sit in the restaurant! The food is great. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat when I visit PCB. I make sure to have Schooners every time I make it to Florida! Can't forget the... More 

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Meansville, Georgia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice little family supper over looking the Emerald Coast. At 7pm they fired off a cannon which was awesome. Food was great and service was outstanding. Real friendly atmosphere.

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Thank H5RSports
Cassville, Missouri
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They were closed for the season for a month or so and boy did I miss them. It was a nice sunshiny day yesterday so my daughter and I decided to have lunch on the patio. The view of the beach was awesome as usual, our server was very efficient and professional. We ordered the grilled shrimp platter with steamed... More 

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Thank dreamgirl4800
Port Severn, Canada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love Schooners. Food is really good, servers and staff are great. Live music on the weekend. Fun place to sit by the beach in the afternoon. Some comment that it's rustic, I guess it is but it's a beach bar with above average bar food.

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Thank butlertreehouse
Carrollton, GA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a late afternoon meal this past week. Have eaten at Schooners on many occasions. The blackened grouper sandwich is very good. Too much bread for me, prefer just the grouper. Enjoyed a half spinach salad with our meal. As always, service was excellent. We sat inside as the wind from the ocean was cold.

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Thank JHA-GA
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is fantastic and the burgers with fries were really yummy. Bethanie served us very well and she was always checking that everything was good and refilling our drinks. I recommend this place for casual meetings and family gatherings. Eating by the beach is the biggest attraction of this place. I haven't had the pleasure of enjoying the sunset,... More 

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Thank Mimmo L
Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ordinary and overpriced. Pretty rustic for the prices. $15 for a not so wonderful grouper sandwich.

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Thank TravelingSteve99
Eldridge, Iowa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here every time we are in Panama City Beach. At Easter they made a sand sculpture that said Happy Easter. They have live music on certain days. And very good reasonable priced food. Excellent resturant!

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Thank slg1928
Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard so much about Schooner's so decided to give it a shot. Aside from the fact that it is right on the beach, open air atmosphere, and quite the happening place, we were disappointed. Food was mediocre, and VERY expensive for what you get. It's mainly for the 30-somethings who are out for a good time at no expense.... More 

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Thank Bulldogfamily2015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous place right on the beach and you can literally walk in from the beachside and sit down and grab a bite and a brew. Why not stay for the sunset?? You won't be disappointed.

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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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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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Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?