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810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
309-829-6841
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Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good beer and reasonably priced, tasty food

On a very busy Friday night we waited a bit for a table, but enjoyed the beer while we waited. The reasonably priced food was worth the wait and the service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
genefk
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

On a very busy Friday night we waited a bit for a table, but enjoyed the beer while we waited. The reasonably priced food was worth the wait and the service was excellent.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Comfortable surroundings, good food and plenty to each. The onion rings were the best I ever had to eat. Plus, a good selection of beer served cold. Yum!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Best tenderloins in Bloomington area. Besides that.....the best bakery is next door.. Grove Street Bakery. What more could you want?!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I ordered the wings, which were barely edible, the Buffalo shrimp that was a pathetic handful of dime size pieces of shrimp. My wife got the club wrap with a side salad that was at least a week old... wilted lettuce and mushy tomatoes. ....we have always heard good things about this place and wanted to give a local establishment... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Everything about Schooner's is outstanding! Food is good, people are friendly, and the ambiance is great!

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Ottawa il
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have been going to schooners over 25 years and the only noticeable Change is the faces of the waitresses. The onion rings are still the best ever. The pork tenderloin will still feed four Hungary people and the Italian sausage sandwhich is always worth the trip. Like most things in the Midwest, schooners is consistent and you can always... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First visit to Schooners in 25 years and not much has changed. The Pork Tenderloin sandwich is to die for...and make sure you split it with someone as it is HUGE. Cash only...but ATM is onsite.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant is a local neighborhood sports bar. Nothing fancy, but consistently good food and friendly service. Best wings in town and a pork tenderloin to die for. Great onion rings, too. If you walk out of here still hungry, it's your own fault. Man-sized portions, so have a hearty appetite when you walk in.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We visited Schooner's often when we lived in the area. Were back in town and gave it a try. Love the wings and rings. I don't think it's been updated very much in all the years we've been there, but still a neat place. Only complaint I have is they still do not accept credit or debit cards. We typically... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Great bar food and friendly atmosphere. And I have to mention the pork tenderloin sandwich. Be sure to ask for four buns (yes for one sandwich). We also love the onion rings which are home battered and deep fried. Yum!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-829-6841
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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