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Schooner's

810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
309-829-6841
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Ottawa il
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My mom, sister and I split ONE tenderloin and got more than enough sandwich! We also ordered the onion rings and fries. Everything was pretty good. Tenderloins are a must try.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A true neighborhood bar with great wings. Our grad school daughter lives nearby and uses Schooner's to do her classwork. Real friendly place where we stopped twice in a two-day Bloomington visit.

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Anna, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I love this place the service is really good and I cant say enough about the people who work their. I wasnt really impressed with the food but it was ok but I thought it was expensive.

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Wheaton, IL
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Schooners has a friendly atmosphere and was busy which is a sign of a good restaurant. The broiled catfish was excellent and the fried chicken is a must. I was in Bloomington for a cheerleading competition. I am cheering for Schooners and cant wait to come back next year.

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I grew up in the midwest and really miss the local bar food type restaurants. My sister highly recommended Schooner's and we were not disappointed. The onion rings are a must have, We shared the tenderloin sandwich between 3 of us. It was great!

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