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810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
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Ranked #32 of 225 restaurants in Bloomington
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Old stale interior. Smells like a stale beer and old fried grease. If you need a Grease Fix this is your place but the food is NOT that good folks. Bar food, pitchers and greasy onion rings. Dated 60's place and outside beer garden. Have had more than one rude waitress so Ill not go back.

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Normal, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Good place to go and have a simple meal. Good selections and reasonable pricing. Plain decor and atmosphere. Nice beer garden for good weather visiting.

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Bloomington, IL
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I have been to Schooners far more times than I can count - The reason? The wings and rings flat out - though there are several places to get Hot Wings now in this area, Schooners are still the best and their onions rings can not be topped and I have had onion rings all over the world. It's nicely... More

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