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810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
309-829-6841
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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: Late Night, Lunch

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food; great service

We had dinner here and I had the Quarter Chicken dinner. I ate all of my dinner. I had nothing on my plate to take home. My husband had the Pork Tenderloin and that thing is H-U-G-E! Why even serve it on a bun?!!! I mean, really?!! My daughter had the cheeseburger and fries and ate the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
JoBeth G
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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have always wanted to try Schooner's for the King tenderloin, but tended to forget because its location is off the beaten path. Finally visited over lunch on a weekday. We sat at a booth in the bar area and ordered the sandwich. As advertised, it is HUGE. It was served on a small pizza pan with any number of... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had dinner here and I had the Quarter Chicken dinner. I ate all of my dinner. I had nothing on my plate to take home. My husband had the Pork Tenderloin and that thing is H-U-G-E! Why even serve it on a bun?!!! I mean, really?!! My daughter had the cheeseburger and fries and ate the cheeseburger and left... More 

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Heyworth, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hadn't been here for awhile, and I was craving onion rings. The restaurant has been spiffed up and it looked good and felt good. The food however was not so good.I ordered a reuben sandwich and, of course, onion rings, The reuben was awful; very rubbery and artificial tasting corned beef. The rings were not at all like they used... More 

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Salem, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very clean little place. Family friendly. Prices are affordable. The tenderloins are suppose to great. They are huge but didn't taste amazing as I thought it would. Tasted like a frozen tenderloin that you can get anywhere. Would go back again. They have all u can eat fish on Tuesday nights- would like to try that.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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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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