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810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
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Ranked #32 of 226 restaurants in Bloomington
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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78% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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