I have been eating at the Schooner for 37 years, and have never had a bad meal. Until last Saturday night. I ordered my usual--The Deckhand, which is ham, turkey, and roast beef with cheese on a hoagie. Couldn't quite figure out what I didn't like. It was sufficiently hot, and the cheese was melted. At first I thought it was the roll, which seemed kind of dry. Then towards the end, I took it apart, and it was the meat that was dry, also. I left most of the second half of it. Sandwiches come with either soup, fries, or salad. Since I had just had an order of deep fried pickles (which were far too large for one person, or even two), decided I better have the salad. The pickles were dill chips, in a tempura batter, woefully underseasoned. I compare all fried pickles to the fantastic ones I had in Memphis at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken. Not even close. The BF had a ham and cheese sandwich, which, for some reason, he didn't care for. (He gets the same one every time). His french fries needed salt. The service, though, was oustanding. The waittress quickly took our order, food came within 10 minutes, and she checked back on us quire frequently.
The menu is quite extensive, from sandwiches to burgers to steak and seafood. Huge portions. All kinds of appetizers. Really yummy jalapeno cheese sticks. It used to be just a tavern, now it's a full bar. Haven't been in yet for Happy Hour. There is a big-screen TV, and lots of smaller ones all over for all you sports fans. Noticed they were charging a cover when we left at 6:30. Possibly a DJ comes in, not sure. This used to be my neighborhood hang-out, back in the day, so definitely will be coming back. This experience was definitely not the norm. I've tried just about all the sandwiches, and they're delicious.
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