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American, Bar, Pub
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810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
+1 309-829-6841
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I wanted to try the Sunday fried chicken special. T he giant tenderloin caught my eye and it was a hard decision.T ordered the half chicken and a mini tenderloin slider.The slider was better than I thought it would be.They were a little busy for Sunday night.The chicken arrived hot and fresh fried.Great batter.real mashed potatoes and real gravy.Cole slaw... More 

Thank Jeff M
Kansas City, MO
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

An OK local bar/restaurant in an older neighborhood close to downtown, off the beaten track if you're just traveling through. The sign outside says it was established in 1981 but it looks and feels much older than that. We ate in the smallish bar area in a booth but there was a larger dining area on the other side that... More 

Thank Meg S
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

First time hanging out in Bloomington and I was pleasantly happy and surprised to find a nice little neighborhood bar. Our group had some time to kill between a wedding and reception so we stopped in for a few. We were greeted by a happy, easy going bartender and awesome customers. I saw the bartender making one of their famous... More 

Thank StephnWilliam N
Champaign, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were returning from a weekend getaway and wanted to find a local restaurant for a late lunch. My husband had heard about Schooner's from a friend so we looked it up on MapQuest. It is in a residential neighborhood and a little difficult to find. There is a restaurant area, bar, and outdoor seating area. There's nothing extravagant or... More 

Thank mlrich24
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The food is as expected. They have remodeled or redecorated since I was last there. It is very pleasant inside. Service was pretty good. Kids were happy with their meals. Shared the tenderloin supreme with my wife.

Thank justin w
Yorkville, Illinois
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Yea. What the title says. This thing was ginormous. They serve it on a pizza tray and it could easily make 4 if not 5 sandwiches. It was cooked perfectly. My father in law had the fried chicken and said it was very good. Everyone enjoyed the meal, service was great and the staff was friendly. Worth a try if... More 

Thank dpenn1982
Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Just ate at Schooner's-- a cold beer and a light meal on a hot summer evening. Good neighborhood bar/ restaurant close to our B&B. Server was friendly and food was what we expected. Husband liked the onion rings, and in his opinion, not too salty! A local hotspot.

Thank Karen L
Santa Clarita
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Excellent breaded pork tenderloin sandwhich that feeds four and wonderful lightly breaded deep fried onion rings...both unbelievably reasonably priced!

Thank Mary S
Mc Lean
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go to eat at this restaurant a couple of times a year. I usually order the battered buffalo chicken sandwich and onion rings. He gets the Gebby burger and steak fries. We love the food, but this time our service was super slow. We wanted a quick bite to eat and had to wait over an... More 

Thank Kristine D
Tyler Texas
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Schooners offers home cooked dining with some local flavor. The burgers are awesome. The nightly specials keep diners returning. The beer garden is a nice, relaxing place to have a beverage or dine,

Thank EGoad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 E Grove St, Bloomington, IL 61701-5477
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-829-6841

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?