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“Fantastic Shrimp!”

Schooner's Seafood House
Ranked #62 of 597 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 12, 2013

If you love seafood like I do you gotta try Schooner's. Great parking, easy to find, can get extremely busy, especially when the early birds come out. Seating is generally fast and the wait staff is on their toes, quickly taking drink orders.
While the menu is not extensive it is good, and they're not shy about how much food they bring you. If you're looking for a romantic place with great atmosphere this isn't for you. BUT, if you're looking for friendly people, good service and the best huspuppies in FL it's for you.

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Thank Rich W
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

The fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and coleslaw were excellent. However, the place COMPLETELY lacks atmosphere. It was not a nice nor comfortable place to dine.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Some of the best fried shrimp that I have ever eaten. They have an early bird special if you get there before 6 pm.

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Thank Oooohmyyy
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had dinner here based on the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk. Visiting from upstate NY we looked forward to great seafood on our trip to Florida and Georgia. We were disappointed in the overall quality of the food at this local establishment. it was not up to the standards set by other restaurants in the area that we visited on this trip. Being this close to the ocean we expected better. The shrimp and scallops were nothing special, I suspect they were frozen rather than fresh. Service was good, but the place could use a makeover. Avoid this place, you have better options in the area.

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Thank chiefwinemaker
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a very busy, well known local restaurant. Many folks extolled its huge servings and low prices. With those as the premier attraction we should have been sceptical but we went anyway, which proved to be a mistake! Very busy when we arrived and we had a 30 minute wait, which we tolerated. Service was slow and amateur. Large platters finally arrived, filled with overcooked fried seafood coated in layers of breading and tasting of fryer oil that hadn't been changed since Nixon was president. We found the dinner virtually inedible and we certainly won't return. St Augustine has many seafood places that range from good to wonderful so there is no reason to choose Schooners unless you worship at the alter of a lot for a little regardless of quantity.

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Thank Stewart S
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