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5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
+1 850-235-3555
08:45 - 01:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 08:45 - 01:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No happy hour, but nice view of the sunset. Canon solute at sunset unusual, but fun. We did not eat, just there for a drink, and again disappointed that no drink specials for a weeknight. We did enjoy visiting with other retirees at the bar.

Thank Adele K
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love eating here in the winter as they have BIG heaters that are beautiful. Also live music here has always been great. The drinks are also good and are perfect with sunset! Really had a great time. The servers are friendly and helpful with the menu and drinks. The seafood was very good.

Thank Ada A
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went there for dinner with my family and food was delicious and great atmosphere there. we loved that place, we highly recommend that place

Thank angelazoyo
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58 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation, wouldn't recommend this place again. We dealt with who I HOPE was a new server, poor attitude, so inattentive the hostess ended up taking our order. The food was a basic selection, either deep fried or grilled with no imagination. I had the scallops and they were still gritty as well as being overcooked.

Thank AmandaNAndy
FMTT, Owner at Schooners, responded to this review

Please provide additional information, such as server name, date of visit, section of the restaurant, etc. This is not the way we conduct business and we will have no part of poor service or attitude on the part of employees. We also pride ourselves in providing excellent food at a fair price. You assistance in resolving this matter will be... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hopefully we just went on an off night, but our server was the worst! He really didn't want to be there, the hostess ended up taking our order. The bar is VERY limited, as is the menu. If you don't like your seafood fried in a tasteless, heavy batter, I wouldn't recommend this place. Our drinks, both water and otherwise,... More 

Thank Amanda F
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early....the parking is a nightmare. Driver around for a good 15 minutes before getting a spot. Very large and plenty of seating. They have live music and a great selection of drinks and food.

Thank Chris R
Longview, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the beach. Excellent beer selection. Excellent lightly breaded fried grouper sandwich but a bit expensive at $16. Think they have live music sometimes but not today😞.

Thank Gassdok
Albany, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some delicious crab cakes, my friend had a yummy grouper sandwich. Loved the beachfront location and great service.

Thank GPOwen
Auburn, Alabama
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 couples went to Schooners to watch the Iron Bowl. The drinks were good. We had crab claws, calamari, wings and shrimp & grits. All very, very good. Our waiter was Aaron and worth every penny of his generous tip. There was quite a rowdy crowd and he handled it better than I've ever seen done! Great evening with friends.

Thank RetiredPilot69wife
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to PCB and somewhat put off by the massive condos and restaurants with the loud paint and bad puns for names. However, Schooners is a place where you feel at home, comfortable, right on the water with outstanding views and delicious seafood with good beer. Nice to find a place where the locals eat.

Thank Waltonp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:45 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
08:45 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-235-3555
There's nothing "fancy" about Schooners cuisine; it is simple, fresh and perfect. No sauces cover the unbeatable flavor of truly fresh Grouper sizzled to perfection on the Schooners grill. A platter of fresh Fried Oysters, Hushpuppies and icy cold beer blend perfectly with the salty breeze blowing in off the Gulf.

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