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5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
+1 850-235-3555
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grouper sandwich” (165 reviews)
“lobster fest” (43 reviews)
“fries” (221 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 01:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The atmosphere is airy and fun , your right on the beach and you can watch the waves or anyone parasailing.The wait staff are very attentive and the selection of lunch items is large. The food is very good and eating in the open air...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank DeaAnn22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Schooners is a staple during our visit. They have good happy hour specials and food specials (at least during the winter) and fresh seafood. I enjoy the fried oysters, the ahi tuna and they make a mean margarita. Try the tuna dip. It’s right on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mitsymax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times and tried different dishes each time. Always good. Servers are very attentive. Always a positive experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Annie65561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are in Florida, on the coast, so why eat off the water in some chain store food purveyor? Just go to the beach. Eat “on the water” - well, say, “overlooking” the water. Go to Schooner’s. Beach casual. Varied menu. Good food and drinks.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank myalerts5836
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It makes me sad to write this, because Schooners has never let us down in our many visits. This time we left terribly disappointed. Our server Tyler was not personable at all, and in fact acted like he couldn't get rid of us fast enough....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aschrader78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited many times over the years. First since Hurricane Michael. My wife and I stopped by for lunch and a cold adult beverage (recommend the Bloody Mary). As soon as we entered, we were were warmly greeted and received immediate service. Located directly on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q8105RDdan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals but we absolutely love this place that is mostly visited by tourists. The food is awesome and the prices are great. They have awesome wings, seafood platters, Mediterranean salad and the grouper sandwich is our favorite. The service is always PERFECT and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Meagan B
Reviewed 27 November 2018

I had never tried fish tacos as I didn't think it sounded that great, but boy did I ever change my mind when I tasted my husband's taco! These things are great! Very flavorful and plenty of food. Schooner's is the epitome of a beach...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank tbalabama
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. The food can be hit or miss but the view makes up for it. The wings are yummy. I travel alone and appreciate a sweet bartender.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shay2u
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Cold beer. Great sandwich. Good service. Truly an outdoor venue with old bar feel. Love the atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Terry S
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17 September 2018|
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Response from sbbriwn95 | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never seen pets at Schooners.
Jason K
5 June 2018|
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
No reservations and expect a long wait
27 March 2018|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
We’ve been coming down to PCB for 10 years and dine at Schooners at least a couple of times each Year. I have never seen a dog anywhere at Schooners and dogs are not allowed on the beach. There’s a designated dog beach by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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