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5121 Historic Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6903
+1 850-235-3555
11:00 - 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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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Shiloh, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for our last night of vacation just to end our trip with a night out but needed with a sunset that cannot be described in written words. The early bird special was so reasonable and they had a special drink for the holiday. Our waitress was attentive and helpful with the children's requests.

Thank Mac H
Franklin, Tennessee
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool evening and out for dinner for a birthday. Had read reviews and all looked favorable. On arrival found place very crowded. Rustic ambiance. Asked to change tables to be closer to heaters. Seating very crowded. Waitress harried. Felt rushed and yet food was slow to come to table. However, servings were generous. Food tasty and prices not too bad.... More 

Thank William H
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great view. You feel like your on vacation when you are eating there. Bud light is served in a can, which is odd, but the food is good. The blackened grouper sandwich is the best in town. Ask for the Cajun remoulade sauce for the sandwich. IT MAKES IT!! The service was very good as well.

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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?