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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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Evansville, Indiana
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed at Watercrest Co do and walked here for drinks and lunch a few times. Breathtaking ocean views.

Thank Karen L
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Charming and quaint. Good seafood, and lively bar scene. Get a high table overlooking the Gulf beach. Specials every night. Music at diner. Will return!

Thank Pat K
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great hangout. It's on the beach, inside and outside seating, fabulous staff, and the sunsets are stunning! Obviously a favorite of the locals as well as tourists!

Thank Doodlemomma
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just s fun place with great seafood and a band right On the water. They say they are the last local beach club, but I will say it's worth the trip.

Thank Crankycrew
Scottsburg, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to walk down here from Treasure Island condos....its maybe a 5 minute walk...they always have a band playing at night, they have great food and its a awesome atmosphere......the whole family can enjoy the music....we danced with the little kids as well in our Family.....Love this place....it is a little pricey, but most of the beach resteraunts are!!

Thank bttywade
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive prices but poorly made food! Our food was unseasoned and when i cut into my fillet it was cold raw. Wont ever be going again.

1 Thank Brie B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a "have to go" place for us. Can always rely on Schooners for the best fried crab claws and a delicious grilled grouper sandwich. In a "rut". We always get these!!

Thank Mike S
Panama City Beach, Florida
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is just ok and can be hit or miss. Service is slow, but fairly friendly. And the cannon at sunset will get your attention. Great view of the sunset. Open air when it's warm, and they have windows that close when cold, and they have propane heaters. The atmosphere is old school and has the local feel.

Thank Jcook66775
atlanta ga
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136 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shrimp flatbread is heaven while dining open air literally beachside. Great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank taprennoc
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there at different times over several days and it was always good. Also did New Years Eve there. Food was great. Lisa our Server was Awesome. The fireworks were really good. Each time we thought it was going to be the finale, They just kept on going. I recommend this place with out reserve.

Thank Donald E

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