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Recent Press and Media mentions of Schooners



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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor  ·  2016

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Skip the Restaurant: 10 Meal Ideas to Cook for Valentine's Day

Skip the Restaurant: 10 Meal Ideas to Cook for Valentine's Day

Men's Journal  ·  February 2017

"There's no better day to flex your culinary skills than Valentine's Day. It's more intimate, and, yes, more affordable to make a meal at home. So sharpen your knives, roll up your sleeves, and follow the guide of these chefs and their recipes." See more
The Complete Guide to Food and Drink in Florida

The Complete Guide to Food and Drink in Florida

Orlando Ticket Deals  ·  August 2017

"Floridians have flocked to this cool beach bar and restaurant to play volleyball, take a dip in the sea and, of course, eat one of their famous grouper sandwiches." See more
Panama City Beach a great antidote to the winter blues

Panama City Beach a great antidote to the winter blues

Toronto Sun  ·  February 10, 2017

"We head to Schooners, where they fire a small cannon at sunset every night (bring earplugs), and where you can enjoy a cocktail in an adirondack chair on the beach." See more
Spring Break Is Over: How Panama City Beach Remade Its Image

Spring Break Is Over: How Panama City Beach Remade Its Image

Food & Wine  ·  October 3, 2016

"With a hugely prolific fishing industry in the region, sea-to-table cuisine is in no short supply in Panama City Beach. For the classic all-American and much-imitated-but-never-duplicated beach town restaurant hangout, head to family-friendly Schooner's, where you should definitely order some garlic-and-butter sauteed crab claws (off menu) and take in a night of live music from the soundstage right on the beach." See more
Panama City Beach a great antidote to the winter blues

Panama City Beach a great antidote to the winter blues

Welland Tribune  ·  February 11, 2017

"We head to Schooners, where they fire a small cannon at sunset every night (bring earplugs), and where you can enjoy a cocktail in an adirondack chair on the beach. " See more
Must-Try Florida Panhandle Seafood

Must-Try Florida Panhandle Seafood

Travel Channel  ·  2016

"Another local institution is Schooners which was originally called The Last Local Beach Club until 1985 when new management renamed it. It has since evolved from a funky beer and hamburger shack into a local hangout offering live music and a much more extensive menu with seared crab cakes, tuna medallions and their popular Dixie Oyster Salad." See more
Schooners holds annual Lobster Festival and Tournament

Schooners holds annual Lobster Festival and Tournament

WJHG  ·  September 13, 2016

"Schooners in Panama City Beach is hosting the 27th annual Lobster Festival through September 18. Organizers say there'll be live entertainment on the main stage through Sunday night, and on the beach stage, there's a dance floor in the sand." See more
27th annual Lobster Festival & Tournament rocks weekend

27th annual Lobster Festival & Tournament rocks weekend

News Herald  ·  September 16, 2016

"The 27th annual Lobster Festival & Tournament returned to Schooners on Monday, and will culminate with this weekend's dive, lobster feast, more live music and the 17th annual Sand Sculpting Competition." See more
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Travel Calendar

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Travel Calendar

Atlanta Journal-Constitution  ·  September 3, 2016

"Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament, Sept. 12-18, features large, freshly caught lobsters, a sand-sculpting contest, diving and a feast." See more
If it's fall, it must be time to eat and drink in Florida

If it's fall, it must be time to eat and drink in Florida

Orlando Sentinel  ·  September 1, 2016

"Lobster Festival and Tournament, Panama City Beach. Schooners sets the stage for the 26th Annual Lobster Festival and Tournament. Weigh-ins begin on Saturday and end Sunday with prizes and a Lobster Feast. Proceeds benefit charities. Another highlight is the popular Sand Sculpting Contest that takes place on the beach behind Schooners." See more
New Year's at Schooners in Panama City Beach

New Year's at Schooners in Panama City Beach

Panama City Living  ·  November 21, 2015

"Our local venues can easily compete with worldwide New Year’s Eve destinations. With fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico, live music, and an exciting gourmet menu, Schooners is THE place to be on New Year’s Eve on Panama City Beach’s white sandy beaches." See more
Schooners hosts holiday party & toy drive

Schooners hosts holiday party & toy drive

WJHG  ·  November 27, 2015

"We made it through Thanksgiving, but now the winter holidays are right around the corner, and Schooners didn't waste any time spreading holiday cheer." See more
Schooners Wraps Up 25th Lobster Festival

Schooners Wraps Up 25th Lobster Festival

WJHG  ·  September 21, 2014

"Thousands of seafood fans hit Panama City Beach Sunday afternoon for the last day of the 25th Annual Lobster Festival, sponsored by Schooners." See more
30 Things to Do with Kids in Panama City Beach

30 Things to Do with Kids in Panama City Beach

Suburban Turmoil  ·  November 15, 2016

"Crowds gather at this beloved beachfront restaurant each evening to count down from ten as the sun dips below the horizon and Schooners sets off its cannon, marking the end of another day. If you opt to eat at Schooners afterward, try the smoked tuna dip (our favorite). I also highly recommend the smoked Gouda and Tasso cheese grits as a side in lieu of fries." See more
Off-Season in Panama City Beach, Florida

Off-Season in Panama City Beach, Florida

Johnny Jet  ·  December 23, 2015

"There are hundreds of places to eat and dozens of beachside bars throughout PCB, and you will not have to battle crowds or have reservations in advance at the most popular places during the off-season. The seafood and barbecue are great and many of the places to enjoy it with a frosty drink are right on the sand. Sharkey’s and Schooners are two of the best (check out their webcams, especially right around sunset)." See more
Off-Season in Panama City Beach, Florida

Discover Panama City Beach in 60 seconds

Panama City Beach  ·  October 28, 2015

Schooners is featured in this wonderful Discover Panama City Beach in 60 seconds video! See more
Panama City Beach Featured on Good Morning Texas

PCB Featured on Good Morning Texas

Good Morning Texas  ·  November 19, 2015

The hosts from Good Morning Texas take a trip to Panama City Beach to check out the beach... and a few places to grab a bite to eat. See more