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Schooners

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Schooners Review

Thanks to a clientele that's mostly local, this beachfront spot—which is really tucked away down a small avenue—bills itself as the "last local beach club," and more boldly, "the best place on Earth." It's actually a perfect spot for a casual family lunch or early dinner: kids can have burgers and play on the beach while Mom and Dad enjoy grown-up drinks and more substantial fare such as homemade gumbo, steak, or simply prepared seafood like crab-stuffed shrimp, gulf-fresh grouper, and grilled tuna steaks. One sign of Schooners' casual atmosphere is the ceremonial firing of the cannon when the sun disappears into the gulf, a crowd favorite that fires up an all-around good vibe. Late-night folks pile in for live music and dancing.

Updated: 04-05-2013

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    Schooners Review

    Not a whole lot to choose from on the menu. Usually get the cheeseburger which is fine, nothing spectacular. Drinks are pricey, but you can't beat the atmosphere.

    by moomoo1920, 5/28/10

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