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The Schooner Restaurant

1507 S Highway 69, Nederland, TX 77627-7807
+1 409-722-2323
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood gumbo” (12 reviews)
“baked potato” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1507 S Highway 69, Nederland, TX 77627-7807
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited Schooner thrice during a recent business trip to Port Neches, Texas and all three occasions food was served within 15 minutes, very warm and friendly service by the three ladies running the place during lunch hour. Will recommend this place if you're in Port...More

Thank Gopi2225
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

service was excellent as well as our stuffed flounder. Eat there at least once a month and have yet to have a bad meal or service.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I started going to the Schooner in 1967 and haven't stopped. They have absolutely the best seafood in the area. I especially like that they don't fry anything too long. The fish dishes, shrimp, crab and gumbo are always very good. Most of the wait...More

1  Thank ron l
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here because people said it was supposed to be a must stop. I SAY MUST NOT STOP WORST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT I’VE EVER EATEN AT!!!!! We stopped for family dinner. We ordered 2 Seafood platters & chicken fettuccine Alfredo & salads. We also ordered...More

Thank bre e
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with a retired friend and his wife. Service was good. Good arrived quickly, sent one meal back that was wrong. Corrected meal arrived quickly. Kept glasses full. Nice atmosphere. It's been awhile since I've eaten here but as before very pleased.

Thank wolfkr88
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

This place has been here for many years. It consistently has great gumbo. They make a very dark rue, and season the gumbo well.

1  Thank Chas87714
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This place has been around as long as I can remember. It is STILL the best seafood restaurant here. The waitresses are top notch and never miss a beat no matter how large a party or how many parties they are serving. A little pricey,...More

1  Thank jmeyer543
Reviewed April 17, 2018

I hadn't been to Schooner since college. I had told my husband about it, and took him on one of our first trips down to the area since 1980. He LOVED the food. The service is still top notch and he also LOVED the nostalgic...More

Thank mtran_12
Reviewed March 8, 2018

I went with a group of about 15 people. One waitress waited on the entire group, and she didn't miss a beat. Things were brought out quickly, people were served what they ordered, and she remembered to bring extras like sliced lime for water. We...More

Thank 2littletime2seeitall
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Perhaps they are still recovering from the hurricane water damage, but the decor is not at the same level as the food. The crab bisque was excellent. I had the grilled seafood platter which was very tasty. The good wife had the grilled shrimp which...More

Thank Mac S
Maria_Megas, Owner at The Schooner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hi Mac, Thank you for the review! So glad you enjoyed your meal. Yes, we did have some flood damage and have recently spent time working with a designer on paint selection, new wainscoting, new lighting, and accent wall decor. We wanted to get through...More

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Michelle C
October 6, 2017|
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Response from safetyssd | Reviewed this property |
I pretty sure you can. Many people have in the past. May need to order ahead. Some buy and freeze it.
September 10, 2016|
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Response from pafontaine | Reviewed this property |
I had a regular ice tea, & as I recall, it was $2.25 w/free refills. Of course, to be certain you could go on their website & check the menu there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1507 S Highway 69, Nederland, TX 77627-7807
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Nederland
  • Phone Number: +1 409-722-2323
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