241 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA | Directions 9080333.751123 -118.108950
Mon-Fri: 6:30am-3pm Sat-Sun: 6:30am-4pm
Neighborhoods: Belmont Shore
COMPLETELY OVER RATED!I will have to do more research before checking out new places based on Diners, drive-ins and dives reviews. I noice most reviews mention the bad service.
The food was ok, but the service was so poor that the food was cold buy the time everyone in my party was served.
Even then, the order was not correct and we were still waiting for a couple items.
We had a very hard time getting the waitress' attention and finally had to get up and go inside to speak to a manager.
As it turns out the owner was seated right next to us and when he came over to check on our problems was very dismissive and offered a token 20% discount on our bill.
When the bill came, he only took the discount off the food and not the drinks.
It was clear he didn’t really care.
With so many great breakfast/lunch places in So Cal, this one is not worth the wait or any extra effort to visit.
Great Breakfast – This place is famous for their breakfast. They have been featured on the food network and they deserve it. The food is great and they make a mean bloody mary.
What went wrong? – Hello All, Schooner Or Later was once THE best place to kick back and enjoy the atmosphere and food. When I was an undergrad (CSULB) we would eat at (what we called) Schoonies a couple of times a week. After graduation, and my departure from Long Beach, I would always remember how cool Schoonies was and could not wait to someday return. Well, I have returned, and am horrified at what Schooner or Later has become. The poor portion size of the orders alone surprised me, this was where we would eat early in the day and not have to eat again untill dinner or the next morning. The quality of the food has also declined in that it just does not tast as fresh as what it once did. Edible, but a big let down from years past. The prices are unreasonable for the size of your order. Now taking all of that into account, thing do happen, prices go up, good ingredients may get harder to obtain, who knows???? One thing I can never deal with is poor service. Actually in this case, CRAPPY service. I realize this is a rated -G- site here for the whole family, so i will mind my P's and Q's........The service is just horrible. It took quite a while for our order to be taken and quite a long time for our food to arrive. Our drinks were never refilled. I dont find this easy to say, after all, I still have friends visit from out of state that want ot eat at "the place on the water I talked sooooo much about" It is probably best to not eat here. I would feel bad if someone took a special person to Schooner or Later, and had to experience the service I had last time I was there. There is never an excuse for poor attitude and service. "Good customer service" at this establishment does not exist. Find a different place to enjoy that breakfast.
Very poor customer service. – Schooner or Later's charming location along the marina in Long Beach and average food does not, unfortunately, compensate for its very poor customer service. While this diner had reasonably good food, the restaurant staff seemed completely indifferent to our presence, and this attitude was reflected in the lack of service. As part of a small party of four, our food was dropped off without comment; any further needs we may have had could not have been met since no one stopped by the table. When we finally were able to flag someone down, it was someone entirely different from the person who had dropped off the food, who was also not the same person who had taken our order. After one member of our party had been bumped repeatedly by a waitress, a polite request that he not be bumped sent the waitress into an abusive rant. A brief conversation with the manager at the end of the meal was the greatest disappointment--to say we had been "blown off" would be an understatement. The manager continually interrupted with "Is there anything else I can do for you?", a strange comment because she had hardly listened, let alone responded to our expression of disappointment at our experience. She promised to speak to the waitress who had flown off in a rage, but we could hardly take her promise seriously, seeing as she hadn't bothered to get the waitresses name. In short, Schooner or Later couldn't have cared less about our being at their establishment. Next time we will go somewhere else, or try other restaurants close by like Mimi's Cafe and Claim Jumper.
Good food! – We love breakfast food. This is a great place to get a delicious meal. We never had to wait more than 5 minutes. The staff is pretty friendly. The onion rings are great! They are not greasy or anything.
NOT THE PLACE IT ONCE WAS – It is sad to see a place that was once "THE" place to meet and eat for Bfast or Lunch, now be the place that is a big "DONT BOTHER." The food is not what it once was (potions have seriously seen downsizing) prices have gone up, and the service is the worst I have experienced anywhere (including mainland Europe). What may be interesting to most is the worst sevice/attitude comes from the owners of this establishment. This establishment really made a marked decline after ( and this is recurring story ) the airing of FOOD TELEVISIONS "DINERS, DRIVE-INS, AND DIVES" hosted by Guy Fieri, in which Schooner or Later was subject of. Perhaps now, Scooner or Later falls into the "Dive" category.
This is sad for what once was one of the best places you could ever eat.
I hope one day Scooner or Later returns to what it once was. Untill this happens, my advice is to STAY AWAY.
Editorial Review – Family-run Long Beach favorite serves all-American breakfast and lunch classics, including the traditional "mess" egss dish, in retro-themed, waterfront diner.
Perfect for hangover's or a mellow Sat/Sunday – I LOVE this palce on a sunny warm day. The bloody mary's are the BEST and it's a total kick-back type of place. People watching is great! Wear your spf..
Snotty Attitude – We were treated very rudely here one time for breakfast. The owner is belligerent to guests that have a complaint.
Great food with an awesome atmosphere! – Eggs, pancakes, potatoes, fresh fruit and yogurt -- everything they serve is delicious. The best place for a leisure Sunday breakfast amidst yachts, then take a stroll through the nearby Farmer's Market.
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