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Schooners Wharf

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood
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171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
805-995-3883
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in picturesque Cayucos, California, Schooners has been offering...
Located in picturesque Cayucos, California, Schooners has been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience since it opened in 1993. Embracing a nautical theme reminiscent of the early history of the Central Coast sailors and fishermen, Schooners boasts the best ocean views of any restaurant in the area. Gaze into the deep blue while enjoying one of our signature cocktails, or perhaps some of our famous calamari strips. Schooners menu features fresh seafood and steaks, prepared thoughtfully by Chef Beto Gonzalez. Take time to stop in, take a look and say hello; chances are you'll find yourself wanting to indulge in our house specialty Bloody Mary, our fresh seafood, and some lively conversation with our local patrons. Hope to see you soon!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Nice place to sit and relax watching the ocean. Had cocktails but the menu items sounded great. The meals that came out all looked delicious. Suitable establishment for families also to dine. The staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Becky J
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Oakr, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Oakr, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice place to sit and relax watching the ocean. Had cocktails but the menu items sounded great. The meals that came out all looked delicious. Suitable establishment for families also to dine. The staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome.

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Byfleet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We chose this place as we wanted a sit down meal and as it was quite busy we didn't go for the sea view table but had one in doors. There was a good choice and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. My wife loved the fish and chips and may daughter and I agreed the burger and fries... More 

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Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a great restaurant for such a small town. The Fish & Chips are the best I've ever had--mainly because I've never tasted French Fries like these. Somehow they get them crispy and, at the same time, incredibility light. You can down an entire portion and not feel stuffed. The fish is also really tasty--the regular fish is Alaskan... More 

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Willow Creek, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We visited Schooners and waited to be seated upstairs on the patio, well worth the wait. We enjoyed Halibut, an Ahi salad and a seafood pasta with accompanying wine. We were on the patio against the front windows overlooking the beach at sunset so the food, setting, and pleasant service were enhanced by the magic of the hour. The experience... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Love the outdoor seating on the upper deck. Food is always good. Wait staff is friendly. Good wines.

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Santa Maria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Schooner's Wharf is my favorite place to eat in Cayucos due to the awesome ocean views from the sun deck, coupled with great food and service. What more could you ask for? Whether I am in Cayucos for work or pleasure, I look forward to a meal at Schooner's. On one visit, our group saw whales playing in the bay,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Service was great and the atmosphere is amazing. Lovely view of the sea as well. For dinner we had a big cup of white chowder which we absolutely loved, calamari steak and grilled Mahi Mahi with garlic mashed potato. Super yummy!!! By far the best food we had in our two weeks trip in America.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We turned up unannounced and were immediately seated. We sat inside which was nautical themed. A nice atmosphere and the waiter was perfectly pleasant. However, we both ordered the New York Steak and it was terrible. I could tell even at looking at it that it was cheap meat and I was right. Absolutely riddled with fat and completely flavourless.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best Spicy Bloody Mary in town!! And the fish tacos are so good - sit upstairs and watch the surfers

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I wanted to try something new, so we visited this restaurant. The Decour is a little outdated however the food was delicious. We will definitely eat here again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: 805-995-3883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Located in picturesque Cayucos, California, Schooners has been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience since it opened in 1993. Embracing a nautical theme reminiscent of the early history of the Central Coast sailors and fishermen, Schooners boasts the best ocean views of any restaurant in the area. Gaze into the deep blue while enjoying one of our signature cocktails, or perhaps some of our famous calamari strips. Schooners menu features fresh seafood and steaks, prepared thoughtfully by Chef Beto Gonzalez. Take time to stop in, take a look and say hello; chances are you'll find yourself wanting to indulge in our house specialty Bloody Mary, our fresh seafood, and some lively conversation with our local patrons. Hope to see you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?