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Schooners Wharf

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hamburgers
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Too much food

Don't order the calamari unless you can actually eat a whole horse. Was good though. Others in our group enjoyed their food. All good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Lana R
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West Kootenay
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The staff on the whole is very young and, while not exactly inexperienced, still has quite a bit to learn about customer service. The kitchen prepares solid basics but with seeming indifference. We ordered the ABC burger which was cooked to dry leather and was on par with a fast food franchise. The Portabella mushroom dish was also overcooked and... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Bowl of clam chowder and good size salad for $12 was a bargain compared to the rest of the menu. We really enjoyed being able to sit outdoors on the heated deck.

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West Kootenay
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Don't order the calamari unless you can actually eat a whole horse. Was good though. Others in our group enjoyed their food. All good.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The best thing is the beachy atmosphere! Have a meal and/or drinks and take in the ocean ambiance. Clean. Friendly staff. Good food.

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Best spot for drinks and watching the waves. Chowder is good, Osyters Rock are very tasty. Good menu.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Real pricey on the drinks but the view was phenomenal very courteous staff but a very slow staff they need to focus more on catering to tourists then focusing only on making the locals happy

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Food was delicious, and freshly caught. Staff were friendly. Lovely view, and heated outdoor seating, nice and cosy

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were really looking forward to this, nice building, friendly staff but the food was very disappointing. My steak was barely warm and the vegetables were warm but raw, not even close to being al dente. It's a pity ...

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Visalia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place has the best sunset view in the world. Sit in the bar and watch the sun set over the water. Crazy cool place and the food is pretty good also.

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great find in a great town. We were looking for a place with a full bar as there are many that are wine and beer only. Very casual atmosphere and service. But good service. Packs within our large group went here several times and all commented the same. Good service but laidback, good tasting food with large portions. I had... More 

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?