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Schooners Wharf

171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
805-995-3883
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Ranked #12 of 19 restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
Cayucos, California, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

As an college educated Africa American,myself as well as my husband have never been treated so poorly.We were made to wait well over an hour to be seated while we watched all the Caucasian get seated. The patrons as well as the staff stared at us as if we were not suppose to be in the restaurant. We were offered... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Schooners Wharf is one of our favorite places in Cayucos, CA, which is about 20 minutes north of San Luis Obispo. Overlooking the water, Schooners serves great drinks, excellent food and nice service, all with a wonderful "no worries" attitude. Go there, hang out, and watch the surf. After a few minutes of this your stress level will drop 10... More

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Camarillo, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My friend and I frequent this restaurant. Food is always consistently good. My friend recently tried the Halibut Tacos and she says they are out of this world!! It's her 'new favorite'!! I usually get a bacon cheddar burger, it is the best bacon I've ever had on a burger. Will be back again and again, hopefully soon!

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Cameron Park, California
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice seating inside and out... Took an inside booth. Nautical vibe and funky feel- tin roof, old wood stove- we loved it.... Perfect central coast feel. Halibut and chips was great- 6 nice pieces in beer batter with very good fries(chips). The calamari and chips was also great- large serving, thick strips of calamari steak , fried in a crispy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Staying in Cayucos dropped in to have some oysters and wine during sunset. Nice view, good service, food tasty. Husband had jumbo shrimp and a Mai tai with great peanut slaw. Oysters Rockefeller better than I expected. Read the review from someone claiming "worst restaurant ever", ??? You're not in Paris, you are on Cali central coast soaking up some... More

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I had went in for drinks and appetizers. We sat on the upstairs patio overlooking the ocean and enjoyed the view and clam steamers. This place is what it is, a bar and grill overlooking a beautiful view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Sit at the bar with Dave the bartender. He rules! Also you can't beat the views from the bar. We actually saw some whales out in the bay! I hope this place never changes. It is a classic beach side bar and restaurant.

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we always have a atleast one dinner at Schooners Wharf.. Bucket of steamers..big o beer...awesome sour dough bread...

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

had the Pecan Crusted Halibut there... delicious! Wine was great as well, watching the pelicans dive for dinner in the Pacific was a little bonus :) Perfect evening!

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northern California
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21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am a very mild mannered person and have NEVER complained about a meal to waitstaff before but this was without a doubt the WORST meal I have ever had in my life and I have traveled all over the world. I am in shock that so many people left rave reviews about Schooners. First we were told there would... More

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