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Schooners Wharf

171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Ranked #11 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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204 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Cayucos, California
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you can get a table upstairs, outside or in the bar, you won't be disappointed. The Calamari appetizer is some of the best Calamari you will find. The Ahi Spring rolls are why I come here! Enjoy a tasty beverage and take in the view!

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San Francisco, Ca
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25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I ordered fish and chips. I had halibut, he had calimari. Both were good. Fries are awesome. Huge portions.

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San Diego, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate here for dinner two nights in a row! We enjoyed it very much our first evening, good food and drinks and great service! We figured why not go again? We had another great meal, very neat place, highly recommend!

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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Time for lunch on a sunny day - we chose the upper deck, which is protected from the bracing wind, but has fine views of the sea and pier. As soon as we were comfortably seated we were greeted, drinks orders taken and delivered - and very nice too. We selected local oysters and calamari. They were both delicious -... More

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