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Schooners Wharf

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American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Fish & Chips
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Scenic view

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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
Most recent review
Favorite Place in Cayucos to eat

We love to eat upstairs on the deck with the ocean view. We come here often and they also have a nice bar. We enjoy their Bloody Mary's, Margaritas etc. The food is always good. Sometimes we come just for drinks and appetizers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Los Osos
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Osos
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We love to eat upstairs on the deck with the ocean view. We come here often and they also have a nice bar. We enjoy their Bloody Mary's, Margaritas etc. The food is always good. Sometimes we come just for drinks and appetizers.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I ordered a lobster dish and it was excellent! Since the restaurant is almost next to 'On the Beach', it was really convenient, and after a day of exploring the area, it was really a great selection!

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Avila Beach
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Cayucos is a pretty dog friendly town (lots of water bowls around) and Schooner's Wharf has very nice outdoor seating to accomodate you and your pet. We had calamari and chips and fish and salad. The breading on the seafood is very light and the calamari were juicy and tender. The side salad was large and interesting. They have a... More 

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Fresno
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A typical oceanside town seafood restaurant. Pricey, tacky nautical decor, but great drinks and pretty good food. The calamari appetizer is a must - thin slices of calamari steak, covered in panko crumbs and nicely fried. Not greasy, served in a big mound with different dipping sauces. A great share item - enough for dinner with salad and a drink.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visited this place during lunch and had a wonderful time. I enjoyed an ABC burger and my husband had their fish n chips and a bowl of clam chowder. I don't eat seafood, but those fish n chips looked mouth-watering delicious! My husband said it was the best he's ever had including the clam chowder. We ate on their... More 

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Boulder Creek, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loved eating on the upper deck with a great ocean view, and with heaters to keep you cozy after sun goes down. A bit windy, but that comes with beachfront! The flatiron steak is great, as well as the lobster mac-cheese. This time we split the ahi-veggie egg rolls and flatiron steak salad; both outstanding. Try to get here early... More 

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Lompoc, CA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Reasonable prices, friendly service, and a special dog-friendly dining area makes this place the best. Upstairs is a happening night-life.

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Walked there from shore line good food fast and efficient service waiter was nice and friendly and new information about the area. Would go again when we come back .Will probably try other restaurants first .

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food was fine. Typical 'roadhouse menu'. View of the ocean from the top floor (front of building area) is great but there are relatively few tables in this area. Most are in the back area or downstairs with no ocean views. Hostess was incompetent. Seemed confused and not very tactful in how she dealt with customers. One couple waited half... More 

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El Sobrante, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

great halibut and chips! uniquely styled interior and friendly service. Good choice of draft beers on tap.

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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, Hamburgers, Seafood, Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?