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Schooners Wharf

171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Ranked #13 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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Santa Maria, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We couldn't stop and dine, so we ordered fish & chips (Halibut was GREAT!) and calamari & chips to go. It was GREAT! Good price for very decent portions of not greasy fried food. Very pleasant and nice staff and the wait time was a breeze. Other menu items sound delicious and we look forward to returning another time! Although... More

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Crestline, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Schooner's Wharf adds to Cayucos' great reputation for being one of the most dog-friendly towns in all of California. Dogs or not, when coming here, one will enjoy a great meal with a great view. The place looks like a coastal seafood restaurant should...lots of wood and maritime-themed decorations. There are three dining areas -- one inside, one upper patio,... More

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Merced, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Schooners Wharf could be crowed, especially at noon on a week end, but it is worth a wait for the fantastic meals. Whether it's fish and chips or a hamburger you won't be disappointed by the portions or the fresh air on the deck outside upstairs.

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Sacramento, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were recommended to go here as the fish and chips was the best my friend had ever had. Well, she was right. The alaskan cod was extremely fresh and flaky and fried perfectly with great french fries. It was indeed the best fish and chips I have ever had. My husband got the red snapper taco bowl and he... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food was ok...had fish and chips...sit on the upper outside deck an enjoy the view while eating. Have a drink!

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Brownsville, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I truly enjoyed my experience here. The service was amazing and attentive. I enjoyed the salmon and the clam chowder. Delicious. Prices are reasonable. It took us 20 minutes until we were seated but you can always order a drink while you wait.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant and we tasted a locally brewed beer together with the best clam chowder ever (it was the starter). As main course we had a very good calamari steak. Very good restaurant in a beautiful small town on the pacific ocean.

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Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great service. Waiter very friendly and suggested most popular entries. We were there for lunch. Halibut, bacon, tomato sandwich excellent. Big potions so you can easily share. Bloody Mary's good. Would go there again. This area where you get the good view us s all, so go early as it fills up quickly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Poor service, we were outside within 30 minutes. In total, we had 4 waitresses. In our opinion a little bit to much. Just one off them was gentle.

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Fresno, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ordered our usual - the calamari - and it was so good and fresh and the portions were generous. This is back up to par. The restaurant was crowded so we grabbed a table in the bar and ate there and visited with other patrons. Lots of fun. The drinks are always good - highly recommend the Bloody Mary's and... More

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