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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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8:00 am - 10:00 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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    Very good
  • 32
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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
Great Food

The wait staff might improve a bit on customer service. We told our waiter that the person who delivered our dinner plunked it down without comment. Kind of made us feel we were an imposition, rather than a welcome guest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
nancyl93
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Santa Maria
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Modesto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Service is great and the view can't be beat as far as resteraunts go in Cayucos. I have not had a bad meal there yet but what truly keeps bringing me back is the oysters Rockefeller. They do an outstanding job and the oysters are huge. Staff is very friendly and never a long wait to be served or waited... More 

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Santa Maria
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The wait staff might improve a bit on customer service. We told our waiter that the person who delivered our dinner plunked it down without comment. Kind of made us feel we were an imposition, rather than a welcome guest.

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Bakersfield
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Sitting on the patio watching the sunset with friends and my dog enjoying a drink and fish and chips. Staff was so nice.

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Cupertino
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Their bread is to die for.. Funny right? But true.. Excellent clam chowder.. The staff was pleasant and efficient.. Service and food r excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

After walking and sitting on the beach, my mother-in-law and I stopped here for Bloody Marys. Great service and great drinks.My husband joined us and we had appetizers and another drink. I do recommend the place. VERY GOOD!

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Cayucos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I like Schooners very much during the day as the views of the pier and beach are wonderful. I also prefer the lunch menu to the dinner menu. The bartenders are excellent and they treat locals well which I appreciate! The luncheon specials are usually very good.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Additional Information about Schooners Wharf

Address: 171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
Phone Number: 805-995-3883
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 29
Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hamburgers

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?