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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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215 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
55 helpful votes 55 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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Mariposa, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a delicious meal here on our trip to Cayucos. The food was incredible. The waiter was pleasant and the Bloody Mary's were excellent.

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Elk Grove, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We love that our dogs could come onto the patio with us and hang out while we ate dinner. Great fish and chips and my husband loved the burgers!!

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Los Angeles, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Probably shouldn't have gone but not a lot of choices in town. The steamer clams were swimming in a flavorless broth consisting primarily of chili flakes, the ahi tuna rolls were just a bad order on our part they came with sweet chile dipping sauce right out of the bottle served in a disposable plastic cup. After the starters we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family of five thought this would be an awesome place to eat lunch by the looks of the place. I loved the decor from the sidewalk. We were seated immediately by a sweet hostess, she brought us water, kids menus and crayons, took my order for a margarita, and that was where our lunch ended. We were ignored by... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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