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Schooners Wharf

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Menu

SCHOONERS EGG SKILLETS‎
Free-range, local eggs (your way) served over a mess of herb roasted potatoes w/ veggies & sourdough toast. No substitutions please
$15.00
Pirate Skillet
Lobster, mushroom, spinach, tomato, bell pepper, onion, cheddar & jack cheese.
$12.00
Cowboy Skillet
Bacon, sausage, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, cheddar & jack cheese.
$13.00
Surfer Skillet
Shrimp, pico de gallo, poblano pepper, avocado, bell pepper, onion, cheddar & jack cheese.
$10.00
Lady Gaia Skillet
Broccoli, mushroom, bell pepper, squash, onion, tomato, avocado, cheddar & jack cheese.
$9.00
Vegan Skillet (No Egg)
Soyrizo “sausage,” broccoli, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, avocado, tomatillo salsa.
MORE EGGS‎
$12.00
Salmon Cake Benedict
House made hollandaise, toasted English muffin & herb roasted potatoes.
$9.00
Garden Benedict
avocado, spinach, tomato, hollandaise, toasted English muffin & herb roasted potatoes.
$9.00
Huevos Rancheros
Fried eggs, tortillas, pinto beans, ranchera salsa & herb roasted potatoes w/ a side of bacon.
$9.00
Huevos Ahogados
Westy’s favorite way to start a spicy day! 3 poached eggs in a tomato broth w/ poblano chile strips. Side of sourdough toast & herb roasted potatoes.
SWEET STUFF‎
$9.00
Classic French Toast
Made w/ fresh baked challah bread from house of bread in san Luis Obispo.
$7.00
Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes
$11.00
Bananas Foster Pancakes
Rich buttermilk pancakes topped w/ caramelized bananas, candied pecans & orange-rum syrup.
$11.00
Stuffed French Toast
Topped w/ fresh strawberries & stuffed w/ whipped strawberry cheesecake filling.
CHEAP EATS‎
$7.00
Captain's Table
Tomato, avocado, bacon, lettuce & egg sandwich w/ cheddar cheese & chipotle aioli on a toasted English muffin w/ herb roasted potatoes.
$8.00
Dueces Wild
Two free-range, local eggs (your way), two strips bacon, two pancakes & herb roasted potatoes.
THE LIGHTER SIDE‎
$11.00
The Pineapple Schooner
Fresh fruit served in a pineapple boat w/ banana bread “sails,” toasted almonds & yogurt sauce.
$9.00
Acai Bowl
A brazilian treat. Topped w/ homemade granola, fresh fruit & honey.
$7.00
Estero Bay Bowl
Greek yogurt, homemade granola, fresh fruit & honey.
$5.00
Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal
ADDITIONS‎
$3.00
Two Free-Range, Local Eggs (Your Way)
$2.00
Two Strips Bacon
$3.00
Two Sausage Links
$4.00
Two Pancakes
$3.00
Herb Roasted Potatoes
$4.00
Fresh Fruit
$3.00
Raul's Fresh Baked Banana Bread
$3.00
English Muffin
$2.00
Sourdough Toast
HAPPY HOUR DRINKS‎
Available 8Am - 12Pm, Saturday & Sunday
$4.00
Cayucos Beach Ale
$12.00
Bottomless Mimosa
$5.00
Classic Bloody Mary
Made from scratch.
$5.00
Bloody Maria
Our classic bloody w/ tequila.
$7.00
Shrimp Wreck Mary
A jumbo shrimp in your mary.
$7.00
B.L.T. Mary
Bacon & lettuce in your mary
$11.00
Bloody Mari
Bloody mary w/ a 1/2 order of calamari strips.
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

On a nice Central Coast day, and there are many of them, there are few places that are better than Schooners if you enjoy soaking up some sun, feeling an ocean breeze, watching whale spouts and dolphins offshore, having a beer, wine or a cocktail,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonr105
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hi Jon, Thanks for the killer review! Look forward to your next perfect day on the coast! Sincerely, Chad B

Reviewed October 18, 2018

My wife and sat outside , upstairs for dinner on a Saturday night and the place was full , but they seem to have plenty of servers and staff to keep everyone happy. Drinks were timely and so was the really good food!! We have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank akc3tp
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thanks akc3tp and Happy Anniversary! Yours, Chad

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Always delicious food to match that great view. Start with their famous Bloody Mary then add some yummy clam chowder. Very famous for their calamari appetizer, but be sure to share it because it’s huge.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sandblabb
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Sandblabb, old friend, thank you for the generous words and menu recommendations. Today we're enjoying views of the storm coming in, and wondering if the guy a half mile out in his kayak is adventure fishing for dinner or just your average kook. He better...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

We were extremely happy with our experience here even though we sat inside to be warm. The room we had was inviting with large,comfortable booths. Do wish they would have had the stove burning in the middle of the room. Nice local wines and excellent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SandraAl
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hello SandraAl, Thanks for the generosity of stars. Glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed yourselves. It did a little chilly last evening - we caught one of our servers with her arms fully tanning under the hotline. Needless to say, the area...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. We were not disappointed. Good beach hangout and calamari was great! Good service and staff was super nice! Took a stroll on the pier afterwards...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VickiA206
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Righteous, Vicki!! Thanks for the hype!!

Reviewed September 17, 2018

If you stop to sleep in Cayucos and want to have dinner, remember that the clubs close very early. We did not know it and the only open place was this. Typical restaurant, on the sea but very bad food. We had the impression that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

My Dear Eleanora, I am filled with the regret of a thousand hapless lemmings, for the conspiracy of circumstances that compelled you to level such a shuddering and rubbery accusation about my beloved place of employ. First, however, I must admit that I was nowhere...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The view is better than the food and the service. Came here for the Salmon Risotto, but was highly disappointed, as it lacked seasoning. Service was slow and had to wait entirely too long for the oysters on the half shell (which actually were very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Dear Sunnie000, We are sorry to have lost you. Sometimes our service can suffer, usually due to the fact that our staff is also busy staring at the view. Of course, the view is never less than sublime, so it's always a challenge to surpass...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Good food, great atmosphere and friendly service have been a hallmark of Schooner's for years. We come every year when we are in town--at least once, twice or more.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fearless730216
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you, Fearless730216, for your courageous visits and intrepid review!! We count on your indomitable return, especially during the darker months when the night advances early and the winter swells conspire to keep all but the most dauntless of travelers and big wave closeout surfer...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

What’s there not to love about a venue with an amazing beach view with good seafood and any beverage you can imagine? Oh yes.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mackanna
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Hello there Mackanna, and thank you for the extremely generous alphabet math! I don't think anyone of us here is all that gifted in Algebra, but when you put it like such and so forth, I suspect we're on the same page here. Oh yes...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to call ahead to reserve outdoor seating upstairs - and if your visit’s last minute it’s worth the wait to sit upstairs. The food is delicious & definitely consider trying their cocktails as well (also delicious)!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank c0lkas
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Dearest c0lkas, thank you for your sweet words. I believe I caught just the slightest passing glimpse of you sipping a frosty beverage and sharing a friendly smile or two with my coworker and erstwhile doubles beer pong partner, Dudley McRojo. While he wasn't working...More

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Rich076
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Chad B | Property representative |
Hi Rich, Sorry that the area we normally use for diners with dogs isn't in service right now. You are welcome to bring your dog and let him/her chill outside on our downstairs deck while you dine. We have dog bowls and... More
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biabob
May 26, 2016|
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Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
probably not. I agree with previous reviewer, you would need to call.
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biabob
May 26, 2016|
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Response from Chad B | Property representative |
Hi Biabob, So sorry for the late answer. We often take large groups, sometimes without any reservations. It may be tough to get everyone together upstairs, but depending on the time day and the time of year, it can be done... More
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