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Schooners Wharf

171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
+1 805-995-3883
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“calamari” (70 reviews)
“cioppino” (6 reviews)
“crab legs” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank jonr105
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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...

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

1  Thank Eleonora F
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

Thank Sunnie000
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

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

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

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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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
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
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: +1 805-995-3883
  • E-mail
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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