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Schooners Wharf

171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
+1 805-995-3883
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“calamari” (64 reviews)
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my Honey bee to visit Cayucos, cause she's a beach bunny. We dined at Schooners and had a great time; we got there too late to eat downstairs so we enjoyed looking at the ocean as we feasted. I had the salmon salad and...More

Thank Amsterdaman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the clam chowder, and the calamari. This place is upstairs with a great view of the bay. Excellent calamari. Very nice staff. Very low-key atmosphere. It was a great stop. If in the area make sure you hit this place.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait a few minutes as it was busy, always a good sign. We would have liked to sit on the patio with a view, but they did not have the heaters on, and it was cold and windy. Inside, a little dark...More

Thank Margie D
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

A bit pricey, but a really cool atmosphere. Great for a family. I ordered the calimari and chips....awesomely big portions

Thank C H
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We had dinner and drinks inside restaurant and were very pleased . We wanted to sit upstairs on the outside but we came at dinner rush time and the wait was too long . It was very nice on the inside and everybody was attentive...More

Thank 409sandrak
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Since our first visit here in 2009, we keep coming back because it offers us a perfect combination — a small beach bar with stunning views (from the bar and the adjoining upstairs patio), a great ambiance and vibe, wonderful staff (the owners are often...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had dinner at Schooners Wharf! We ate outside and the views are great! The food is excellent specially the clam chowder! Alyx was our server and she did an excellent job! She really has excellent customer service skills!!

Thank DonHalazon
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This is such a classic place to visit while in Cayucos. Great wine list, service and food. The view is great up top on deck. Atmosphere is beachy. We always have at least one meal here when visiting.

Thank gypsy90808
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Great oysters... cocktails are a tad expensive. We'd eat here again. Service was so so. But the ahi and oyster rd were yum!

Thank Crickett N
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We love this little bar on the second floor with a view of the ocean. It is a small place and generally has a mix of locals and tourists. Always has one or two interesting characters.

Thank Cincin2100
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Questions & Answers
January 8, 2017|
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Response from SchoonersCayucos | 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
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.
May 26, 2016|
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Response from SchoonersCayucos | 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
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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