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Schooners Wharf

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171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Ontario, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed eating outside on the upstairs patio in February. We also came back another time and had a beer in the tiny bar upstairs facing the ocean. Food was good, place felt clean.

Thank tinamarielitchfield
Three Rivers, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to eat. The atmosphere was enjoyable. A very popular place to dine. We sat upstairs in the outside dining area. The menu selection has a wide variety of seafood and American cuisine. Serving are plentiful. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Patricia L
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's Tuesday in this quite little town. Everything is closed, I guess life starts on Wednesday. Schooner's is about the only restaurant open. We arrived around 4pm. Happy hour is 3-6. I ordered off the appetizers section, Portobello Rockefeller. Excellent, good size portion (4 mushrooms). Husband had spicy slaw with halibut. We didn't have room for the bread pudding, but... More 

Thank Eva H
Ukiah, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a bit crowded, and we sat in the bar for maybe five minutes, and we were seated at a table that was a bit too close to the wait staff area, but overall, the food was great. I was hesitant at first, because the fish and chips I ordered seemed a little over-cooked and greasy, but it melted... More 

Thank Debbedoo
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since I was on the coast, I wanted to eat seafood. I had the fried seafood combo and was not disappointed. It appeared that this is a popular place for the locals. I had a choice to dine inside or outside on the patio area.

Thank 327smarsh1
Hydesville, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in after a long day through Big Sur. What a cute town! This place had the best view of the beach and pier that we could see, so we went upstairs and gave it a chance. There is a bar that serves wine, beer, and cocktails. The menu is very seafood centered, bit also has Hearst Ranch burgers and... More 

Thank 4cookie82
Green Valley, Arizona
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travel extensively and try shrimp as often as possible and the shrimp at Schooners are the second best shrimp we have tasted while enjoying the nice view of the ocean from upstairs the deck Schooners is definitely on our list for the next trip to Cayucos

Thank Redhead3927
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seated quickly since we chose inside. Waitress said no substitutions when we asked about choices from the kids menu. Food was promptly served. Food was average. Wouldn't choose to come here again.

Thank Allen M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the ceviche and ahi egg roll and it was really good. We sat outside and had an amazing view at the pier, beach and sunset. Friendly waiters. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Chantal P
Ladson, South Carolina
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had to wait a while for a table. Apparently this is a local hangout. we waited outside. there were some drunk young men cursing and yelling a lot. Hostess did nothing to dissuade this behavior. I would not want my children exposed to this. Food was good and atmosphere was fine once we were in the restaurant & served.

Thank crieder58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: 805-995-3883
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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