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Schooners Wharf

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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
8:00 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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Cayucos, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a nice afternoon lunch with a beautiful view of the ocean and pier. Ate at the bar service and drinks were great.

Thank Mark23H
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A perfect and funky old school seafood joint that's right on the beach in a great seaside town. Sit upstairs outside if the sun isn't too bright. The portions are big, the waitstaff is helpful and the clams are fantastic. And the BLT was pretty close to perfect!

Thank rsteinink
Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents had fish and chips here years ago and we were back in Pismo Beach on vacation so we drove to Cayucos to eat here. We sat inside, because mom and dad are from Arizona, and didn't want to get cold and it was very nice. The inside has great ambiance and our waitress was nice and very good.... More 

Thank Susan L
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling to Morro Bay with family and decided to stop in to our favorite watering hole in Cayucos, Schooner's Wharf. Rick the bartender took great care of us, as always. Great drinks, nice pub food, excellent bartender and nice view of the ocean. Prices are fair and the place is perfect. Check it out!

Thank Robertq95688
Chamonix, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat downstairs as upstairs overlooking the sea was full; downstairs was actually lovely, very cute and charismatic with little booths making it really nice. Waitress was super helpful, super genuinely nice (not American full-on-ness (no insult intended..!.. Just have had the experience it isn't genuine at some places... :-) waitress lovely and just genuine helpful person. I ordered the... More 

Thank dawn_ace
Porterville, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat, fish and chips are great, has outside ocean view dining and inside dining. Tip if there is a wait you can check the bar and they to serve the same menu in there and it is first come first serve for seating and also has great views

Thank Shelby S
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff, great menu and brilliant service. We were lucky to get a walk in table - lots of people seemed to be on a waiting list and I am not surprised why - we ate delicious oysters and drank cocktails by sunset. Kids were happy with their dinner and we all left with full bellies.

Thank Mrs H
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One night visit in Cayucos on our CA trip. We chosed this restaurant by chance and we were not disappointed. Need to wait 30 min for a tabletter but spend that time in the bar watching the waves rolling in. We had sallads and the Ahi sallad was very fresh and tasty. Service was attetive.

Thank Ellak1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in off the street and were really pleased to be seated with a seaside view outside (thankfully with good heaters!). The food was very good, the staff very attentive and overall we would highly recommend it.

Thank Aliceofstars
Redlands, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, lovely food. Even the kids good was amazing. They had fish & chips, cheeseburger, and grilled cheese sandwich. The fries are delicious!

Thank romaz75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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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