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Schooners Wharf

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FOR THE TABLE
Legendary Calamari
strips breaded in panko & deep fried
USD 15
Crab Cakes
with roasted corn salsa & lemon pepper aioli
USD 16
Ahi Egg Rolls
flash fried rare, with Thai chili sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger
USD 15
BBQ Oysters
half dozen broiled in garlic parsley butter
USD 18
Mushrooms
sautéed in creamy au jus with Parmesan cheese
USD 14
Chiplotle Chicken Nachos
black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, tomatillo salsa, avocado-jalapeño sauce, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese
USD 16
RAW BAR
Ceviche & House Chips
with pickled onion & avocado
USD 14
Oysters
half dozen on the shell
USD 17
Ahi Sashimi
with spicy Thai peanut slaw
USD 17
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
USD 16
New England Clam Chowder
Our award winning recipe is made in house and loaded with clams
Cup USD 6
Bowl USD 11
Bread Bowl USD 12
GARDEN VARIETY
Cayucos Salad
Avocado, tomatoes, carrots, celery, cucumber, red onion & cilantro-lime-mango dressing on a bed of fresh mixed greens
USD 11
Grilled Chicken USD 6
Grilled Salmon USD 8
Grilled Shrimp USD 10
Spicy Halibut Slaw
Grilled halibut over a spicy Thai peanut slaw with crisp cabbage, carrots & mango-chili sauce
USD 21
Sesame Crusted Ahi
Seared rare over a bed of field greens with strawberries, oranges, panko crusted goat cheese, crispy wontons & sesame-soy-ginger dressing
USD 18
Grilled Salmon Caesar
Over crisp romaine, tomatoes, croutons & Parmesan cheese
USD 18
NY Steak Salad
Thin sliced New York steak served over field greens tossed with with bleu cheese crumbles & balsalmic vinaigrette. Topped with roasted corn salsa and crispy potato strings
USD 18
Side Garden or Caesar Salad
USD 7
Chowder & Salad
Cup & Salad USD 12
Bowl & Salad USD 16
Breadbowl & Salad USD 17
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, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant overlooks the ocean. The food is awesome. I had Jumbo Shrimp which was so good with a tasty sauce. I had the Seafood Pasta which had crab, scallops and shrimp. My favorite part of this restaurant is the view of the ocean and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank nancymI1750VU
SchoonersCayucos, Marketing at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Nancy M, you are on fire with this hot take, and we love it! Come back anytime and enjoy the view with us! Yours, Chad B

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought our car club here for Saturday dinner. Manager Ben set up a special menu so we could be efficiently served. Servers were friendly and competent. The food received raves all around, especially the calamari appetizer and lobster mac and cheese! Thank you for ANother...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank MiataMama4
SchoonersCayucos, Marketing at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MiataMama4, thanks for bringing the crew in for another rockin' visit! Ben is always especially keen to see you, as he has quite the fondness for the Mazda Miata, and loves to imagine which of the several jazzy coups parked nearby he could drive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view to the ocean is good. The area I sat in was small, only seven tables, plus a bar-type area. I don't know what it was like inside the bar area, where I saw people coming out with their drinks. I thought the service...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank SMGrandma
SchoonersCayucos, Marketing at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SMGrandma, thanks for coming in, and for your detailed appraisal of things. I apologize on behalf of whichever absent-minded slacker left you thirsting for more ice tea during your visit. Perhaps if we paid better attention to you, one of our staff could have...More

Reviewed January 4, 2020

We stopped for a sunset view dinner - got a seat for the family on the deck and had a wonderful meal. The halibut on Thai slaw was really good, fish and chips were yummy! And the view can't be beat. The house Mai Tai...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank skarriemonster
SchoonersCayucos, Owner at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2020

Happy New Year, Skarriemonster! Thank you for bringing in your family for dinner the other day. We will pass along your compliments to our chefs and the mai tai makers! Cheers!

Reviewed December 21, 2019

Stopped for a quick bite to eat after walking on the pier and had the Clam Chowder bread bowl and tacos. Nice view of the ocean and surfers. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank KathyD2012
SchoonersCayucos, Owner at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2019

Thanks for coming in KathyD2012! Cayucos sure is beautiful this time of year...the pier is decorated and lit for the holidays, the surfers and stray kooks are lapping up the waves, and a pirate santa is busy gifting hybrid mistletoe to the good dolls and...More

Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

Pirate and sea decor a great selection of seafood steaks and an awesome bar with views of the beach. You have to have the Cayookie for dessert it is a a soft skillet cooked chocolate chip cookie served hot in a skillet covered in ice...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2019

Greetings F1842VUjoec, Thanks for coming in, and for the fabulous compliments. I really don't have much else to say except that your username on this site is quite the mouthful! I hope that combination of digits was chosen by and means something wonderful to you,...More

Reviewed November 12, 2019

Very friendly place with helpful staff. Super spot on the beach near the pier. Beach prices with a view like this are always a little pricey but the food was really good and it's a casual environment. Simply relaxing!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank kidfanz
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Hi Kidfanz, Thanks for coming in, and for the lovely review. Also, props to you for publicly acknowledging the people watching part of the experience here. Be careful with the binoculars, tho, as some mischievous bartender likes to pencil the edges of the sockets every...More

Reviewed October 26, 2019

We ate here during our overnight stay in Cayucos. Good seafood. Great place to catch the sunset also.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kevin W
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

Hello Kevin W! Thanks for coming in and for dropping all the goods in your review! Sincerely, Chad B

Reviewed October 26, 2019

This restaurant is consistently good. On my latest visit we had a seat at the bar and the sunset was beautiful. We had a fun, cheery bartender who was amazing. We ordered clam chowder and an order of fried clams. There were five of us...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Janet T
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

Hello Janet T, and thanks for visiting! We're glad to have corrected the misfires for you, and will pass along your compliments to the bartender. Coincidentally, I believe you are referring to our calamari, as we don't serve fried clams. In any case, and whatever...More

Reviewed October 22, 2019

and an amazing Tuna Melt. I love a good tuna melt, and this didn't let me down. Would order a couple to go if I could :-) Hubby had the halibut and chips - said the fish was fresh. Love the atmosphere in the bar...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank DeeC1224
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2019

Hello DeeC1224, and thank you for your visit and lovely review. As it happens, you absolutely can order more than one tuna melt to go. However, if you're looking for an actual couple to take home, that is what we refer to as an off...More

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Questions & Answers
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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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