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Schooners Wharf

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Free-range, local eggs (your way) served over a mess of herb roasted potatoes w/ veggies & sourdough toast. No substitutions please
Pirate Skillet
Lobster, mushroom, spinach, tomato, bell pepper, onion, cheddar & jack cheese.
Cowboy Skillet
Bacon, sausage, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, cheddar & jack cheese.
Surfer Skillet
Shrimp, pico de gallo, poblano pepper, avocado, bell pepper, onion, cheddar & jack cheese.
Lady Gaia Skillet
Broccoli, mushroom, bell pepper, squash, onion, tomato, avocado, cheddar & jack cheese.
Vegan Skillet (No Egg)
Soyrizo “sausage,” broccoli, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, avocado, tomatillo salsa.
Salmon Cake Benedict
House made hollandaise, toasted English muffin & herb roasted potatoes.
Garden Benedict
avocado, spinach, tomato, hollandaise, toasted English muffin & herb roasted potatoes.
Huevos Rancheros
Fried eggs, tortillas, pinto beans, ranchera salsa & herb roasted potatoes w/ a side of bacon.
Huevos Ahogados
Westy’s favorite way to start a spicy day! 3 poached eggs in a tomato broth w/ poblano chile strips. Side of sourdough toast & herb roasted potatoes.
Classic French Toast
Made w/ fresh baked challah bread from house of bread in san Luis Obispo.
Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes
Bananas Foster Pancakes
Rich buttermilk pancakes topped w/ caramelized bananas, candied pecans & orange-rum syrup.
Stuffed French Toast
Topped w/ fresh strawberries & stuffed w/ whipped strawberry cheesecake filling.
Captain's Table
Tomato, avocado, bacon, lettuce & egg sandwich w/ cheddar cheese & chipotle aioli on a toasted English muffin w/ herb roasted potatoes.
Dueces Wild
Two free-range, local eggs (your way), two strips bacon, two pancakes & herb roasted potatoes.
The Pineapple Schooner
Fresh fruit served in a pineapple boat w/ banana bread “sails,” toasted almonds & yogurt sauce.
Acai Bowl
A brazilian treat. Topped w/ homemade granola, fresh fruit & honey.
Estero Bay Bowl
Greek yogurt, homemade granola, fresh fruit & honey.
Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal
Two Free-Range, Local Eggs (Your Way)
Two Strips Bacon
Two Sausage Links
Two Pancakes
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Fresh Fruit
Raul's Fresh Baked Banana Bread
English Muffin
Sourdough Toast
Available 8Am - 12Pm, Saturday & Sunday
Cayucos Beach Ale
Bottomless Mimosa
Classic Bloody Mary
Made from scratch.
Bloody Maria
Our classic bloody w/ tequila.
Shrimp Wreck Mary
A jumbo shrimp in your mary.
B.L.T. Mary
Bacon & lettuce in your mary
Bloody Mari
Bloody mary w/ a 1/2 order of calamari strips.
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
$9 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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All reviews calamari cioppino crab legs drinks and appetizers fish and chips burger oysters on the half shell salad bread upstairs patio great drinks ocean view blue cheese great seafood central coast paso robles beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Cayucos often and a meal st Schooners is always a must. We like to sit upstairs in the bar or outside, it’s the only restaurant where you can see the ocean while dining in Caycous. The calamari is amazing, and I like the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank flyingfinn1
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Flyingfinn1, and thank you for the ringing endorsement! I am going to forward this praise to our main culinary engineer, El Tigre, who - in spite of his robust outward demeanor - became wobbly like a child about to leave his mommy on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stellar treatment for 24 travelers in a group needing a quick party! Took great care of us with great food.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MiataMama4
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MiataMama4, Thank you and the whole lot of the MiataMamas and Papas for cruising on in! We're glad you joined us last weekend, and appreciate your kind words. Coincidentally, we must also apologize for our busser, Elrond, who thought he was being cute by...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were in Cayucos for the weekend and needed a place to eat lunch. I googled and this restaurant popped up with a 4.2 rating. First off, if you have a big group this is not the place. They wanted us to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travlin88
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Travlin88, I am sorry to hear of the calamity that befell your entire family the other day. We have had several successes with large groups, especially with advance notice, so we can arrange for a fitting table. Our dining room booths are fixed to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recommendation of our hotel in Paso Robles we added to a day trip. A little chilly outside but enjoyed it all the same. Fast, friendly, and efficient staff. Clam chowder was excellent, tons of calamari and excellent. We shared an avocado and bacon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 277murrayw
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us on the coast, 277murray! Hope to see you again sometime! -Chad

Reviewed November 5, 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonr105
Chad B, Guest Relations Manager at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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...

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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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

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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
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 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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