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Schooners Wharf

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171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
+1 805-995-3883
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Houston, TX
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel and was not crowded, so it was a nice place to relax. The food was so-so and bland; no bargains here. Nothing was wrong, but nothing special. The restaurant was clean and the service was ok.

Thank SandwichFamily
Cayucos, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't usually order a meal here, usually just a gathering place for a good selection of bar drinks and meeting up with people. Ordered the rib-eye steak the other night, was cooked perfectly and delicious! The potato cakes are delicious as well, my husband ordered seconds! Their salmon salad is also an excellent choice, as is their clam chowder.

Thank Kelli S
Visalia, California
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Schooner's is a nice restaurant that has balcony seating facing the beach. They primarily serve seafood. The food is good and the service is great. Not too expensive. I was a little disappointed that they took the calamari steak off the menu - they do have calamari strips, which was tasty.

Thank Judy H
Brielle, New Jersey
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

IMHO? The best steamers around. Great choice of beers on tap, love the view, chatter of regulars, and attentive service. I'm not a local...yet, but always feel like I am.

Thank DianeXit98
Yorba Linda, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A varied menu that will satisfy most any taste with great food. The atmosphere contains places for a quiet romantic meal, which we chose, or for a more boisterous party time. We have eaten there several times - in fact every time we stay in Cayucos.

Thank standbear
San Jose, California
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253 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised I've not reviewed this restaurant sooner - as we LOVE it! Every time we're on central coast - must have a meal here. Best view on the coast ... but the food ... and service even better! Calamari is so good ... also had a great big salad that was tops. Good wine selection. Really good service. The weather... More 

Thank Jules T
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner for 4 on a Thursday night. It was almost empty. The calamari appetizer war good and do was the fish and chip. This nloody mary was too spicy for me but good.

Thank Cbromme
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a fun place to go to but the food was a little disappointing. My shrimp and chips was pretty greasy and my mom had the Asian coleslaw and it was so hot that she couldn't eat it. We did have some nice cocktails, and the rolls were very nice.

Thank Kathy P
Clovis, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first-time here for my birthday April 1st. Nice cocktails. Small bar. Dinner on the upstairs patio was nice. The Calamari appetizer was so delicious!! Wow!! Definitely recommend it. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Anna R
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142 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent halibut - Asian coleslaw with peanut sauce was pretty good. Not an exceptional lunch but pretty good with a nice local vibe. Limited seating with a great view.

Thank Diana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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