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Schooners Wharf

171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
+1 805-995-3883
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (60 reviews)
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“fish and chips” (37 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place for lunch. The view from the outside deck is amazing. The Fish is so fresh and so good. There is often a wait for the outside deck which isn't too big. I would recommend this restaurant!

Thank kristinhall2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of fish dishes, beers and wines tried the Halibut and chips excellent, Ate outside great location fabulous beach and ocean views. Friendly attentive staff overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank Auditman2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to eat inside so we missed the beautiful setting. We both enjoyed our meals-the swordfish and veggies and the fish and chips (I substituted the salad for the chips). Schooners was very busy and there was only one other couple eating inside but...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a fun mix of locals and vacationers looking at the pier, the ocean, and the sunset. Two great bartenders and killer appetizers. Cheers

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Good setting next to the beach and the upstairs balcony offers good views of the sea. Food was fine, service was fine. No culinary highlights here, but after a long walk on the beach, more than adequate

Thank nandgNL
SchoonersCayucos, Owner at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for stopping in, nandgNL! Your kind words please us beyond sufficiently, though we will also try to upgrade our culinary offerings in an effort to elicit a less restrained exclamation of satisfaction from your next visit. Thanks!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The ahi bowl is wonderful. I had the albacore grilled sandwich with French fries. The French fries here are amazing. While the albacore was good, there was not anything special about it and I wouldn't order it again. The service was spot on and the...More

Thank Lbewley
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Good food here. The chipotle chicken nachos were very good. The shrimp cocktails were large. Also they have very good calamari. Prices were reasonable too. They have an outdoor upstairs eating area and bar that is also has a pretty cool view of the bay.

Thank CalBear67
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had a fun experience chatting with the locals in the bar. Staff was friendly and food was good for the casual atmosphere. For a fun location for drinks check it out. It was the most lively of places on a Friday night!

Thank Marlos1
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had Burgers and the catch of the day (swordfish), both were absolutely great! The place to sit outside is nice, overlooking the ocean. Superb place to sit and eat!!

Thank zooz42
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Go for the fish and chips !! Bar is upstair so if you have mobility issues and cannot get up and down a steep flight of stairs, you will not be able to get to the bar ....which is were you want to be to...More

Thank love2travel8082017
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Questions & Answers
9 January 2017|
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Response from SchoonersCayucos | 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
27 May 2016|
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Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
probably not. I agree with previous reviewer, you would need to call.
27 May 2016|
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Response from SchoonersCayucos | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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: +1 805-995-3883
  • E-mail
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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