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Schooners Wharf

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
+1 805-995-3883
08:00 - 22:00
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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We all had a light dinner outside which was freezing, not their fault. Clam chowder was thick and tasty, burger was good as were the nachos. The hit was the calamari which was plentiful and tasty. We would go back because the food was decent and the service was good

Thank jgnesn
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make Schooners a must stop for dinner every time we are in Cayucos. Great view and food, plus the service has been outstanding.

Thank Ken D
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It was getting late on a chilly January evening at the end of a holiday weekend in Cayucos, California. My stomach was growling signaling me to find dinner asap. The town had all but closed down for the night. Panic was setting in and then my eyes caught sight of Schooners Wharf. Hoping the kitchen would still be open, I... More 

Thank DavideE5421RS
Fresno, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've had drinks and appetizers at Schooners several times but this was my first time having lunch. It was a beautiful day and we had the table overlooking the water. My boyfriend had one of the burgers and I had the halibut and chips. They were excellent, probably the best fish and chips I've ever had. My boyfriend said his... More 

Thank pakeyb
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Good food and great ambiance! We even say outside on the terasse underneath the heaters in December!

Thank Bahi K
Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with my son. Each chose steak which was cooked to order and both meals were very nice. Staff were friendly and as always we tried a local fraught beer which again was very good.

Thank Dave T
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Schooners Wharf is an unusual mixture (in the USA) of pub and restaurant and has a unique atmosphere. The staff are friendly and make you feel at home. Food is superb, fresh and can be eaten outdoors upstairs with ocean views.

Thank Mark L
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal. Margaritas were great. The steak and lobster were very tasty. We enjoyed the warmth of the wood burning stove. Recommend.

Thank Rosa R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We always eat here at least once during our stay. Good food, friendly employees and amazing views. There is a cool little bar to hang out in. Outside they have heaters to keep you warm on those cold nights. Try to go at sunset and eat upstairs..

Thank LorieG67
Gilroy, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and good food would make this place a great lunch destination on even a cold, foggy day, I'm guessing. I had the shrimp and chips, but this is one of those places to go back to, as there was so much on the menu that I wanted to try. Fish tacos are next!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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