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Schooners Wharf

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££ - £££
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171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
+1 805-995-3883
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Patriciafrom95020
Clovis, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scooners is always a must stop if in the Cayucas area, friendly service and a wonderful ocean view is what we enjoy along with the cold beer and great food

Thank Mckelvy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Richard P______ from Broken Earth Winery who's actually a writer had highly recommended this place in Cayucos because of the quality food and he seemed to have frequented it. So after walking the entire length of the pier, we worked up enough appetite to try this higher-end restaurant. The hubby and I did manage to dine there, and it didn't... More 

Thank Min M
Cayucos, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The food at this spot is 1st class, and it has a small bar upstairs that has a wonderful view of the ocean and beach.

Thank wedelbysea
Cambria, CA
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A great watering hole that also serves great food from a very varied menu. Everything we had was excellent but the seafood chowder was a standout

Thank docred
Brielle, New Jersey
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Cannot speak of the other dining areas but I arrived on a Fri a little after 5 and saw the super small bar was packed with locals. By time I finished my first beer, however, my BFA was in a seat. I returned for lunch on Sat and I'm still raving about their steamers. Burger was decent. When I relocate... More 

Thank DianeXit98

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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
US$9 - US$29
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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