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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)
“cioppino” (8 reviews)
“prime rib” (7 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 1 week ago via mobile

So this is my second time here. And place is always packed with customers. Food is great. Had the clam chowder as always is good. Service was quick and servers friendly even though they ate busting booty to please all. Sit in the bar area...More

Thank Ted E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is some kind of pirate lair where you can sit right next to the ocean with a view and enjoy terrific food while smelling the salt sea air. The pecan encrusted halibut with Dijon sauce was out of this world. The craft cocktails are...More

Thank mackanna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try out this place since it looked like it had great views from their deck on top. Well let me tell you that this is all the restaurant has to offer. From the moment we sat down we felt funny as the...More

Thank DoubleTrouble1012
SchoonersCayucos, Owner at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Double Trouble, I'm sorry that you didn't have a great experience dining at Schooners. We believe we have a lot to offer aside from the amazing view, and are sorry that you didn't get our best during your visit. The chairs do sit a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated in a nice booth that was comfortable for the six of us. All of us enjoyed our lunches. The hamburgers and the fish chips were delicious with a most generous helping of fries on each. The staff was cordial and attentive!

Thank Happytraveler573
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Love sitting on the deck overlooking the beach, waves and pier. I have had the Calamari Steak with trimmings and found it delicious, have also had the Calamari and Fries appetizer and a very tasty Bloody Mary. All great.

Thank Paulatrip8
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Schooners Wharf has the best calamari around! The bar is cozy with a great view or sit outside, upstairs for the same great view.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Probably the worst Bloody Mary I've ever had. Clearly it was a mix. Salty, nasty... couldn't finish it. The bar itself was charming.More

Thank Pam0111
SchoonersCayucos, Owner at Schooners Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi Pam, I'm sorry you weren't a fan of the bloody. Our bar manager is beside himself crying right now, because he labors extensively with the concoction of our house made Bloody Mary. I tried to console him with your kind words about the the...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

There were lots of places to choose from along the beach, but we're glad we went to Schooner's Wharf. If its nice out, ask to sit upstairs on the outside roof. At dinner, you can get a lovely view of the sunset over the ocean...More

Thank Bronwyn S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We had traveled up the coast on Hwy 1 and took a great turn to Cayucos and found this little restaurant that served the best food and great outside atmosphere. You have the choice to sit out or in and look at the ocean from...More

Thank Vickie R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Overlooking the beach with its surfers, it is superb to have a bite to eat and have a cold beer! It has eating areas outside as well as inside and can be entered from the beach or Main Street. Full of locals drinking their wine,...More

Thank ToniS1975
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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
US$9 - US$29
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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