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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
+1 831-372-2628
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (109 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dinned on the patio with the waves crashing before us. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. The outdoor heaters (and they give you blankets upon request) made our evening meal in January an extraordinary experience. Loved it!

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our recent dinner overlooking Monterey Bay! Even though it was a hotel restaurant, Schooners is highly recommended. All food items were presented well and were delicious! The clam chowder some of the best ever! Service was polite and friendly. Would suggest lunch for the...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast overlooking the ocean. The food was excellent and the quantities were enormous. Highly recommend for crab cakes Benedict, my favorite. They add portabella mushroom to theirs. A tasty treat.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides a nautical view that is priceless, the seafood is some of the best! Kids menu is perfect for a great night for the entire family. A must do every time we visit Monterey!

Thank Caty P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar is by far our Very Favorite hot spot to visit in Monterey!! It is located in the very posh Monterey Plaza Hotel on Cannery Row. My husband and I absolutely love to come and sit outside on a beautiful day...More

1  Thank Cowgirlfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

As Monterey Plaza guests, we were so looking forward to an enjoyable and delicious breakfast but were completely disappointed on a Wednesday morning. There were 2 ladies at the door in charge of seating guests and they promptly told us that there'd be a 20-30...More

1  Thank luxetrip
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to Schooner's for many years now, and it never disappoints. Don't miss this place--it's a well kept locals secret. The views from the restaurant, bar and patio are of the beautiful Monterey Bay. And it's protected from weather, so it's always cozy--even...More

2  Thank FliegenPilz001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited Monterey and came upon this awesome restaurant. We decided to go in and were amazed when we were seated by the window. What a beautiful view. We watched sea otters and diving ducks as we dined. We both loved...More

2  Thank Katy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(restaurant-quality food delivered to local hotel but will focus on restaurant) enjoyed a walk-up lunch for 3 choosing from the regular menu and daily special (paella) sitting inside we had great food and a great view accompanied by service to match will return

1  Thank Sproutster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for breakfast and we are locals and always enjoy the views. The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere is pleasant and never feel rushed. We always enjoy the Eggs Benedict - one of the best from all other restaurants we have order this...More

1  Thank dsw091
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Sandra H
7 September 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, We would be delighted to serve your family reunion, thank you for considering us! Please give us a call at 831-372-2628, and speak with our Restaurant Manager, Valentino for additional details. We look... More
26 July 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Dear CraigWspoon, We would be delighted to offer your daughter a plain burger, and completely understand. We look forward to welcoming you, and should you have any other requests please do not hesitate to contact us at any... More
7 April 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Good Morning, Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding Mother's Day brunch! While Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar does not have a special Mother's Day menu, our regular menu items will be served. However, Monterey Plaza... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-2628
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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring sustainable seafood and approachable, contemporary American cuisine. The ideal location for celebrating the Central Coast and the spectacular coastal region, Executive Chef Waller's commitment to fresh, sustainable seafood is reflected in the creative menu which features a variety of seafood options, both raw and cooked, as well as appetizers, soups, salads, large platters meant for sharing, and wood-fired dishes. A creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list highlighting Monterey County vintners. The high-energy bar, bustling open kitchen, and dramatic outdoor patio personifies a relaxed, fun and joyous atmosphere.
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