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Schooners Wharf

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
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” (62 reviews)
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
171 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1603
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since our first visit here in 2009, we keep coming back because it offers us a perfect combination — a small beach bar with stunning views (from the bar and the adjoining upstairs patio), a great ambiance and vibe, wonderful staff (the owners are often...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Schooners Wharf! We ate outside and the views are great! The food is excellent specially the clam chowder! Alyx was our server and she did an excellent job! She really has excellent customer service skills!!

Thank DonHalazon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a classic place to visit while in Cayucos. Great wine list, service and food. The view is great up top on deck. Atmosphere is beachy. We always have at least one meal here when visiting.

Thank gypsy90808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great oysters... cocktails are a tad expensive. We'd eat here again. Service was so so. But the ahi and oyster rd were yum!

Thank Crickett N
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We love this little bar on the second floor with a view of the ocean. It is a small place and generally has a mix of locals and tourists. Always has one or two interesting characters.

Thank Cincin2100
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is an old fun place to eat. When the weather's good one can sit on the deck with beautiful ocean views. We were there on a chilly night so sat inside for dinner. Our waiter was young and really anxious to please. Two of...More

Thank spikeandchopper
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant and staff. Overlooks the Cayucos beach and wharf. One of our favorites at the Coast.

Thank Sheakat75
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We love Schooners Wharf! The atmosphere is fun, relaxed and friendly. The bar is cozy with great views! Good food and great drinks!

Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Fresh draft beers, deep fried calamari, best I ever had, the bar it’s over looking the beach with lots of surfers, really nice locals. Definitely worth trying it.

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Had a late Dinner here the frist night of our stay. This was the only place open at that time of night. Steak salad was great, Dinner rolls were good. No complaints except we waited out side for a little bit before somone noticed we...More

Thank mtfish
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, 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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