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Californian in Cayucos

Cass House Grill

The Grill's wood-fired oven is harnessed for pizza, empanadas and grilled prawn and lamb, and a lighter touch is evident in roast salmon and a delicate fettucine crammed with seasonal produce. Many of the ingredient…
Seafood in Cayucos

Ruddell's Smokehouse

‘Smoker Jim’ transforms fresh-off-the-boat seafood into succulently smoked slabs, sandwiches topped with spicy mustard and fish tacos slathered in a unique apple-celery relish. Squeeze yourself in the door to order.…
Bakery in Cayucos

Brown Butter Cookie Co

Seriously addictive cookies are baked in all sorts of flavors including almond, citrus, cocoa, coconut-lime and original butter. Buy a bagful to provide tasty sustenance as you negotiate a stroll along Cayucos' rece…
Bar in Cayucos

Schooners Wharf

Come for drinks on the ocean-view deck, rather than the fried seafood. The cocktails are punchy and there's an OK selection of draft beers from central Californian breweries. Vistas of Cayucos' heritage pier come fr…
Park in Cayucos

Estero Bluffs State Park

Ramble along coastal grasslands and pocket beaches at this small state park, accessed from unmarked roadside pulloffs north of Cayucos. Look among the scenic sea stacks to spot harbor seals hauled out on tide-splash…