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Cannons Seafood Grill

Cannons Seafood Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cannonsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (949) 496-6146
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 9:30pm
    Happy Hour Daily 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    We are open for Weddings/Special Events/Corporate Events:
    Monday - Sunday 7:00am to 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Omar Ramirez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Proudly offering outside catering. Please contact Cannons for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cannons Seafood Grill is a perfect setting for an elegant wedding, draw dropping ceremony, fabulous rehearsal dinner, corporate event, holiday party or any other type of special event. Overlooking Dana Point Harbor and the sparkling blue Pacific we will make your special day, very special indeed. With our consecutive five year Award Winning staff and chef our menus will delight both you and your guests, and our friendly, professional staff will cater to your every need. Choose from our beautiful terraces perched cliff side, which can accommodate up to 300 guests, or our ocean view indoor banquet rooms, for 20 to 100 guests. Dance under the stars, drink, dine and let us take care of everything else. We look forward to having the opportunity of being part of your special day.
  • Private Party Contact: Liz Mahler (949) 443-6173
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wedding Receptions, Wedding Ceremony, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties or any other type of Special Event you are planning Cannons Seafood Grill is the place to be! From our spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Southern California Coastline to our consecutive five year Award Winning staff and cuisine you will be swept away to enjoy your special day. We can accommodate anywhere from 10 up to 300 guests perched on our terraces overlooking the magnificent Dana Point Harbor and Pacific Ocean, or our glass walled private rooms. Say "I Do" with a beautiful natural backdrop, dance under the stars and let us take care of you and your guests. Please contact Liz Mahler, Director of Events, for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: PCH & Blue Lantern
  • Public Transit: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Monday through Thursday private lot.
    Complimentary valet offered most Friday, Saturday,and Sunday evenings. We also offer complimentary valet for our special events.
A word from Cannons Seafood Grill
Cannons Seafood Grill offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean from our one-of-a-kind hillside terrace overlooking Dana Point Harbor. Cannons Seafood Grill has been delighting our customers for over forty years. We are open for dinner seven days a week, serving Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 6:30pm daily. Cannons is the perfect setting to say 'I Do'. Accommodating 10 - 300 guests for our special events, weddings receptions, wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, holiday parties, and elegant banquets. Cannons unique and excellent food, friendly staff, and unmatched setting will make your visit a memorable one... Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We dined early and had the place to ourselves for part of the dinner. The view from the window side table was spectacular! The food was delicious and generous amounts were served. I had the Macadamia crusted Swordfish and it did not disappoint!! Wasn't crazy about the Sangria - prefer more of a wine taste accented with fruit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a beautiful spot out on the patio. Staff was great and super friendly. Clam Chowder was my favorite."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "it was our 10th anniversary so we returned to the restaurant where we had our wedding reception.....only to be disappointed! our waiter was gone for long periods at a time, so our drinks sat empty...the food was good at best, the veggies very cold when served. this is not the place it was! too bad........"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We arrived at dusk and stayed until dark. The lights in the city and in the harbor made a magical display. The specialty Fish and Chips were excellent! But my Cioppino, although fresh and generous, came in a sauce very much like tomato soup - not spicy and flavorful. There is a large variety of choices on the menu, so I'll choose something else next time. One other disappointing thing is that when our waitress wrapped up the leftovers, she mistakenly identified them, so my friend and I ended up with with each other's food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We are never disappointed at Cannons. We love the staff, the food, the view.... Have been going there for years!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is excellent and has nothing to envy to the magnificent view! The lobster bisque was a dream and the mahi mahi dish so flavorful! Prieces very reasonable and excellent service!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I requested a scenic table since we were having a special family celebration, and I think we must've got the best seat in the house. Great food, lovely atmosphere, wonderful server (Will). We were there on a quiet evening mid-week, but we thoroughly enjoyed the visit."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The place was beautiful, the weather was perfect and our server "Emma" was the perfect mix of attentive, fun, helpful and yet could sense when we just wanted to be alone and enjoy the view. We had a great time."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was my second time to cannons. Fist time was for my 2 year anniversary with my girlfriend and this most recent time was our 4 year anniversary. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food tastes amazing, but what I found was the best both times was the service. They make you feel at home and it makes for a wonderful experience. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It is a very relaxing atmosphere. Food was great. Staff really great. No charge to park. I would go again"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Drinks warm and poorly made.....undrinkable. Had to ask for ice water after warm water delivered to table. Appetizer of sizzling mushrooms were hot but not cooked. Seafood medley was tasty but lukewarm (2nd time in a row!). Nice touch of complimentary cheesecake slice for our anniversary....but by that time we were ready to leave. Too bad because until the last 6 months this was one of our favorites."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service was fantastic! Our server knew the menu very well and gave great suggestions! Food was very good and met our expectations. Great place for a special occasion celebration. Interior could use some updates, including restrooms, to easily be a five star for us."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Cannons has the best view in SOC of the coastline. I'm never disappointed. We were celebrating our friends' anniversary, and they marked the occasion with a lovely dessert. The only problem was that our male friend's chicken was overcooked and dry. My seafood brochettes were excellent, as was my girlfriend's salad, and my husband's fish and chips."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Thought you weren't open for lunch. Our waitress was excellent and we always love the view over Dana Point Harbor"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite spots, and our go-to place for happy hour, going out with friends, and special occasions. Food is excellent, service is friendly and accommodating, view over Dana Point Harbor and the Pacific is breathtaking! Every table has that stunning view, and their outdoor patio is wonderful on a warm summer evening. My favorite menu item is the seafood medley - two skewers packed with halibut, salmon, scallops, shrimp, peppers and onions served with a buerre blanc sauce, rice, and fresh mixed berries - it's dinner and dessert on one plate!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food is terrific with a variety of menu items from hamburgers to lobster. Service is really good but the view is killer."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The view from this restuarant is breath taking; absolutely amazing. The food was very good, service was good. I would go back in a minute. The first time I had dinner I was with friends and my husband and we ate outside (WOW!). I also made a reservation for my Son and his Wife for their 1 year aniversary and they loved it! They had a wonderful table inside -- Quite romantic. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had not been to Cannons for a couple of years. Obviously, the view is killer, but I have to say that the 4 of us were very impressed last night with our dinners and the service. Cannons is only serving FRESH fish these days (which we all had, so can't rate the steaks, but Cannons has always done a good job with these). The dinner salad was wonderful. Everything we ordered has a special extra effort put into it. Great value, great view, great food!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The vew is the best. Food and service very good. Makes for a very enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We came here last year for Father's Day Brunch and had a great time. This time because the restaurant opened right at 11am...EVERYONE was there at 11am. We had a table of 9 and noticed that even though we were one of the first to be sat, we were the last ones to be served our drinks and our meals. We didn't receive our meals till 12:30. The manager was kind enough to bring us complimentary dessert and comped a percentage off our meal, which we appreciated. I would assume the kitchen would be ready for a big crowd such as father's day, but not quite sure what happened. The food was good and the location overlooking Dana Point was beautiful. We'll probably come back, but not sure about during an impacted day like Father's Day."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to dinner at Cannon's in celebration of Father's Day. The atmoshpere was cozy with a spectacular view of the Dana Point Harbor. Watching the sunset was very romantic and the food was delicious. The service was good and we plan to return again. We enjoyed herb crusted prime rib and seafood scewers both of which were prepared well. The Calamari appetizer was a little on the tough side and the house salad with the sherry vingerette dressing was very tasty."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was great, Wonderful view of Dana Point Harbor and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend dining there."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Always great food and service, overlooking Dana Point Marina - what more could you want."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Seated near the window, we had a great view of the Dana Point Harbor."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I used my iPhone and a GPS on the car and neither could find the address, we had to call the restaurant. They said this happens at least once a day to them, not sure why. Food is good, scenic views across the harbor, staff is great and very friendly. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Good food, but didn't get what I ordered (filet mignon vs. filet oscar); service was slow and forgetful. Understandable since there was a big wedding party. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went to Cannons with another couple on a Thursday evening. We were warmly greeted at the front desk and shown to a table right by the window with a beautiful view. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. She was well informed regarding the menu and helpful with suggestions. Also, had a great sense of humor which always adds to a dining experience. We ordered drinks first and were given plenty of time to enjoy them before ordering dinner. Had wonderful mushrooms and artichokes for appetizers. For our meals we ordered a variety of items and everything was great! Topped it off by sharing a Creme Brûlée dessert that was fantastic and plenty for the four of us to share."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Cannons Seafood Grill is owned by the founders of the Chart House. They prepare delicious food in a venue with great views of Dana Point marina and the coast south. Try the Seafood Medley for a wonderful selection of grilled shrimp, scallops, swordfish and more. This restaurant is truly a find. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The view and the service were outstanding. The food was very good (especially the seafood skewers), however it was only lukewarm when it arrived. The manager made things right by removing a couple of the entrees from the bill, which was very nice. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We go there for the view. The food is pretty average. Good for happy hour though. And good place to take someone new to the area to look over the harbor."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Besides the breath taking views the Food was excellent. My tuna was sushi quality & seared to perfection ! My wife's seafood combo was also cooked to perfection. I highly suggest you visit this restaurant for great service, excellent food & great views...."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Cannon's. We had a later dinner reservation (8:30pm) and all was fantastic- service, food, ambience. We were however, the last table to finish our meals and asked for the dessert menu. Our waitress returned to our table to inform us that dessert was no longer available because the kitchen had shut down. WOW! This is poor business practice, especially at such a high end restaurant. We were home at 10pm. Because of this we will not return. Talk about a buzz kill!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food was good, not great overall. The crab beignets, however, were wonderful."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "When I spend the kind of money it requires to eat at a beautiful restaurant like Cannon's, I expect an expensive dish to be cooked with love. Desert was delicious, wine was fantastic, and my steak was Not well cared for...over cooked, butchered, and top dollar spent for a terrible version of a filet. Skewered seafood was also 'just okay'. I was on a date, so I didn't say anything. It should have been done right the first time. While our server was nice, she was either untrained for tis style of dining, or hung over. Overall the view allowed me to focus on other positives, but the food is 5 star priced, at 3 star preparing The manager, during dinner hours, was no where to be seen, which is an obvious clue he/she doesn't care. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food is always quite good at Cannon's. This time we tried the crab beignet appetizer. It was absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The service was a bit unorganized. Forgot to bring out our dinner salads and the appetizer was not fully cooked. Our server was so sweet and comped the salads and appetizers no questions asked and gave us a free dessert. The food was great! Overall a good experience!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for the view, but really enjoyed the dining. The bar served a good-sized pour of scotch on the rocks, and our server allowed us to taste two wines in order to pick one. My prime rib was perfect. My husband's was overdone, so he sent it back. But the one they substituted couldn't have been finer! We went on Mother's Day, so the service was pleasant, but a little slow. I would love to go again when it's not so crowded."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "On Mother's Day, they let us stand at the door for 30 min past reservation time, even though half the tables were empty. Neglected to give the mothers in the group flowers, as they handed them to other guests. Waitress was pleasant but didn't show up after taking our order until after the food was served and botched. Another waiter saw our dissatisfaction and helped us-they mixed up orders and dramatically overcooked our steak. When replacing the steak, they could have grown the cow in the time it took to prepare it. They blamed it on the kitchen but the restaurant was half empty! They didn't ask if we wanted dessert, just gave us the bill. Sitting in the sun outside, they didn't remove app dishes or refill water glasses. Will not return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As always the food was very good! The hostess was nice, but I did not get a rose nor my mother since it was mother's day. In all the other tables I saw ladies with roses. The waitress was nice, but it took fifty (50) minutes to get our food. I think our order was lost or something, because the table next to us and the table behind us got their food almost at the same time as we did and we were sitting down 20 or 30 minutes before they arrived. I asked for bread 30 minutes after we order since my 2 children were really hungry and had been waiting for a long time for their food. Either my order was not put in or it was lost. When we were leaving I had to ask for a rose for my mom because the hostess again did not offer one!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I made reservations for a party of 8 towards the end of April or early May. We showed up about 5-10 mins early and were told our table will be ready in 10 mins. We patiently waited for our table for 30 mins all while large parties same size as ours were being seated. Our party was forgotten, even though we were sitting in the waiting area right in front of the hostess counter. Also, In addition I was not offered a rose even though I checked us in (I'm 8 months pregnant, and I was holding my todler in my arms). After checking in, the hostess offered a young lady who appeared a teen ager a rose. Usually I wouldn't care, but since I was asked of my overall expierence I wanted to share this since it was disappointing to my family and I."
    Dined on 5/11/2014