Cannons consistently enjoyable!
We try to take friends and family from out of town to Cannons whenever we can. The view, the casual and comfortable environment is always a treat. I love their Cannons salad either as a side to one of their many delicious entrees or as a meal in itself. This was the first time we ate on the outside patio as it is generally reserved for weddings, etc. and it was such a treat to enjoy an absolutely beautiful Father's Day enjoying the spectacular view as well as a nice brunch menu. Our entire table really had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the various menu items they chose. Thanks Cannons for another great experience!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I proposed to my now Fiancé here. They worked with me to set up a great proposal and I am very appreciative.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have always lives Cannon's. The food is excellent, perfect for dinner with friends or on a date. The view is amazing.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food and view to match
Overall, wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious!! We have everything from the coconut shrimp to the seafood skewers to grilled salmon and it all was fantastic. The view from our indoor table was spectacular and the staff was nice and attentive. Definitely found a new favorite restaurant to add to our "go to" list. Highly recommend!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant has a gorgeous view of the harbor and can be very romantic. The prices are are fair. We had to return the steak as it was cooked well when ordered medium. But it was returned quickly and cooked perfectly. The staff is dressed a little too casual in my opinion for this type of restaurant and the tables would look nicer if they had cloth tablecloths. Very minor imperfections and easy to fix.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Harbor View Dining
For a romantic lunch or dinner,, Cannon's is perfect. A grand view of Dana Point Marina is below your unobstructed vista. But make reservations as this place is packed. Could not hear to talk upstairs. Veggies on our plates were had to chew and could have been steamed longer. Dinner took awhile on this holiday weekend.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The lobster bisque never disappoints and the seafood skewers were very tasty. They cheerfully made substitutions to some menu items to meet dietary needs. The Key Lime Pie was great
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to Cannons
I have been going to Cannons for 40 years. It has always been an enjoyable experience. The view is one of the best on the California coast. The service and food have also been excellent. My wife and I were married on the patio 22 years ago and return regularly to celebrate the occasion.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome dining experience
We had a big group go for a business dinner, and we pretty much closed the place down late at night. The staff were always very friendly, patient, and helpful and never made us feel rushed. The food was fantastic (except nobody liked the lobster appetizer thing), and the surf and turf portions were gargantuan! The ocean view is too easily taken for granted, but sets a great atmosphere. Our business partner felt like a VIP and we felt like awesome hosts for taking them there. Thank you, Cannons.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We booked this restaurant
We booked this restaurant only for the view and patio seating. Upon arrival they indicated that there was a wedding and no outdoor seating. Although the food was great the accommodations were spoiled and the restaurant manager did not notify us that they couldn't accommodate our request for outdoor seating.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dinner in Dana Point
We visited several other restaurants in the Harbor with similar priced menus, but Cannon's BY FAR exceeded those others (Wind & Sea, Harbor House). We originally requested outdoor seating, but a previously scheduled wedding kept us inside. It didn't matter because our window seat left us feeling like we were outside without the cool breezes that evening. Our service, food and overall evening was EXCELLENT!!! Glad we chose Cannons over their next door neighbor and the $17 salad bar. It was the last night of our 9 night stay in Dana Point and we definately saved the best for last. When we come back to the area we'll definately be back to Cannons if for nothing else but the view and the Mudd Pie.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Cannon's! Going back today and taking the whole family. Great view restaurant but the story is the food and the staff. Scallops with linguini and the salmon are must try's. The staff was friendly and accommodating. And unlike many places today they bus the tables. Give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Oh yeah, loved the harbor view.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at Cannon's before and have good and mediocre meals. Tonights meal for the 3 of us was excellent. We love the view and the food was excellent.
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food and a View to Match
This restaurant is perched on the cliff above Dana Point Harbor. It has a wonderful view and the food was great too. Service was also great. I highly recommend the Halibut, it was cooked perfectly, and 3 people in our party had it cooked different ways. We all loved it.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The number wedding spot in
The number wedding spot in Orange County is also a great restaurant. I only wish they would bring back their Sunday brunch - best in Orange County. Fabulous views, great menu and food to match.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannon's was what we expected. As always, our experience with the fantastic food and service met and exceeded all expectations.We like to go to Cannon's for special occasions or when we want to impress visitors. This visit we had coconut shrimp and schrimp scampi over linguini. Both were excellent. Service was perfect. Our server was attentive, but no overbearing,. Like we like it. The view goes without saying. Spectacular view of the Dana Point Harbor and surrounding area.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection! Amazing food and incomparable views of the harbor! I can't wait to go back!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and view fit for a King
We met friends from out of State and the evening couldn't have been better. Great food, amazing view and great company. We will definitely be back!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food With A Fabulous View
Highly recommend Cannon's for a completely excellent all-around experience. We had spectacular service, a fabulous table with a view, and excellent food!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around great experience
This was my first time at Cannon's, and I would highly recommend it ! The view, menu, and food were fantastic ! I had the macademia nut crusted swordfish and it couldn't have been any better. The crab appetizer was a first for us, and a big hit. Two thumbs up !
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing in every way
This restaurant choice was amazing. The view, the appetizer, clam chowder, scallops with linguini and lobster sauce.... We all shared and everything ordered was unbelievably delicious. One of the best finds in Dana Point. We will return to this restaurant, everything was fresh and cooked to perfection.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are repeat visitors. We live in the area and it is our first pick. The Happy Hour is lovely and we have enjoyed many family special occasions which have left many fond memories of our family. I actually spent my 22nd birthday at Cannons in 1972 and recently realized that we celebrated my daughter's 22nd birthday last fall as well. I guess that it called loyalty.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious mahi mahi & sauce with garlic mashed & green beans. Spouse had delicious red snapper & fresh veggies. People at the table next to us were loudly proclaiming it was the best steak they ever had. Excellent service.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful experience,
We had a wonderful experience, Good service, good food and good atmosphere also good wine ! Thank you!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great, the food was great, but the view was spectacular.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and we lucked out because we got a table next to a window so we had a great view, excellent service, and food and wine were really very good. We also thought that the menu provided a good and varied selection. Probably a little pricey for a regular visit but well worth it!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Physicians meeting at Cannons
I set up a dinner for a party of 20 and Greg, the manager, was so easy to work with! He set me up knowing what has worked for larger parties from his experience and everything went as planned! MaLou was our waitress and she was there anytime anyone wanted something (always with a smile). They were ready to go with appetizers when we arrived (as we had planned) and the abbreviated entree selection worked out great so that the meals could all be served at the same time. I had the scallops and they were incredible!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a wonderful seafood
This is a wonderful seafood grill, which also offers delicious steaks. The staff is fantastic. Every detail was attended to cheerfully! The view overlooking Dana Point Harbor is truly magnificent. A thoroughly enjoyable experience!!!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
I've been dining at Cannons Seafood Grill for many years, and have never been disappointed. The food, the scenery and the service is top notch!
I highly recommend Cannons if you are looking for a fine dining place in Dana Point.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Dana Point Harbor View
Well worth the somewhat off-road location. Fabulous view of Dana Point Harbor from any table in the restaurant. menu of good seafood choices with standard steaks and chops fare. Attentive service without being overbearing and allows for relaxed dining experience, enjoying the occasion.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't beat the view - and yummy,too
We were a little early for our 5pm birthday res, so we went downstairs - officially Happy Hour room, but the same ab-fab view down the coast, and linen covered tables. You can almost see Mexico from this perch above D.P. Harbor! It really is THE best view in all SoCal. We decided to stay in that area for dinner. Back to the food. We started off with Sauteed Mushrooms with a touch of sun-dried tomatoes and great garlic bread - very generous portion & highly recommended! Next we ordered the starter of Calamari. We were not prepared for the huge portion. By the time we finished those two and had a couple yummy white wines, we had to cry Uncle! Too bad, cuz the giant Scallops over Pasta at the table next to us looked awesome. Next time!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was gone from my wife on an East Coast project for 1 year. Coming home and taking her to this spot over looking the harbor was
special to us and we really enjoyed it. Thanks
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breathtaking View Dana Point Harbor
The restaurant overlooks the Dana Point harbor.
There were wedding and office functions happening the night we dined there. It was quite noisy and the service was slow.
Still the food was excellent and the view spectacular.
We will definitely go back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another anniversary to celebrate
Everything was wonderful. Too bad the Surf and Turf wasn't available. Next time!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visited this restaurant
First visited this restaurant 25 years ago, and have gone back periodically since then. The food is always excellent, with some inventive dishes, and the staff friendly and professional.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice dinner!
This is a very nice restaurant with a fantastic view. The food is very good. However, we were very disappointed they did not have Austrailian Lobster on the menu. We have been to Cannons several times and the service has always been a little slow. So be sure to allow plenty of time for your meal. It is worth the wait. And the mudpie is fantastic!!!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and view
Great view of Dana Point Harbor...even more spectacular is their food and service.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannons has an outstanding view with a great menu. Our group of six tried six different entrees and loved them all.
Friendly, warm atmosphere.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant with a view!
This restaurant is perfect for special occasions or casual get-togethers with family or friends. Both the view and the food choices are outstanding. Staff members are welcoming, friendly and competent ~ just right. An altogether joyful experience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a wonderful exeperience on our 1st Wedding Anniversary. The food was delicious and much more than we expected and the service was awesome. Our waitress was so attentive and she noticed that we were not eating our vegetables and my husband and I told her we are not fans of Rosemary or Thyme and the veggies were cooked in those herbs. She immediately offered to recook our veggies with just butter, salt and pepper. And she did! She came back within a few minutes with a full side dish of freshly coooked veggies to our liking. My parents had also called ahead of time to ensure that we had a nice view because our day started out kind of rough. They accommodated the request and we had a seat with a beautiful view.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had gotten a second-hand negative review regarding the food but wanted to try it for myself, especially with the wonderful view of Dana Point Harbor. I'm planning for a banquet next summer and a great view with great food was what I was looking for. I was not disappointed. The salmon, scalloped potatoes, and roasted vegetables was wonderful and cooked to perfection. Likewise for my guest's ahi, which was done medium-rare as requested. The banquet facility upstairs was plenty large for our group with the best view in the house. You do have to walk upstairs, so take that into consideration. Cannon's is definitely on my list for our event.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannons is a special place. The view is terrific and the food is consistently good. We are in the process of moving into a new home and are a bit stressed. An evening at Cannons gave us a great meal, beautiful view and peaceful dining. Thanks Cannons for giving us exactly the treat we needed. Our server was terrific.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and food excell
We celebrated our 24th anniversary and the sever was so helpful and friendly. The food was delivered quickly and was prepared as requested. The beef and fish could have not been better and the prices are very reasonable.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Panoramic harbor & city lights view
This is a wonderful restaurant. Excellent, knowledgeable staff. They need to bring back the CITRUS BEURRE BLANC SAUCE for the chicken and salmon.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful view, great food.
I have to admit my first visit to Cannons was not so good because the service was slow. If my ice tea is empty for more then 10mins I consider that irritating, others may not.
I decided to return because my visit to the Chart House next door not only had horrible service but also so so food, and a salad bar that makes the Golden Corral seem gourmet.
This time Cannons was great. Friendly service, quick, great food and of course the view. I even think that we had the same waitress so either she had a bad day last time or the 10% tip got her attention. Nevertheless it was very good and I will return probably again tonight.
Prices are reasonable, food is great and this time the service was outstanding. And don't forget the billion dollar view.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, varied menue. Incredable view. Tentive wait staff. Highly recommend.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible view and wonderful food!
We dine regularly at Cannon's and spent our Thanksgiving evening again this year at this wonderful south county restaurant. We both enjoyed turkey with all the trimmings. It was fantastic! The evening could not have been nicer. We had a wonderful table overlooking gorgeous Dana Point Harbor and our server Beth was a delight. I highly recommend this restaurant for its ambience, excellent food and great service. You will not be disappointed!!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we signed on to increase our guest count from 5 to 7 reservation was denied due to lack of availability. We decided to call and was placed on hold for 6 to 7 minutes before being told they would squeeze us in. We almost decided to change locations. When we arrived the place was virtually emty. Kind of funny. Rough start when no one attended to our table for 15 mins. Manager came over to apologize and service was great after that. This place is worth visiting.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible ocean & harbor view
This restaurant has one of the best views from the dining room of any restaurant in Southern California. Large plate glass windows in the dining area present wide open views of Dana Point harbor, the Pacific Ocean, and the southern Orange County coastline. The restaurant is located on a high bluff which enhances the view. When I first visited this place 13 years ago it was a five-star restaurant t. I would now rate it a strong 3.5 or almost four. The interior looks a little aged and the quality of food, while still good, doesn't quite match its price. With those things said, the dining room view is beyond description and the service is outstanding. A great place for a romantic date or special occasion.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food , service and view.
This is our favorite restaurant. Seafood Medley is the best seafood I have ever had, and I lived on the east coast, where great seafood was plentiful. We always enjoy our visits to Cannons. Never had a bad meal or service. Thank you everyone at Cannons.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM