Cannery Restaurant

4.4
1043 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steakhouse
Capture a magical moment of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s past as you dine in one of its most historic buildings. The four-diamond Cannery Restaurant of today is reminiscent of its former life as a canning factory in the 1800s, where Niagara peaches and tomatoes were canned until 1957. Its agricultural past has been lovingly retained in its décor of rough hewn wooden beams, rich red brick walls and a hearth at the heart of the restaurant. Chef Mark Longster continues to serve up the best of the region in his menus which feature the freshest local produce and fine wines. Charming and casual Cannery Restaurant is the place to find all your favorites, from succulent steaks to catch of the day to a fabulous Sunday brunch. Chef Longster's food is prepared and presented perfectly, for your ultimate dining experience.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am
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Phone number
(905) 468-2123
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Longster
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Private party facilities
Cannery Restaurant has a variety of private dining areas to accommodate 8 to 30 people.
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Private party contact
Jamie Drummond: (905) 468-1362 ext. 7454
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Catering
Our award-winning culinary team will create a delectable, original menus for your special event on or off-site.
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Cross street
King Street
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available directly outside of the restaurant with over 100 parking spaces.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1043 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The prime rib crust was so salty I couldn't eat it. The rib eye was not worth the price and was also over seasoned. Au jus was too salty as were the fingerling potatoes. Yorkshire pudding was cold. Disappointing. Banana fritters underwhelming. Crab cakes were nice but too small especially when plating on a huge plate. I mentioned to the server that I couldn't eat the prime rib because it was so salty. She laughed it off seeing my piece on my husband's plate. He also found it salty but was able to eat some of it. Overall the meal tasted ok but was beautifully presented.

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BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining experience. Recommend the beef tenderloin.

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to The Cannery Restaurant and we will surely be back. The menu offered a nice selection and the Saturday Evening Surf & Turf was exceptional. Our Waiter really made the experience as he was informative but not pushy.

Can't wait to go back.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Both Allison and Anthony are great servers.
They are professionals at their job. Anthony is a great talker and quite amusing.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful relaxing restaurant. Food was freshly prepared with great flavour. Excellent presentation. Would have preferred bread pre meal to be served warm. Friendly staff. Delish desserts. Will be back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and amazing service from Derek. Made the evening extra special with little touches and personalized attention. Much appreciated!

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Niagara on the lake very often. Stayed at the other two Vintage hotels and dined there too. This was by far one of our best meals we have had in Niagara-on-the-lake....the service was good, food was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant, a must try if your in the area!

We will be back for sure!

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was pretty good; beef tenderloin itself was great, mashed potatoes good, vegetable bland; Taster Platter was good. Server was friendly, however informing us of a skunk that had spayed in our corner of the restaurant earlier that week, and the exceptionally tacky process of standing over our table while running our credit card for payment and disrupting our romantic dinner, left a bad taste in our mouths to say the least. The decor was extremely disappointing and non existent, aside from literally nothing but small poinsettia plants scattered throughout the seemingly barren restaurant - a far cry from the beautifully decorated lobby of the Pillar and Post hotel. This was a big part of my surprise Christmas gift to my fiance and I was cringing with shame throughout dinner over my selection. The beef tenderloin was the only saving grace.

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BY
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cannery Restaurant was outstanding in every respect, a romantic dinner by the fireplace, delicious food, delightfully presented with warm, friendly, excellent service. We will most definitely return!

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner server was excellent which for sure added much value to our most enjoyable evening at your location. We will recommend and return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We Had a great experience, was seated in front of fireplace and towards the end of the meal it was getting quite warm. However my wife and i laughed about it. I will be back next time I’m in town.

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HD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Great potential but the day my husband and I went there, the restaurant got busy quickly and we did not receive the level of service we were counting on. It turned out to be an exercise in patience rather than a romantic dinner. Our server was very kind and pleasant but had too many tables to take care of so was not able to provide the level of service you'd expect considering the venue and prices on the menu. The dinner menu had very few options for people who do not eat meat, I ended up eating a simple salad for dinner, so I will not be going there again. The place is gorgeous so too bad it is not going with the times in terms of its menu. The wine list on the other hand very rich. I'm sure you can find a great dish there if you eat meat.

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LA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! We had a beautiful table by the fire- felt like we were all alone - beautiful

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DW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cannery has become our favorite restaurant in Niagara-on-the-lake. For our last dining experience there, my husband had the prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, and I had the signature Marrakesh Salmon. Both meals were exceptionally delicious and reasonable in price. The staff is very professional and genuinely friendly. The atmosphere is authentic and comfortable. We will definitely return!

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KE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, we attend the P and P, with friends and on our own, and enjoy it ever so much. We have dined in the lounge on the Friday fish and Chips special, just great. We have also dined in the restaurant , the Prime Rib is superb, as is the other options we have ordered as well. Super duper wine list.

Staff is cheerful and attentive and professional our Anthony gentleman attended to our birthday table like a pro.

Prices are reasonable , all in all kind of like a second home oh love the lounge fireplace .

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t
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

been going there for 40 years ...the sunday brunch has always been sensational? this past visit was very disappointing? limited selections, only one chef to aid the multitude? the staff was very cordial. but untimely? bragged non-stop about the experience beforehand, and was sadly embarrassed by the recent experience? pains me to report on my disappointment, but how else will these problems be addressed?

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was actually really good. My boyfriend and I both had the beef tenderloin and the meat came out moist and cooked to our liking. The only complaint I had was that despite the restaurant not being busy at all the wait time between our dishes took way to long.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very accommodating with our seating choice since we had someone with a mobility issue sitting in our party. Sharon, our waitress, was very personable and attentive. Great food!! Definitely will go back for our next special occasion. All around, well done!!

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N
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

As always the food at the Cannery was very good. Unfortunately due to the busyness of Fabulicious, the server was very abrupt and not overly friendly....spilled water and wine while pouring....
The wine was served too warm which is quite unusual for the Cannery..will definitely be back as we assume it was just too overwhelming for an establishment that is usually very good

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food good atmosphere nice place for weekend getaway

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came down for Fabulicious. Enjoyed all the courses, the prime rib was indeed Fabulicious. First time at The Cannery. Would return for sure.

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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We especially enjoy the prime rib. The service is superb!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cannery has an amazing Sunday Brunch. We love the exposed brick, fireplaces and overall atmosphere. This restaurant is always on our list of must dos in Niagara on the Lake.

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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We live in NOTL and went for Fabulicious. When we were seated we were not offered a Fabulicious menu, we had to ask for one. The price of wine (per glass) was pricey, especially for local wines. The server Anthony was very good and attentive but the food was just "ok". Dessert menu was uninspiring and very limited.

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IC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star service and the best prime roast in town

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SD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Exceeded our expectations, will be back! Friends live in NOTL.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to the Cannery three times now and the food is always amazing!

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RO
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food on Thursday! Great service.
Restaurant is a bit quiet, could use some music to add to the ambiance. The design of restaurant is really comfortable and a great place to have a romantic dinner. We go here every time we make it to Niagara on the lake.

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DR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an incredible meal. Low key environment with no rush.

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T
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious as always. Our amazing server Anthony made our Anniversary dinner even more special! Thanks for a beautiful evening!

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AK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner with great service. It was the perfect way to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!

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BP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friendly staff from the greeting at the door to the server. Menu has a good selection. Food was a bit expense, but was good. Wine selection on the house wines was reasonable, and priced well. Other wines on the wine list were more than other restaurants for the same wines. This is a nice restaurant. Some updating required, but we would certainly come back.

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The prime rib was excellent, the best my wife has had. The ribs I had were tasty and very tender. I was pleased to be able to Get potatoes instead of the scone. A small (off the menu) dessert was appreciated. The server was professional and pleasant. In all, the experience was an enjoyable close to our day.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my husband's birthday with some friends....FABULOUS!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered the roast beef that was served underdone, the Yorkshire pudding, one of my favourites was so old and dry I left it. My partner did not enjoy their meal either. Ironically, we ate in Queens Landing the following night and wouldn't return there to eat either. Meal was badly butchered up. Many other excellent restaurants deserving of a five star rating in Niagara-by-the Lake

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our experience was good in total except for the part that our server pretty much forgot about us until we were almost done. She apologized for ignoring us.

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N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but service was not.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time, service and food were great.
They were very accommodating for gluten and dairy allergies.

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IS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I booked a reservation for dinner for my wife's 40th birthday. We were very disappointed with the service. We waited for 15 mins at our table before our server acknowledged us and took our drink order. Our appetizer was overpriced and pretty minimal to share. Our server did not return to ask if we wanted a glass of wine, or another drink until halfway through our entree. We were looking forward to trying a wine pairing with our meal, but our server could not have been more disinterested. We felt rushed whenever she returned to our table. While the food was tasty, our wine arrived when our dinner was complete. The service left much to be desired, considering this was supposed to be a fine dining experience on a special occasion.

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