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About 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...

34344 Street of the Green Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

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

Cross Street:
PCH & Blue Lantern

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 496-6146

Website:
http://www.cannonsrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Proudly offering outside catering. Please contact Cannons for details.

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.

Public Transit:
Pacific Coast Highway

Executive Chef:
Omar Ramirez

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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.

Cannons Seafood Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (34)
Good for a Date (24)
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Special Occasion (20)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Fun (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We made our reservation through Open Table for New Years day. The reservation was for 12:15 pm and we received confirmation. We came all the way from Yorba Linda, but when we arrived the parking lot was empty. After wandering around for awhile someone finally came out to tell us the restaurant did not open until 4:30pm. Why was our reservation for 12:15pm confirmed if the restaurant was not even open at that time?😡

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Cannons for New Years Eve dinner and to also celebrate 2 birthdays. I would agree that New Years Eve is not always the best night to expect superior service. We have also been to Cannons several times. The view is very nice looking down on Dana Point Harbor. But the restaurant seems tired, staff overworked, the hostess (had to be maybe 16 years old) was drinking a Starbucks when we walked in and acted annoyed to have to put it down. It took our waiter 15 minutes to finally approach our table. We brought a bottle of champagne with us and it took at least another 10 minutes for him to bring a chiller stand and another 5 to bring the glasses. My daughter had the cioppino which was the best meal of the night.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A very pleasant New Years at canons with friends. great food, great location with perfect views over Dana Point Harbor.

The only slight negative was the staff seemingly wanting us out towards the end of the evening, no doubt eager to go to new years celebrations.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the view and ambiance at Cannons. The food is very good and it is still a place to enjoy quiet conversation without all the noise in most other restaurants today. I can't believe they are going to close this place. It will be dearly missed.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We love the place for Christmas dinner. Beautiful view delicious food

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Need better disabled access!! I have a walker and had to climb up and down stairs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas dining experience. Our waitress was the best.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed our Christmas day dinner, the food was excellent, the service was over the top and the ocean view added to the perfection of the day.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service was great, and a view to remember.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food is hit or miss depending upon what you order. I'm not impressed with the clam chowder and I had the scallops entre which was good. The service this particular night was very slow. The staff is friendly but it took a long time to order our food from when we sat down. The view of the harbor is great if you get a window table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Waitress was attentive and sweet. Food terrible. Our first bad experience there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Unfortunately we were here on Christmas Eve and the food and service was not great. We were seated at an odd table under really bright lights and the ambiance was poor. My food was brought out 10 minutes after the rest of my party’s food. And the service was slow - we were seated 20 mins after our reservation time and it took another 30 mins for the waitress to take our order. This was our 3rd year dining here on Christmas Eve and it might be our last.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The steak was good but the vegetables were cold! The servers were cordial and very helpful

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The lobster bisque was overly rich.....would be better suited as a sauce on a fish dish
Very few, small bits of lobster were sprinkled on top. Do not recommend.
I also had the chicken dish that was supposed to have a mustard sauce but unfortunately could not taste the mustard.
This is not the place for a culinary treat, but the food is ok and the view is outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Birthday. December 24th.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Have enjoyed going here for many years, especially for special occasions and with visitors. Very good staff with very low turnover from what I can tell. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very disappointed in the food and the service. Food was tasteless and server got the order wrong and didn’t even offer coffee with our dessert. We had to ask for it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our evening was perfect as it always is when we come to Cannon. Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Cannons is a great place to dine, view is outstanding, I would have given 5’s across the board except they didn’t have a table for us nor could they even guarantee a table when we first got there even though I had reserved a table a week in advance. Their saving grace was their server, Sugar, she was fantastic and made my Wife’s Birthday a great experience that could have been alot different

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We've been to Cannon's numerous times over the years and we love it.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Chiopino was very good, our waiter Sean was awesome and we were able to see the boat parade from our table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had not been to Cannons for a while ... so glad we visited again. Great wine list and the fish & chips were fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We love this place! Sean is absolutely the best!!!

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Boat parade- awesome!!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service and food were excellent. We were seated promptly to our reserved table and the view is absolutely spectacular. Great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were in town for our Company Christmas party weekend, and really enjoyed our dinner!

We had a nice view of the harbor and the lighted boat parade, our server (Sean) was very friendly and accommodating!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I found this gem back in 1979, and it's always part of my stops when friends and family come to town or friends happy hour. The staff is alway friendly and accommodating. I took visitors to Cannons for the best view of our Christmas Boat Parade. One of the best in town,

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Filet Oscar was excellent! Scalloped potatoes flavorless and cold. Waitress was great. Perfect view for the Dana Harbor boat parade!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Business Meals, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ordered the fillet with shrimp, the fillet (small) was a bit tough and the shrimp were also small. My girlfriend ordered the crab salad and it had a small amount of crab. The highlight was the lobster bisque, it was excellent and could be a meal unto itself. The complimentary pice of chocolate cake was also excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall, the food is very good. My only complaint is that it's NEVER hot. Soup was good but pretty close to room temperature. I had a steak seafood combo with double vegetables instead of rice. Everything was great, cooked to my order but nowhere near hot. It's been that way every time we've been there and short of sending every entrée back, we've eaten what we got. It's the only flaw in an otherwise beautiful presentation.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Vanilla bean lobster reduction sauce on the macadamia encrusted sword fish, spectacular! enough said.... But here's some emojis anyways 👌🥂👏🤝🤤

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

View, Food,Service, Accommidating, all five star service

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was such an exceptional experience all the way around! Took my sweetheart for his birthday and couldn't have been happier with everything. The service, the food, the wine and cocktails and dessert were so very good! We're going back as soon as we can and we're bringing friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Beautiful ocean and harbor view. Friendly, efficient staff.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

See you next time. It’s always great food and service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The bearnaise sauce on my wife's filet Oscar was cold. I had the macadamia nut crusted swordfish which was way too sweet and tasted like mushy fish wrapped with a cookie. The service was good the ambience is great but the food was definitely below Par. Filet itself was great but the sauce was cold.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love Cannon's. We drive an hour each way to spend an evening here. Teh food is great and the service is excellent but the view is unsurpassed. Don't close this restaurant!! I don't want to go to those "trendy" places on PCH. I drive to the beach to see the water.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really enjoyed the original decor vibe, doesnt try to be something its not, food was good and the service was great and of course the view of the harbor, Doheny and Capo Beach is awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall one of the finest dining experiences, ever! Very romantic, fabulous food, terrific wines and breath taking views of the ocean and harbor areas. Happy 45th Anniversary!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Host and hostess staff involved in their own drama, non-attentive to seating guests in a timely manner. Outside dining area not offered as an option to waiting, guess you need to be a local to know your options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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