wonderful time, highly recommended, awesome, romantic atmosphere
My wife and I had the special on the menu - Opah. It was delicious. The preparation was outstanding. It was a delightful dinner with excellent service. The view of the harbor is fantastic and we had a window seat at sunset. Highly recommend .
Made reservation 3 weeks in advance via Open Table. Cannon's ignored request for window table and that it was a birthday celebration.
Wife ordered Ahi and asked for it to be Well Done. Arrived raw in center. Hair on plate under food. Waiter claimed it wasn't delivered that way - but there was no way he could have seen the hair. Menu doesn't state if a particular dish has highly allergic foods in dish (such as peanuts)
Nice people but not the atmosphere I was expecting. Pretty run down.
Cannon's has always been our go-to spot for Sunday Brunch, offering traditional standards of prime rib, crab legs, waffle bar, salads, dessert bar and chocolate fountain--with unlimited champagne...we have so many fond memories. To our dismay, Cannon's stopped serving brunch, and they fell off of our radar...and years passed.
Searching for a restaurant choice to celebrate a birthday this week, we thought once again of Cannon's, and decided to give it a try after so long. We enjoyed one of the best dinners we've had in a very long time. Steaks were cooked to perfection, fish was tender and flakey, scallops were fresh and delectable, and sizzling mushrooms were seasoned just right. The champagne that the manager brought over for our celebration was the perfect accompaniment, and we were reminded of the dining experience that we had loved for so many years! With plenty of parking, outstanding views, top notch customer service, and delivering an excellent product, the only thing seemingly standing in the way of this becoming a packed restaurant again, is a full-scale remodel. The wet and musty smell of old building, dated carpet, and 70's era wood-paneled walls are in sore need of replacement. It's easy to imagine what a hub of activity this restaurant would be after a rehab and--where is the bar? We've only dined on the main floor, so if the bar is upstairs, it should be a happening place, IMHO.
Otherwise, congratulations Cannon's, for a job well done on our dinner, and you can count on seeing us again very soon!
This was for my wife's birthday. It was our first time in twenty years, since we used to have brunch every Sunday on the deck, with a beautiful view. There were four of us that evening, and we were each very very happy with the excellent cuisine, and the first class service.
Expect us back again soon !
This is my third visit to the restaurant. It is such a beautiful view of Dana Point and shoreline to the south... you can't capture it in a picture. The food is awesome and the staff is over the top.
Great views, average food. Expecting more if I return in the future.
Loved our server but 2 of the burgers we ordered were raw and another meal came out missing rice. But other than that, atmosphere is great.
The food was just ok. They covered the potatoes and the steak in what seemed like kraft macaroni and cheese sauce.
I have not been to Cannon's for several years and glad to see it is still as great as ever. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. My husbands prime rib was one of the best he has every had. Our server was wonderful.
Awesome view, fast friendly professional service, excellent food!
Bad Service, Food was cold - will never go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fantastic View and Food. Had Valentine's Dinner here.
The food selection is poor. Typical bar food. Thought it was more a fine dining establishment. My mistake in thinking the location would impact the selection. Made reservations for 7 pm. Was told it was set for 7:15. No problem except I requested a window seat when I set the reservation. None available was sat up stairs on covered patio table and unstable chairs with a pad on it. Very uncomfortable. It will be the last time I visit this establishment. Waitress was inexperienced but pleasant
First this is a great location with a wonderful view. And that is pretty much the only good thing I can say about our. experience. We were seated at our reservation time and the waiter came by in a few minutes to take drink orders and let us know what they were out of. We waited over 20 minutes to get drinks. How long does it take to pour two glasses of wine and ice tea anyway?? Then he finally took our food order. Another 30 minutes later (and we only had the main course no starters) our meals cane out. Two were very good and two were ice cold. He took them back and they just put the entire plate in the microwave to heat it up. Not a good idea with shrimp. They were pretty much rubber and inedible after that. The microwave managed to keep the meal warm for an entire 3 minutes. One person had a seafood sampler they did the same thing to and made a cold meal even worse. He was a better person than me and ate most of his. To the waiter 's credit he did remove mine from the check I get the feeling this place that is advertising its 45 years on business is just coasting along on that and the view. They no longer care about customer service or take any pride in the food they serve. I know one place I will avoid on my next visit to the area.
I used to love this restaurant and went there for birthdays and special occasions as the food is pricy. The margarita was undrinkable and I could taste processed food. The mashed potatoes didn't taste like fresh potatoes. The food and service has gone down hill.
The food was fabulous! Our Waitress, Tracy, was very friendly and attentive. Thank you for a delicious meal and pleasant dining experience.
food was fabulous - melt-in your-mouth good! i had the steak and shrimp and it was the best! portions are generous too. the service is friendly and good - they could have been a little quicker to acknowledge us after we were seated.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Southern CA. My husband proposed at Dana Point Jetty 2 yrs ago so we just went back to celebrate and our amazing server brought us cake to help celebrate. Nothing beats the view, the service, and the food.
Awesome as always! I love Sean & Maloo!!! Our dinners were so perfect.
We had experienced Cannon's before and the food was very good. We were having friends visit and thought this would be an excellent place for food & a good view. They were serving a seafood sampler that night and three out of four ordered it, the other the king crab salad. The salad had very little crab meat and what there was had pieces of the shell in it. The sampler had good presentation but a small amount of shrimp, salmon & swordfish for the price. Just not what we had expected.
You cannot beat the view. Absolutely beautiful. The service was good, however I just really found the menu lacking. You are overlooking the ocean and there is no steak and lobster, no halibut or sea bass. We have eaten there on and off for 20 years and always loved it. The menu needs improvement. This restaurant should be packed on Sat. night and it wasn't. I was really disappointed. It used to be top notch.
Good good and service. Made reservation through Open Table using comment area to denote this was birthday and engagement celebration. Our server and staff never acknowledged the event.
Would recommend they denote employee entrances as such to assist the diners from confusion.
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?😡
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.
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.
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.
We love the place for Christmas dinner. Beautiful view delicious food
Need better disabled access!! I have a walker and had to climb up and down stairs.
Great Christmas dining experience. Our waitress was the best.
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.
Food and service was great, and a view to remember.
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.
Waitress was attentive and sweet. Food terrible. Our first bad experience there.
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.
The steak was good but the vegetables were cold! The servers were cordial and very helpful
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.
Birthday. December 24th.