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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...
Dana Point, CA 92629
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
PCH & Blue Lantern
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Proudly offering outside catering. Please contact Cannons for details.
Monday through Thursday private lot.
Complimentary valet offered most Friday, Saturday,and Sunday evenings. We also offer complimentary valet for our special events.
Pacific Coast Highway
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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,
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