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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Waterfront (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (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.

Tags: Scenic View
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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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We wouldn’t recommend this restauraunt at all. When it came to their wine list they did not have what they said they had on the menu. And then tried to sell us their $35.00 wine ( the price $35. Was printed on the menu) for $75. We obviously said no thanks.
The food was brought to the table cold. We wont go back. Save your money skip this place.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Well beyond its prime. Unable to adapt to the times. The view must be amazing during the day but that would be the only draw for me. The menu is nothing spectacular and very expensive. The wines by the glass were poor quality, the box fan blowing like crazy seemed odd. The food we ordered was all over salted. I'm sure it used to be a spectacular place but that was many decades ago.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Where do I start? Cannons restaurant was hosting a wedding the night that we had our dinner. We were the only other table there and no one told me that there was a wedding! We were literally next to the whole reception. There was extremely loud music, people talking on a microphone.. exactly what happens at weddings. Cannons should NOT book other reservations when a huge event like that is going on.
Not to mention, this is not a nice place to go for dinner with adults . This is more of a restaurant that you take screaming kids... ( i.e. a Disney type vibe). I was embarrassed that I had booked this for a business dinner. The food is also mediocre at best. Big mistake!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very nice restaurant went there dating several time years ago now been married 34 for years thought we would return for our anniversary.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waitress was awesome and the filet mignon was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The wait staff is superb and Malue is the very best server.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Everything was great, except the steak. Do yourself a favor and pick something else

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Beautiful views from this restaurant. Food is great but not as great as the view. Quiet, intimate tables for conversation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The waiter lost our ticket or the kitchen lost our ticket so our food was very, very late. Also, our bill was $150 and they charged us $15,040.00. Luckily our credit card companycalled us to inform us of the charges.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our party of four had a 7:15pm reservation, and we were surprised to see only a few tables filled upon arrival. Despite the restaurant being nearly empty, the service was terrible, and the wait for our mediocre appetizers and entrees was absurdly long. We noticed our waitress standing around talking to other employees with her back to our table several times. Dirty plates weren't cleared, and we eventually had to ask a busser for our check. It was our out-of-town guests' last night in Dana Point. What a disappointing way to end their trip! The view of Dana Point Harbor is beautiful, but it was overshadowed by awful service and below-average food. There are plenty of restaurants with great views in SoCal - we won't be back to Cannons.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Amazing view, great service, great food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really great service and food. Awesome view of Dana Point harbor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is all frozen, fake, and over cooked. We would love to go to this beautiful restaurant however every time we try we leave super mad that we came back

Tags: Waterfront, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great night out on our 31st anniversary. The food was outstanding, the view of the harbor was gorgeous, and our server, Milou was professional, personable and attentive. I don't believe any restaurant in this area can match Cannons for it's low key ambiance, quality and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 20, 2017

This is a place we like to go to for special occasions. We were able to have a table overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. Each of us enjoyed our menu selection. The server was attentive quickly getting any special requests.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

PORTIONS ARE HUGE. Made the mistake of sharing an appetizer. (calamari) and ordering two entrees. The app and a salad would have been plenty for both of us. Food was good but no way we could eat it all

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Under cooked fillet, over cooked veggies & to much cheese sauce in scallop potatoes. Had to ask for the outside table to be wiped off. Waited to long for any attention from waitress. To much money for fillet oscar meal looking like this. The view & Bernaise sauce was FANTASTIC!T! We've been here for wife's birthday in April and everything was GREAT!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

One of the best views anywhere - great service - memorable.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We celebrated our 48th anniversary at Cannons, our favorite restaurant in Dana Point and we were very disappointed to hear that it was being closed and a hotel built in it's place. We much prefer it to the Chart House both for food, value and ambiance. We know the ownership is the same but feel they are making a major mistake.
Kim and Diann Shirley
PS: We held the reception for our daughter's wedding in 2007 on your patio.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This is our favorite place for special occasions. The food is great, the service is always exceptional, and the view outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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