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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

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

79% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (35)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (7)
Fun (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome view, fast friendly professional service, excellent food!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Bad Service, Food was cold - will never go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic View and Food. Had Valentine's Dinner here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was fabulous! Our Waitress, Tracy, was very friendly and attentive. Thank you for a delicious meal and pleasant dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome as always! I love Sean & Maloo!!! Our dinners were so perfect.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (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 December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 25, 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 25, 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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 (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 24, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 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 24, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Birthday. December 24th.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 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 18, 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 17, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 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 16, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 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 10, 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 9, 2017

Boat parade- awesome!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 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 8, 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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