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Cannons Seafood Grill

1300 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Scenic View (35)
  • Good for a Date (24)
  • Waterfront (22)
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...
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Steak, American
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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
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Phone number
(949) 496-6146
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Omar Ramirez
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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.
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Private party contact
Liz Mahler: (949) 443-6173
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Proudly offering outside catering. Please contact Cannons for details.
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Cross street
PCH & Blue Lantern
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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.
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Public transit
Pacific Coast Highway
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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.
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
What 1300 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
Dined a day ago

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.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined 4 days ago

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.

vipMike (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?😡

OpenTable Diner (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.

OpenTable Diner (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.

Irishmav (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.

Alfie55 (Las Vegas)
Dined on December 26, 2017

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

LindaC (Orange County)
Dined on December 26, 2017

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

vipLeander (Los Angeles)
Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas dining experience. Our waitress was the best.

OpenTable Diner (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.