The Cannery

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Seafood
Cannery Seafood of the Pacific has been a fixture to Newport Beach for over 80 years. We are located in the Cannery Village, specializing in more than the freshest and most flavorful seafood. In our water-level Grill Room, enjoy a sophisticated menu of delicious steaks, chops and salads prepared with flair & imagination. Order one of our famous margaritas or a favorite cocktail at our upstairs Jellyfish Bar and enjoy the scene. Choose from Japanese specialties & sushi at the Sushi Bar. Looking for outdoors? Dine al fresco on our heated & enclosed patio where you can relax and watch luxury yachts cruise past on the Rhine Channel. Be sure to check out our Award winning Wine List with selections from California and around the world.
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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time

JA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother in-law 85 th birthday lovely great server thank you . Been here many times never had a bad meal

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While the food was good, it was not exceptional and the service was lacking. We were not in a hurry, but you should not have to beg for simple things like bread or water. Ask once, okay. Ask twice, they should apologize. Ask three times and still waiting? Unacceptable! We were disappointed.

JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and food just a little pricey!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came for Sunday brunch and it didn’t disappoint. Bottomless mimosas, and plated entrees. Highly recommend the ceviche!

J
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious eggs Benedict best I’ve had.great tuna toast. Service impeccable!

RW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and everything was great! Hope to be back again!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancé’s birthday! The staff was incredible and the food was delicious.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

After waiting 15 minutes for

JT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had swordfish and salmon for entre. Fish was fresh and good, preparations were bland and nothing special. Calamari and green salad were better. Chocolate cake was excellent. Service was slow and inattentive for such a place. Overall 7 out of 10 for both of us. Very expensive for what we experienced.

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

My wife and I frequent the cannery often. Enough so that the servers recognize us and know us by our first names. We always have great service and the food is fantastic. I have to comment on the prefix menu for valentines night...it was not up to par. We would have loved the normal menu way better than the prefix menu. I hate to say, I will not be making a reservation for valentines night in the future if the regular menu is not offered. Please bring back the octopus appetizer!

EB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent for Valentine's day dinner, although I was not made aware ahead of time that it was a pre-fixed menu. But in the end, that worked out fine.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was not told that this was a "set menu" before we arrived. Probably would not have gone here if we had know about this menu.

T
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special Valentines menu that was truly special

KH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I frequently go to the Cannery as I love the location right on the water and the outdoor seating is simply the best. I booked a table for Valentine's Day on Open Table and there was no reference of a fixed menu and selected this restaurant because of this fact. When I arrived I was told that they only had a fixed menu to offer, we decided to stay anyway. I try and stay away from fixed menu's as the food is usually not that good as it is mass prepared and I simply like to have choices. I was hoping this time would be different but sadly it was. The scallops were way to salty, might be because I have pretty much cut salt from my diet so tasted it more, and the steak was super tough. When the waitress came to clear the plates she asked if all was okay and we mentioned our issues but that was it. Our waitress then addressed this with the manager, Alyssa McDiarmid who then came to the table to discuss the issue. It was not our intent to get her involved on a busy night like this but her attention to the issue and taking time to speak with the table was much appreciated. Thank you for making us matter and for addressing the issue.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could rate 6 stars, I would. Everything was wonderful.

KH
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always!

GS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes, but hopefully with gift certificate or on a special occasion. Prices high, but food, service and overall experience definitely worth it. 1st time in main dining room, everything well above par. Recommended.
Looking forward to trying sushi bar next time.

KJ
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and a lovely location on the Newport Harbor! Go there lots and will continue that into the future!

AD
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service (Cory) and ambiance was fantastic!!

P
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Felt like the waiter forgot us. Other parties were quite obtrusive too,

JK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner with a great view. This restaurant is very nice. Our out of town guests really enjoyed it.

S
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Disappointing visit....visited years ago many times....service was ok....had to ask for bread.....my sea bass was pink in the center....the manager brought me a properly cooked sea bass and took it of the bill, but it should not have happened to start with....
Wine list very good. Dessert very yummy

KH
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at the historic Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach. on an overcast, cool Sunday evening in January for a quiet, intimate dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
The Cannery is one of our favorite dining spots. We were promptly seated at our favorite table and greeted by our waiter, Robert.
We ordered the crab cake appetizer from the menu to begin. My wife then ordered her favorite entree, the Roasted Australian Lobster Tail. I followed her lead and opted for the Roasted Australian Lobster Tail for my entree as well.
The servings were presented as desired and timed for our enjoyment. After our wonderful dinner, Robert, our waiter, presented my wife with a complementary. rich, thick chocolate cake served warm, drizzled with valrhona chocolate sauce topped with Chantilly cream for her birthday. I, fortunately, was allowed to share her birthday dessert!

c
Orange County
309 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this little bayside, historic restaurant. Though very modern from its humble beginnings, it is a treasure here in Newport. The service is always friendly, the food is top quality, and that chocolate moulten cake for dessert is delicious. Thanks for another lovely dinner Cannery, we will see you again soon.

L
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazed to have the owner stop by! Our server was very accommodating and professional. The food was exquisite!

L
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table on the patio was great with the water view. The waitress was very good. The food was very good. Was a nice bday lunch with friends.

SD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice patio, friendly service, fine food. We had a great time in this restaurant.

MH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 3 year anniversary and we return to the cannery the sight of our 1st date had a great time great dinner will always remember the cannery.

The Cannery
Responded on January 24, 2020

Happy Anniversary from the whole Cannery team. The Cannery is truly a special place and it brings joy to my heart you feel the same way. Jesse Riley Manager

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CH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Truly a waste of time and definitely money. The ambiance was lovely but the food could not have been of poorer quality. The salmon was fishy in the extreme, salads lackluster and wilted. Fish and chips better in the frozen food section of your grocery store. And extremely expensive. I don’t mind paying for excellent quality, well-prepared cuisine served with personality and joy. What a disappointment. In fact, I love paying for and enjoying a wonderful evening out dining. This was rushed, tasteless and expensive. Not my best birthday meal for sure. (We noted it is my birthday in the reservation but no mention of it.
And yet the streams of people coming here to dine are endless. I am dumbfounded. And sorely disappointed.

JS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Celebrating a birthday. It was very special but not stuffy.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Cannery
Responded on January 24, 2020

Happy Birthday from the whole Cannery team and thank you for joining us on your day. Jesse Riley Manager

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For the price the food was mediocre.

DC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good dinner. Steak undercooked. Didn’t get it back to table for 10 minutes.

The Cannery
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for the review, we are sorry to hear that you didn't get the steak prepared to your liking and had to wait for us to fix it and make it right. We at the Cannery view your review as a tool to constantly improve and provide you a "great" dinner. Will you consider joining us in the near future and have the Cannery make your steak the way it's supposed to be made? Jesse Riley Manager

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MK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic. The food was delish but when I read the menu I didn’t know what quite a few items were. I felt sorry for the waiter because I had to ask him many questions about it. Excellent food though; I’ll be back soon.

KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was extremely delicious. Highly recommended.

MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cannery is in an excellent location in Newport Beach. The food was great, the atmosphere is nice and casual. Feels like a nice high class night out!

OT
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a table on the outside deck and the heat lamps provided enough heat that we were fine until about 7:00 when it became cooler outside. We were finished eating by them so it was all good. We really enjoyed Jamie, our waiter. He has a fun sense of humor!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alphonso was our server and he was great. Very attentive and without being intrusive.

FA
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Meal...fresh fish and good service. Truly enjoyed.