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Cannons Seafood Grill

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34344 Green Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2767 (PCH & Blue Lantern)
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dana Point, California
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a view to die for! Get here at sunset and watch our harbor and coastline go through its daily evening metamorphosis. And while doing this either enjoy a cocktail and appetizer, or better yet, a meal from a table with an outstanding view! Last night was our "gazillionth" time at our favorite dining spot, Cannons!. As locals we have... More 

Thank Tom B
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were hosted here for a business dinner with 10 other guests. The high cliff setting provided beautiful views of the coastline to the south. The lights of homes on the hillside and near the beach soon took effect and provided a great scenery while we enjoyed our dinner. The ambiance, service, and seafood were outstanding. outstanding.

Thank Spartan58
Dana Point, California
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The setting has great views! The food however leaves little to be desired! Have eaten here a few times and it's just mediocre! It needs a MAJOR renovation too! Musty smell. Like I said -- check out the view, have a cocktail, and relax but don't expect a fine dining experience!

Thank Kugirl808
Loveland, Co
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Took friends there on September 03, 2016. Ordered calamari - highly doubt it was calamari came is long strips of something and tasteless. Fish and chips were horrible, no taste and french fries came cold. Filet steak was tough and had a odd taste - again highly doubt it was a filet. We paid a really high price for the... More 

Thank Mary H
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Cannons is right next door to The Blue Lantern Inn, but nothing special. It is overpriced, average food. I suggest dining elsewhere. I recommend What A Dish! Happy Hour is awesome and our dinner was great! We returned the next day for lunch, and it was just a delicious. Perfectly priced with fresh food! Indoor our outdoor seating! Enjoy!

Thank Ann B
Laguna Beach, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went for happy hour and sat on the deck. Fantastic view. The cocktails and happy hour priced wines are very good. The food was also of very good quality, Calamari, Wedge salad and Bacon burger, gave us leftovers to take home.

Thank RDK12345
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Had the best view of the harbor, wish I would of found this place sooner as I visited last day on my vacation. Nice but expensive sit down restaurant. We had bacon wrapped shrimp as appetizer which was disappointing shrimp were dry and bacon over done. I was more impressed with my entrée fresh salmon. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Chelsea M
Harlingen, Texas
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This restaurant benefits from one of the best locations in the entire state of California, hands down. Towering from the northern cliff and facing south, it gives the traveler the greatest perspective of the spectacular Dana Point Marina, Beach and the entire golf. The restaurant is not new and it definitely shows it. I can see how a tuff crown... More 

Thank Luciano S
Temecula, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Great view of harbor, excellent service. Restaurant interior is drab, old and tired. Food disappointing.

Thank taz525
Mesa, Arizona
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Food was good, service was less than one would expect for a restaurant of this supposed caliber. Entrees are 30-40 dollars. Views are good, 3 star rating based on lack of service. Had to ask for water and wine requests. Asked for green tea for dessert, they drop off a tea box with no green tea. Asked again for green... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34344 Green Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2767
    (PCH & Blue Lantern)
  • Public Transportation: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-496-6146

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?