"When the survival of adversity becomes a shared achievement, it can have even more profound effects" - Malcom Gladwell

Since 1923, our restaurant group has existed to serve you: our friends, our public, our heart. We've refilled your margaritas, we've dished up the freshest fish and finest steaks in Southern California. After much deliberation and thoughts in regards to this national emergency, and for the safety of our employees we've had for decades, we have decided to close our doors until at least April 1st. There are a lot of unknowns for you and for us ... but as Americans, and as a community, we'll get through and we will persevere.

We will continue to keep you briefed via social media and through our El Cholo, Cannery and Louie's websites on the updates on when our doors are back open. We WANT to see you then and look forward to that time. We're working on plans to donate our non-perishable goods to local food banks and charities and we're assisting our employees through this time as much as possible.

To our friends and diners, we issue you this warm and thoughtful prayer for your health and safety - we'll see you soon!

The Cannery is honored to receive the OpenTable Diners' Choice Award in the Seafood category. The Diners’ Choice Award list celebrate top-rated restaurants around the nation. Thank you to everyone that voted!

Secret Sips in Newport Beach

October 18, 2019

The Snug Bar at was featured in Secret Sips in Newport Beach, from Visit Newport Beach:

OK—we wouldn’t necessarily call Snug Bar a speakeasy, mainly because it doesn’t really try to hide its existence. That said, it still has all the trappings of an underground drinking destination. A secret location? Check. The Snug Bar is snuggly tucked away underneath The Cannery, and offers a quiet reprieve from the upstairs hustle and bustle. A warm and welcoming ambiance? Check. Bartenders who really know their stuff? Check. The place has killer libations—like the Cool Down, which is made with vodka, elderflower, cucumber, lime and soda, as well as an elevated gin-and-tonic that accentuates gin’s many flavor profiles with seasonally rotating ingredients—to boot. These drinks alone will make you feel like you’ve stumbled across a secret you’ll want to keep all to yourself.

Secret Sips in Newport Beach

The Cannery was honored to be named one of the "Best Places For Lobster Rolls In Orange County." Read more at CBS Los Angeles:

The lobster roll has become synonymous with East Coast eats, but there are plenty of restaurants around Orange County serving up tasty versions you won’t want to miss out on!

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The Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach came in at #10 on the OC Register’s list of 75 best restaurants in Orange County. With a stunning location on the water and an unforgettable menu, it’s no wonder this spot receives high praise.

Full article here:

Reserve your seat at The Cannery for an Intimate Evening with Emmylou Harris on Tuesday April 26, 2016.

Grammy-award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Emmylou Harris will perform a private concert.

  • Cocktail hour at 630 P.M. on our water front patio with an opportunity to mingle with Emmylou.
  • Four course dinner prepared by Chef Nicholas Weber.
  • A uniquely intimate concert experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime!
  • Seating is limited to 70 guests ~ $750 per ticket.
  • All proceeds will go to Crossroads Campus and Bonaparte's Retreat.

For questions please call 949.566.0060.

The Cannery was pleased to be named #10 of the 75 Best Places to Eat in Orange County, 2016 by OC Register Food Critic, Brad A. Johnson.


Brad's take: Located on the water’s edge in Newport Harbor, The Cannery is Orange County’s best seafood restaurant. Chef Nick Weber makes pasta carbonara with lobster, but instead of bacon he uses bonito flakes to achieve a beguilingly smoky undertone. He serves raw scallops with flying fish roe and coconut milk. He slow-poaches abalone, then finishes it over oak charcoal before folding it into a velvety sea-urchin bisque. Octopus, too, benefits from the fire. A tangle of tentacles delivers a powerful escabeche-style blast of vinegar with sinus-clearing, tongue-numbing chile.

Best thing I ate this week: lobster carbonara like none other

By Brad A. Johnson  / Restaurant Critic

OC Register

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Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet Pete Rose at The Cannery November 9th. Seating is limited to 50 guests for this event, so don't wait too long to reserve your seat!

Availability is limited! To purchase tickets call or email 562.352.8669 -

The is honored to Cannery received OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award in September for Best Seafood in Orange County. The selection is determined by recent, verified OpenTable diner reviews within Orange County.

OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award