75 Best Places to Eat in Orange County

The Cannery was recently named one of the best places to eat in Orange County.

Located on the water’s edge in Newport Harbor, The Cannery is a seafood restaurant where chef Nick Weber takes full advantage of a wood-burning grill. He slow-poaches abalone, sous-vide style, so that it becomes remarkably tender, then finishes it over oak charcoal before folding it into a velvety sea-urchin bisque along with light, creamy gnocchi and lumps of sweet potato. Octopus, too, benefits from the fire. A tangle of tentacles in varying shapes and sizes delivers a powerful escabeche-style blast of vinegar and sinus-clearing, tongue-numbing chili. The bouillabaisse, crab cakes, tuna tartare, grilled swordfish … all excellent.

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  • Monday: 11:30 AM — 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM — 9:00 PM
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  • Thursday: 11:30 AM — 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM — 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM — 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM — 9:00 PM