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We are the Cannery

The story of the Cannery covers nearly 90 years of American history. Committed to continuing our promise of delivering the best and freshest seafood, steaks and chops, The Cannery is a historical landmark preserved by Southern California restauranteur Ron Salisbury (of El Cholo fame). Learn more about our true gem on Lafayette, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific and how we came to be a go-to place for you and your loved ones to create countless memories. Dive deeper into how Ron Salisbury, his family and staff are not reinventing the wheel, but with one eye on the Cannery’s rich history and one on the future, they are changing the ride.

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1921

1921

The first commercial fish cannery was built along the Rhine channel between 30th Street and Lido Park Drive. The location was, and still is, the ...
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1950

1950

Better machinery and enlarged facilities later increased the canning operations from 400 cases to 5,000 cases per day, with automation speeding u...
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1966
1973

The Cannery was rebuilt by Bill Hamilton (the founder of Clean Harbor Day) as a waterfront restaurant. The Cannery regained its position of prominence in the community and once again was a focal point of interest and inspiration.

1966

The Cannery was closed, but not forever. With its seaside location and natural charm, it appealed to businessmen as an ideal site for small shops...
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1999

Fall of 1999

Mr. Hamilton sold The Cannery to a developer that had planned to tear down the restaurant and put homes on the property....
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2000

Spring of 2000

Local resident Jack Croul purchased the property seeking to preserve the history of Newport Beach that resides within The Cannery’s walls. Mr. ...
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2020
May 2020

Local Newport Beach resident, Dave Pyle was motivated by the impact COVID-19 had on local restaurant workers and he decided to give back in a big way. The Cannery (as well as the other local 1923 Restaurant Group properties) were chosen to ...

March 2020

Unprecedented times called for the temporary closing of restaurants across the nation and throughout the world with the spread of COVID-19. The C...
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