Cannery Restaurant

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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Capture a magical moment of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s past as you dine in one of its most historic buildings. The four-diamond Cannery Restaurant of today is reminiscent of its former life as a canning factory in the 1800s, where Niagara peaches and tomatoes were canned until 1957. Its agricultural past has been lovingly retained in its décor of rough hewn wooden beams, rich red brick walls and a hearth at the heart of the restaurant. Chef Mark Longster continues to serve up the best of the region in his menus which feature the freshest local produce and fine wines. Charming and casual Cannery Restaurant is the place to find all your favorites, from succulent steaks to catch of the day to a fabulous Sunday brunch. Chef Longster's food is prepared and presented perfectly, for your ultimate dining experience.
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C
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

j
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD AND OUR SERVER, LISA, IS OUTSTANDING, AND IS THE REASON THAT WE RETURN AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service! My second visit to this fabulous restaurant and I will definitely be returning. Our server Patricia was knowledgeable and friendly,

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was hot, delicious, lots of variety, nice portion size. It was my birthday and our server, Melanie, made it special with birthday wishes and a special dessert plate we all shared. Lovely linens and table settings, warm and cosy dining room. Host, hostess, all servers were attentive and welcoming. Very special birthday brunch.

JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We arrived at 5:15 for our 5:30 reservation the hostage asked if we were hotel guests. I said we were not. She then left for a while then came back an seated us at the table right beside the elevator and front entrance. This was very disappointing. Wonder why the occurred. We did ask to be moved and we were accommodated , which was appreciated.

CW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service as well as the food.

Our waitstaff person, Claire, could not have been better, or nicer.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The prime rib was the best I’ve had in quite awhile.
The restaurant has a rustic but beautiful ambiance.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was Deryk Hecwas attentive and friendly The food was tasty and generous portions An excellent experience at the Cannery

l
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Spot! loved the food so much! The service was great

F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meals (prime rib and stuffed chicken breast) were excellent, and service was excellent as well. We enjoy coming to this restaurant as part of our annual visit to the Shaw Fest. The prices are rather high, but the quality of our dining experience is consistently good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

W
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food ok but wine overpriced. Dark room but affected by a wedding party

WM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waitress we had went above and beyond our expectations. She made our time there enjoyable

DJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly service followed up with incredibly rich and tasty pasta! Highly recommend you experience the beautiful surrounds and atmosphere of the Cannery Restaurant yourself.

SC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. I will definitely return!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was nice but there was a wedding and it was very noisy hard to enjoy date night with stomping and
Very noisy music

SO
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great ambience. What more can you ask for?

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall, we had a nice brunch experience. Nice place, good service, not rushed.

I
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Funniest and most memorable dinner so far. Great food. Excellent service. Quite the nice crowd roaming in and out for a wedding. Made for funny commentary.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Meal was cold . Ordered prime rib it was tough .
There was a wedding going on . They seemed much more important than paying couples . Very loud . If there was a huge wedding going on . They should not of had restaurant service . I was very disappointed in this experience.

PH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Peter was excellent, great time , our overall experience was excellent.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Prime Rib and Tenderloin was amazing. Watch out for the horseradish!

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal at the Cannery!! Prices are up there but food was really good and portions were decent so overall a great value!!

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

excellent but you could turn down the air conditioning

KS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was amazing and the hostess was lovely to speak with about local charm. Our waiter was a bit clumsy and then became forgetful after, of multiple necessities. I really wanted to give all 4 stars and up, but couldn't for that reason.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. Our waitress was helpful and very upbeat.

SC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable time at the Cannery Restaurant. Dinner after matinee theatre and I was looking for someplace away from the main street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. All three of our meals were delicious. Definitely will return to this restaurant.

FP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, excellent food, but lunch service VERY slow despite there being relatively few guests when we were there, 1:00pm mid week. Really nice place for lunch if you’re not in a hurry.

RT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My wife enjoyed the Surf and Turf so much she said best she ever had and even equal to what we received in PEI. My meal was awesome as well. The overall evening was awesome since we were celebrating our 4 anniversary of marriage. However a note worth noting the overall service was even better more specifically Patricia our Server. Patricia was extremely professional yet still extremely pleasant charming, helpful and made us feel like being at home. Patricia truly was a joy to have been our server. Even the two couples from Houston Texas acknowledged so as we congratulated them on their anniversaries, as well.

Randy and Pauline

BW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We went to the Cannery with friends for Sunday Brunch as our last event in Niagara on the Lake. There was one very harried cook working the omelette bar and carvery, and he seemed overwhelmed when my guest also asked for a waffle. The salad bar was very thin on quantity and had limited choices. Although there was a cold poached salmon, there was no smoked salmon which we would have expected based on other brunch locations.

Other hot food was set out on chafing dishes - and looked very unappetizing (Lasagne, steamed cauliflower, roast chicken and an anonymous fish). The dessert table had a few Nanaimo bars and meringues.

One member of our party asked for decaf coffee, while the rest had regular. Our server placed two carafes of coffee on the table without telling us which one was decaf (and actually both were regular). We never did find any juices.

Management of this restaurant should consider some remedial training for the servers, and should also add an extra cook to manage the waffles and carvery.

I’m sorry to say I won’t be returning.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, ambience and service, not to mention value!

SR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit to the Cannery, and the experience was just as excellent as it's always been! We went to celebrate the 30th birthday of my fiance, and they were kind enough to bring us a dessert on the house (complete with candle!). My fiance is also celiac, and everyone was so careful to explain the menu and ensure that there were gluten-free options for him. The steaks we order here are the best we've ever had!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

NA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, varied menu in a traditional setting in the Pillar and Post Vintage Hotel., Delicious meal!

SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing our waitress was wonderful. We will be back again

SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was exceptional and the atmosphere was great. The food was to die for. Surf and turf special was fantastic, so good that I wanted to lick the plate when I was done eating. I will definitely be going back next time I am in Niagara-On-The-Lake area.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat. Excellent service and a calm atmosphere.

JM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

enjoyed an anniversary dinner

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E
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Cannary was wonderful. Three of us had the prime rib dinner which was delicious and the other diner had the chicken which was also delicious. The service was excellent and very attentive. It’s a beautiful place with much history. Do not miss this restaurant when visiting NOTL.

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent prime rib. Loved our meal. Service is attentive and anticipatory of all our needs. Thank you, Lisa.

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