Cannery Restaurant

4.4
1003 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am
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Phone number
(905) 468-2123
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mark Longster
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Private Party Facilities
Cannery Restaurant has a variety of private dining areas to accommodate 8 to 30 people.
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Private Party Contact
Jamie Drummond: (905) 468-1362 ext. 7454
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Catering
Our award-winning culinary team will create a delectable, original menus for your special event on or off-site.
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Cross Street
King Street
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Parking Details
Complimentary parking is available directly outside of the restaurant with over 100 parking spaces.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1003 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good but service was not.

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CE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Danielle was exceptional. Very helpful, knowledgeable, prompt, and courteous. Our meals were fabulous. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very expensive for what you get! The $70.00 steak was tough! The chicken & salmon were just so-so, nothing special. Barely any vegetables with your meal & way too many potatoes. Our salad was very basic, not tasty at all. You do not offer hardly any gluten free or vegan dishes which is in keeping with up to date cuisines.
We had asked for a quiet intimate setting & 2 of us sat facing a wall which was about 5 feet from us.
We would not return, there are too many other better options available.

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ND
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Will definitely come back next time we are in town!

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C
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Our waitress seemed disinterested in serving us. We were very disappointed. The food was good but the waitress ruined the whole experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great food. Outstanding service. Great atmosphere.

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CD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed drinks and a lovely meal. Our server was warm and friendly and very helpful with selection. The restaurant was recommended by a young friend who once worked there and he was right in saying we would enjoy the food.

Although the tables are placed a good distance apart we had to endure two friends having a quick visit which included all recent health issues, in detail, a bit off putting but certainly not the fault of the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Very average and disappointing, since we had heard good things and ordered signature dishes. Will not be going back.

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NR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere to celebrate a special birthday. The restaurant did not make it special. Disappointing. Waitress wished HB at check time. Yes, they knew.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a fantastic experience for my husband and I. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. The portion size was large and worth the price.

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ET
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The restaurant has a Great ambiance, but the food leaves a lot to be desired. Whoever writes the menu, does an excellent job; however, the food didn’t live up to the description. Service was great, beautiful restaurant, but I don’t think I would go back.

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OT
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service. Beautiful ambiance!

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N
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in all aspects of fine dining. Being return diners , our expectations are high, and we have yet to be disappointed. The wait staff is exceptional, always making us feel like we are special...as for the food , well, not sure how one could expect more...excellent!!!Looking forward to the next time!

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wonder relaxing evening dinner. Loved the ambiance. Great location. Friendly, great service.

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OT
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

It was our first time back to this restaurant in nearly 25 years and we were very impressed
Food portions were huge
Will definitely be back

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TM
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time we came here for breakfast, and once again it was very nice. I think it's a good value since you get coffee or tea included, not many places in NotL offer that. Plus, the restaurant is gorgeous and cozy.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible service. Extremely disappointed in our experience here. Do not recommend.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent , did not feel rushed to eat and run

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RC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our second time here and still superb! The food is perfectly prepared, very tasty and well portioned although my husband thought his surf & turf steak medallion was smallish. Attentive and accomodating service. Recommend shrimp jambalaya risotto and any dessert option.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Went there for 20th wedding anniversary dinner.

Entree took 1.5 hours to arrive and wasnt what was we ordered. Was also cold. Server wasnt friendly and barely around.

The tables around me had similar abysmally slow service and complained to management.

Manager did nothing other than apologize and advise the kitchen was 'a little backed up'

Extremely disappointing given fine dining expectations and high food prices. So much so that I posted a similar 1 star review on yelp.

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NW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Overbooked so poor service,cold food at inflated prices. Definitely not worth the time or money

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Been to many nice restaurants. The value here wasn’t great. No one asked if we were celebrating anything special and we were. Would have been nice. We shared the $26 sample platter as an app and while the bites tasted great, it was overpriced for the amount of food. We both had steaks and they were cooked and seasoned well. The peanut butter chocolate dessert wasn’t great. The service was good at the start of the evening but then when we were left waiting for the bill for a long time. I had a terrible cocktail at the hotels other bar like restaurant.

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience with great customer service and delicious food. My husband referred to his steak as the best thing he’s ever eaten.

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PW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Food was exactly what we expected and very good.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice evening, food was very good and the service was outstanding!

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! Would definitely come back if we are in the area again!

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LM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We dine at the Cannery a couple of times through the year and always enjoy the meal. The best value, we find, is during special events in the region where there is a fixed price on a selected menu. The service is always good. We love the refurbished building but some of the decor is getting a little tired looking.

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RH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant to every one. The food was fantastic, and the service was even better.
If your in NOTL, it is a must.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service, food, and atmosphere. Would 10/10 recommend and return.

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Great food. Good service and not rushed. More of a European dining experience. Given plenty of time to enjoy our food and conversation.

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SD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This is a very classic "steakhouse" and I would recommend it to anyone looking for good quality steak/roast beef. Our meals were cooked to order, the portions were very generous and tasted great. Our service was attentive while not being intrusive. As there is no outside seating I would recommend this for those who want an indoor setting or for fall/winter weather.

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic meal, service, and such a romantic authentic atmosphere! We spent our 10 year anniversary dinner there and could not have had a better meal! The portion sizes were fantastic and the absolute best steak and prime rib we have ever had cooked to perfection!

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came after seeing a play at the Shaw Festival. My husband and I both has the soup of the day and lamb shank. The lamb was as good as I have ever eaten. My husband, who isn’t an adventurous eater loved the soup. Our server, Katie, was attentive without being annoying. We appreciated the fact that our food came fairly quickly as we had a three hour drive home.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice looking restaurant. Good for conversation. Food not of the quality expected. Small portions considering the price of entrees ( Salmon ). No vegetables unless willing to pay extra. Beef brisket flavourful but over-cooked and dry. Will not be back and would not recommend to others.

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OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wine list is very expensive if not ordering local wine. Food was great.

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AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious the portion size were well worth the value the waiter was very knowledgable and attentive would definitely go here again

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TB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was awesome. Environment was fantastic! Drawbacks though.. I left a note in the reservation stating it was my wife's birthday and this somehow didn't get conveyed to the server. Nor did a note stating we had a dining room area preference... Would definitely eat here again on a special occasion...but not too often - Definitely expensive!

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AW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Not sure what the hype is about. Brunch was mediocre. Maybe dinner time is better?

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was fantastic. The lamb shank and strip loin meals were outstanding!
Our waiter David made the night wonderful - very accommodating to my wife's desire for cheese.
Excellent meals.

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E
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The 20 oz rib-eye steak was amazing! I’d order it again.

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