Cannery Restaurant

4.4
1024 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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Neighbourhood
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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 1024 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

As always the food at the Cannery was very good. Unfortunately due to the busyness of Fabulicious, the server was very abrupt and not overly friendly....spilled water and wine while pouring....
The wine was served too warm which is quite unusual for the Cannery..will definitely be back as we assume it was just too overwhelming for an establishment that is usually very good

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

Great food good atmosphere nice place for weekend getaway

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CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Came down for Fabulicious. Enjoyed all the courses, the prime rib was indeed Fabulicious. First time at The Cannery. Would return for sure.

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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! We especially enjoy the prime rib. The service is superb!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Cannery has an amazing Sunday Brunch. We love the exposed brick, fireplaces and overall atmosphere. This restaurant is always on our list of must dos in Niagara on the Lake.

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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

We live in NOTL and went for Fabulicious. When we were seated we were not offered a Fabulicious menu, we had to ask for one. The price of wine (per glass) was pricey, especially for local wines. The server Anthony was very good and attentive but the food was just "ok". Dessert menu was uninspiring and very limited.

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IC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 star service and the best prime roast in town

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Exceeded our expectations, will be back! Friends live in NOTL.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to the Cannery three times now and the food is always amazing!

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RO
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food on Thursday! Great service.
Restaurant is a bit quiet, could use some music to add to the ambiance. The design of restaurant is really comfortable and a great place to have a romantic dinner. We go here every time we make it to Niagara on the lake.

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DR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an incredible meal. Low key environment with no rush.

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T
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was delicious as always. Our amazing server Anthony made our Anniversary dinner even more special! Thanks for a beautiful evening!

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AK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great dinner with great service. It was the perfect way to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!

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BP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Friendly staff from the greeting at the door to the server. Menu has a good selection. Food was a bit expense, but was good. Wine selection on the house wines was reasonable, and priced well. Other wines on the wine list were more than other restaurants for the same wines. This is a nice restaurant. Some updating required, but we would certainly come back.

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The prime rib was excellent, the best my wife has had. The ribs I had were tasty and very tender. I was pleased to be able to Get potatoes instead of the scone. A small (off the menu) dessert was appreciated. The server was professional and pleasant. In all, the experience was an enjoyable close to our day.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my husband's birthday with some friends....FABULOUS!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Ordered the roast beef that was served underdone, the Yorkshire pudding, one of my favourites was so old and dry I left it. My partner did not enjoy their meal either. Ironically, we ate in Queens Landing the following night and wouldn't return there to eat either. Meal was badly butchered up. Many other excellent restaurants deserving of a five star rating in Niagara-by-the Lake

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Our experience was good in total except for the part that our server pretty much forgot about us until we were almost done. She apologized for ignoring us.

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N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good but service was not.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great time, service and food were great.
They were very accommodating for gluten and dairy allergies.

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IS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I booked a reservation for dinner for my wife's 40th birthday. We were very disappointed with the service. We waited for 15 mins at our table before our server acknowledged us and took our drink order. Our appetizer was overpriced and pretty minimal to share. Our server did not return to ask if we wanted a glass of wine, or another drink until halfway through our entree. We were looking forward to trying a wine pairing with our meal, but our server could not have been more disinterested. We felt rushed whenever she returned to our table. While the food was tasty, our wine arrived when our dinner was complete. The service left much to be desired, considering this was supposed to be a fine dining experience on a special occasion.

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RO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time here as we are from out of town. It was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The ambiance was great and the food was delicious. Excellent restaurant! I would definitely recommend.

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CE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
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 on October 17, 2018
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
Los Angeles
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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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
24 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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