Copper River Fish & Chop House
Copper River Fish & Chop House

Copper River Fish & Chop House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.crfishandchop.com/
  • Phone: 9524322722x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 A.M.-3 P.M.
    Closed For Lunch Sunday
    Dinner Hours Monday-Thursday 4:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. (Bar @10:00 P.M.)
    Dinner Hours Friday-Saturday 4:00-10:00 P.M. (Bar @12:00 A.M.)
    Sunday Dinner 2:00-9:00 P.M.
    Happy Hour Daily 3:00pm-6pm (Drinks until 7:00pm)
    Happy Hour also runs on Friday & Saturday from 9:00pm-10:00pm








  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bill Alt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Copper River Fish and Chop House is available for off-site catering, and would be honored to be a part of your next special event!

    Special menu design and large group options always available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining room available, with seating for up to 55 people.
    Perfect for rehearsal dinners, alumni groups and local sports teams!
    Full restaurant buy-outs always an option.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill Alt 9524322722x
  • Entertainment: Private Room
  • Special Events: A semi-private room is offered for groups of up to 55. Please email with questions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedar Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Copper River Fish & Chop House
Copper River Fish & Chop is your downtown restaurant south of the river. Our fresh shellfish and seafood comes in daily, offering "LOCAL CERTIFIED HEREFORD BEEF"! Menu prices range from $8.95 to $38.95.
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Copper River Fish & Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (30)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (14)romantic (11)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • The steak was a hit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The steak was everyone's favorite!! I went with some big steak eaters and many said it was the best steak they ever had! The salmon wAs delicious too. We were celebrating a birthdAy and the creme brûlée was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Friends
    WhiteWillows
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First time dining at Copper River and our entire group enjoyed the experience. Our server was exceptional and helpful with explanations of the different dishes. Our group enjoyed the selections of beers and 2 of our favorite dishes of the evening were the Hawaiian Opakapaka and the Parmesan Canadian Walleye. Will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Whopachopa
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. I had the scallops and my wife had blackened snapper. Both dishes were prepared very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    MJAinSaintPaul
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We made a reservation and when we arrived we were seated promptly. Our server was able to answer our questions about the menu. We enjoyed the Alaskan King Salmon and the Hawaiian Opakapaka very much. Cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. We did not have a lot of room for dessert, but the chocolate panna cotta was to die for. The lemon cake with chocolate ice cream was exceptional, too. We keep on recommending this restaurant to our friends, and we keep on hearing how much they enjoy dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Night
    WineDine54
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great dining experience. Food satisfied all of our party of 6. The restaurant was quiet, clean, and nice. We should have sat outside and enjoyed the live music. Will definitely be back for next special night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    Kristin
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We took another couple there for dinner. Every meal was incredible from steak to seafood! Very creative chef with wonderful flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Love Copper River. We went for my husbands birthday and could not have had a better experience. Great food, wine and service. We will back with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice relaxing Dinner
    Seniorguy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first visit. We had the salmon and the scallops, both were very good and the service was excellent. We will come here again and try other menu choices. Don't understand why the place is not full of patrons on a Sat. evening. Perhaps the building should have a theater type marquee at the entrance to attract more attention.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PattyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Unfortunately we didn't want a lunch and they accommodated us with dinner choices....we picked halibut, and scallops. They were both very good choices and a delicious piece of cheesecake as dessert - outstanding. Wonderful service and a great meal overall. Thanks to Copper River!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    FritzVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our Copper River salmon with a glass of wine for lunch, and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow
    DawnerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    we visited in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday and the place was empty. Despite that, our food took almost an hour to arrive. gorgeous place and good food but we had to take it to go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Vegas
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I have been eating there for the past couple if years. I have always enjoyed the surf and turf appetizer, filet with asparagus and mashed potatoes and cocktails. We went out to eat on Saturday night and desided that we would change things up. We started with the crab cakes. I think they must have changed how they are prepared. It was cold in the inside and the outside was heavy due to the batter. My husband had the prime house burger - that he did not finish. Very dry. I had the steak house salad. Asked for it Medium and came out rare and had lots of fat on it. I sent it back and the same piece was on my plate just spread open. I am bummed ..... I really like the food here and will give it one more chance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RBMN
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    beautiful patio, and reasonably priced fun to eat happy hour food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was Ok
    ALB99
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was good but not great. Service was wonderful. Had alot of fish and seafood to choose from.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    fabaroo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Based on the price point, I would have to say the food was just OK. Not Great. When I spend that kind of money, I expect better then OK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    Bosslady
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My friends and I enjoyed a lovely dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was pretty quiet.the service was good despite it being the servers first night. I would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    MarkD
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Cooper River never fails to amaze me! Menu is unique and has something for everyone. If you think you need to go downtown for a great meal, reconsider and go to Copper River. The staff is very attentive and the food is over the top!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Place!!!
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We celebrated my son's 17th birthday we had an excellent experience over all. Nice touch with the personalized menus. Our server was the best. Great menu and great food!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Always - Amazing
    slacc
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was our sixth time at Copper River. Once again, we had an amazing meal and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too slow
    winendine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was very good, however, the service was slow. Waitress was excellent, but it took a while from the time the order was placed until we got our food. The place was pretty empty so I didn't understand. I would go back though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good grilled fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had the grilled halibut - nice char on the outside and moist on the inside. Too many restaurants want to drown the fish in sauce - and they do offer more complex preparations like that, if that's what you like. I like the option of the simple grilled preparation, with a slice of lemon on the side. Mashed potatoes and asparagus accompaniments were very good, too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING STEAK
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    What can I say 6oz filet best I have ever had. My wife had the tuna. She was in heaven. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 412 reviews are from the Copper River Fish & Chop House reviews archive.
  • Wonderful dining for 2
    SoulMates
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We enjoyed the restaurant even before it became the chop house. All around great dining experience. It always delivers. Great servers, very friendly, constant attention to detail without being over bearing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Rosemountresident
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The last time we ate here I gave the restaurant a rave review. That, of course, is why we returned. It was Mother's day and we expected the same level of service we experienced before, however, our server did the old "disappearing act." We are not whiny diners: if it is busy we see and understand that service can be affected. However, this was not a busy night. On three occasions, when we needed refills, we had to stop other servers and ask. They were accommodating, and twice went back to the kitchen and got our server to come out. It was just not a really quality experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair food/service, premium prices
    JamesMGreeneVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was very excited to try Copper River as I've been looking for a good local "fish house" restaurant. I ordered the blackened mahi mahi, which the waitress assured me was one of their best and longest-standing dishes... it waa junk, and I was sorely disappointed. My wife ordered a New York strip steak, which she also found extremely disappointing. My $9.00 "Copperade" alcoholic lemonade showed up halfway through the meal and barely tasted of alcohol, not to mention being 50% ice. If you're looking for a good steak, chop and fish house, I regret to say that Copper River is definitely not that place. I have no intentions of ever returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    MNDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day brunch buffet with our two year old. There was a lot of action so she was very distracted, but the food was good and the atmosphere was eclectic. We would love to come back and try the regular menu because we were very pleased with the brunch buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice evening dinner
    sims
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is a local favorite of ours for good seafood dinner. we had the parmesan crusted walleye & Blackened Mahi w/Voodooe sauce. Very generous portion of walleye! Great flavor, but little over cooked.. Same for the Mahi. The Lobster hash was great choice for side. Grilled Asparagus was very flavorful. I would definetaly order again but recommend the chef check his cooking time/temps...
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We dine at Copper River often. This was the only time our tuna was overdone. We advised the server and a perfectly prepared replacement was there within minutes. Despite us saying it was not necessary to take anything off our bill, the manager offered to make that dish complementary. The new dish was perfect and there within minutes so there truly was no need to reduce the price at all. We finally agreed on half off :) Love this place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleased
    clubtiki
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's 18th birthday at Copper River, and we were pleasantly surprised by the wine list, food selection and service. Unlike many area restaurants, Copper River has a very unique design and décor, an inviting bar area and outside patio with gas fire pit. A large selection of entrée options will ensure everyone can find a suitable dish to enjoy. The flour tortillas served with a garlic dipping sauce were excellent, we asked for seconds.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Family Dinner
    LakevilleFoodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Overall, an excellent experience. As always, the food was world class. The table service was great. The only negative was upon our arrival, when the receptionist was much more interested in a phone conversation than she was in greeting and seating the people standing in front of her.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelming
    mary
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Copper River should not have a buffet. Everything was fresh from Sam's freezer!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Ate here for Easter Brunch. Excellent service, good food
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT EXPERIENCE
    bunny
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Lovely experience at Copper River. We went for Easter brunch, and the food was great had a little bit of everything, and all was good. Bloody Mary's are a meal in themselves. Service was awesome our waitress was Brittany she was awesome. Will diffently go back again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lasttime
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had Easter Brunch. The menu was definitely limited for a special occasion. Cool scrambled eggs , no eggs benedict or other specialty foods. It was defintely a mediocre meal except for the bloody mary,s and a delightful bar tender who served us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Easter Brunch
    Mytwocents
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Nothing too special but nice enough. Better than cooking at home. I'm sure their regular meals are very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    constructive4criticism
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter Brunch...very good prime rib, dry salmon, very good garlic mashed potatoes, cold and dry pork, good cookies but flavorless lemon bars and dry cinnamon rolls, good scrambled eggs, good sausage links and bacon, good french toast, but nothing special, pancakes were wet and stuck together....just not worth 26.95. More like 16.95.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great
    Seafoodie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food and ambiance were outstanding!! Will return soon! We had just returned from a vacation on the gulf and were looking for some seafood, and we found the spot! The lobster rolls are to die for!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was good once we got it, the order was wrong,but they corrected their miatake. They did tale good care of understanding my food allergies.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday night
    rarelyeatout
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    great place for special celebration. They don't skimp when mixing a drink. Service was excellent- friendly and knowledgable. Walleye was good, but could have done without the tomato compote. Also complimentary crème brulee was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Lovers Delight
    Tux1025
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Enjoyed another outstanding dinner at Copper River Fish and Chop House with its Alaskan Halibut, fingerling potatoes and succulent asparagus. The halibut was absolutely perfectly prepared to bring out its delicate taste, and included a garnish of tasty salsa that complimented this flaky white fish. Many restaurants skimp on the portion size of halibut, but Copper River provided a generous portion that allowed this diner to savor every bite. My date enjoyed a wonderfully prepared Filet Mignon (black and bleu) with garlic mashed potatoes, and several spears of large tasty asparagus. Mashed potatoes could use more butter to add flavor and keep from being too dry. We look forward to a return trip, and HIGHLY RECOMMEND this dining jewel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.