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: (952) 432-2722
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Copper River Fish & Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (32)great for outdoor dining (26)romantic (18)good for groups (17)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • A Winner!
    SuperSatisfied
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We visited Copper River Fish & Chop House for the first time last weekend and were more than impressed. Major compliments to the staff for an excellent evening. - Menu was broad and especially so for seafood, which is what we wanted. But the meat selections were many as well. - Lobster bisque was superior and my blue point oysters were delicious. - Both the mahi mahi and opakapaka were prepared excellently and portions were large. - Atmosphere was quiet and our booth allowed us to converse easily and privately. - Wine selection was more than expected. - Josh and Dan, our wait staff, were friendly, attentive and had good selections. - Not cheap, but much less than OceanAire, which we love. All in all, we found this very, very comparable to OceanAire, but smaller. We have already recommended this restaurant to others and will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We found Copper River via OpenTable and the reviews were positive overall. We were seated quickly however the server was a little slow arriving at the table. The restaurant wasn't overly busy that evening and our schedule didn't require immediate attention. The drinks and appetizers arrived in a timely manner but the appetizer was extremely salty. The server stated she would find out if that's the norm but nothing further said. Our entrees arrived in a timely manner but once again the quality of the food was not to our liking. Our check was very slow coming to the table as was the pickup of the payment. Overall the restaurant was clean and inviting, however food was the disappointment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Three people in our party were anxious to have a good shrimp dinner at a nice seafood restaurant. Not so----only shrimp on menu was a coconut shrimp appetizer. Thought I'd have a good steak--which they had but was flavorless. i also thought everything on menu was overpriced. Won't be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good service, good food
    kmar123
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a great dinner. My only complaint is we got our courses too close together...we got our main dish within a minute or so of finishing pour appetizer. Would have been nice to have a few more minutes in between. Otherwise, everything was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Food4Fun
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    After reading many positive reviews we decided to give it a try. I am glad we did as it was a pleasant surprise. The food and service were excellent - I absolutely loved the humus and spinach wraps brought to the table instead of the usual bread, a very nice touch. We both ordered the rib-eye which was very flavorful and done to perfection. We will definitely go back and would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Weeknight Dinner
    ChaskaNana
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I entertained an out-of-town friend here on a Thursday evening. It was such a pleasant experience. We weren't in need of a full dinner, choosing instead to have the steak blue cheese salad--a winner, and crab cakes--very meaty and delicious. Our waiter was very accommodating and pleasant. She waited out our talk time and then was pleasant about us waiting for a family member to join us after dinner for a glass of wine. I live in a western suburb, but will make a point of going back. My 'kids' live in the area and I will recommend it to them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food... a little pricey
    Monica
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Copper River has a very nice atmosphere, and it wasn't too noisy to carry on a conversation even when it got busy. The food was delicious, but we spent a little over $100, for my husband and I (without drinks).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for date night
    Viz3
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Took my wife here after moving to the area. Great ambiance, delicious food (we ate here during Restarant Week). When eating moderately upscale, you wonder about portions and whether there will be enough food to go around. The portions were perfect... we ate everything and felt very satisfied. Our waitress, Amy, did a great job. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BadBoy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Another awesome meal this week. Glazed salmon was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything is amazing
    AshL
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We discovered Copper River shortly after moving to the area and it has quickly become our favorite. From birthdays, to graduations, to anniversaries, this is our go to spot for great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, great service.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Just a really nice place. Great layout. Been there twice now and definitely will be back. Recommend the steak and lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Jeff Belzers Date Night!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Absolutely fabulous! Best swordfish EVER - the plate itself was beautiful and worth it all! Their homemade hummus was great, The hickory smoked sandwich, expresso and cheesecake was all so delish!!!! Can't wait to go again and so can't wait for girls night out there too!! Its time for the southern burbs to have such a great place to dine!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food!
    MarleyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Made a reservation for the dining room but never made it out of the bar! Great service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best seafood south of the river
    Cedar13
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fish is always cooked to perfection. Never had a bad meal there. Best seafood this far south of the MN river.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food....
    joycarnVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As usual, our request for a booth through Open Table was not met. This happens every time. When we walked in the hostess asked if we wanted a booth or table, which tells me they don't reserve for the Open Table people. I told her we had a reservation for a booth or table on the rise, there was only one booth left in the very back of the restaurant which was the empty space. Why don't restaurants reserve tables as requested? What is the point of offering reservations?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    LakevilletransplantVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had the blackened mahi mahi , which was one of the best cooked and tasty pieces of fish I have eaten out. The salmon BLT was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    GolpherZX
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Overall, the food was tremendous in my opinion. It is my new favorite place to go. A decent wine list, with 1/2 price bottles on Monday (at least when we went). One of the better steaks (8 oz NY Strip). The patio looks amazing as well (it was a touch too chilly for a nite on the patio). I look forward to many trips back. The food did take longer to get to us, but as long as the food is great, I'm willing to wait for it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night!
    retired1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I haven't been to Copper River for a couple of years, and now I wonder why? We had the best experience; great drinks, food, and excellent service. And, what a lovely venue (inside and out) The menu is perfect for fish lovers (me) but still great for meat lovers (husband). I love the fact they give you choices for how you want your fish prepared (grilled, seared, or broied). I had grilled Ahi Tuna, which was perfectly prepared. We were both more than pleased with our dinner. (Also, I highly recommend the pomegranate martini). We shared the chocolate panna cotta for dessert--yum!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    VitalHope28
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was wonderful - drink/wine list was good. Lots of fresh fish options and even other grilled options were tasty. Server was friendly but was overwhelming to say the least. He probably came to our table 20-30 times throughout the night. While I appreciate attentive service, it was more irritating than appreciated. I think there is a line between making sure your customers are taken care of and not allowing them to enjoy conversations with their guests because of constant interruptions. Nice guy, just needs to tone it back a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well done!
    katen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Unexpectedly upscale environment, with warm and welcoming staff. The menu choices were extensive, large portions, fairly priced and perfectly done. The patio seating promotes casual visiting with other diners as they seek to choose what to try. The Parmesan Walleye was some of the best I have had. Our group of 7 were well satisfied with the entire experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food choices.
    Bigdaddyof3265
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The menu was extremely varied and offered lots of options. Terrific quality. Service was good but not great. The patio looked nice but due to the rain we were not able to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 426 reviews are from the Copper River Fish & Chop House reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • RBMNVIP
    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
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    • 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.