Mother's DayFor the third year in a row we had a great Mother's Day at the Fish Hopper. The food was delicious and our server was excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dinnersi took 8 people for dinner on mothers day they all love thank you5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT FOOD & SERVICEI fell in love with the view and service!
Very friendly and comfortable environment. Most definitely will return to try more dishes.
great cocktail drinks too!
Would recommend this place for groups or couples.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favoriteWe drive 75 miles just to eat here. The food, atmosphere and staff are just that good. We love all aspects of it. It was the first time for my son and he wants to go back! Best Mother's Day ever...my family, great food, great view and super nice people. Love the Fish Hopper! Thank you!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily Favorite!!They did a total make over and it is beautiful. More outside seating and a really nice water feature. Great f food!! Great views!
Great service! You won't be disappointed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it for yearsI've been to this restaurant a great number of times since was very young at the food, scenery, and service have always been fantastic. The staff is very pleasant, the restaurant overlooks Monterey Bay, and finding something delicious on the menu takes no effort at all. There is also a kids menu for those picky eaters out there. I plan on continuing to give this establishment my business whenever I am in the area.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood on ya. Great meal for mothers day weekend. Book in advance. Great way to enjoy sunset with glass of wine and good food.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice stop for lunchWe have two children and 6 adults. The servers were rather accommodating with our two small children. We had a beautiful view and the food was rather good. We all left satisfied, although the bill for just my husband, one childs meal and myself was rather hefty!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat venue, service, food and wineWe found this restaurant via Tripadvisor and booked a table online. Thanks.
We were met with a friendly smile and shown to our table over the water, with views up and down the bay.
The Rubitini cocktail, vodka and pink grapefruit juice, was lovely, and we ordered the Californian Pinot Grigio to follow.
The specials on the menu were explained and my wife chose Mahi, and I went for the Crab, Prawns and Scallops Rissotto.
The portions were good but not over large, and the flavours were fantastic.
So, if you want a great over the sea dining experience, watching the odd seal and sea otter, this is the place.
5 star from start to finish.
And of course we went back a few nights later and got the best table to watch the sealife, and the sunset.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThin Prime Rib CutsMy wife and I had the locals special Prime Rib dinner. Yes, it was good, BUT the cut was incredibly thin -- about 1/4". Now, the last time we had this same dinner the cut was about twice as thick. This inconsistency is troublesome, prompting us to either have a talk with the waiter before ordering it again, or try to find something else on our next visit.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good and pricedThe food was good and priced right given they move a lot of people thru there over the course of an evening. The wait staff was very focused and on top of their game. The GM was on the floor and watching over customers and staff alike. All in all, very good.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my favorite restaurantThis is my favorite restaurant in Monterey Bay, no one can compare to Fish Hopper.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMonterey's Cannery Row hasMonterey's Cannery Row has its share of touristy restaurants. Fortunately, you can find some really good dining rooms worth their prices. The Fish Hopper is definitely one of the best. Anything you order will be delicately spiced, with very balanced flavors, and the rest of the menu alone will entice you back for multiple visits. We've been there three times now, and the mouthwatering swordfish, grilled salmon or simple fish and chips are all enough to make you drool.
Quiet enough for a romantic dinner (and we've seen a few obvious first-date couples). Great wine list and mixed drinks too. Highly recommended.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my friends there forTook my friends there for another friends birthday and had an absolute wonderful experience. Had made convenient reservations online. We were seated right away in a comfortable both overlooking a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was wonderful, we had the best waitress. She was on point and very tentative for all of our needs. We all had a variety of food from a gourmet salad, to prime rib and prawns to salmon and coconut shrimp. We all shared and it was all to die for. Te dessert tray was decadent and the adult drinks were just a perfect ending to a perfect experience. Would absolutely go back and will recommend highly.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the few kidsThis is one of the few kids menus that has REAL seafood, e.g., salmon. It was the perfect restaurant for the whole family with a beautiful view.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful evening. We gotA wonderful evening. We got the window seat we asked for. Service was tip-top. The blue cheese dressing on my wife's wedge was wonderful and my caesar dressing very mild, not overpowering. My crab encrusted sea bass was terrific. They use the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Watch, so their sea food is sustainable and Fresh. Our first time but not our last.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery expensive but worth it!Very expensive but worth it! Great food and the view was spectacular! Not a late night place only because you would not be able to see the waves crashing into the rocks outside the windows.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, family friendlyWonderful food, family friendly and easy to make a reservation despite the restaurant being busy! Highly recommend it will definitely go back when we return to Monterey!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was awesome, theOur food was awesome, the service excellent. The view of Monterey bay is just humbling. the only negative I'll say is that there are a TON of tourists and they vary from nicely dressed to sports team attire. Drink list is excellent, kids menu is pricey but good.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRecognizing tourist trafficRecognizing tourist traffic during school break, large facility accomodates very nicely.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food with a view!My family and friends have been coming to the fish hopper for years. My favorite is the clam chowder and ciopinno! Every time I'm visiting I make sure I get a meal in! The young men working at the front desk were so friendly and seemed like they were genuinely happy. Our waiter was also very friendly, patient and a great communicator. The raw oysters were very tasty and the desserts never disappoint! And the views are breathtaking!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat view and delicous foodWe sat outside and the view was amazing. I didn't follow our waiter suggestions but the food was good all the same. My order ordered what the waiter suggested and he thought it was amazing. We would recommend this place to our friends and family. The service was great and our waiter was great with kids. Overall it was a great experience and great food.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!I have nothing bad to say... great food (prime rib and scampi was amazing) great service (waiter was so helpful and friendly) and kid friendly ... it was a great experience!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place!!!! DriveMy favorite place!!!! Drive 80 miles to eat here! So worth it and the view is breathtaking. The service is phenomenal! They go out of their way to make sure your experience is perfect. Thank you!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new found favorite restaurant!We were a little apprehensive about the location being a high tourist area, but we were pleasantly surprised. Service was fantastic, food was awesome, and you can not beat the view of Monterey Bay. My wife is gluten and dairy free, which makes it challenging to find gourmet level food. They were extremely accommodating and really made our anniversary dinner memorable. We frequent Monterey throughout the year and now we have our new favorite restaurant too. We came back for lunch the next day and it was equally fun and enjoyable.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA must visit on Cannery RowThe scenery cannot be outdone with sweeping views of Monterey Bay and its abundance wildlife. The food is superb, but I would expect nothing less from the Shake family restaurants. My lobster pasta was perfectly cooked al dente with an amazing sauce. The seafood in the pasta was not overcooked and I finished every bite.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot! The menu is largeGreat spot! The menu is large and diverse. The food was great & the view was especially wonderful. We sat on the heated outdoor patio overlooking the water and hearing the waves crash on the shore. The waiter was very nice and gave us great ordering suggestions. The restaurant is much nicer than their whimsical logo suggests.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fish Hopper is locatedThe Fish Hopper is located on Cannery Row in Monterey, when the hotel we were staying at in Pacific Grove recommended it I was a bit concerned as the area is a major tourist area. We were pleasantly surprised!! The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and amazing view! Bonus that the food was delicious and service was on par!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dining spotOur waitperson forgot about getting our drink order after her initial intro, but was attentive throughout rest of the meal despite how busy it was. Head waiter or Sommelier acknowledged us with small talk. We both enjoyed our meal, NY Steak and Crab Crusted Sea Bass. Scampi in appetizer was very good. I would return.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat. It isGreat place to eat. It is pricy, but so is every where in Monterey. The view is to die for. We were lucky to see a pod of dolphins escorting the whale watching boat out to sea. Our waitress told us that last week a group of Orca (Killer) whales were in the bay. Amazing view. The food is great also including the dessert. They get as much of their stuff locally too. Straight from the water.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCould have been a touristCould have been a tourist trap on Monterey Pier, but it's a top notch seafood spot. Had fresh, delicious abalone perfectly prepared. Wow! Not as expensive as some other tony spots, but can't beat the view.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Birthday Dinner!!!First time in Monterey and chose this restaurant for my birthday dinnner. The food was excellent! Started with calamari and the grilled artichoke appetizer. Calamari was tender & artichoke was a bit underdone, but tasted wonderful, and it was free - courtesy of coupon from the hotel we stayed at. I had the swordfish and my husband the tomahawk. He said it was the best steak he's ever had, cooked and seasoned perfectly. They surprised me by bringing a cinnamon brownie topped with ice cream with a lit candle for dessert, and my waiter sang happy birthday to me. To top off the great food, our server Miquel was fantastic too!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were treated like royaltyWe were treated like royalty at Fish Hopper - just off of touristy Cannery Row, the food was excellent, the view was outstanding, and the servers and other staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM