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Fish Hopper
Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fishhopper.com/monterey/
  • Phone: (831) 372-8543
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily:11:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Mohammed Tabib
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant offers numerous private party configurations all of which offer spectacular ocean views. We can accommodate almost any size party. The Fish Hopper offers off site catering of any size along with special events at many of our off site facilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Candice McMeans (831) 372-2406
  • Special Events & Promotions: The FishHopper can accommodate any size party for your next special event. Please contact our banquet coordinator Marcus Edwards.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prescott Street
  • Public Transit: Cannery Row has free trolley service from various locations on the Monterey Peninsula with stops directly in front of the restaurant. There is also the normal public bus system which a stop within a short distance of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
A word from Fish Hopper
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, combined with world class dining on historic Cannery Row within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Newly renovated, The Fish Hopper, once an original sardine cannery building, offers spectacular views of the beautiful Monterey Bay from every table including our heated outdoor patio. The Fish Hopper specializes in fresh sustainable seafood, certified Angus beef, pastas and live shellfish. Our seafood is either locally caught or shipped in fresh daily; our produce is locally grown in the Salinas Valley. Some favorites are fresh Monterey Bay abalone, Macadamia-crusted halibut, our famous “Tomahawk Chop” long bone-in Rib Eye, or fresh Dungeness Crab. Start your meal with our famous award-winning clam chowder. Indulge in one of our many exotic cocktail creations or enjoy a glass or bottle from our extensive wine collection. While enjoying your delicious meal, you can watch sea otters at play and even see the occasional whale.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent and the ambience is outstanding, with excellent views of Monterey Bay. We loved the glass lights in the shape of Jelly fish. We did have one unfortunate mishap. We brought a birthday cake with an edible image on top to the restaurant. Our waitress took it to store in their refrigerator until after dinner. Somehow, the cake box got turned upside down so that the decoration on the top of the cake was ruined. Due to this mishap, the management at the Fish Hopper did not charge the cake cutting fee and gave us free ice cream. Despite this mishap, we will return to the Fish Hopper again next time we are in Monterey."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The sommelier was knowledgeable & most entertaining!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wonderful as always! Thank you Mata for a very pleasant experience!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Hugo was very personable and efficient. He kept our glasses full and treated us great. It was my daughter's birthday and he made it very special."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Found on yelp and I must agree with the very good evaluations found there. Outstanding quality of the food, not only because of the quality of the ingredients but also because of the high level of the preparations. We had 3 different plates and the 3 of them were very innovative and worth the price. In addition all tables have a very good view on the bay. We could even observe sea lions just passing by."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Delicious food great views of the bay friendly staff"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Fish Hopper. The food was good, staff was attentive, and you can't beat the view!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Went here this past weekend and the food was the best I have had in Monterey so far. I highly recommend the Fettucine Alfredo with prawns and the ultimate seafood pasta. The Grilled Artichoke appetizer was AMAZING! My whole family was very happy with our meals, cocktails, and of course dessert. Highly recommend if you want to splurge on spending a little bit more for high quality food and service while getting an amazing view of the Monterey Peninsula and open ocean."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "loved locals day for lunch our waitress was perfect and added to our lunch."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Crazy good clam chowder! Nice patio dining overlooking Monterey bay. Parking is tough, but what would you expect as the restaurant is on Cannery Row. Would rather go to the Fish Hopper in Kona, Hawaii--who wouldn't."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Overall it was a great experience and the food was delicious, except for the clam chowder which had a heavy flour taste. My husband and I shared the artichoke appetizer and the crab legs and lobster dinner and both were delicious, even the mashed potatoes were excellent. Also a very nice, open and relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We have gone to fish hopper many times over the last 40 yrs food and service has always been great This visit the food was good and service was not good ....our waiter named Craig was not attentive at all. We waited 10 mins to be asked if we wanted bread. The waiter took our order and never came back to us after that We had to ask for the check and so did the couple sitting at the table across from us. Our waiter was too busy catering to the couple behind us who wanted to order a special wine he even let the area to go upstairs and get a brochure about the wine. While the rest of us were sitting unattended to. Sadly, We will not be returning to Fish Hopper."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner while visiting monterey from Hamilton, Ontario Canada"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "View can not be beat. Friendly staff. Always satisfying food. Excellent Chowder Bread Bowl. Macadamia nut crusted fish the best."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Beautiful views of Monterey Bay. Great food and service. Kid friendly too!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We are regulars at the Fish Hopper whenever we are in Monterey and, I have to admit, they get it right every single time! The food is fantastic, the wait staff is awesome and attentive, and the views are phenomenal! Last Friday night, I had the sesame crusted mahi mahi and my boyfriend had the Cajun crusted and both were just terrific!! Prices are very good considering where you are! Run, don't walk!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I ordered the sand dabs (on the locals menu): Two small, thin pieces, somewhat greasy and heavily breaded. On the other hand, others our group had great cioppino, roast beef, etc. All in all, a fine restaurant, but beware of several entrees."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was mediocre and over-priced. View if bay was spectacular."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The view is spectacular from almost every table. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next night!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed Fish Hoppers for dinner. All meals were fresh, very tasty, and service was very good. Otters played outside our window. Views were spectacular! Would recommend to anyone at the Cannery for dinner."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great greeting, seating, menu, wait staff, floor manager and great food. Nuff said."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I always have clam chowder with dinner when I go out in Monterey and I must say Fish Hopper by far is my favorite ."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a great meal and the service was excellent. Some of the specialties were expensive for my taste but sounded delicious and there are choices for every budget. You can't beat the view of the fishing boats at work out on the water."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were looking for a place to have dinner our last night in the area! We wanted something nice, with great views, seafood options, and not over the top pricey! This place was spot on! Amazing dinner and service! We requested a different type of fish for one of the plates! The waiter and chef were very accommodating! The clam chowder in a garlic bread bowl was so yummy! Halibut crusted with macadamia was scrumptious!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Best food in Monterey. Service was top of the line."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This was our first evening in Monterey and the restaurant had been recommended by our hotel. We booked but upon arrival we were assigned probably the worst table in the restaurant juts by the outside bar....plenty other tables free and we were moved to a better one. This place is huge, buzzing ( so a bit noisy), great location & great views, large menu which always make me wary. Service was good & attentive to a point. Food however was disappointing, a bit "slap dash" and our son (a professional chef himself) is convinced that his tuna had been previously frozen & certainly way overcooked ( especially for "rare") ! After turning down the offer of dessert we ordered coffee which never turned up, but the bill did, so we paid & went......"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I really enjoy going to Fish Hopper every time. This last time, I was surprised they surprised my son with a little candled dessert to celebrate his birthday. That made his day and mine. Love the good and the customer service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Ate here twice, once for dinner and the next day for lunch. Halibut on June 11 was superb. Clam chowder was very good. Request window on the window for dinner, nice setting but a little loud."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We never leave Monterey without a meal at Fish Hopper! This time my husband and I shared the crab-stuffed mushrooms, the stuffed local sole with fingerling potatoes and veggies and a half bottle of wine. All were exceptionally good! To top it off, we shared the ridiculously yummy moist chocolate brownie with ice cream, chocolate sauce and some berries for my husband's birthday. Because of our Open Table reservation for lunch, we were given the only table unoccupied in the glassed-in area over the Bay. And yes, the service was as good as the food!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Was totally bummed... Was very excited to take the family to a really nice and pricey restaurant and was quickly disappointed. Made reservations a week in advance for a nice inside table by the window and when we arrived we were sat on a VERY noisey patio table.:( Service was extremely slow (about an 30 mins for our calimari app to arrive & an hour + for dinner to come). I ordered Halibut stuffed with crab and shrimp. It looked amazing but quickly found out it was a verrrry cold and blane. Needless to say I was extremely bummed out to pay over $200 for this dinner and won't be returning for dinner... Ps. They do have a great bloody Mary and bar if you ever want to just drop in for a quick break though!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "You really can't go wrong, to save money try the apps..."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great service Meal was very very good"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Fish Hopper was very accommodating to our requests. We had the best seat on the patio over looking the ocean. The coconut shrimp appetizer and garlic butter clam chowder bread bowl was excellent, we were stuffed. We were very glad to of picked this place to eat. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had the chicken alfredo. The sauce was a thin butter base that was greasy and bland. for $8.00 extra the chicken was 1/2 a small boneless skinless breast that was far too over cooked. I would not recommend this place, there are far better in the area."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our honeymoon dinner, having made reservations s on-line. We were married the day before and it was my bride's birthday, as well. The host Dave, and waiter, Jose, made this a wonderful night. We were seated at table 8 with a great view, the food was great and desert variety amazing. Thank you for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Don't miss the ultimate Bloody Mary , comes with massive oyster, crab cake slider, bacon wrapped shrimp, best clam chowder in Monterey also"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I came to Fish Hopper for our anniversary dinner. We were seated on the patio next to the rail with a lovely ocean view and heaters to keep us warm. We first ordered the big flaming rum drink, which was fun to share. Then we ordered the Cesar salad which was very good. But the main entree was amazing!! We had the blackened Sea Bass with asparagus, coconut rice and mango-strawberry relish. WOW!! The fish was cooked perfectly. Not overcooked at all. And that rice... It was like desert!! The service was equally amazing and they even brought us a wonderful chocolate torte with ice cream for desert, which was complimentary for our anniversary. Just wish it was closer to home so I could go every weekend!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great outdoor table. The heatlamps kept us warm. Watched an otter dining I.n the water below us. Food was just the way we ordered it. It was difficult understanding the waiter and he had difficulty understanding us as his pronunciation of English wasn't the best, nor was his understanding."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "They could not find our res and told us 30 min wait inside but at the end of the Deck was open at that time. Took that table buy it was too cold outside and Seagull kept bothering us and it was horrible. Food was OK but not great and service was horrible: we told them we will split the meal byt they brought a salad and main dish at the same time. I told them to bring a main dish after Salad and they just micro waved and luke warm dish. Will never go back. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Took my sister and boyfriend here and it was a wonderful evening of delicious seafood and conversation, with a wonderful view of Monterey and the ocean. Highly recommended, though a bit pricey."
    Dined on 5/25/2014