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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 WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Beautiful views of Monterey Bay. Great food and service. Kid friendly too!"
    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
  • "The view is spectacular from almost every table. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next night!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was mediocre and over-priced. View if bay was spectacular."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We picked this place because they had good food, but found it to be just ok. Large portions don't automatically equate to quality. I was particularly bummed because I realized I'd been here before and forgot. Not good. Not bad just ok enough to be forgettable to the point where you might make the same mistake over again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Best food in Monterey. Service was top of the line."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great service Meal was very very good"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great location. Can't beat the views. Couple sea gulls nesting on the outdoor ledge added to the window table entertainment. Restaurant is busy with good reason given the views. Arrived early; promised a table in short order which proved to be 40 minutes. Service very friendly and welcoming. Entrees arrived first before the starters. When noted, server did produce the starters together . . . oh well. Except the artichokes were overcooked and soggy. Crusted tilapia was quite good. So is the mixed berry cobbler. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "A great view. Great staff. A more upscale rhn. The grotto. A great location. Not for the average lunch. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were a party of 6. Everyone raved about their dinner choices. Service was excellent. Our waiter Craig made the evening a very enjoyable one.... We will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant and surely won't be the last. Had to miss it on my last trip to Monterey but it won't happen again. Menu covered a wide range and so not a problem choosing something. Service was excellent. Our table had a great view of the bay."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have been here several times and was pretty satisfied until this last time. We had a good size group of 8 people and the service was ok. but the reason for the 1 star service rating is because they messed up my fathers order and didn't do anything to make up for it except try to make us take free desserts. I been to many places that would offer to comp his meal but they refused to do that. In fact the so call "supervisor" said that they couldn't do that for us but would give us all free desserts and even when I told her that if you add up all the costs free desserts that it would be the same cost as the meal she still refused. Oh well they lost a customer for life now and I will never and will never recommend them again!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had the most wonderful service we have received in a long time. Kevin was so attentive, respectful and friendly. I would definitely ask to be seated in his section again. Raymond, the sommelier, was wonderful and very interested in pairing our taste to the wine choice. Thank you Raymond!! The food was good but not outstanding. Our stuffed mushrooms were only mildly warm but maybe that was due to the cold are of being right on the water. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Phenomenal food, awesome service, beautiful views. We were recommended by the server a dish that was not on the menu and we were throughout impressed. The manager visited our table to check how were doing before our food arrived and checked on us after out food arrived. He also stopped us on our way out to thank us for dining with them and to ale sure our dining experience was everything we wished it to be. We wil definitely come back many times more. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious meal and outstanding service. We were visiting from Southern California and if we were closeer to this resturant it would be our favorite. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Overall good food and service. Recommend sticking to their daily special menu as those at my table ordered from that menu and better food"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The table was just what I asked for; the server was very pleasant and attentive; food was well presented and prepared; everything one would hope for to celebrate 60 years of living!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014