GreatWe had another great meal at The Fish Hopper. The staff is very courteous and friendly. The waiter overheard we were celebratingy son's birthday, and even though we didn't order any dessert, he brought my son at special birthday brownie with a candle! Very sweet! The only reason I gave it 4 stars for service is that even though we had a reservation, we had to wait about 10 mins for our table. Other than that, excellent!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Clam Chowder ever!Every time we visit Monterey we make it a point to have lunch or dinner at The Fishhopper. We have dined there for years since our children were babies and now take our grandchildren! The clam chowder is what gets us there and the friendliness and efficiency of the employees keeps us there!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMeal with a viewI went here with my family. We had an amazing view of the ocean. The food was excellent and the cocktails delicious. Would recommend to anyone in the area to go and try!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome FoodAlthough extremely busy on a Saturday night, my request for a nice table for my husband's birthday was no problem. We have dined many times at Fish Hopper, and have never been disappointed with our food. It sits on the ocean, so the views are lovely, especially from window tables. We highly recommend Fish Hopper!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother win for Fish Hopper!What can I say? Fish Hopper, though in the middle of the tourist trade on Cannery Row, came through again with a marvelous meal! We brought a local friend who had never been and she loved it! Seating in the glassed area with a marvelous view of the Bay was an added perk. The seafood salad was a great hit with both fresh fruit and nice pieces of crab and large and small shrimp. For my husband's birthday he had the pick of dessert which we all shared, tasty crème brulee! We will continue going to Fish Hopper every time we're in the Monterey area.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPut on your listOur Open Table reservation an hour earlier got us a table next to the windows...walls of glass with spectacular views of the bay and ocean surge below. Otters cruised by eating their snacks from the sea. The cioppino is the best I've ever had,and could easily be shared with another dish. Focus is on seafood, pastas, local dishes (have yet to see grilled sardines anywhere else). Excellent wine list to include wines by the glass and featuring Pessagno. Definitely a repeat.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe service, the food, everything was fabulous. I can't wait to go again.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food as usual!Each time my husband and I eat at the Fish Hopper we are more and more impressed. The service is fantastic and the food is always great. It is now one of our favorite places to eat.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fish Hopper hopped! GreatThe Fish Hopper hopped! Great food, attentive staff and a million dollar view...6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars to the FishWe are regulars to the Fish Hopper. Never disappointing!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot in MontereyVery nice restaurant on the bay in Monterey. Able to watch a sea otter from our table by the window. Good food and excellent clam chowder.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLocals favoriteWe always ask locals for their favorite places to eat. We heard the name Fish Hopper several times, and it did not disappoint. Great good, excellent service. Ask for a table by the window, right on Monterey Bay.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were two couples who metWe were two couples who met for an annual lunch to celebrate birthdays. This was our first time at the Fish Hopper. We were happy to pick a great restaurant for the ocassion. The service and food were excellent. Our waiter Giovanny was very engaging and provided excellent service. It should be noted that the outdoor seating is actually on a covered, partially enclosed veranda. It's great if you're at the railing like we were - nice view of the bay and beach along with fresh air. But if you're sitting away from the railing it might not give you the outdoor feeling. But even the indoor seating has great views and a nice ambience. We would definitely go back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bay viewsI ordered ribs which were ok but I should have ordered fish. Excellent service and good wine discounts, food promptly received6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerTook the advice of some friends to go to the Fish Hopper and it lived up to the recommendation! Great views of the water to go along with great food and friendly staff. Had the steak and lobster and it was amazing! Would definitely come here again5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites in MontereyFish Hopper is one of our favorite family restaurants to dine at when we visit Monterey. The service and food is always good and reliable. The staff is always friendly and professional. The view of Monterey Bay is a plus!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!When they say they have award-winning clam chowder, they're not lyin'! I've had clam chowder MANY times throughout my life, and at many other places in Monterey, and NOTHING compares to theirs. Absolutely amazing!
The service was fantastic, the food was delicious and filling, and the view was incredible. My boyfriend and I were entertained by two adorable sea otters having their own dinner in the water down below where we were sitting. =)
The food was a little bit on the "pricier" end, but the prices weren't too outrageous and the the food was definitely worth every penny.
I would absolutely recommend this place!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Celebration SpotThis was not my first time going to the Fish Hopper. When we visit the Monterey Area this restaurant is a must for me. We visited this time to celebrate the graduation of our daughter and to celebrate our 12 year anniversary. This visit was just as great as every visit we have had at this restaurant. The service was outstanding. The food was great. The specials were just amazing. We had amazing view of the bay, with otters swimming in the water just outside our window giving us some great entertainment. I would recommend this place to all my friends visiting Monterey. I can't wait to go back again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother'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 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 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 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 AMReal nice place. One mealReal nice place. One meal was fantastic, the other was not as advertised.4/27/2013 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 AMFood was good, interestingFood was good, interesting sauces and well cooked fish. The views of Monterey bay are excellent4/6/2013 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 AM