Fish Hopper
Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper

  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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 831-372-2406x
  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Fish Hopper reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (93)special occasion (45)fit for foodies (37)romantic (33)great for lunch (32)great for outdoor dining (24)kid-friendly (24)good for groups (23)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (13)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • One night visit, very nice meal
    Bigteach
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We were in Monterey for one evening with our kids. Fish Hopper was recommended to us by our hotel. We are very happy we took the advice. Our seafood was great and the kids had a great meal as well. Pretty good wine list as well. Have fun!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For every occaision
    TritonParent
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We come here every time we visit the Monterey area and are never disappointed! Great food, not a bad view in the house, and friendly, efficient wait staff. Already looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Was a bit loud for us. I have been to Fish Hopper several times with out of town guests and been a good experience. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views, Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I took my boyfriend out to dinner here for his birthday. We were seating right by the window just as requested and our server, Emily, was wonderful! They also gave him a complimentary dessert dish with a candle. It couldn't have been more special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nightout69
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The view from l tables were great over seeing the bay. The food selection was large and the food itself was very goo. Service was good and did not take to long.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and wait staff were good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food and wait staff were good. The only issue we had was with the hostess. Being that that are just steps from the Monterey bay aquarium you would think they would invite kids in. This was not the case at the fish hopper. We requested a table in a specific area which sits over the water. When we checked in the hostess told us "we do not sit kids in that section". Even though we always request the same area and we always have our kids with us. We complained a bit and the the hostess said " ok I will sit you there but I dont want to hear a peep out of your kids". In a every rude tone. If the food wasn't good we would have walked but we were hungry so we decided to stay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Thank you making my anniversary dinner perfect your staff was great and booking reservations was so easy I even got the window view that I requested
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant lunching
    BruceC
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our party of four was seated promptly with a bayside view. Wait staff was courteous and efficient. Food was well presented and delightful. Our waiter's recommendations were spot-on. The place was really hopping on a sunny Saturday afternoon! A good choice!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Monterey
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    What a wonderful experience we had at this restaurant. Dining with my dad we shared the calamari and artichoke appetizer and it was delicious. For dinner we had fish. Also excellent. The servers were so great because we had wanted to get to a winery on the trip but ran out of time. They were so nice to let me purchase a bottle. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in this area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food snd great location
    CBranchVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I was impressed with a tourist type restaurant gaving such good food. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't eat here - bad company policy
    LRagsdale48VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant is owned by the same people / corporation that owns Old Fisherman's Grotto on Fisherman's Wharf. Had I known that I would have never gone to this restaurant. Old Fisherman's Grotto has a sign out front telling you that children are unwelcome (for various reasons). While I personally never let my children act up when we were out in public, to have a sign that says children that do act up are unwelcome is offensive. What if the child had a disability that was uncontrollable???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good.
    Arbormac
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a nice time eating dinner. Was a little worried it may be a tourist trap but the food was good and the service was great. We don't drink so I can't comment about the wine selection, but even though we didn't drink they still treated us great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • location, location, location
    OCtraveler
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Bright and cheerful staff, the room is upscale and has beautiful lighting that is from a local artists, the menu is complete enough to suit most everyone's taste and our abalone, shrimp and scallop combination plate was cooked to perfection. You cannot beat the view of the bay, we most certainly are looking forward to our next trip north for another visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We all enjoyed our very tasty dinners on Saturday night. The salmon and sea bass were spectacular. The presentation was lovely and the flavors were tingly. Comfortable seating on the semi-outside balcony. Protected from the slight wind, comfortable and able to enjoy the lovely view. Service was swift, informed and very pleasant. Sorry i Don't remember the names but everyone was great. Thanks! And then the Giants won!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!!!!
    302003diner
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great service and GREAT food. It was really busy and it was a Monday but our waiter took the time and we always have drinks full. Will come back again if we are in gown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    dolphinsplash79
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had seating on the outdoor patio with a view of the ocean. There were fresh flowers and a candle on the table. The food was cooked perfectly and very delicious and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but very overpriced
    loveitalian711
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We ate lunch here and the view was nice, service was good, but the food was quite overpriced for what we received.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary meal success
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I have celebrated a few anniversary dinners here and once again, had a really nice time. Good service and food, nice view, and fun atmosphere. We will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cannery Row's Finest
    luv2eatwell
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Took our friends from Canada to Fish Hopper for a Sunday evening dinner. From lobster tail to sand dabs to creme brulee and chocolate mousse, every morsel was delicious!! We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation, but were told if we were willing to wait 10 more minutes, we would be given a window table overlooking the Monterey Bay. We only had to wait 5 minutes!! Such a treat for our Canadian friends. Our server was awesome, knew about each dish and answered our questions thoroughly and patiently. Would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant if you are in Monterey. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View
    SnowbirdVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    View is difficult to beat; however, the food was very mediocre.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fish Hopper is a must!
    vegaslady
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent views, great service, and deliciously prepared seafood dishes! A special surprise awaits you if it is a birthday or other special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food all the time scenic view
    Roachman
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always great food service and atmosphere!! Never disappoints, will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great never a dissapointment
    duffy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One thing about this place is that the staff and food are always great. We have been there five times all without complaint
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view and Delicious food
    Vinicius
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Thumbs up!!! The Tuna Albacore was amazing, I also recommend the prawns appetizer...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Djohnson
    Eatspecialist
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food (we had the Sandabs) was amazing. I especially liked the way it was prepared. It was not greasy, but light and seasoned perfectly. Thank you for a delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was great. We had a table outside and watch the waves roll in. It was the perfect Monterey dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bushwacker
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food is always great as is service. When we are in PG we always come here one night
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurants on the ends of piers
    DrScott
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Usually restaurants on the ends of piers in tourist areas are places to avoid. The Fish Hopper is a happy departure from the rule. Our waiter Dino had his hands full with about 6 tables, one of which was a group of senior women having trouble deciding what wine to order. But the story here is the food, from bacon-wrapped scallops, to Ceasar salad, to macadamia crusted halibut to shrimp fettuccini Alfredo, all of it terrific. There were no clunkers in any of the orders. Even the deserts were better than average. When you factor in the unubstucted views of the Monterey Bay, the Fish Hopper is a sure thing, and requiring me to revise my views of restaurants at the ends of piers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special treat for locals
    HappyLocalHost
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I once again took out-of-town guests to my favorite restaurant on a Locals Night. They were very pleased with the choices and the good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatest seafood on the peninsula!
    bug711
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is arguably one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Certainly perfect for a special occasion without being overly stuffy like many other places in Monterey/Carmel. The bar and wine menus are amazing. I've been coming here for years and the service is always fantastic and the food always exceeds expectations. This is a MUST for any out-of-towners looking for a seafood restaurant with an amazing icean view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Lunch at Fish Hopper
    ElleNY44
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband I arrived to Fish Hopper to receive a table with an amazing view. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut is my favorite entree and be sure to get a cup of the delicious clam chowder. We were lucky enough to have a table with a view of Monterey Bay and even had several sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks right outside the window. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant when in the Monterey area. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Locatoin is very good. It has a great view for the ones who like sea environment. We can see a variety of marine life while having great tasty food. The service was perfect in terms of friendly approach, effective and fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taylor
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was a great time. Everyone was accommodating for our large group, very friendly. We were on a retreat and, like last year, we chose Fish Hopper again as our lunch spot. Truly enjoyed ourselves and hope to go again same time next year!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fran
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We enjoyed our first meal here and came back again! We come to town 3 times year and so far 2 out of 3 visits we had a nice dinner here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View!
    ASJoel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food is good but what you really pay for is the view which is amazing!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was excellent.
    Fulfilled
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My party of four really enjoy the food and the scenic views of the Monterey Bay. A beautiful day with plenty of sunshine. I made my reservations on line and requested a table with a view. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived, we were not disappointed, we had panoramic views. The food enhanced our experience. I had the appetizer of mussels in a white wine sauce that was among the best I have ever had. My friends enjoyed their salmon burgers and the clam chowder and were equally fulfilled. We were never hurried by the wait staff, even though we were there at the busiest time of the lunch hours. We were very comfortable and our lunch experienced lasted well over an hour!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food! Great service!
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great. Great portions. Sangria was very weak. Great service by wait staff. Wonderful view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food & great view!
    BeachBum
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was the first (and not the last) visit my husband & I ever came to the restaurant, and I am very happy we did. We made out yearly trip to Monterey and I wanted to make sure we ate some place we've never tried before. I looked online around different locations and finally came across this one and it just stuck me. The menu was different and the view was magnificent. I made reservations online, which was simple and easy. After getting to the restaurant, we were seated within 2 minutes and as I requested on the reservations, we were seated over looking the water outside. The food was wonderful, the waiter was attentive and the view was great! I will recommend this place to everyone I know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Like We Remembered
    judodanno
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were lucky enough to get a lunch reservation, and we enjoyed everything about the Fish Hopper in Monterey. We had eaten at the Fish Hopper in Kona, Hawaii many times, so were really looking forward to our visit here. The food was amazing, the service great, & the views were unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Family Night Out
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were on vacation and read about the Fish Hopper on Trip Advisor. When we arrived, they offered us a sample of the Clam chowder. It was thick, rich and some of the best clam chowder I had. Two of our kids are picky eaters, but the restaurant had cheese pizza, chicken tenders and shrimp poppers. That kept the kids happy. My daughter got the clam chowder bread bowl. My wife got the Macadamia nut-crusted halibut which she really loved. I got the Lobster stuffed with crab and shrimp. I really enjoyed it. Overall, it was a great night out for the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.