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Fish Hopper
Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fishhopper.com/monterey/
  • Email: joanne@fishhopper.com
  • 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
  • "Right on the Monterey bay and with a perfect view u can enjoy fresh seafood locally caught. So flavorful and with beautiful presentation."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food and service was very good, topped off with great views of Monterey Bay. Probably best New England style clam chowder between San Francisco and Carmel. One of best restaurants with views in Cannery Row area."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We've been to Fish Hopper many times. Lunch today included great service, as usual, table in glass enclosure with an outstanding view, very tasty appetizers and a half bottle of good wine. The crab cakes with mango/papaya salsa were delicious! My husband's stuffed mushrooms with crab were also very good. But the best event occurred when a pod of dolphins raced right by the window not once but three times chasing bait fish! Love this place!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We came on a recommendation from a friend, and were glad we did. We shared a starter of bacon-wrapped scallops - yummy. The dish had two scallops, I would have thought three would be more reasonable. For main, we shared a lobster and crab platter. It was very fresh and tasty. All reasonably priced. The view is incredible, and really made the evening feel very special. We would definitely go again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wanted to have dinner in Monterey so we made resevations at The Fish Hooper, It's an Ok place. Good place for toursits cause of the great ocean views. Food is nothing really special but not bad. Just what you'd expect from a place that caters to tourists. A nice place to have dinner on a hot summer day when you want to be close to the water."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. The chowder rocked. I was a chef for years and well known for my soups, my chowder was always a sell out. This chowder was the best I tried during our stay. The halibut was equally amazing. The entire staff were accomadating and professional. We are going back next trip for sure. Lori D."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything was just perfect, no complaints from anyone in our party of three. This was our second visit. My "thank you" to the Fish Hopper restaurant. Lee Parks"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We have been to The Fish Hopper a few times and have enjoyed it, but this time the food was under cooked and the calamari was extremely rubbery. Teh waitier seemed rushed and it was a long time before we were served drinks. We wont be coming back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was fast and food was great, love the inside of restaurant - the jelly fish lights and the metal fish/seaweed scenes. Had a great waitress and they were checking on how our meal was."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I found the Fish Hopper through Yelp, which had great reviews and included the menu which has an extensive amount of seafood to choose from. Our entrees were delicious and we couldn't resist getting the dessert, the cobbler. The ambiance was a romantic sea theme with dimmed lighting and jellyfish chandeliers above us. Overall, had a great experience and would definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "When ever we travel up the coast we make a point to stop at Fishhopper. Great food with unique takes on preparation. Many of the seafood dishes are locally sourced and very fresh as pointed out by our server. I really enjoyed the macadamia nut encrusted halibut. My wife commented on the excellent flavor of the dungeness crab. The staff was very friendly and open with multiple people stopping by our table to see how everything was going."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Absolutely awesome, great tasting food. The service was phenomenal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Monterey My brother from Tennessee was extremely in awe over the California hospitality. Thanks to the Fishhopper crew for an outstanding evening."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "What an outstanding time. There is nothing I would change, just perfect!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "With a panoramic view of Monterey Bay, the Fish Hopper provides a beautiful setting for a delightful lunch! Great food and good service, too."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner for our 33rd anniversary, great choice we made!! Craig did a great job recommending dinners and wine, took his advice and enjoyed my wine and meal better than i anticipated. My husband and I want to say a big THANK YOU to Craig, Raymond and Joel... Excellent job to all."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "As a first time visitor, the Fish Hopper is definitely a place to revisit. The front desk had our reservation and we were placed promtly at a nice window table with a great view of the Bay. Nelson, the waiter, was prompt, courteous and made good food recommendations. He also very nicely took care of an order error made by me.. The wine selections are very nice and the discounts offered that evening we were there was an unexpected surprise. Definitely a place to come back to. Kris B. Los Angeles"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "lovely table with a view and crab ravioli and seafood pasta was wonderful....my son (19) and his girlfriend dined here while staying locally, and they were treated very nicely and with respect, that's class for this establishment to recognize all demographics deserve a lovely evening"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "As part of a great weekend enjoying the Monterey area, we looked forward to a return visit to your restaurant. We were not disappointed in the atmosphere or the food and look forward to a return visit in the future. We were seated quickly and the service was outstanding. Thanks for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have been to Fish Hopper multiple times over the past 8 years. I find it both kid-friendly and romantic. The views are amazing from just about any seat in the house. We were there celebrating an anniversary - and had our kids - and had the best seat in the house. Kids were entertained while looking for sea lions and otters and my husband and I were able to enjoy the time. The service was much much slower than we would have liked - especially with small children. We sat for at least 10 minutes holding our menus, no water, no bread, and no one to even come and say "sorry, it will just be a minute until your server gets here." Things didn't get much better from there. She was very pleasant, but just forgetful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We loved everything about our experience at The Fish Hopper. The food was delicious. Our view was amazing. We even got to watch sea lions play in the water below while we enjoyed our food. Couldn't have asked for a more special and amazing time!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went on a recommendation, the location was nice the restaraunt was so noisy. Kids were really loud and the service wasn't great. The food was nothing to brag about the 1lb crab legs were very tiny. I won't go back. Do your self a favor and go to the chart house we ate there the night before and it was amazing. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything about the experience was great, service, food, drinks, & ambience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "When we go to Monterey we always stop in a Fish Hopper. At first impression you may think it's a tourist trap. But the food, service, and view are always fantastic. The menu is diverse with a good selection for everyone and the wine list is solid."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It's easy to do. On a Saturday afternoon I had the idea that we should go to dinner at fish hopper. When I checked the online reservations there wasn't anything available until 8:30 PM. It's saved us a tripJust because we did not want to eat that late. So we easily got lunch reservations for the next day. It was better because it was daylight anyway"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Wow the Shake Family knows how to do food and restaurants and this spot, in Cannery Row, is no exception. We were seated at one of the beautiful window tables...a full moon was just rising over the water. The food was excellent (I have never had lobster this good...ever!) ...the service was perfect...and the sommelier really knew his stuff ...he asked us what we liked then brought out 5 bottles, told us about each and let us choose. It all ended with a truly beautiful dessert. This restaurant will definitely be one of our new go-to dinner places."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice valentines day treat. The food was great but the drink was a bit too strong for the both of us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is where my boyfriend and I go for everything. We love the environment and they have the best clam chowder. The only thing that's been kind of disappointing when we have gone lately is the proximity to large rowdy groups. We like the patio because it is right on the beach and we like to watch the water. It's usually peaceful. But the past couple times there's been very large loud groups yelling and carrying on and it's been hard to enjoy the environment out there when there's people yelling in your ear. I understand why the large groups are put outside but it's just unfortunate for those people who come to this restaurant for a relaxing date night. Other than that, we always have a great experience here, just sit inside."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a great experience no complaints. Drinks in the bar while we waited for table reservations. Great Dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall it was a pretty good experience.We ordered king crab legs & when served the portion was small with two of the crab legs missing meat inside of the shell. The entrée came with only 2 scallops & 2 pieces of shrimp, small scoop of white rice& some veggies $50.00. Our rib eye steak (medium rare) was tough & chewy. The sauce served with the scallops was excellent. Wish I had more scallops to dip.The bread served before the meal was probably the best bread I've ever eaten.The dessert,a piece coffee cheesecake, was amazing.Service was excellent.The ocean view was excellent.The ambience was romantic.The décor was appealing along with the candle lit table tops. A whale swam by and we had a good view form our table. Overall- PRETTY GOOD!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to the Fish Hopper on several occasions. They always have great service and excellent food. Valentines dinner was incredible. My 14oz NY Steak was cooked to perfection and my husband's Sea Bass was just as good. Oysters Rockefeller...yes please! They were awesome. A must is a cup of their clam chowder. We usually take some home, they sell quart sized containers to go. We've always had great experiences dining here, can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was full and we were seated near a waiters service station. It seemed as if they were too busy. Our waiter brought out our main course before the appetizers. He took the mains back and fetched the appetizers straight away but the mains were not really hot enough when they came out again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great table with a beautiful view of the ocean. Food took a little long but we had an appetizer in between which held us off for a while. The service was good. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. I would definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Had a great experience on Valentines Day. Even though extremely busy the service and food were both great. Probably the best meal I have ever had."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Monterey for one night and were very happy we chose Fish Hopper. It was in a great location and the food and service were wonderful. I wish I had made an earlier reservation and it was already dark when we arrived. Our waiter was very attentive and offered to take our picture. He new the menu and even explained how to eat the free appetizer we were offered. If we get back to Monterey we will definitely be back again. Hopefully with the rest of our family! Jellyfish lights were the best!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had an excellent dining experience at The Fish Hopper. The service was excellent, staff friendly and appropriate, the food quality was GREAT, ambiance great. We have eaten there before, and will return again. Kudos to the staff and management - an excellent experience. Waiting staff and management were all very attentive, but not annoyingly so - awesome place! The fish selections were out of the ordinary, the bar also does an excellent job preparing and serving beverages. Overall experience a 12 out of 10! We requested an ocean view table, and were seated at the best table in the house."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The restaurant has nice views in a lot of angles. Must visit and have a lunch within."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I went here with my date to Winter Ball. Bill came out to $33, which isn't bad at all. Food was okay, as good as any other restaurants food, but the waiter was fun to be around and the view was great!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had such an amazing time. The remodel of the restaraunt is awesome it is much more open and roomy. The food was incredible the atmosphere was very nice. A little loud but overall it was an incredible experience. The views from the restaurant are amazing. The waiters and waitresses are dressed very appropriately. Thank you."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent Monterrey seafood restaurant in Cannery Row---popular with both tourists and locals."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We were greeted at the door by management staff, assigned the best table and waiter in the "house" and our every need was catered to the rest of our evening, dining overlooking beautiful Monterey Bay. Mark, our server and Steve, the manager assigned to our section were both very informative, professional and personable. The service was some of the best my wife and I have ever received in our 43 years together, making it a most memorable evening. Thank you so much Fish Hopper staff. We just wish we didn't live five hours away, causing our next dining experience here too far away for our liking."
    Dined on 1/17/2014