Fish Hopper

4.4
1958 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Open Daily:11:00am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(831) 372-8543
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mohammed Tabib
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prescott Street
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Parking details
Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
The FishHopper can accommodate any size party for your next special event. Please call 831-372-2406 for special event information
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service... Sherry is superb!
Food was delicious! Atmosphere awesome!

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JN
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, well worth our 3 hour drive from Sacramento

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WC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Kind of disappointing. We are locals and have been going here for many years but food and service quality have been slipping the past few years. It is turning into more of a " Tourist Trap". The other Shake family restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf are much better.

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fish HOpper was very good but the hostess failed to ask if we had a reservation. Not surprising given that the place was largely empty. The only problem was the nastygram from Open Table chastising us for not honoring the reservation we made through OT. Pretty rude telling us we had little common sense and no manners. So we might go back to Fish Hopper but wont be using Open Table.

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Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

You know your in trouble when a place is 7/8ths empty on a Sunday night at 730 PM and the menu has little photos of the drink’s in it.
The waitress was entirely clueless about the menu. Could not explain the “Out of the Hopper Section” at all. The Abalone that we got served was about half the size she indicated. Inedible “clam” chowder with the consistency of library paste and difficult to actually locate a clam in it.
Steak was grade F beef. Tough and grissly.
We will not be back.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an excellent experience- we got seated earlier than our reservation, waitress was attentive but not overly, food was quite good (sand dabs) and kids meals were also high quality. Great selection cocktails.

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CB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed all our meals. The seafood was fresh and tasty. We had a window seat with a view of the ocean. They gave a free dessert for the birthday girl. Reasonable prices wine. I think it was a good value for the food we got!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated outside, view was amazing, service was excellent, food was so very tasty! Bucket of Fire is a fun drink. Overall a fantastic experience!!!!

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NS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with a great view from all sides!

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l
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My grandson wanted chocolate milk and that was not on the menu but my waiter made it happen. He was so happy. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location on the bay.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was fine. Nothing amazing. Presentation was good but very bland

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M
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Waiter never checked on us once! Very rude receptionist with her hair in a ponytail when we checked in !! We had to ask for everything. Poor service!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving dinner...our server was great but forgot his name! Overall experience was awesome!

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CB
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was Thanksgiving and they were crazy busy. Ordered a cocktail from waiter, never came. Asked about it, when waiter came with entrees, he said they didn't have the drink we order from bar menu. Also forgot a side green salad that was ordered with dinner. Just too busy, noisy and everyone was distracted. No more going at a holiday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was there with my family that included a 2 1/2 year old boy. The staff was friendly and thoughtful. I’m gluten free for health reasons and the menu was accommodating with delicious options, including desserts. Definitely $$.

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NF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off...Thank you for being open on Thanksgiving! Second, we arrived early and were accommodated by being seated earlier than our RSVP. Great location. The view is awesome. The vibe is awesome. The wait staff beyond good. Prices equivalent to fresh seafood all over. Chowder was perfect. Sanddabs were perfect. Red snapper was perfection. If we return to Monterey, we will eat here again.

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OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Thanksgiving date for two. Staff comped my drink I had to send back that was out of my comfort zone. Amazing view and great food. Succulent scallops in ravioli sauce. Steak perfectly cooked, could use some more flavor.

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GR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The Fish Hopper remains my favorite restaurant in Monterey. My wife and I had dinner on Thanksgiving day and the clam chowder is the best around. However, our meals were served fairly cold, very uncommon for this restaurant. The server seemed to be a little on the slow side that evening.

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LT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful, as usual. We’ve been eating here for Thanksgiving for many years. There was one problem this time. My grandson’s hamburger was way over cooked - charred and hard. However, a new meal was made for him right away and he said it “was perfect”.
We will continue to dine at Fish Hopper whenever we’re in Monterey.

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a
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed thanksgiving lunch here with friends. The food was delicious, fun cocktails, fantastic view of the bay and service was just right. Will definitely put this on my list of favorite places to eat in Monterey

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SD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Daniel was great!! He helped us with questions regarding the menu and picking our wine. The food was very good with great selection for our Thanksgiving dinner.

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R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Alway enjoy our holiday dinners here with great view of Monterey Bay. Wait staff very friendly.

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PJ
San Francisco
177 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good lunch today. Great view! The whole dungeness crab was excellent! Delicious skillet cookie for dessert!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The clam chowder was the best we've had. Service was wonderful

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n
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to thank the staff members of The Fish Hopper starting with Allison, Cassie, Jeff and Chris who was our server. They all made my birthday a wonderful evening and was most appreciative of everything that they did. Me and my godmother had the best time and the food was amazing as well. Thank you once again for making my birthday the best.

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S
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Slow service, food was mediocre. Better places on Cannery Row.

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KM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. The location is perfect on the water.

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LG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Fish Hopper is hit or miss. The halibut is great, but the risotto wasn't cooked all the way. You can't beat the view though. It's a great place to dine on a Sunday afternoon. The service is also hit or miss. One time we had a great server, but our last experience was underwhelming. It seemed like our server was inconvenienced by us... and we honestly are not high maintainence. The hostesses are always friendly and accommodating. I think this restaurant is affiliated with the Old Fisherman's Grotto. The OFG property and view are not as nice, but we consistently get a delicious meal there. Both restaurants have fantastic cocktails.

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DH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with great views of the warf and water. Good food selection at a reasonable price. Mahi Mahi was great!!

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w
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good seafood menu, right on the water in Cannery Row. We had an amazing table with ocean view. Service was good but the area is in a busy tourist area so the prices are high. Wouldn't come here often but its good for special dates.

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and they made it very special. From the wonderful service to the amazing food, thank you for making our anniversary memorable. :)

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L
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Can't wait to go back again. Entirely pleasant experience, thank you Fish Hopper!

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K
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The waiter took a while to come to our table to greet us and take our order drinks.

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Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab & Shrimp stuff half Maine Lobster was delicious. As the Oysters Rockefeller.

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KA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was absolutely horrible! 2.5 hours for 2 people! Waiter just didn’t care.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We were really looking forward to our meal at Fish Hopper, after reading the great reviews. Unfortunately, we were both disappointed with the meal. The soup was served tepid, and the salmon was more not flavorful. Entre was served almost cold as well. Very disappointing. We won't be back.

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OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular view. Amazing service. Excellent food. Wonderful relaxing dining experience

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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were looking forward to a great meal with a wonderful view over the ocean. The view was great but the food was very average. My wife had mahi mahi , under seasoned and dull. I had fish and chips where the fish was over cooked!!

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