Fish Hopper

4.5
2622 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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vipBobM
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. I was very disappointed. The server took my cocktail order then came back without seven minutes later and asked if I would like a cocktail. She then disappeared for 15 minutes. Another server jumped in, got my cocktail and took my order. When it came, the clam chowder was barely lukewarm and the Caesar salad was wilted whole romaine leaves. I asked for a glass of wine to accompany my dinner. The server returned 10 minutes later without it and asked if I wanted anything else. A terrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating took awhile because of groups lingering after eating. Not that I could blame them, the atmosphere was perfect and calm splashing of Monterey bay waters made for a wonderful experience.
The Fishermen’s platter was wonderful with a smooth and well seasoned creme sauce, complementing the Shrimp & Scallop entree.

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MelanieC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood options with tasty vegetable pairings. Friendly staff. Good social distancing protocol.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Food was delicious. When we arrived, the hostess took us to our table. There was no wait as we got to the restaurant around 8pm

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ChristineC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid friendly outdoor dining. Fish was super fresh. Pricey but a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was great - the heaters were perfect.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The table location was poor and a large, two table, crowd came in and took over the entire area. The staff was unable to control them. Food was good and so was the service.

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JeannieF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sherry was not only awesome she was the best server ever. Food was great we celebrated my sisters birthday and chef Mohammed whom I known for so long complimented her birthday with a beautiful dessert tray. Beautiful view, beautiful service, and beautiful surroundings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The bread was hard , dry, and stale.

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JohnZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and tasty. The atmosphere was great...glad the heaters were on though since it was a cold night. The only thing I would have changed is I had to ask for a table with a heater; otherwise, the host was not going to seat me at one of those tables. Their white Sangria is very tasty...and I had the sesame ahi tuna...large piece and delicious!

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vipMarionMcV
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We visited on a very nice, sunny day. I feel it is unfair to ask diners to rate the ambiance of a restaurant during the COVID-19 crisis. It cannot measure up to any pre-COVID experience, but certainly through no fault of the restaurant.
We had a pleasant experience with good food and cheerful service. We will be back.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Went for a birthday dinner and ordered from the specials. Perfection!

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kendas
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This outdoor experience was disappointing. We have dined here before and food, service and everything was excellent. Our soup was ice cold our appetizers came out after our meal and our garlic bread was given to another table. It seemed unorganized. I know things are different right now, but we expected more for the cost of the meal.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very good! It was our anniversary and we had a wonderful view of the water! The food and service were excellent!

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vipItsTom
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and fantasic food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Oysters not fresh tasting

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backsoon
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantasic views of the bay, Clam Chowder to die for!

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ReynaldoP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my wife's Birthday, and the food was superb and the ambience as well.

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larrym
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very over priced !!!!!!!!! food cold hade to wait even with res.

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JodyT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Monterey, this is where we have dinner. Just there for our anniversary, had filet mignon and lobster.....best ever.

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vipRickF
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dinning. Great views of Monterey Bay. Staff is friendly. Food is great.

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Kenai22
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was friendly and fast. Food was not what I would have hoped.

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JackieA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Usually excellent food for the price. My husband had the shrimp Louie salad and it was mainly lettuce and large slices of tomato. The shrimp was scant at best for the price. I had the surf and turf which is usually excellent and is something I order each time we dine there. That particular night it was lacking in flavor. We dine at Fish Hopper 3-4 times a year and hopefully this was just an “off” night.

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LeeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Too overpriced for the quality of food. The service was great, but the ambience was lacking. Will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Person who greets you and sits you down wasn’t the friendliest, plopped the menus down and a dirty table that still had someone’s check on it, and quickly walked away. About 10-15 minutes before a server came back by to take drink order. Thought I’d read they made a good Cucumber-Basil Martini - WRONG!!! Couldn’t even drink it, must’ve been made with sugary drink mix, strange shade of green. No actual cucumber or basil in it. Onto appetizers - most rubbery and inedible calamari I’ve ever had. Another item we couldn’t eat. Didn’t dare order clam chowder for fear they’d have a way of ruining it, too. Stuffed mushrooms were okay, think my husband liked the coconut shrimp. Would not recommend and will never come back here again.

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TiannaB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Beautiful scenery, wonderful service. We made a reservation and was seated immediately.

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The restaurant was not clean and the extended patio was crowded.

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vipItalianLover1
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great food, great service. Beautiful location.

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ElbaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful day on the deck at Fish Hopper facing the Monterey Bay! Ahi tuna poke nachos were big enough for a light lunch. My friends enjoyed the snapper sandwich with fries. Many of the other items on the menu were overpriced for lunch. Service was great and followed all expected COVID precautions.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, the staff was excellent! Thank you, Ivan.

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ErynnB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Will absolutely go there again! Server was very friendly. Overall very good experience!

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DanielH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Well above our expectations. It took 30 minutes to get seated, even though we had a reservation, but the wait is worth it

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vipnvbound
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy a visit to the Fish Hopper. We had asked for outdoor seating and have a table right next to the water. They are following all Covid standards, we felt very safe. We were looking forward to ordering two favorites of ours- macadamia nut halibut and crab stuffed prime pasta. They were as delicious as remembered and plated it beautifully. Thank you for another great visit!

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Cheryl
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and view fantastic as always! Best clam chowder around. Gotta love those Loaded Bloody Mary's!

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Biggest
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All restaurants I go to are compared to the Fish Hopper. I do go on locals menu days. Nothing comes close!

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NisDeeb
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated right away at a nice table outside with a heater. I was a little worried about being cold but with a warm sweater and the heater it was great.

Our waiter Dino was great, very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we didn’t need anything. Great service.

Calamari appetizer came out quickly. Ribeye was cooked nicely. Food was good but not amazing/special. I think my favorite was actually the Crispy Goat Cheese salad special. Price was very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Our server Sherri knowledgeable and entertaining. We had oysters on half shells, poke nachos and ahi tuna. Went back the next day for chowder to take home.

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ClaudeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this restaurant for its location and the food but they give a complimentary appetizer AND dessert to veterans or active duty military. I am a veteran. I recommend this place and try to give them business because of their acknowledgement of my brothers and sisters who have served or are serving.

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Isaac
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Could be a little bit nicer/cleaner for the high prices but overall food was really good and nice ocean views/atmosphere. Would come back and would suggest to a friend.

FAQs

Fish Hopper offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 372-8543.

Fish Hopper is rated 4.5 stars by 2622 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.