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Fish Hopper, Monterey, CA

Fish Hopper

4.4
4.4
3552 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 372-8543
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mohammed Tabib
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large seating capacity, that provides comfortable accommodations for groups up to 300 people, our new outdoor dining patio seating up to 90 people, a spacious full bar and lounge area and an excellent wine list. We can customize our menus to meet your group's needs and exceed their expectations. Please visit our website to book your event with the Fish Hopper today!
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Goldbeck: (831) 372-8543
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Prescott Street
  • Parking details
    Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,552 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Kid-friendly

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for scenic views

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

3,552 Reviews
  1. KaiS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Obvious tourist restaurant, attracting as many walking by as people who intentionally go. Reservation was at 7, seated then, waited about 20 minutes before table service began. Not a big deal given the crowd. Food was fine, garnished properly, but steak was nothing special. View was amazing, moonlit bay, but don't expect it as a rule. Make a reservation, it will help you out.

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  2. Jorge

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as usual, very good food and friendly service

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  3. Brandonandvalerie

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite go to restaurants in Monterey. Best clam chowder we have had; even better than New England clam chowder, yes I said it. This is our third time here and has been our best trip yet. Our server was very knowledgeable, Jerry is the best! He has been here since 1999!

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  4. Pesea

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, totally not what I was expecting in a good way. We were close, had one in our group who couldn't walk very far and saw this. I looked at reviews and thought, yeah sure, but expected a total tourist trap. Everything was not what I thought it would be. From grilled sardines, to delicious chowder, fantastic sand dabs and my wife had a shrimp and crab Louie that was loaded with seafood. I would for sure go back if I were in the area. The fantastic views and lots of otters to watch were a bonus.

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  5. mhm23

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food with a lovely view. I am happy with the service and overall quality.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fish Hopper has always been our go to. Love the food and the vibe, servers are great.

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  7. JenniferH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish Hopper is our favorite. We have been coming here for years and we always enjoy ourselves.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great view and food is great. Service is also on point

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I like the place so far food was awesome, service was outstanding and great environment.

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  10. Mauri

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is too expensive and the taste is barely there. The portions are way smaller than it seems.

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  11. JasonB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent communication with text service - magnificent food and a wonderful evening. Thank you!!

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  12. BretS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. This is our go-to place for their fish dishes and cocktails.

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  13. AdrianP

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and an excellent view of Monterey Bay.

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  14. JudyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the trio which was on a Valentines Day special. with filet mignon lobster and prawns and we ordered also a bowl of chowder. Delicious & pricey but we shared it so wasn’t bad. Awesome view!!

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  15. SusanW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Steak was not prepared as ordered, raw in the middle and not edible.

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  16. JanetF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 couples celebrating their anniversary on valentines day! Food was delicious, service excellent! Loved watching the sunset as we enjoyed our appetizer and cocktails... definitely our go to place when in Monterey!

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  17. PGBigBear

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to get reservation, able to enjoy Locals menu, free corkage 🍷 for Taste of Monterey and able to get free appetizer from a card I received previously.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place to go for Special Occasions. Went there for Birthday dinner.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Orion was a great waiter - clearly very busy on a Saturday night and yet we were never 'forgotten'. I ordered from the gluten free menu which was extensive. I ordere two starters - the bacon wrapped scallops and the cocktail prawns, plus a caesar salad which I shared with my husband. There were half a dozen very large and meaty prawns; and the bacon wrapped scallops were amazing the bacon was cooked through and the scallops still very tender - served on a bed of delicious bean ragout. My husband ordered the Pasta Isabella from thw regular menu which he really enjoyed.

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  20. Vanessa

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jeff was extremely helpful and informative. We enjoyed all of our food and he made it an even better experience. We definitely recommend the Red Snapper Sandwich!

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  21. RossF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always been a family favorite since the kids were young. Prices are on the highest side but the food is always fresh and excellent

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  22. ShoshanaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went in for my birthday dinner - we had a reservation but still waited 5-10 minutes. Our server was very nice, friendly. Drinks were good. However, our food came out cold, my birthday dessert was a key lime pie, which I don't like, and wasn't offered anything else. It wasn't really worth the money.

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  23. Planetxoxo

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A very basic restaurant that caters to the tourists. The food was a C- We’ll never go back

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was an ok meal… but overpriced for what it was. the bread bowl I had was stale, and the clam chowder was super thick and served with garlic smothered all over the top of the bread, which I felt was too much. My kids liked their meals, and my husband chowed down his sandwich with no complaints.

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  25. YeseniaR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good but the food was mid. Clam chowder was plain and so was the pasta. I could have went to Panera and it would’ve tasted way better than this expensive unseasoned food.

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  26. Helen

    San Joaquin

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and location great. Service was satisfactory. Food tasted mostly okay but overpriced for the quality. Basically paying for the location. The dessert crème brûlée was cold and hard. The bread was the best out of what we had (which is extra btw)

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always stop by here to eat after the aquarium. Always great service and great food/drinks. We share seafood platter for 2. Amazing! Very family friendly.

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  28. happychappy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything looked so good, but the flavors just weren’t there. Overall, kinda meh

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  29. JamieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish Hopper is my favorite Cannery Row restaurant and perfect place for any occasion. Last night my hubby and I went for a date night. It was quiet and peaceful while we dined on scrap stuffed mushrooms, seafood pasta and salmon Cobb salad. Service is always great. Will be back again.

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  30. friendman1

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Fish Hopper for decades until last Thursday, January 11, 2024. We were ending a great dinner until this unannounced female came to our table to complain about my baby daughter making too much noise. I always thought the Fish Hopper was a child friendly restaurant until January 11th. The person seems to be the asst. manager. Again, she did not tell us who she was. I will not return.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation and was seated immediately. Over server was friendly and accommodating. The food came out fast. The drinks were great! Steak made to perfection! Ambiance was neat. Not too loud, not too quiet.

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  32. ProseccoLover

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Fish and Chips and the Sand Dabs (with mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies). Everything was delicious, and the evening view across the Bay was stunning. We've resolved to go there more often.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great would definetly come back here during sunset

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  34. EllyL

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice table with views of the ocean. Our server was excellent and attentive. The food was good, and came out quickly.

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  35. MaiH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fish and chips I have ever had. Lightly breaded, fresh fish. None of that thick batter greasy fish and chips you get anywhere else. We look forward to these fish and chips every time we come to Monterey and often reminisce on when we can come again. Chowder in the bread bowl is also amazing. Best chowder we've had. Those are our two go to dishes at the Hopper. Dishes come out fast and fresh and ambiance is just wonderful.

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  36. Robe

    Hong Kong

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hugo was great! Thanks for the recommendation on the menu, good food and great ambience! Thanks!

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  37. BeverleyG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Sesame Salmon with Coconut Prawns ! fast courteous service. Perfect restaurant to celebrate 54th wedding anniversary BG

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  38. ShannonD

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and excellent food. Our group enjoyed pasta, blackened salmon, and shrimp rolls, and everything was delicious.

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  39. ShaynaL

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our halibut and Louie salad were amazing. Great staff and easy layout of the restaurant. The clam chowder is the best we have ever had, and we’ve had our fair share of chowders!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had brunch here on New Years Day- food was good, view was great, service was brilliant!

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FAQs

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

Fish Hopper is rated 4.4 stars by 3552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fish Hopper

700 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Prescott Street
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mohammed Tabib
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 372-8543
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large seating capacity, that provides comfortable accommodations for groups up to 300 people, our new outdoor dining patio seating up to 90 people, a spacious full bar and lounge area and an excellent wine list. We can customize our menus to meet your group's needs and exceed their expectations. Please visit our website to book your event with the Fish Hopper today!
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Goldbeck: (831) 372-8543
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