We had a lovely dinner with a table reserved for us by the window with unobstructed ocean view. We were celebrating two special birthdays and the Fishopper made it a wonderful evening. This is one of our favorite restaurants when we want fresh seafood, good service and great views. We make it a must to have lunch or dinner here when we’re in town.
Excellent view, friendly staffs. Had lovely time.
Overall everything was fine, I just would not call it an outstanding restaurant. The view is awesome if that is important to you. My only irritation, was that on this day it was raining and windy and cold. The hostess, tried to get us to sit outside, saying it covered and heated. After one minute outside, could not take it. I guess some people might want to sit outside during a storm, but I thought that was not a thoughtful thing to do.
Amazing food and excellent service
Food came out col
We made a reservation week ago for inside but we had to sit outside in cold weather.
Great view and pretty good food
We decided to go to Fish Hopper this Thanksgiving as an alternative meal as we had a Weds night turkey dinner with one side of the family, and we were joining the other side Friday, so we were looking for an alternative to just turkey. The food exceeded our expectations - it is a restaurant in a touristy area and we went on Thanksgiving, so our expectations were not super high to be honest. But everything was really prepared exceptionally well. Between us all, we had salmon, tuna, lobster, shrimp, crab, and scallops and it was all cooked perfectly - tender, moist and flavorful with fresh, delicious accompaniments. The service was friendly and fast but not rushed, and the view was exceptional. We are now adding this restaurant to our rotation when in Monterey. Thank you Fish Hopper for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
Came here for my wife’s 50th birthday. Food and service was fantastic. Great view of the ocean.
Too expensive for the food quality that was served. We ordered Halibut Fish and Chips, which comes with only 2 measly small pieces of Halibut that was firm, and not soft. Clam chowder is good but overrated, and generally not worth the money.
Still my Favorite clam chowder in the Bay area hands down!
We love this restaurant. Our waiter, Jeff, was great! We appreciated that he asked to take our toddlers order while we were still deciding on our dinners so he could eat sooner. We have never had a waiter ask us that before! My husband got the clam chowder and said it was good, a little sweet though. My mother in law ordered the salmon and loved it. I ordered the New York steak medium done and it came to me raw. I sent it back and it came back still too raw for me and we had to get going so my husband ate it instead. My toddlers meal of chicken , rice, and broccoli was perfect for him.
The one thing I thought was odd was that I reserved a table inside at a window and they originally wanted to seat us outside. We didn’t bring jackets because we thought we would sit inside. They did sit us inside after we asked again, but not next to a window unfortunately.
We have eaten here a number of times at this monterey location and the Fish Hopper in Hawaii.
Hawaii Fishfopper food is excellent, where as the food at Monterey Fishhopper was average, but nice ocean views.
Pre Race Dinner before the half marathon
Knowledgeable waitress ( Nicole) , kind and thoughtful servers coupled with good food. Couldn’t ask for more. Will return whenever I am in Monterey. Thank you
Great tasting food, took a while for the check to arrive but had a great window table as requested and enjoyed my time here. Will be back soon.
Food, beverage, service, outstanding. Many competing restaurants in this area and Fish Hopper never disappoints.
Fresh seafood. Delicious! We had one of the seafood platters for two with scallops, lobster, shrimp, crab, and salmon. Everything was perfectly cooked, and tasty, with the exception of the shrimp which was just ok—good, but not fabulous like everything else. The sardine appetizer is worth trying, and the clam chowder was delicious too.
I would definitely return again if we are in Monterey.
Food was awesome. Portions large, and for a table of eight, no one had a meal that was less than stellar. Service, Fidal was great. Patient with a bit of a crazy group of eight having spent the day tasting wine. Great venue on the coast. Not much can we even think about suggesting for a change.
Love the experience at the Fish Hopper. We have been there many times and take our out-of-town guests there if we are exploring Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The food is tasty, sitting on the patio or at the window looking at the ocean kayakers, sea otters, diving birds, and beauty that is Monterey Bay makes this place a gem! They have very good clam chowder, tasty food and a very kind and accommodating serving staff.
We had the clam chowder that was excellent, salmon and shrimp. All very tasty. Our server was friendly. When we had a couple children sitting behind us that kept bouncing and bumping our seat back, our waiter asked the hostess to move our table. We were quickly moved and the rest of our meal went really well. Great to sit right by the window and see the ocean.
The food, service, and overall experience was subpar. Cheap wines and drink menu. Only good thing was the deck seating making for a nice atmosphere.
The meal was great. Bread was hot however too hard. Just my preference for soft bread. Ocean view is very nice.
Server made the experience even better. Very knowledgeable about the menu and charming. Inspite of being a very touristy location, the restaurant was great!
Delicious food snd drinks coupled with gorgeous views. One of our favorite places to eat when we come to Monterey!
Food and view was fabulous. Clam chowder was delicious and the pasta was great as well! Service wasn’t as great as usual but it was a busy Sunday :)
The fish is very fresh and the side vegetables cooked just right. The sauce for the ahi tuna made with mangoes is delicious.
Only downside for me was the lightning in the restaurant that I thought a bit dim to see the plate, but it offers an amazing view of the ocean and the bay at night, so not bothering sea otters and other animals is important too !
My Mother’s 80th Birthday! She loved her Surf and Turf!
Halibut was delicious.. We had it with caper sauce
since we do not like fruit (or sweet sauce) on our food.
We decided to try Fish Hopper due to reviews about the “best clam chowder,” even though we already have a favorite restaurant for clam chowder. Wow, talk about subpar, yet pricey food! We spent $60 on 2 bowls of clam chowder and 1 coconut shrimp appetizer! No drinks, just water. The clam chowder tasted like it was thickened with flour & the coconut shrimp was so-so.
A HUGE disappointment, considering the high rating of reviews.
Great service, beautiful setting
The best meal, ambiance, waiter while we were in Monterey! The view itself is amazing. The seafood is so fresh and prepared delishly. We almost wanted to forgo any other reservations and just eat here all weekend. Did I mention the drinks are awesome too!
Food was just ok and felt highly processed and commercial. Not sure how anyone could rate this higher, unless you’re just tourist caught up in the nice views.
Great food, great service, beautiful scenery!
The halibut was dry. The waiter recommended the Halibut because it was fresh... yeah right.... Fresh out the box!!!!
We come to the FishHopper every time we come to Monterey. This time we were a little disappointed. While the staff was very attentive to our wants/needs the food let us down a little bit. The clam chowder was great, best in Monterey as far as we're concerned. I had the fish & chips and the fish was overcooked in the middle and slightly burnt on the outside. My wife had a chicken sandwich and while it was cooked better than the fish she said it was rather bland and lacking in flavor. We had a slice of carrot cake for dessert and both loved it. They did accommodate our 21 month old daughter even though we had to leave our stroller out in the side hallway outside the restaurant which we weren't really comfortable doing. Thankfully it was still there when we were done eating.
Excellent food excellent cocktail and friendly service. We enjoyed it .
Good food, good service, beautiful views of Monterey Bay.
Prices on the high side for what you get, but still a good place to celebrate a special occasion.