Fish Hopper

4.3
2897 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to the fish hopper for a fun romantic date :) the clam chowder is always a go to!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed our meal and the ambiance was just beautiful. I’d like to be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall it was good and we enjoyed the food however I thought the captain's choice special was a bit bland in the flavor of the sauce and scallops. The crab cake and butternut squash ravioli part of the dish was very good. Beautiful view so go during daylight. Got a bit loud as there was a table that had some loud voices and the acoustics just amplified them.

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DarlaM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere!

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TienN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re in Monterey looking for a relaxing dinner or even lunch. Fish Hopper is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

The seafood platter was over priced and disappointing. The crab portion was minimal, lobster was fine. The salmon was over cooked and mushy. The abalone tasted old and disappointing. I didn’t even eat it and portions was small. The appetizers were good. Appetizers were artichoke and calamari.

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RossL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Poor service hurt our experience was better in the past

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RayH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It helps to have a reservation. We actually decided to go into the restaurant early but because of the reservation they adjusted our table and put us to the front of the line.

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SDAD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish Hopper has one of the best seafood menus. We like taking a drive from the South Bay and having a nice lunch or dinner at the Fish Hopper.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place to talk hand have seafood

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was not very good. Ordered a filet medium, it was super rare. Fried shrimp over cooked. Caesar salad was heavily dressed. My husband’s beer had something floating in it. We were seated outside but against a wooden railing which hindered our view. The menu also has very few items available.

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LuisG
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food the fried calamari is delicious and pasta and salad is great

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Out food came out cold and the waiter was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding. Great atmosphere, great waiter, and amazing food! I got the surf and turf and was absolutely blown away. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Steak wasn’t bad, but I expected better food quality from the reviews. I typically only write reviews when it’s super positive but I just wasn’t wowed. The ambiance was ok - we were by the waves on the pier area which was nice, but way to noisy. A drunk patron complained when the lights were turned down, which we were hoping to have given it was the last night of our honeymoon. The manager did move us to a quieter area which I very much appreciated. I think if we had been expecting a slightly lower end restaurant I would have nuot

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jasonv
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding best meal I’ve had in a very long time

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JocelynB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our experience started off great with hostess Mel sending us to the perfect table! Our server, Alejandro, was friendly and helpful. We ordered cocktails and cups of clam chowder that pleased us. My husband ordered the seafood pasta which he enjoyed. It was piping hot. My food on the other hand wasn’t even warm. My salmon was cooked perfectly and good. The veggies and rice, a crime that they called it risotto were cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21 st wedding anniversary

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CathyA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff….great food!!!
Would definitely eat here again!

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GaryE
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great DAPS and PRAWNS… VEGGIES definitely crunchy and healthy… GREAT/attentive service…

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KenM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

49.95 steak was a disgrace. Tough and flavorless...waste of money.
Will not return.

JC
JeffreyC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was extremely helpful in moving our party to another table when we asked. They were also helpful in choosing our entrees. View was amazing and the food was expertly prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant food and service was Immaculate as always

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seating near the ocean was great. Somewhat loud in the restaurant. Ambience wasn’t quite what I expected. Service was great people were very nice. Ended up getting the sardines and deciding not to have dinner afterwards. Food was OK. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Server was not polite or kind. He seemed in a bad mood and we had to request things that a server normally would have asked while taking an order.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came here to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was friendly and able to accommodate a last minute time change and welcomed us with a nice anniversary card. We got beautiful seating with a beautiful seat. The food was so good! we got the crusted halibut, ribeye, king crab legs, and lobster. Everything was so fresh and delicious.. we also ordered calamari- it was good but not the best.

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Therese
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and view were amazing. Service was great! Food was super fresh and cooked to perfection. Great coconut shrimp and large portions. Loved this place and will return.

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AlexY
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, wonderful ambience on the patio. The clam chowder was some of the best I have ever had.

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Table4Two
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice window seat. Waiter started out a) pointing out all of the most expensive items on the menu, and b) rushing us to order (so he could turn over the table; at least that's how it seemed). We did order two of the expensive entree's, but we had a drink first (should have started at the bar, I guess) and a bottle of wine. Waiter was more friendly as time passed. It was not really a "dining" experience though even though the prices said it was. Still, I think we would go back since the food was quite good - which is really the point, isn't it?

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Lynda
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Even though we made last minute reservations, we were greeted warmly and seated immediately at a window table (midday on a Monday.) We had the fish & chips and the chowder. Both were fine, but nothing to necessarily rave about. The view of the Monterey Bay was mesmerizing and it was well worth dining there just for the view. Service was appropriately attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Unfortunately, my request was not honored for my reservation. Insult to injury there was this young lady that was at the check in counter and she tried to defend that my seating request was not honored with saying that my party could wait an hour. What is the point of a reservation? In addition, when I asked to speak with a manager she told me that she is a supervisor. I then asked “I would like to see a manager”. She then told me she is the supervisor of the registration area and that she is who I needed to speak with, I guess now she holds multiple steps in the chain of command? Can you say audacity. I then reminded her the term supervisor doesn’t equate to manager. I would like to speak with a manager that has responsibility beyond a check in desk. In short, the manager did the right thing and offered an alternative that was acceptable. The overall experience went well from there and we had a great server.

The young lady at the front, the Supervisor, needs to understand there was a missed opportunity. Rather than issuing a feeble attempt to demonstrate authoritative power, she had an opportunity to maintain the integrity of a great customer experience by providing service recovery. Always remember you may be a supervisor but you are not my supervisor. The customer may not always be right but the customer is the customer. COVID 19 should have taught you that…no customers, no need for a supervisor.

Kudos to the Manager…I wish I knew her name.

SJ
vipShawJones
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our server, Tanya, was excellent. However, the kitchen crew brought our salads and entrees AT THE SAME TIME. No excuse for a restaurant of this caliber to do this. We sent the salads back, and ate our entrees. We have dined here many times. Hopefully this was a one time mistake.

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Sylvia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Loved the food and the ocean view. Everybody very friendly and attentive.

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JamieR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent they even accommodated our daughters gluten-free diet needs with no fuss - excellent table with
Panoramic view of the ocean and shoreline absolutely delicious and beautiful highly recommended !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We’ve dined here many times and it’s a favorite of ours We understand that the pandemic has been extremely difficult for the restaurant business but charging for dinner rolls is a bad move and to make it worse they weren’t even served until after our dinner was brought to us. It won’t stop us from coming back but we do feel insulted. Food was excellent but Alejandro was not very attentive. Overall though we still recommend dining here.

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Hungry
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant staff. Food was good.

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TeresaS
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Return to this restaurant with previous good experience from ou4 last trip to Monterey. The food was good. Service could have been more attentive. Had empty drink glasses on our table and the waiter never came back by to see if we wanted more drinks. Fortunately, we had requested water also when we arrived so had that for the remainder of our meal. Overpriced for quality and service as a tourist trap but not too many nice restaurant options in Monterey anymore which the town itself has decreased in quality now with only tourist crap everywhere.

To top it off, I also got the nasty gram email from Open Table saying Fish Hopper said I didn't show up for my reservation and had to respond that we were there and spent over $200 on our dinner so for that reason I'm not recommending them to others.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Prices were steep for the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and seating overlooked the water.

FAQs

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

Fish Hopper is rated 4.3 stars by 2897 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.