Fish Hopper

4.3
2915 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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SarahH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a gorgeous location. Wonderful staff and delicious food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We’ve been coming to Fish Hopper for 10+ years and always had a great time and enjoy the amazing food and view on Monterey bay. Unfortunately, they have reduced their menu to almost nothing (including their drink menu) and whatever was left increased significantly in price.

They claimed it was due to COVID, but reality is that we’ve been here in 2020 and the food choice was still great. It’s now a tourist trap. Monterey as plenty to offer, so before you go, just explore and look around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average food, service, atmosphere. Poor value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Thanksgiving Dinner for four - special occasion. Service was excellent. Wait staff attentive and cheerful and efficient. However one main course fish entree was cold when served . We sent back to kitchen and it was returned in worse shape… piping hot but mealy and soft as though it had been overcooked in a microwave. Wait staff was lovely about it - offered my daughter a bowl of butternut squash soup on the house and they did not charge us for her entree. Other than this awful dish, the food was very good. Sadly, we just didn’t find the food reliable and will not be returning. Too many otherp wonderful restaurants to try!

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ValB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Charm
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter for our table was Friendly, he brought personality with charm while servicing us!

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SallyC
Dubai
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My grandson's Prime NY Steak was excellent and my Seafood Cioppino was the best I have had in a very long time. We had a lovely window table and our waitress, Sherry, was attentive, kind and energetic. She surprised my grandson with a slice of lava cake with ice cream and a candle for his 17th birthday. The background noise was a bit distracting, but we had a lovely celebration. Thank you!

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JeanT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fish Hopper is always good and on Thanksgiving everything was excellent. Thank you to the staff for working the holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite seafood restaurant.. Everyone we visit this area.
The drinks are potent, view is breathtaking and good is delicious..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall, it was a good experience. But our waiter does not wear masks which was quite concerning to me given the county still requires mask for business. Moreover, the plate and the glass I got were dirty, still has some food remains on it.

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ErikaE
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Arielle was lovely and the food was amazing as always!

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JacobL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here often. Once a month for a delicious steak and I am always happy. SHOUT OUT TYLER FOR BEING COOL BEANS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waitstaff was rude and let people ahead of us even though we had a reservation. Food was overpriced

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TanyaV
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was very prompt and suggested different appetizers and entrees. Good food and great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service. Stuck at small table close to other guests even though there were many open tables. Anniversary not acknowledged even though we told the hostess. Charged for wrong item. We eat here almost every year for our anniversary and usually have a great experience. Definitely not worth the $200 plus we spend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came there to celebrate my husband‘s 60th birthday. He passed away a couple of months ago and this was his favorite place. We had two tables full of us and you guys treated us awesomely! And as usual the food was outstanding!

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Djburnz
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and of course delicious seafood!!! My wife definitely enjoyed here birthday dinner there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday for lunch. Not much of a crowd and out server Henry was awesome. Great ocean view

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DawnN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The waiter Steve was very attentive and knowledgeable on the menu. All around good food.

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capriM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Definitely will be back.

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vipcorineb
West Palm Beach
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had the special. Seafood, bok Chou, and ravioli. It lacked flavor. The sauce was watery and bland.

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RetiredOldSalt
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoy the Fish Hopper for our special occasions...The food is consistently good, as well as the service!

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KennethB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent however, prices have increased dramatically. Rolls used to be included with meal and now you have to purchase bread separately at $1 per slice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything good as far as food and service just had a very loud group come in at the end

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JuanC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place food outstanding well worth it will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding salmon and halibut. May be the best we have ever had. Service was outstanding.

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PatriciaS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We ordered the $250 Seafood platter with Ribeye. discrepancies on what was served. The Dungeness Crab was actually a very tiny crab cut in half No meat at all. The Scallops were undercooked. The Bone in Ribeye was boneless and sliced apart. Medium Rare comes out Well. Save the money and order a regular dinner. This is not the place to order a stellar platter of this type. Ordered the 2015 Caymus Special Select Cabernet. ($350). Was served a spotty, streaked questionable glass. Sent it back for a clean glass. Service was slow and took too long to check back. Therefore much went unresolved. Total bill for 2 - nearly $700. Won’t be returning.

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Woody
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was excellent. Foods was good. The 3 birthday girls…happy with cake. Great service overall.

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joem
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was not good, Three of my staff became sick after eating the steak.
In addition the server forgot to order one of the meals

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vipSwede
Central Coast
66 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Airelle (sp?), our server, was great!
The food was very good. The Linguine and Clams could have used a bit more garlic or other spices -- it was a bit bland. Our salads were delicious, as was the dessert.

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JaneP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, Service provided by Sherry was some of the best that I have experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 21, 2021
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 on October 20, 2021
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.

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 2915 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.