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About Fish Hopper

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.

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily:11:00am - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Prescott Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 372-8543

Website:
http://fishhopper.com/monterey/

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.

Executive Chef:
Mohammed Tabib

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The FishHopper can accommodate any size party for your next special event. Please call 831-372-2406 for special event information

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open this Christmas Eve! Make your reservations and join us. We look forward to serving our wonderful guests!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be open on Christmas Day! Make your reservations and join us to enjoy our holiday menu. We look forward to serving our wonderful guests!

Fish Hopper Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (55)
Waterfront (52)
Good for a Date (38)
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Special Occasion (36)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Romantic (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Casual (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Cozy (7)
Disabled Access (7)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

My third visit to the Fish Hopper. I liked it a lot, so this time while in town I organized a business/fun dinner. Only complaint was not having some beers and wines that were on their menu. Great ambience especially while still light. Crashing waves beneath and sea otters/harbor seals frolicking in the kelp.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Decided to dine at this place based on the yelp reviews. Overall it’s a solid 3 stars. We ordered the lobster mushrooms as an appetizer, ahi salad with mango/papaya, their famous clam chowder and the surf and turf as our main course. The salad was ok nothing special about it. The clam chowder was great. The best part of the surf and turf dish was the fillet mignon - almost cooked to perfection. The lobster tail was quite small and tasted ok. I don’t think the entire dish was worth $55 given the portion size.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Sat outside on a 75 degree December afternoon around 2:30pm. Great server, Caesar, who told us the specials for the day and some popular menu items. Rigo always cleared our finished plates promptly, and filled our water glasses. Food was delicious, hot and fresh. We had 4 meals and everyone at our table enjoyed their meals. Can't beat the location right on the water. Highly recommend. I will be back to explore the menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a reservation for 8 to celebrate a birthday . They split up our party to two separate tables. We asked why and they said that's just the way it is. We were not happy.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was my daughter birthday celebration. They reserve a table next to the window and she got a free dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I have been to the Fish Hopper many times and this last was for my birthday. Our waiter was exceptional and went above and beyond to make us happy. He even brought me a bowl of fresh berries and a birthday candle since I am gluten free and couldn't enjoy any of the amazing desserts there.
My swordfish was beautifully cooked and so flavorful!
Sitting outside with the waves crashing below and looking out over the water is one of my favorite things about this restaurant.
The whole experience was perfect!
We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent evening-our server, Nikki, was terrific
Food terrific

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not our first time here and won’t be the last time.
Enjoyed the beautiful patio overlooking the ocean very much.
Heaters on and even warm enough on a late evening in December.
Food was very good (nothing outstanding but seriously yummy)
Great service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Steve Nergord, the manager, made our visit especially wonderful! He selected a lovely table with a great view for us and was a perfect host throughout our meal. Our server, Anthony, was also exceptional! He was attentive, made great suggestions and was ever so polite! We didn't expect such a great dining experience in the middle of a "tourist zone". This is a definite "repeat". Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic lunch experience. Great food and great value for the location. Will return!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Best calamari in Monterey. Dress warm, the restaurant was very cold.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

great view and the food was good and open table is the only way to make a reservation

Tags: Organic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food is ok but service is terrible.
We waited 10 minutes to get water served and found one of the glasses are broken. They forgot to serve the soup which should come first. Servants start put movable window on just beside our table. Can they just wait for a while and do it after we left?
The main courses are good but the award winning clam chowder is terrible. I am not sure if they serve the soup too late, close to when they are ready to call it a day. The soup is sticky and salty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We met a former employee working at another restaurant, who found out that we were going to The Fish Hopper the next day (Thanksgiving Day). He gave us a few names that work at the Fish Hopper, to hello. They, at the Fish Hopper, all remembered the former employee with great admiration, as he did with fond admiration of the Fish Hopper employees. We were treated very professionally.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were overall disappointed. We were two couples looking for a nice dining experience. What we encountered was a noisy environment and they even had on background music that added to the din. The music selection itself was noisy and not soft dining music. The floor was dirty and the service was not great. The food was enjoyable. The location is wonderful and the view great, but there are many restaurants nearby with great food and great views. I would not recommend to those who are looking for a nice evening out.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Three of us were at your restaurant for Thanksgiving. I was disappointed with the food and prices. Business was bustling and the wait-staff was working hard. I had the salmon with crusted prawns..overcooked prawns and not very flavorful salmon; the plain white rice was mediocre. My 90 year old father ordered the Thanksgiving meal but only ate a few bites. Turkey looked dry to me.
We did find the appetizer (a spicy prawn dish) very good!
I chose this restaurant due to favorable reviews but wouldn't return. My husband and I are from Seattle and are used to lots of tasty seafood.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Food. Great waterfront view. Kids loved seeing otters close to the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came for Thanksgiving and my moms bday on the same day and everything was perfect! I hope to come back again. Thank you for making our holiday and her special day wonderful. Food and service amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Probably would have scored the Fish Hopper slightly higher except for one thing. We made a note in our Open Table reservation that two members of our four person party were using walkers to get around. So which table do you think they sat us at? Yep...Furthest one from the check in counter. Really? We walked past dozens of open suitable tables. And the greeter even made a remark about the walker comment in the reservation so it wasn't like they missed it.

Come on team--THINK ABOUT IT

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent doesn’t even begin to describe it. The service was fabulous and the food was so delicious. No one in our party had a complaint, kids and all.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We were seated next to a window with a fantastic view of the bay. We presented our card for a free appetizer, and were presented with the shrimp cerviche and tortillia appetizer. It was so tasty with the tangy and spicy tomato based sauce mixed with fresh shrimp. Fresh sourdough rolls were also brought to our table.
For our entrees, my girl ordered the 10 oz lobster tail with steamed rice. She said it was cooked to perfection and melted in her mouth.
I ordered the 20 oz. Bone in Ribeye with baked potato and Caesar salad. The steak was delicious.
We ended the meal with the Creme Brulee for desert. This was given to us on the house.
Our server, Jose, did a fantastic job.
We frequent the Fish Hopper every time we go to Monterey. The view, ambience, food and service are consistent and top notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Honestly thought it would be a tourist trap but the service was so very friendly and the chicken dish was wonderful.

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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Just not very good- entrees arrived while we were still eating our starters, the white and the red wine that was served was not the wine I had ordered. Just touristy - not too expensive but for what they serve quite expensive. Wouldn’t recommend to go there if you would like to have a decent meal.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service. The food was excellent. I had the choppino and it was loaded with seafood including fresh crab. Real deal seafood resteraunt.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Stopped by for a drink on a quiet afternoon. Slow season. Atmosphere was very nice bar n table service great. Decided to stay for dinner. Very enjoyable Evening

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Touristy. Avoid if you have a high thought of food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The entire experience was wonderful! The only negative was that we both had a ceasar salad before our meal and as I normally enjoy a non chopped salad, neither of ours were good. We were served the hearts of the romaine that were too far in the center and were very bitter and yellow. Also, there was little or no dressing on the salad. Everything else was wonderful and very flavorful.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 13, 2017

One can never go wrong at this restaurant. My friend recommended this place to me last year and every time that I am in Monterey I choose The Fish Hopper. They have the best fish and chips and everything is so well presented and very tasty.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Asian short ribs with mashed potatoes and Asian slaw. Friend had spicing shrimp alfredo pasta. With some cocktails expresso martini and Don Julio margaritas. Jumbo prawns and calamari appetizers. Miss this place and the people stop is always great. Jose is the best. @ THE FISH HOPPER

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We came here to celebrate two birthdays and brought our own wine. The food was incredible. One of the best meals we have ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall it was a good experience. Most of the food was great, but I had the chicken that was a bit overcooked, so I thought it was a little over priced, but the rest of everyone else's meal was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent fish.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Chance our waiter was wonderful

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went out here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Beautiful scenic restaurant right above the beach.

Great food, I had the swordfish wife had the surf n turf (filet mignon and Lobster) both were presented beautifully and tasted great. For drinks we shared the very tasteful "Volcano" which was plenty as it was a large drink.

The dessert was an amazing finisher Brownie and ice cream....the most moist and delicious brownie I've had in a long while. Will definitely return in the future

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely place for a perfect sunset view, just right for celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious! The service was good. As this was a special occasion, dessert was part of the plan. We were surprised when it was not offered to us, beyond the complimentary ice cream and brownie that came to the birthday guest. That ended up being happily consumed by the 6 year old at the table, but some of the adults were looking forward to options from their terrific dessert tray. We did ask for dessert, but were embarrassed by a comment from our server about “one dessert wasn’t enough?” Given the beautiful location, and the delicious food, we are likely to return. I suspect there was some explanation for what felt awkward to us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was terrific! Thanks for helping us to celebrate my Mom’s birthday!!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were celebrating a wedding anniversary for relatives visiting from out of town with a simple lunch. Talk about amazing service! All the staff pitched in to make it wonderful from the waiter to the person clearing the table. We requested a view when booking and they did not disappoint. I would recommend to anyone who wants to make a simple lunch into a celebration! The food was awesome too!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went for dinner with friends on a Thursday night. Server was attentive and very good. We had a coupon for a complimentary "chef's choice" appetizer which was a shrimp ceviche, very nice. I had the Dungeness crab-stuffed shrimp angel hair pasta and it was excellent. My husband had the seafood pasta and he liked it a lot. One of us had the sand dabs and she said they were good. Her husband had the halibut fish and chips which he said were okay, but he's a picky eater and not much of a foodie, so I take that comment with a grain of salt, so to speak. Great place for a nice dinner with a date or for a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I love the fish hopper and alway have amazing service but this time our waitress seemed preoccupied, didn't take the extra time with us or the patrons around us, the buss boys were on top of there game as usual!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

If location is everything, then Fish Hopper has it all. We enjoyed our expectedly pricey dinner with nice Napa wine, no complaints. But the location was the best part. Waves crashed below us while seals(?) cavorted in the bay. It was a particularly lovely night for late October (according to my local hosts.)
(I'm from Boston, so anyone claiming to have the "best clam chowder" had better be able to back up the claim. It was good. Different than Boston, but good. Not sure what kind of clam they use but the chunks were chewier than what I expected. But again, no complaints.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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