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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

Fish Hopper Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (62)
Waterfront (62)
Special Occasion (47)
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Good for a Date (44)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Romantic (33)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Casual (28)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Kid-friendly (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
People Watching (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We probably had one of the best meals we have ever had in a restaurant!!

Highly recommended

Thank you Fishhopper!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

When you have a world class Chef, ( Chef Mo )running an amazing restaurant likeThe Fish Hopper, nothing but the best comes out of the kitchen. Hands down my favorite restaurant on Cannery Row.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great dining experience at the Fish Hopper. My husband got the halibut and I the ahi tuna and both were delicious! So fresh! The service was impeccable. We had our 5 month old with us and those with young babies know that sometimes you have to eat quick before baby gets bored, and the food came very quickly so we were free to take our time, or head out if the babe got grumpy. The champagne by the glass choices could use an improvement, but other than that, it was awesome. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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·Dined 3 days ago

One word...”Excellent”

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Service, food & overall experience great. We dine here at least twice every year during week of Pebble Beach ProAm.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went there to celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Our servers were great. 😊

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our daughter’s 6th birthday and they brought a wonderful birthday surprise, chocolate cake topped with vanilla ice cream and a beautifully written “Happy Birthday” on the plate. She was over the moon. Thank you for making her birthday magical.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The view is breathtaking sitting over the water in Monterey bay. The food does not disappoint, delicious and a wide variety. Best of all a pleasant surprise as we came in. The young lady that sat us recognized that one in our party was a US Marine from his hat. I noticed as we were walking to the table she was carrying an American flag. She placed it on the table as she thanked him for his service. Then we were served a tasty shrimp appetizer on the house. So nice right. When we finished dinner a delicious chocolate bread pudding dessert arrived, also on the house. Needless to say the Marine felt 10 feet tall. Way to go Fish Hopper!! Semper Fi!!! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great service and good food, celebrating my son's birthday with family. Waitress brought him a fancy ice cream topped brownie with a candle. Everyone in the group was happy and satisfied, and always love the view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful, healthy and innovative food! Beautiful ocean view.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fabulous food! The wild salmon with spinach risotto and tomato basil relish was so good, went back the next night and got it again. Melts in your mouth. Service was smart. The view is breathtaking.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I would come back. The food was amazing and the staff were very attentive. Thanks for making my birthday very special 😚

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great, the waiter was professional and I loved the hostess...

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I have been here several times and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went there for lunch on our anniversary - notified them ahead of time and we got the best table in the restaurant - amazing views. The restaurant was busy as it was a Saturday but the service was really good and we received a very nice complimentary Happy Anniversary desert - they made us feel very special and it was really appreciated. Great job!!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, great service and a nice ambiance, would definitely recommend for a nice date or outing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The seafood was very fresh and there were plenty of options to choose from

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant was recommend by a friend. We were in Monterey visiting our daughter who is a MIIS student. I can't say enough about the food. It was the best! This will be our place every time we visit. Funny, her grandparents who live in Florida have also eaten here and look forward to another visit in may for graduation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service here was wonderful, and we had a great ocean view. The food was just okay. I ordered a lobster tail, I like the grilled taste but had to cut the lobster with my butter knife, was a bit tough. My spouse got fish and chips, small portions and left us needing to eat in our hotel later. My son ate a hot dog, for 3 of us to dine cost $100. Only one glass of wine involved. Lol. Again, great service, overpriced food. But I guess that's what you get when you eat at a tourist trap.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Basic Monterey restaurant. Food was good but nothing special, service ok but nothing special. View is great and location easy to find.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We were on Cannery Row for a romantic getaway. I'd made the reservation a week in advance. Our hostess seated us at what was arguably the most desirable table in the house: we were over the water, with a view of Monterey and the bay. The clam chowder was outstanding. The wine list included our favorite. Our server was attentive but never hovered. Highly recommended!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love coming here every time we come to Monterey. Good food and nice views.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We visited for dinner with out of town guests and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The service was great and the food was delicious. It’s a great location on the wharf with a fantastic view.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We celebrated our birthday and really enjoyed food. Highly recommend macadamias crusted halibut.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice views and festive atmosphere right on the water. Food was good, particularly the macadamia crusted halibut.

My son got a kid's menu spaghetti and meatballs that was tiny for $11. You can either give a small plate of food or you can charge $11 for a kid's meal of pasta, but you shouldn't do both. It was (modestly) better quality than a can of Chef Boy-ar-dee, but it wasn't more substantial.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect spot for a delicious seafood dinner with remarkable ambience. We were able to sit outside right next to the water underneath a heater. Perfection! Our server was also excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

What a huge disappointment! From the barely-there service, to the lackluster food, to the high prices, to the butter that was spilled down my husband’s expensive parka coat that the waitress chose to ignore... when we travel, we tend to pick one nice restaurant for a nice dinner out. Fish hopper was our choice. They clearly think they’re an upscale nicer restaurant, but the food is not up to par with what they charge, and our waitress was horrible. No eye contact, barely waited on us, we had to flag her down for everything, and I heard 3 other tables around us complain about their service as well. I didn’t find their chowder to be “award winning,” and I’ve had many a clam chowder in my day. My husband had the surf and turf for $54, and the steak was terrible, baked potato was a joke. At least the lobster tail was alright, but for the price? I had the blackened mahi mahi which was just ok in my opinion. To top it off, the waitress spilled the melted butter from my husband’s lobster tail all down his jacket and didn’t say anything!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great selection of seafood - friendly wait staff Location at end of wharf overlooking the ocean was calming and exciting at the same time
A worthwhile location for one of your dinners in Monterey right in the midst of Cannery Row

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Way too expensive

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent service and very accommodating. Great food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Every time I have been there it has been ABSOLUTELY wonderful. The staff is very kind, the view is to die for and the food is delicious. Every time I go to Monterey, I make sure I eat there.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful food. Wonderful staff.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waiter was great. Food excellent and the ambience was perfect. New Years dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year's Eve meals were well prepared, artfully presented, impeccably served, and delicious!! A window seat to view the moonlit waves and the lights across the bay made our evening even more special. Warm sourdough rolls and clam chowder we're sublime. My Crab Louie was generous and garnished with avocado, mango and papaya, others in our party had the Blackened Ahi and the Swordfish, and everyone was pleased with their meals. This is a favorite place to dine when we're in Monterey; we will definitely return.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everytime we visit our daughter in Monterey, CA we bring her to Fish Hoppers! It's a treat
for her and for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday celebration with family.. Everyone’s food was food and our server was attentive.

We had a great table with super view.

We’ll be back..

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We started with appetizers and drinks and decided to hold off on the food until we could gauge our appetite after the appetizers before ordering more food and drinks. Good thing!!! Although the server was very polite, she seemed overworked. The food was mediocre and overpriced. We just paid the check, left a good tip for the poor waitress and left. We ate a couple of blocks away at Schooners and the service, food, and ambience were great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was good food with a beautiful view. They had sand dabs, which is hard to find and they were delicious. Overall a good experience but we felt it was pricey. The cocktails were innovative.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was “over fancified”. Lobster stuffed tail tasted like baby food textured for dentures. The abalone was like a salt-lick. Adding sodium to food doesn’t make it better, it covers up the real flavor of
The food. Way overpriced for the poor taste. They would do well to have a simple menu of foods that are great and not overworked. My date was unimpressed.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had a late meal with friends. The Seafood was excellent, fresh and tasty! Some of my party had crab, lobster, rib eye steak, fish and chips and ciopino...I didn’t hear a single complaint...only praise. Our waitress was most accommodating as one person in our party kept asking for extras that required going back and forth to the kitchen!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront
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