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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (66)
Waterfront (63)
Special Occasion (47)
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Good for a Date (42)
Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Casual (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Great for Lunch (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
People Watching (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Cozy (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 8 hours ago

The food was delicious starting with the clam chowder to the seafood pasta and bone in ribeye that was cooked perfectly. In addition, we had great service. We plan on coming again next time we're in Monterey.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I have eaten there a number of times, and the food is always good, and usually the service is good. Everything was per the norm, except for the service. This may have just been because of the particular waitress, and not necessarily reflective of the overall service provided by the restaurant. However, we ended up waiting quite a bit, always having difficulties getting refills on drinks, or even getting the final bill.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was terrific, the view, lovely, but the food was marginal and overpriced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was just okay...not worth the $50/plate price tag. Service was tolerable. Odd they have a kids menu but no coloring/crayons. We never received Rolls like we saw the tables around us receive. Felt like the place had an identity crisis...expensive but super loud and attempting to be casual.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Really appreciated ease of making reservation and then getting seated immediately and without disruption. Definitely wouldn’t attempt to do a walk in during a holiday weekend, but it was so easy to make reservation online and then be seated to enjoy our experience immediately.
Food consistently amazing, service so wonderful, and drinks are on key.
Will return again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good. Unfortunately the appetizer, salads and entree all arrived at the same time - like literally. The server was accompanying dating when I requested he remove my salad as I did not want my entree and appetizer to get cold. Artichoke was pretty good. Blackened mahi mahi was also good. Excellent clam chowder. Great wait staff & beautiful ambience.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was pretty good. I really enjoyed the Macadamia Crusted Halibut paired with the sweet potato ring it sat on. My wifes food was good too. My only grips are 1: the Loaded Bloody Marry was $10 plus an additional $6 upcharge for three “Prawns.” I quote because all they really are where 3 boiled, large “jumbo” shrimps. Im a cook, i know the difference between jumbo shrimp and an actual large prawn. 2: The plate prices where a little steep. Both dishes were $37... i know a business needs to make money but 37 bucks for a dish that costs $4~$6... really?

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined 6 days ago

I have been coming here with my husband for the last 3 years for our Valentines day outings. It is actually one of the places my parents would frequent when they were dating too. Always a pleasure. It was such a treat this year the outdoor dinning area was open for dinner. Such a lovely spot.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant....been to all in Monterey and the Fish Hopper by far has the best food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

We had reservations, arrived early and were told that we could not be seated early despite dozens of open tables. We decided to have drunks at the bar (bad idea) the bar area was wet and sticky. We had to listen to all the bar tenders mimic/make fun of the only Hispanic bartender's accent. Every time the bar tender would say something one young lady in particular would mimic what he said and laugh. Very unprofessional and quite frankly just all out rude. Finally, our table is "ready" come to find out that our table is right next to the kitchen door. All night I could hear plates slamming and had to bear with waiters bumping into my shoulder every 20 minutes. That food was substandard. My salmon was over cooked. The only thing that was good on my plate was the mixed vegetable. Sadly, this was my first and last time to the fish hopper.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Dissapointed in how rushed we were. The place used to be more fancy for special occasions but new upgrade has turned into a tourist resteraunt and has lost its standout among the rest. Menu selection is not what it used to be as you can tell fresh fish is no longer served and wine selection very poor. Very dissapointed Ill choose Fishermans wharf for my choices next time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

One word...”Excellent”

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Monterey! The fresh fish and seafood here is incredible, always prepared perfectly with delicious sauces and generous portions. The Asian pork ribs are fantastic too. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. All tables have an amazing ocean view as the restaurant is built on a pier over Monterey Bay at Cannery Row. You can see seals frolicking right outside the windows.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 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 5, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful, healthy and innovative food! Beautiful ocean view.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 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 2, 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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vip
 (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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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