Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 26 times today

Fish Hopper

4.2
1715 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Open Daily:11:00am - 10:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(831) 372-8543
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Mohammed Tabib
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Prescott Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
The FishHopper can accommodate any size party for your next special event. Please call 831-372-2406 for special event information
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
What 1715 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 10 hours ago

The service and food was excellent! Our server and the chef went out of their way to call a sister restaurant in order to make us the clambake clam chowder bowl. Outstanding!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

The variety of fish is local and excellent. My favorite dish is sand dabs. Views are spectacular - ocean and beach.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing view, ambiance, service, and food! Definitely recommend it for people visiting Monterey.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was kind of bland and lacked flavor but great view and service

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

When we got there 10 minutes before our reserved time, the restaurant told me that there was no reservation for us. We ended up waiting for another 30 minutes. They didn't apologize and simply told us that they had no control of OpenTable.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The female manager was so rude we walked out after explaining to the male manager what an awful person she was .. The male manager and waitress was kind and understanding however we will never go back the timing of food and the fact that the dishes were cold put us off and we didn’t get our apps anyway the female manager was disgusting rude and clearly needs another job

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Such great service and food! Me and my wife chose to come here for our honeymoon dinner and it was outstanding! Definitely coming back soon! Thank you fish hopper!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Visited Monterey and ate here with family. Quick service and waiter was very attentive. We were seated at a table with a view. Great food and ambiance. We were lucky the weather was nice and sunny yesterday.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was great. Seemed to have gotten a new waiter because he didn't read off specials or know that certain drinks could be ordered. Not until I heard another waiter read off the specials did I know what I had wanted but by then I had already ordered something else.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. And the service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Was my husband's birthday, and his parents were visiting us in Monterey for the first time, had to come to Fish Hopper for the view and seafood. They shared the big seafood platter which was a hit. Love that we can get virgin non-alcoholic fruity cocktails here, feels like a vacation with drinks and a view of the waves, otters, seals. Good service, food plated nicely.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was good but not excellent. Expected better for the price. Service was good until dessert and getting the check. Both took forever. Also, screaming kids didn't help any.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was ok.We had to send back the calamari as it was like eating leather.The service was great and a very well priced wine list.The view was good but they need to work on the food and make sure it is hot.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. Only complaint were the screaming kids in the water below the patio. Beautiful view.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food, scenic views and atmosphere are amazing. The service in our experience is always very welcoming and attentive.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

So thankful for Open Table!! They make it easy to get reservations. We had the best server - Fidel! He was very attentive. The crab cakes and macadamia encrusted fish were soooo good!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great view, good food

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very disappointed with the experience. Food mediocre at best, stale old nasty smelling shrimp on Bloody Mary glasses. The best thing is the view, which you can get from several other locations nearby. Give this one a miss unless you want overpriced and underwhelming.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We picked this place because we were hoping for some good seafood while visiting the area. It was good. Not over the top fabulous , but good.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful date with my husband!!

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Overall, the food lacked flavor. Which was a shame because the service was prompt and pleasant. My sword fish was over cooked. My wife’s crab stuffed prawn pasta was bland. Even the crab cakes weren’t very flavorful either.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

An average meal in an average restaurant unfortunately. It promised more, but the venue felt more like a transit rail station than a cosy restaurant. Food was ok, but delivered with little interest. The one good highlight was the cookie desert. One was enough for five of us!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fish Hopper is always good! My favorite is the Macadamia Halibut. Delicious! My son had the Rib Eye & stuffed prawns and said it was fabulous. My husband got the fried prawns and loved them. The clam chowder is some of the best in Monterey. And the view is incredible! Great experience all the was around!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The Fish Hopper is right above the bay so if you are on the patio, you will have an amazing view. The food is fresh and very good. We enjoyed the shrimp and chips and a huge lobster tail. Service is above average. Value is average. I recommend it.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good selection of fresh fish and wonderful views. The menu could offer more for teenagers who are too old for the kids meal, but looking for something basic.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Came for spring break.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great spot if you're looking for a great view. Our servers were outstanding. A bit on the expensive side.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Dine right on the water of Monterey Bay, CA. The ceviche was superb, as was the clam chowder.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The restaurant was quite loud, seating very close to other diners and servers consistently squeezing between our tables and bumping into us. The food was good, nothing special, but the view of the ocean is fantastic.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Waiter would not let my 33 year old boyfriend have a beer because he forgot hid ID so it ruined our experience.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lunch with a great view if that’s what you’re looking for!

Cantilevered out over the Monterrey Bay. Have not had dinner here, just lunch.

Upscale casual and not bad!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We sat in the dining area that extends over the water and you feel like you are in a boat. Service was amazing, food was good but not great. I bit overpriced based on surrounding restaurants.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I looked up the ratings for this place before our reservation, and after eating here I cannot believe it only has 4 stars! The view is breathtaking. The food was amazing! Every single dish in our party was cooked to perfection. Varied fresh and local fish and seafood selection. All of our fish was prepared perfectly, and they use fresh pasta! And you definitely can’t leave without trying their chowder, I can totally see why they say it’s award winning!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fishhopper had beautiful Monterey Bay views, fresh food, and a lively atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. There was an extensive wine and alcohol menu, with delicious hand-crafted cocktails. My husband & I stopped by for lunch, and we're glad we did. We had an overwhelmingly positive experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food,great ocean views through out restaurant.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Made my birthday special with a complimentary cake and the waiter sang! We sat on the patio and it was wonderful

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Pedestrian food at best and at ridiculously high prices. Influenced by other positive reviews, we tried Fish Hopper but all 3 meals didn't satisfy - not even close. Food was lukewarm to cold, messy looking to the point of unappealing, and in some cases overcooked. Managed to ruin French fries - cold and served on cold cabbage! Too many ingredients on each plate. The clam chowder - supposedly award winning - bore no resemblance to white chowder made in New England. Theirs is sweet (awful), full of diced carrots, and not a clam in taste or sight (except for the ones an otter floating on its back in the harbor was eating in view of our table. Great view but that's all. Never again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food and the atmosphere were absolutely perfect for dinner over the sea. Our server Jose was attentive and well versed in the menu. Specials were fabulous.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I ordered the taste of monterey, and the fish was dry, and the sauce quite rich. The waitress was a little abrupt and did not explain the menu. The room was too dark.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
43