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Fish Hopper

1665 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (63)
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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
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Open Daily:11:00am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(831) 372-8543
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mohammed Tabib
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Cross street
Prescott Street
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Parking details
Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
The FishHopper can accommodate any size party for your next special event. Please call 831-372-2406 for special event information
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 1665 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Missnapkinhead (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 21 hours ago

Great food and excellent service. I would go again.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

We wanted to give this tourist spot a chance but it was disappointing to say the least. Too bad because the seafood is super fresh but the execution of the dishes were awful. Service was polite and friendly but the food was sub par. “Award-winning chowder”... maybe 20 years ago - it was loaded with flour as a thickener and left a film in your mouth. I’ve honestly had better chowder from a grocery store. It was expensive and not one dish was worth the price. We should’ve known, it’s an expensive tourist trap!

Chaz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Mediocre tourist trap that doesn't meet the standard of California restaurants. Expensive, indifferent service (3 items we ordered for diner were incorrect and 2 were forgotten). I was really disappointed in our experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 7 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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?

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

NathanB (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Highly recommended

Thank you Fishhopper!!

MaryS (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.