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.
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily:11:00am - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
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.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
We have a large seating capacity, that provides comfortable accommodations for groups up to 300 people, our new outdoor dining patio seating up to 90 people, a spacious full bar and lounge area and an excellent wine list. We can customize our menus to meet your group's needs, and exceed their expectations.
Fish Hopper Ratings and Reviews
fresh fish was excellent(ahi and salmon) ...
fresh fish was excellent(ahi and salmon)
ask for back room, much quieter and perched out over the water for a very nice scenic view.
waitress professional, though service was overall a little slow.she did not have any back-up staff to help her. would definitely return
dinner for 2 with only 1 glass of wine, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, no dessert approx. $100.00 again, the fish was very well prepared and I would return for that reason alone.
We love this place and always try to get ...
We love this place and always try to get there at a good time for a railing table on the patio. The ocean is crashing right under you, and a you have a beautiful view of the local wildlife that might be in the area. Service is very friendly and attentive.
I have always returned to the Fish Hoppe ...
I have always returned to the Fish Hopper, it's like no other in the area for comparison. This visit, I had brought friends from out of town, they were sold for next time. The staff was excellent with a waiter that offered great selection explanations, which turned out to be exactly as he had described! I always value quality over pricing which never is an issue there. Service is always the same..."the best"! We hated to leave...great atmosphere! It left a great impression on my friends!
Had Donnie as our waiter and he was just ...
Had Donnie as our waiter and he was just excellent, catering to all of our needs including my 3 young girls. Everyone felt important and got exactly what they wanted. The view, the wine, and the food was excellent.
I ordered the crab cakes and a wedge sal ...
I ordered the crab cakes and a wedge salad. The dressing for the salad was a very thick consistency and did not taste like blue cheese at all. The aioli sauce for the crab cakes was the same consistency as the blue cheese dressing with different spices used. I sent the salad back and just ate the crab cakes.
This restaurant was suggested to us and I was disappointed with the food.
The patio dining is incredible as it ove ...
The patio dining is incredible as it overlooks Monterey Bay. We an extremely early reservation thinking that they offered brunch but found out they did not. (I thought Yelp said they offered brunch.)
The experience was great, we were there so early we had the entire patio to ourselves for most of the visit. The food is expensive but worth it for a first time visit to Cannery Row. Their Bloody Mary's and Clam Chowder (in bowl) is AWESOME!!!
Give this place a try if you are on Cannery Row.
I have been dining at this restaurant fo ...
I have been dining at this restaurant for years, the amount you get for prices they are charging now, is not great. I have been here twice in a couple months, and the sea bass was thinly cut and blackened. It could have been catfish or trout, and you wouldn't have been able to tell the difference. For 40 bucks, i expect better. The abalone dish is 45 bucks, and the abalone were tiny. After years of great dishes, the last couple of times has taught me to avoid the special dishes. Stick to their regular menu items, so as not to be disappointed. Everything else is great, drinks are awesome, and the service is spectacular.
We were seated at the window overlooking ...
We were seated at the window overlooking Monterey Bay and were captured by the birds and sea otters frolicking right below us. The food was good. My cioppino was quite good and my partner had halibut. Service was attentive. All-in-all it was an enjoyable dining experience.
NIce location on Cannery Row with nearly ...
NIce location on Cannery Row with nearly all tables with a view on the Monterey Bay. The waitress could have been more friendly, may be she was at the end of her shift. Food is good, but not exceptional. Ordered a sesame crusted Salmon with coconut prawns, was supposed to come with mushroom risotto, but that risotto became just plain rice. The ice tea drink ordered came visibly from powder and not freshly brewed. Fried calamari were a bit chewy. Reservation highly recommended if you don't want to wait, and easy to do via Opentable.
Started off great with the hostess givin ...
Started off great with the hostess giving us choice of two really nice tables with wonderful water views. Went downhill from there with poor service for the rest of the evening. I think maybe our server was a rookie but that's no excuse. The meals are over-priced for the quality of the food.
some view places in many high tourist ar ...
some view places in many high tourist areas (eg, monterey) have a nice view but often are lacking in service, ambiance, cleanliness, quality of ingredients or all of the above. We were all very pleasantly surprised and thankful. The food had flavor, was nicely presented, and had a freshness to it. So happy to discover this place is not riding the tails of their location and view, but also turning out great meals.
The restaurant was nice, the waitress wa ...
The restaurant was nice, the waitress was friendly, although she didn't hear me say that I wanted dessert and rang up our check before the dessert was added. The food was very "blah." My boyfriend's filet mignon had virtually no flavor at all and neither did my lobster tail. It was a lot of money for food that was mediocre. We went to another restaurant in Monterey the next night and it was less than half the price and the food was 100 times better.
So romantic for our anniversary! We sat ...
So romantic for our anniversary! We sat over the ocean and listened to the waves on the beach during sunset-- like a date out of The Bachelor! We split two appetizers, an entree, and two of their 60 oz margaritas and everything was delicious. Omar was our server and he was so polite and made our experience so fun! We will for sure be back.
We had reservations for 12:30 and 3 of 5 ...
We had reservations for 12:30 and 3 of 5 of us were there ...my brother was finding parking for his very large pickup w my husband. The host/hostess were very amicable and assured me that there no problem. We were seated w my requested window/ocean view table. Our waiter, George, was very friendly, attentive, accurate and surprised us w 4 birthday desserts - our special occasion (Summer Sib Birthday Lunch). "Friendly" reservations, excellent food, awesome service, beautiful views of the Monterey Bay = A Perfect lunch for my sibs.
This was our first visit to Fish Hopper ...
This was our first visit to Fish Hopper and we will not be going back. We met friends we haven't seen in years but it was difficult to catch up as our waiter tried to rush us throughout the meal. The calamari appetizer was good but my ahi tuna entree was the worst I have ever had because it was sinewy and flavorless. Even though the view from our table was spectacular, it is not enough to overcome the tasteless food and rushed service.
We got seated right away and there was q ...
We got seated right away and there was quite a wait. Our server was awesome!! We were quite the high-maintenance group, too, and she met our high expectations big time! We asked for special dishes, etc. Our glasses were kept filled and we had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I wish I could remember our servers name. It was a woman and she was great! We sat back in the back and had a great view.
You can't go wrong with The Fish Hopper! ...
You can't go wrong with The Fish Hopper! The food is always quite good and the service is impeccable. We brought our own wine so we didn't even look at the wine list. The menu is substantial and they usually have a few fresh fish specials. The prices are a bit higher than some other restaurants in Monterey however, the view and ambiance are worth it!
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