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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.
Monterey, CA 93940
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, 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
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 expect
Fish Hopper Ratings and Reviews
Good atmosphere. We went with our two young kids for dinner; it's nice that they have a slightly separated area for louder parties. I've been here for a quiet romantic evening top and it's been nice for that as well. Food is pricey, but combine the taste and views and it's worth it.
Hard to beat a window table with a spectacular ocean view on a beautiful day. The food was very well prepared: we shared a sardine appetizer followed by a crab and shrimp stuffed Petrale sole, and local snapper and scallops with artichoke ravioli (the ravioli are delightful).
Except for bringing the main course before we were quite done with the appetizer, the service was quite efficient.
I enjoyed taking a friend who had never eaten at Fish Hopper for lunch. The greeter was willing to check and see if we could have the best seat in the house, by the windows with views in the front and side. We chose sandwiches, mine the local snapper and hers a shrimp/crab BLT. I was able to get fruit instead of french fries. Loved the sesame roll perfectly toasted and the taste of the fish! It was a homerun. My friend also enjoyed her meal. It was a wonderful, yummy time.
This place used to be good. Now it's overpriced terrible food. They even have rules about how loud your kids can be before you are asked to leave.
They try to be upscale, but the quality of the food is terrible.
Go to bubba gumps instead. Better food. Nicer servers. 1/2 the price.
We had 3 small kids here, and they loved it! The seared ahi on mashed potatoes was to die for... fish was caught only a few hours prior and just melted in your mouth. You just can't beat the view-we got the window table. The servers were personable - my kids loved him. We will definitely be back. Thanks for making our trip to Monterey memorable!
The view is wonderful, so for that I would still go back. Everyone was very nice and friendly. The food was ok. We enjoyed the artichoke appetizer. My husbands Cesar salad was swimming in dressing so we that wasn't consumed. We ordered a bottle of wine for dinner and had to track someone down to get it after our main course was delivered. We were 1/2 way through before it was delivered. They were very apologetic. I had the ravioli's and enjoyed them. The ocean view is amazing so would return for that.
The location is stunning but the food was well below average. The fried calamari was limp and the breading was falling off. The tuna in my ahi and shrimp salad was dry and rather than lightly seared, half of the ahi was actually cooked through. The dressing was way too salty. My partner had the pasta with shrimp-stuffed crab and found it bland.
Don't waste your money here.
food was good not great. my seared ahi was luke warm. the other dishes were prepared well. great setting. the negative was the service which is disappointing as we were there a few months ago and Jose was fantastic. it took a long time to get noticed. we didn't get water and bread until after we spoke to the waitress. She was very "stiff" and unemotional. ever smiled, no variation in her voice. it was like she was reading a boring script. I will not have her wait on my table the next time.
I got the crusted macadamia fish and it was delicious. I was able to substitute my potatos for more veggies with no problem. The food was presented in a fancy way on the plate. I love being able to sit out along the water and see ocean life. The waiter was friendly. Everything was perfect!
Horrible experience!!! Waited 10 minutes after being seated for a server to stop by. Another 10 minutes for drinks to be delivered. We ordered appetizers, but our main courses were delivered first. When appetizers were delivered they were wrong. Clam chowder was cold and way over priced. Main courses were lukewarm.
The prices were high and value LOW! I will never go back and will tell others to avoid.
We eat at this restaurant every time we come to Monterey (once or twice per year) because the food quality and scenery never disappoint. This time was no exception. But there are some finer points that detracted from the dinner. First, it was almost 30 min after we sat down before we got our wine. Our waitress came too soon before we could look at the menu, then waited 15 min before returning, then took another 15 min to bring the bottle. She apparently decided we shouldn't order drinks until we were also ready to order food. Second, the brassy and saxophone-type jazz music throughout the meal was annoying. Third, the guy who served our food was loud and overly familiar and would announce each delivery with "HI GUYS, OH YOU'VE ORDERED ONE IF MY FAVORITES"! I really don't care what he likes to eat. Finally, our waitress brought our bill at the same time she delivered dessert and coffee, as if to say "hurry up and leave, we need the table". Please let us enjoy our dessert in peace and we'll signal when we are ready for the bill. All of the above are meant to be helpful comments to improve the service. We shall return!
My wife and I are from San Francisco, and we were recently spending an anniversary weekend in Santa Cruz and Monterey during a busy Easter weekend. We did not expect to find a table anywhere for dinner and did not expect to luck out when we tried The Fish Hopper. Not only did the staff fit us in at the last minute and give us a table with a spectacular ocean view, they were incredibly friendly and warm. The drinks, appetizers, and entrees were breathtaking...and also very reasonably priced. The restaurant manager, Carlo Rivetti, also really went out of his way to stop by and make sure we were enjoying every aspect of our meal. We were very pleased overall and would rate this place 10/10. We will definitely be coming back.
You're paying for location (just barely---this place charges around 10% over what I'd expect in a less desirable locale) in a very touristy area but they hit every mark (service, atmostphere, flavors, great drinks, efficient busing) and exceeded my expectations. Every person on staff performed well the night we were there.
The service has been impeccable. Our waiter was so friendly, fast and courteous. The food was amazing!!! We were seated in the glass room area which we were able to see the ocean, natural wildlife and beach goers going on their adventures on the reefs. Great cocktails as well. We had a complimentary dessert for my partner since it was her birthday. Definitely will come back for dinner on my next trip to monterey.
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