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Fish Hopper

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700 Cannery Row Ste O, Monterey, CA 93940-1036 (Prescott Street)
+1 831-372-8543
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was fantastic! The seafood dish they had displayed at the front was as good as it looked. Cooked to perfection the flavors were amazing! The service was excellent, fun and friendly.

Thank Tirzah H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Weird, very old displays of food in a window. It felt super touristy. Service was for sure "out of a can" with lots of add-on sales. I personally don't like the sales pitches a lot of places require. Food was all right. Kind of bland. Nothing exciting. The view was nice, but they really pack in the people on this... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Santa Ana, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend decided to enjoy a "fancy" meal out during our week in Santa Cruz and Monterey. We settled on lunch at the Fish Hopper, to take a break from our full day of exploring the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We arrived around 11:45am and got an amazing Oceanside table on the patio. It was nice and toasty warm with the... More 

Thank Carlye R
Stockton, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time my family and I are in Monterey, we make sure to eat here! Not only is the location right on the water but they have the most delicious clam chowder!! We are usually lucky enough to get a window table where we can see the ocean waves rolling in and perhaps a couple sea lions or two. On... More 

Thank Helene G
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner at Fish Hopper and were lucky enough to get a wonderful table with a great view! My daughter and I shared a wedge salad and fish and chips. The salad was wonderful - crisp lettuce, blue cheese crumbles, real bacon pieces and a nice blue cheese dressing. We asked our server how many pieces of fish came... More 

Thank Ian M
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They said not stroller in the restaurant!!! So my baby is 6 months only... What can I do ???eat with my baby in my legs o what ???

Thank Betty_0585
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251 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended by our hotel and got a table next to the window. Food and service was very good. The menu is large and varied with a different take on certain fish dishes. Restaurant was clean and portions large

Thank James A
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154 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we were on a tour and the guide said they had really good chowder. We had two hours here so sat down for lunch. First our waitress tried to seat us inside when there was space outside. Then she said we couldn't sit near the sea as it was a table for four so sat us near a tin... More 

Thank petermac68
Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Agree with the poor attitude review. Expensive & everything was lukewarm. Clam chowder was ok but very laissez faire attitude of the waitress. Said to by husband I wonder if inspectors ever come by because the food is definitely not at proper temperature. Waited forever for the check.

Thank mswhit2017
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish hopped has been an institution on cannery row for a very long time . They do a good job with the classics and offer a great view of the bay . It's a great place for lunch . The staff are well trained and welcoming

Thank Jeffrey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Cannery Row Ste O, Monterey, CA 93940-1036
    (Prescott Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-8543
The FishHopper * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, combined with world class dining on historic Cannery Row,within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and fine shops.The Fish Hopper, once an original sardine cannery building, offers spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful Monterey Bay from every table including our heated outdoor patio. The Fish Hopper specializes in fresh sustainable seafood,certified Angus steaks,pastas and live shellfish.Some of our menu favorites are the fresh abalone from the Monterey Bay, the “Island Sampler”(fresh seared Ahi tuna from Kona served with coconut shrimp and a crab cake), Macadamia-crusted halibut, our famous “Tomahawk Chop” long bone-in Rib Eye, or fresh Dungeness Crab available year round.2010 West Coast 1st place winner for our famous clam chowder soup.In addition to our fabulous menu indulge in one of our many exotic cocktail creations. While enjoying a delicious meal watch frolicking sea otters at play and even see the occasional whale.

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