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Fish Hopper

700 Cannery Row Ste O, Monterey, CA 93940-1036
(831) 372-8543
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Ranked #36 of 261 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Prescott Street
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.
Description: 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Disappointed with Fish Hopper Restaurant in Monterey who won't allow a reservation of 18 people, even at a catering/party menu price. Reason: "we unfortunately cannot accommodate you due to an estimated high guest count this weekend." So even though I'm guaranteeing you 18 people already, am willing to book us as a catered party, you'll turn us away because you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I grew up coming here and when I went with my family and newborn baby we were told they wouldn't serve us b/c our baby was crying. My husband told the manager they were outrageous and the guy said it was the owners strong feelings not to let babies crying into the restaurant. It was a Tuesday at around 2:00,... More 

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Thetford, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I stopped in here with some friends for a drink at the bar after leaving the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was an average bar scene but the prices were a little higher than normal, obviously catering to the tourist crowd. I settled on a beer but my two friends both got one of their giant boot-shaped mugs that held at... More 

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Thundersley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a car park attendant...we were not disappointed. We had prawn civiche, clam chowder....this came out Luke warm but was nuked to hot. Had the fish combo, and roasted turbot. The food was very good, delicious. The service was attentive. All in all, a very good place to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This isn't just a tourist trap... so don't write it off! The fish & chips were delicious and FRESH, and the coconut prawns were very tasty. We were cruising around town on our day off and decided to stop in for lunch - we will definitely be back. The clam chowder was probably the best on cannery row as well.... More 

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Don't waste your time walking up and down the wharf tasting the chowders. This is the best! The last two times we visited Monterey we did the "chowder walk" and still ended up eating here. Walked right into the bar area and grabbed us a lovely table. Ordered two drinks that came out with a cube of sugar on the... More 

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Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

we spent the entire morning at the Aquarium and then had a late lunch at Fish Hopper. We walked there from the Aquarium. Our food was really good. I had the bay shrimp salad and it was HUGE and yummy. there was avocado, papaya and lots of other yummy stuff and lots of bay shrimp. I loved it. My husband... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Our seafood was excellent and cooked to perfection. Atmosphere was a little on the loud side but there is not much opportunity for acoustic treatment. Wine was very reasonably priced!

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

They have a decent gluten-free menu and seem aware enough; the food was tasty & well-prepared for a tourist trap-type place. During the day, the view must be swell. Management seemed top-heavy -- they could use more wait staff.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The restaurante has a kiosk that offers some appetizers with good values. My husband and I chose this place because it has a great view of the bay (great to take some beautiful pics) and we didn't have much time, so we picked some sandwiches up and we ate in the square which is enjoyable! Ps: careful with the pigeons!... More 

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Additional Information about Fish Hopper

Address: 700 Cannery Row Ste O, Monterey, CA 93940-1036
Phone Number: (831) 372-8543
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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