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700 Cannery Row Ste O, Monterey, CA 93940-1036
+1 831-372-8543
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Ranked #37 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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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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Modesto, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

We came in for the famous clam chowder and had to try the steak and fish. So glad we did. The food was amazing. Clam chowder met every expectation and then some. Chowder preference can definitely be subjective so for reference this one was creamy with the perfect balance of clam and extras. Seriously could have just eaten the chowder... More 

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Marin County, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

The Fish Hopper is a regular stop for my family when we visit Monterey. Their food is fresh, well prepared and large portions. A good value and the service is steady and very attentive. The location can't be beat and the views are amazing. You can also reserve on Opentable which is smart because they do get busy.

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Saratoga County, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and are are seafood fans, so we decided to have dinner at the Fish Hopper during a trip to Monterey. We reserved a table over the water, as suggested by other reviewers and had an excellent view of the bay, Because it was after sundown, our view was limited to the lights on the far shore, and of... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Service was good. Food, mediocre. We have the Ravioli and tried fish and chips. Had better at other places. Did find 2 bones in my fish. Yikes! Of course, very expensive. The scenery from our table was spectacular. Remember. If you order their food while you wait. You are not allowed to bring it in the restaurant. Won't go there... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great weekend in Carmel, and just happened to stumble across the Fish Hopper. The Service was excellent - Cindy was our waitress - and Ashley was the Assistant Manager on duty. Waitress was very knowledgeable, offered up great suggestions, which were spot on. Ashley checked on our experience twice while we were there to ensure our food... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Really nice place to eat if you are visiting Cannery Row. Most of the tables have a spectacular view but try and ask for a table at the end of restaurant over the water. It is located in a great place with a lot of fun stores and boutiques around it. The food is excellent and be sure to try... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped here really just to try the clam chowder - but also stayed for dinner. I had a lovely table on the patio - overlooking the bay. The food was generally good, although not phenomenal. The clam chowder though, was absolutely delicious. Prices are a bit high, but considering the view and the patio, it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to follow up from out visit last week and tell the world how amazing this gem is. Not your normal tourist spot, we had a great table over the water on the patio and the food was good. My wife and I had a wonderful time and wanted to thank Steven for making our experience personable and memorable.... More 

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new hamburg
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant rides on it's location perhaps a bit more than the food. The food was good, but priced as if it is fine dining. To be fair, the location is pretty spectacular, and no doubt it is not a cheap location to operate a business. Ask for a table over the water if available. Emily is a VERY good... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

On a sunny, warm Sunday in late January, Fish Hopper was very busy but we were seated at our outside table within the promised 15 minute wait time. The Kendall Jackson Chardonnay was reasonably priced and generously poured. Our Crab Louis salad was fresh and ample and delicious. Good service and nice ambience. We shall return.

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Additional Information about Fish Hopper

Address: 700 Cannery Row Ste O, Monterey, CA 93940-1036
Phone Number: +1 831-372-8543
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 - 45
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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