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Fish Hopper

700 Cannery Row Ste O, Monterey, CA 93940-1036
(831) 372-8543
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Ranked #32 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We always stop here when visiting Monterey and it is a fairly solid restaurant. It has changed hands a few times over the years but the calamari appetizer and clam chowder cannot be beat! Excellent! The specials are good, rich and served nicely. The prawns were very good, halibut prepared well. The clams tasted old - not plump, perhaps overcooked.... More

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This looked like a nice place to have lunch; right on the waterfront on a lovely sunny day. The food on display looked awesome so we decided to dine here. We were seated quickly and our server was quick with the menus but a little too pushy with the cocktails. We only wanted water! We only had an hour to... More

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Long Beach
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A bit pricey but the view and food was excellent. I They surprised me with a complimentary desert for being a veteran. The service matched the food..excellent

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Palm Springs
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Walked over to Cannery Row yesterday to see the outstanding Monterey Bay. Many restaurants to choose from but fortunately, we walked into the Fish Hopper. The place was packed so we sat at the bar next to where the waitstaff picked up their drink orders. The view was outstanding and the food was really good but the most important thing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Best food i had in California so far. Well that is compared to socal. We had the broiled sardines and the crab ravioli with lobster sauce. 1 menu is enough for 2:)

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Overijse, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Second time in 4 years that we had dinner here. The food is ok, nothing special, but the view over the ocean is really nice and the value-for-money is quite good. Easy walk if, like us, you are staying in a hotel on Cannery Row.

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Reston, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Fish Hopper's location over the water in Monterey Bay is most excellent, which makes it a good location for a meal, but don't get your hopes up too high for the food. Nothing bad but the food is not as good as it should be for a seaside seafood restaurant. The service is okay, but nothing to write home about.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

On arriving we were shown to a table which was not at the window so asked if we could sit where we had a view. That was ok but why were we offered the other table first? Anyway service was great apart form that and food of a good standard too. Enjoyed watching the wildlife and the waves.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Like most others visited here after an aquarium visit.Great setting on the pier overlooking the sea,marvellous clam chowder and a great wine list.We had the additional bonus of a sea otter having his own lunch flies bye.Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had just come out from visiting the aquarium and it was time for lunch. We spotted the Fish Hopper and decided to go there despite reservations that it may be a bit "Touristy" . Well it was great. We asked for a seat near the window. I must say I have never seen a restaurant so designed as to... More

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