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“Too much kitch but GREAT fish!”
Review of Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper
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Ranked #16 of 301 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Richmond Hill, Canada
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“Too much kitch but GREAT fish!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Ok. So many folks told us to avoid this tourist trap but after a late arrival in Monterey we knew we would want something close to the hotel so we booked Fish Hopper. It was great! Yes, it is a bit over the top and really busy but sitting next to a deafending group of women (have fun but do you need to scream at the top of your lungs?) we just asked to be moved and our wonderful server re-sat us in a very quiet part of the restaurant totally apologetic. Wine list was great. Clam chowders excellent as was our three fish dinners. Halibut was outstanding and cooked to perfection. We really enjoyed our dinner here and would recommend it to others. Proof again that a popular tourist attraction can still provide a great dinner.

  • Visited September 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

With an amazing bay view this restaurant was great, friendly staff with a great atmosphere. The seafood was some of the best we had in California and we sampled lots.
Reasonable priced too...

  • Visited September 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food & service”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I ate lunch here on a whim and am glad I did. The location and food was excellent. I had clam chowder and a mahi mahi fish sandwich with iced tea. The server was very attentive and I just relaxed and had a good time. I highly recommend the clam chowder.

  • Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Truly exceptional food and service”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were on a trip to CA and had not been in Monterey for over 5 years. We looked at the reviews and after eating at a number of restaurants...supposedly better...landed at Fish Hopper...what a great experience. The waiter was very helpful and professional...assisted us on deciding on some great specials including a Mahi Mahi and a local fish selection that we're prepared by a real chef...hard to find these days. The sauce that accompanied my dish was not packaged but specifically mastered for my dish fully complimenting not only the fish but the entire meal. I wish we could eat there every week.

  • Visited October 2012
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Awesome Dining Experience!”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This meal was great. Not just the food, but the atmosphere and the waiters as well. The clam chowder was great. In our party, we had the Stuffed Halibut and the Lobster Dinner. They were both awesome! The wait staff was awesome, they were each right on top of everything. I would definitely recommend Fish Hopper in Monterrey.

  • Visited September 2012
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