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“Great view but after that it all went downhill....” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper
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Ranked #13 of 297 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
San Diego
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great view but after that it all went downhill....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I made a reservation for Christmas Dinner. The view was lovely. I don't know if they were simply not prepared to handle a crowd that day since other reviews of this restaurant were so great. We had a waiter who worked really hard but would basically walk by our table, see that we still had food in front of us continue by while saying, "no hurry folks, no hurry". He never let us tell him that our food had arrived cold. The food was colder than room temperature and it was supposed to be one of their Christmas menu specialties. After the fourth or fifth time he breezed by I actually stood up and up and insisted he stop and talk to us. We told him the food was refrigerator cold. Instead of listening to us or apologizing he turned heel and ran to get the manager. The manager comp'd our dinner and apologized. He even offered to comp a dessert but we truly did not want to be there any more. Other people around us were complaining too. The sad thing is that the waiter was working really hard and with proper training might have been better but the experience left us not wanting to return (or even stay for a free dessert).

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stay away if you have children”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

We tried to have lunch here but staff told us that we could not eat next to our twin stroller (we have 3 month old babies which were sleeping). i understand that for older kids the kindly ask parents to leave their strollers outside but babies can only stay in a stroller. If you have children (if anything out of solidarity) don't let restaurants get away with this none sense.

Visited December 2013
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Stratford, Canada
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Cannery Row Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great eatery located on Monterey Bay in heart of Cannery Row. Known for their seafood & steaks. We sat facing the Bay watching sea lions frolic in the waves! So entertaining while eating a fabulous lunch, our severs were attentive & friendly and I look forward to going back there someday!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Ocean View and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

What a wonderful Day ~ After Shopping for Christmas Gifts near world famous Cannery Row we stopped by one of the Shake Family restaurants. The "Fish Hopper" is located on the waterfront and overlooks ~Maybe we should say "is on" the water. The Shake family does a great job at their popular restaurants here in Monterey, this one has the best views. The name originated from one of the several old "floats or hoppers" that were anchored off-shore in the Monterey bay. Sardine fishermen would unload (Or dump) their catch of fish into one. The fish were vacuum sucked through large pipes from the hoppers directly to the shoreline cannery for processing. Now, the meals. This day we ordered Artichoke ravaoli in a wonderful tasty sauce with onion, peas and carrots. Lobster filled with bay shrimp and crab meat was also excellent
We completed the meal with their chocolate cookie and ice cream dessert. We enjoyed two excellent glasses of wine. We want to bring attention to two great employees, Lizette the server was right-on with speed, friendly good knowledge and charm. Anselmo at the bar is so knowledgable, made great suggestions and delightful to have a conversation with. Enjoy !

  • Visited December 2013
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Hermanus, South Africa
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“one of the best restaurants I know”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

food absolutely fantastic ( I had salmon, just 5*)
location incredible
staff really, really nice

truly recommend this place

Visited December 2013
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