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“Seaside viewing, great food” 5 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: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Manteca, CA
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Seaside viewing, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Service was excellent as well as the food. We had lobster and crab. It was done to perfection. We requested a table at the end over the tide pools after we were brought to another table and were granted our request. It was fun watching people explore the tide pools as we enjoyed our meal. The weather was beautiful for eating outside. It was a bit pricey, but it was worth it. Some of the Monterey brochures have a coupon for a free appetizer here.

  • Visited March 2014
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Philadelphia
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Inconsistent ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

My adult son and I had a late lunch/early dinner here. The views were lovely, but the quality of food inconsistent. My mahi-mahi was very good, but my son's burger was not. I realize a burger at a seafood place was probably not the best choice, but we selected this restaurant because it had something for us both. Also, the artichoke appetizer was disappointing. Not surprisingly, there were no prices listed on the drink menu. My son's cocktail was $16. Regardless of all of this, I would return for the views.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Good food and location for a special meal , above average cost BUT this does offer good service, although I wish waiters would not get that look when u do not order alcohol!!!!!!!!

Visited March 2014
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Makawao, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

EXCELLANT food and service! I doubt you could ever go wrong eating here. A good mix of prices and menu choices. We had fried calamari of nice big meaty pieces. The halibut was perfect as was the spicy ahi and scallops. A wonderful wine at a reasonable cost. Perfect service. Wonderful ambience on the water. Hope to go one more time before we leave.

Visited March 2014
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Excellent food and beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Our party of two couples saw this restaurant on the first night in Monterey and decided to skip it thinking it wouldn't be good as it was on the pier in the heart of tourist area. The next day after a visit to the aquarium we decided to eat here as it was a beautiful day and we could have views of the bay. We absolutely loved the food. The food was delicious, the presentation was great. The wait staff was wonderful too. We loved the deck and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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