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Review of Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper
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Ranked #15 of 305 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great service, in fact probably the best waiter we had in 2 weeks holiday, and very good food. We sat outside and although they had heaters on it did get a bit chilly so best to take a jersey with you.

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Thank Gregor H
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Had lunch here and the food was great, but the whole experience was spoilt by being rushed. It is a very busy restaurant and they try to free the tables as quickly as possible.A man on the next table had just put the last piece of his desert in his mouth and his cheque appeared on his table.

Thank David W
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Got lucky and sat on the window with a wonderful view of the bay at sunset. If you like artichoke, I recommend their appetizer. Great garlic dipping sauce and it's cooked in a balsamic vinegar. My wife and I both had the fresh caught Monterey Bay salmon and it was delicious. Server was very friendly and handled the crowd well.

Thank Phillip L
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Happy hour is on until bar area fills up. That's what we were told when we asked about happy hour. Luckily it wasn't filled up when we walked in. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were very friendly and the service was quick. Happy hour wine was very good for the price. The best shrimp ceviche we ever had was at a little restaurant in Mexico. Fish Hoppers shrimp ceviche was almost as good. The clam chowder was also some of the best we have ever had. It was thick and creamy was great flavor. The crab cake sliders were a different story. The bun had a small spot of tartare sauce with a small amount of shredded cabbage. The crab cake was flavorless. I had to put hot sauce on it to give it some flavor. If your looking for a good happy hour this is the place.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We have visited Monterey many times over the years, fortunate to live just two hours away. With a college daughter at CSUMB, we often head down to the peninsula for a day trip, give our girl a break from college food :) We celebrated Mother's Day at the Fish Hopper. This review is not based upon one meal, but on many we've had there. It is our number one go-to dining spot for lunch or dinner when in town. 'Tourist Mecca' restaurants often earn a bad rap - if the dining experience disappoints, patrons won't be returning anyway. The Fish Hopper is quite the opposite. Service is very good, even when the place is packed. There isn't a bad seat in the house whether dining inside or out, and we never tire of watching Otter antics as they are abundant in this area. There isn't a poor choice on the menu, but the fish is always fresh and wonderful with finish options that satisfy. Food preparation is outstanding, with attention given to presentation and quality. There is a full bar and a good wine list. Prices are reasonable for the area. 30 + meals later and it has yet to disappoint.

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Thank Cheryl T
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