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“Excellent dinner "in" the ocean”
Review of Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper
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Ranked #14 of 307 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 August 24, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant without any resevation. A table was ready but we asked an ocean-view one. After around 15' we had a table almost at the end of the pier, with a fantastic view on the Monterey Bay and Seaside and three pelikans on a climb very close to us. A very kind and prepared waiter was very helpful in recommending dishes and wine. We had one of the best clawder soup, an excellent ono fish as well as grilled salmon, halibut and child menu shrimps, and a remarkable Monterey Sauvignon Blanc. Good food (not cheap but at overall reasonable price), staff professionalism and kindness, pretty refined service as well the location - actually on the sea - in the historical Monterey' Cannery Row with beautiful vista completed the exciting
visit to the Aquarium and made our youngest child's birthday a great day!

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Thank cs1961
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

This restaurant looks like a typical tourist trap, however, the food is very good and the service matched. There were lots of tables getting fried platters which seems to "kill" the flavor of the fresh seafood offered. We had a giant bowl of mussels which had an amazing sauce and was served with a small basket of sourdough bread. Also, the steak salad was a really good choice (we got it without the steak). The server was really kind and told us to avoid the grilled artichokes since they weren't faring too well with the drought. I would definitely recommend Fish Hopper to anyone wanting a good lunch spot in Monterey.

Thank Mis_Adventurous
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife anfd I stopped in for as nice lunch while out visiting Cannery Row. As locals we usually avoid the Row restaurants but we made an exception this time, and we are happy to say we had an excellent lunch. My wife and I shares a Coconut Prawn Salad and a Clam Chowder Garlic Bread bowl. We also shared a split of Rombauer Chardonnay, my wife's favorite and not an easy find, especially as a split. We cannot recommend The Fish Hopper highly enough to both our local friends and out of town guests as well. A special thanks to Ruben, the manager on duty that day for making sure we were well taken care of.

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Thank Nick P
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent salmon meals. Wine selection outstanding. Prices were right. Very nice views. Very good service.

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Best Clam chowder ever! The service was great as well as the atmosphere sitting over the ocean, the presentation of the food was spectacular as well.

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