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“Wonderful fresh seafood and a magnificent view”
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Fish Hopper
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Ranked #32 of 326 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $25 - $45
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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 June 2, 2018

We were in Monterey on a cruise and were there for the day. We were walking and stopped at a neighboring wine bar where our host convinced us to have lunch at the Fish Hopper. It was great advice and this turned out to be possibly the best meal we had on our 10-day vacation. We were seated at a window table with a great view of what I assume was Monterey Bay where we could watch a family of sea otters playing together. Our server at the wine bar raved about the clam chowder at the Fish Hopper, but clams just aren't our thing, so we started with the shrimp ceviche. Oh my God it was good! Raw shrimp cooked/marinated in lime juice and served with a light tomato sauce. I then had the day's special, halibut and fries. It was the best fish and chips I've ever had in my life - tender fish, lightly breaded with hot, tasty fries. My wife had the crab cakes appetizer and said it was the best she's ever had. We enjoyed a glass of nice local wine with this fantastic lunch.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank Koz2662
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

We decided to have dinner at the Fish Hopper on our second night in Monterey. It was a great choice. We were seated at a window table where we could watch the sunset and be entertained by the seals. We ordered the Monterey sardines as our appetizer and they were absolutely delicious! Our wild salmon entree was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The Bernardus pinot noir which we had with our meal was a good choice and tasted just as good as it did in their tasting room this afternoon. We saved room for the creme brulee and it was a perfect ending to our favorite dinner on our five day trip to Monterey and Paso Robles to visit some wineries and California missions.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Bob A
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Our server Niki was very friendly and helpful. The food was good and the portions were big. The location is great, right on the water.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank mbzb2016
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Took our grandchildren for dinner (4 & 2) - the staff was very welcoming and helpful with the kids - we sat outside and the view even captivated the young ones.
We opted for the local favorites - grilled Monterey sardines were large and seasoned perfectly. I chose the old school favorite of sand dabs - good for sand dabs fairly bland then you remember why no one makes them anymore.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank Dominic S
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We recently traveled to California for my nieces wedding and this place was hands down amazing ... fresh seafood with a great view!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BStaler
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