Great dinner! We were able to get right into the restaurant for dinner, and seated “outside” (heater and a roof) right by the water. We were overlooking the kelp beds so could see otters sleeping. My coconut prawns and my husbands seared Ahi were both wonderful. Highly recommend. - 2 weeks ago
Fried Calamari Heaven It's been awhile since I've enjoyed calamari here and I'm disappointed that I waited so long. The calamari is not oily as is some other places here,but light,tender and very digestible. If you love fried calamari THIS is the Place!! - 4 weeks ago
Great food, wonderful food servers, but not good receptionists. I called this restaurant to make a table reservation prior to my visit; but was told that we didn't have to. Upon arrival, we were asked to wait 35'-45' for a table! The waiters were all polite, hard working ones and the food were yummy.
We wished the restaurant owner/manager could provide the table paper covers for customers as the table were very sticky/dirty. - 1 month ago
A great place with a beautiful setting on the ocean Every time my wife and I stay in Monterey we make a habit of eating at the Fish Hopper. The food is very good and the view is amazing. - 3 months ago
Best chowder After sampling all the chowder at the wharf, then walking around cannery row, decided to stop and check this place out. Got some chowder immediately after trying the samples they were giving out near the entrance to the restaurant. The best in the area by far. - 4 months ago
Great Deck and food! Stopped for late lunch dinner. Got a great table on deck. Our Server Cindy was great! She helped with recommending tips and was so pleasant! The drinks were great, the food was amazing and service was excellent! I feel that for the price, the food is worth it! Awesome place!! - 5 months ago
Also good for non-fish lovers! Had a wonderfully cooked and superbly tender Filet Mignon whilst dining here, yes it is a fish restaurant and my companions around me oozed their delight at their oceanic delights, but being a "fussy" eater, this place hit the mark for me - as did the cocktails. A truly great steak! - 6 months ago
Fish & Chips We stopped for lunch on a hot October day and decided to order the Mackerel Fish & Chips. The fish was breaded and fried to perfection -- it was delicious. The salad was okay (cabbage + mango + pineapple, with a dressing), and the fries were, well..., just fries. I found the place to be a bit pricey: this meal (plus iced tea) totaled $42, which is why I took off a star. The view of the bay is great (today kelp collectors were pulling kelp into their small boat, to be given to the aquarium). - 6 months ago
Delicious We were very comfortable with the outdoor seating. The staff was friendly and attentive. The meal was excellent. - 6 months ago
Avoid the chaos In Cannery Row a few weeks back. Recommend calling ahead and checking for traffic delays as there was a BLM protest going on same weekend we were there. Used GPS to get around traffic jammed streets heading into Cannery Row. GPS saved a significant amount time as we avoided sitting in traffic jam. My brother paid $20 for all day parking in Cannery Row. Although convenient for a family say with little ones, strollers etc., if you're only there a few hours like us, street parking with meters is the way to go.
It could save you $16. The restaurants had long wait for outdoor seating only. While waiting for a table at The Fish Hopper I spotted their to go counter. I placed an order which was ready in less than 20 min. This option worked out better than planned. Less expensive than restaurant menu, food already prepped to go, so found nice spot to sit and eat, avoiding hour and a half long wait for table, no waiters, or crowded restaurant seating area. Not a bad deal, in all a good trip. - 6 months ago