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“Hands down The BEST Clam Chowder”
Review of Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper
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Ranked #16 of 301 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hands down The BEST Clam Chowder”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming here for years! We live 2 1/2 hrs away and will make the trip just for the clam chowder! Menu is a little over priced until you remember, you're on Cannery Row! Good news tho, an appetizer, such as the grilled artichoke or fried calamari and a bowl of chowder will be more than enough, at an acceptable price.

Thank Gyots
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sit at the bar”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had some apps and cocktails at the bar. We got three appetizers and they were all delicious. Shanel and Jeff were excellent bartenders, were on point with all aspects of our service, and provided great background on their signature cocktails. We got the ultimate bloody mary which was a meal onto itself and worth the $20. Even if you are sitting at a table for dinner, make time to sit at the bar and have a cocktail....or a bottle of bubbles...or both. It will make your experience that much better!

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a beautiful & fun setting”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Always great food in a beautiful setting. We come here every time we go to Monterey. The clam chowder is awesome. Be sure to ask for a table next to the water!

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“Good but not worth the price”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Service was great. Atmosphere was pretty good but would be better if you could get a seat near the ocean. We ordered the highly suggested calamari which was way overcooked and served with ketchup and tartar sauce. My husband and I both ordered one of the specials for the night and they were good but definitely not great and price for entree is starting $25-40. We would not go back but not sure of other eatery choices in Monterey to compare.

  • Visited April 2014
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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Atmosphere and Location are Better than the Food”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is a classic/traditional fish out located on a pier looking over Monterrey Bay. The Fresh Air and views are well worth the trip. Service was great and the food was very good. We got traditional seafood combination platters and some oysters on the 1/2 shell. I'd recommend it more for the complete experience but if you're a foodie, have a beer and some raw stuff at the bar as you'd probably be disappointed with the platters.

  • Visited March 2014
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