Fish Hopper

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 17 ratings
$$$Kid Friendly, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly
72% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

700 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 372-8543
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    1 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    My family and I were visiting and picked Fish Hopper since we loved our experience at the Kona location and they have a gluten free menu (I have an allergy to gluten). I had a bad feeling when I checked in for our reservation and the hostess said they had nothing available (come to find a good 1/3 of the restaurant was empty with plenty of seating) and she rather rudely advised to read their "policy" regarding our children (basically we had to keep our children quiet). We have very behaved children who were practically unnoticeable amid the noise already inside the restaurant. Service was very slow, a good 20 minutes between the appetizers (from the gluten free menu) and the main courses. My meal was mediocre at best, risotto was overdone and mushy, salmon was dry. But the biggest issue was that within minutes of leaving the restaurant I became violently ill. I knew this feeling well and it was definitely due to gluten. I'm not sure how the kitchen is run but there is obviously little regard for safely preparing meals they advertise to be gluten free. I am extremely disappointed as this is not a super causal establishment and expected better service and attention than we received. Ironically, the time from dropping off the check to coming to see if I had left payment was no more than a couple minutes.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2016

    Staff was very good! Their entire gluten free menu really helped! The waitress even triple checked with the manager to make sure that the thousand island dressing that comes on the Crab Louie Salad was gluten free! Made me feel very comfortable! Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere here!

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2016

    Gluten free menu with knowledgeable staff. Delicious seafood and other items. It's not inexpensive, but it's also not overpriced!! I was also able to order the seasonal abalone from the regular specials and they prepared it in the gluten free area. Delicious!!!

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    1 ratingDecember 19, 2015

    Called, and they don't have any dedicated equiptment.

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    3 ratingSeptember 13, 2015

    Had a decent gluten free menu that was part of their "regular offerings." I had a hard time enjoying it though because they had a specials menu printed at the front with items that looked pretty amazing and likely gluten free as well (lamb with prawn skewers, cioppino (without bread), to name a few). The waiter had no interest in asking the chef if any were gluten free or could be modified. I ended up having the chicken breast which was thinly cut and dry (and also didn't have a starch on the plate, just veggies, weird). To be fair, the other waiters seemed way better and we might have had a better experience had we been at a different table.

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2015

    They were very accommodating and tried to give me substitutes for everything I couldn't eat. Great food too!

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    5 ratingFebruary 06, 2015

    a wonderful gluten free menu with so many choices! and a view to die for!! probably the best restaurant in Monterey that just happens to be celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingOctober 25, 2014

    Macademia encrusted tilapia was excellent and I ate without issues. We were time constrained and they were able to get us in and out quickly. Beautiful views of the coastline.

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    4 ratingAugust 25, 2014

    awesome views good food

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2014

    The food on the gluten-free menu is delicious, the view fantastic (we saw whales!), the service friendly. The manager himself brought me my food, and was very kind.

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    5 ratingDecember 24, 2013

    Rich and tasty GF menu, including kid size portions and deserts.

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2013

    They had a gluten free menu & also catered to my dairy intolerance. The food was outstanding! Best meal on my trip so far!

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    2 ratingJune 22, 2013

    Have gluten free menu & very willingly made substitutions for my other food allergies.

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    5 ratingOctober 09, 2012

    Food was good. Spoke with manager who said almost anything non breaded on the menu can be made gluten free and that the kitchen staff was aware of safe procedures


  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm

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