The Dead Fish

4.5
6331 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
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Enjoy spectacular views of the new Carquinez Bridge and serene San Pablo Bay while dining on the lushly planted patio with heated and cooled cabanas and twinkling lights. Unique weekend brunch with specialty cocktails. Specialties include 100% USDA Certified Prime, Prime Rib and whole Dungeness crab. Unique dining rooms for an intimate dinner or a large group. "We may have a funny name but we're dead serious about our food!!"
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Daily 11 am - 10 pm
Weekend and Monday Holiday Brunch 11 am - 3 pm
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Phone number
(510) 787-3323
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Payment options
Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
J. C. Becerra
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate your private party of ten in Nemo's Nook, sixty in Vera's Lodge, and any number in between.
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Private party contact
Cody Golden: (510) 787-3323 ext. 1
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pomona
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Parking details
We have two large parking lots.
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Special events & promotions
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6331 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood and more

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J
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

the food we order was pretty good. the staff is just ok we asked another portion of the dressing never got it. fantastic view plenty of parking

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CA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and views are excellent. Menu is actually simple but there are options for people who don't eat seafood and for kids. Parking is limited and even for an 8:00 pm seating on Sunday I was glad I made reservations.

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AT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my 4 year anniversary dinner and the food was AMAZING! 10 out of 10 recommend!! Price was not as bad as I thought it was going to be! We will be going back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The decor and atmosphere was fantastic.

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JM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dead Fish is an amazing little Gem on the water. The Dead Fish was suggested to us for Birthday dinner and it was incredible! Our view of the bridge and our meals were fantastic. We will definitely be back!!!

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SW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Best ambiance and food. Seafood specialties are off the chatrs.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

12 year anniversary

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BW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dead fish delivers on ambiance and quality food. My only complaint is parking. Can be a bit iffy on the weekend..

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PI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food Need to update booth seats as they are too low for the table and very dated.

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MJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Top notch.... parking sucks, all most got into a fight in the parking lot. On site parking / security stepped in. Make reservation it works well.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Me and my husband went because we were celebrating our anniversary and one of the waiters dropped our crab on the table and put it back like nothing spent 26$ for no reason .. we didn’t even eat it . Server wasn’t paying attention to us ,

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K
San Francisco
346 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Dead Fish is my neighborhood restaurant so I do go there often because it is convenient, however, they have raised their prices again which is pricing them out of the mix. $25 for linguini and clams is a disgrace, plus they tend to overcook absolutely everything (including eggs at brunch, the crab and all fish). It's an expensive place with below mediocre food.

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E
Aberdeen
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice view.
Major drawback is parking. Had to park seversl blocks up the hill as all three parking lots were completely filled at 5:30:pm Saturday night.

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S
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fish is good (fresh), food generally has a lot of garlic, I would like a little less. Staff is great!

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the dead fish it never disappoint

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Believe it or not, our food was served too quick. We enjoy sitting & visiting for at least 10-15 minutes after ordering. My halibut was fantastic, however my husband said his choppino was over-seasoned. Our server seemed very stressed and rushed.

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YM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is really good. Crab feast was excellent. Pricey but yummy👍👍👍

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BC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal. I never get past the excellent cioppino!

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MK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a warm night and the sunset was beautiful and then when it got dark the lights and cars on the Carquinez Bridge were beautiful.

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s
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dead Fish is a fun place to drive to. Good food with good service & wonderful views. Worth the drive!

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BI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic- old style seafood restaurant and very well done!

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SC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good experience this time!
Good food and great view

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c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and just like that time it was great can’t wait to come perfect food and service

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing and can get VERY busy at the usual times. Big groups should definitely reserve. I have never been disappointed and we stop whenever we are in the area. Outside seating is heated. Great views! Sunday brunch.

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I was excited about getting the garlic and butter crab. That’s all you get with your order so for nine dollars I got the veggies and potatoes. By the time I was done cracking the crab and getting it out my husband was done with his food. I had all the butter and a little garlic all over my hands. Think the crab was frozen too. Crab wasn’t very garlicky at all. I could go on but don’t have the time. Just wasn’t that impressed

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B
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant between San Francisco and home (Davis). The outdoor dining is always fun. Great food, good variety and friendly staff.

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BI
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great hosting. We were seated right away—friendly, cordial. Server was really nice. He didn’t rush us at all & he was quite attentive. Overall, food was very good & service was excellent. The garlic noodles were especially tasty & classic margarita was perfect!

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CC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappointed in the quality of food ordered there. I always am able to get a seat quickly, as long as I make a reservation with OpenTable!

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KM
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We've always had great service at the Dead Fish but this time it was poor. Our waitress brought out the wrong entree to one of our brunch members so said she would get the right one. Meanwhile, everyone else had their food. He's waiting and waiting and waiting. Everyone else is done and their plates are cleared away when she finally brings his plate. By that point he had lost his appetite.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The Dead Fish has changed their fried fish sandwich. It arrived dry with nothing except lettuce and tomato on one of their signature rolls, which was way too small for the size of the fish. I had to request tarter sauce. Very difficult to eat the way served. I also had the clam chowder which was thick like oatmeal. There was no juice at all. Ratio of potatoes to claims was off. More potatoes Scant amount of clams. My friend had the garlic noodles, which were very, very dry. She asked for more garlic sauce. She was brought melted butter. My other friend was served enchiladas made with flour tortillas. She removed the flour tortillas and ate the contents.

The quality of the food has suffered since my last visit. I may try the restaurant again but not very soon. I hope this info is helpful to the restaurant. I feel We wasted money.

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GG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

I would encourage people to ask for a seat with a view or a nice booth as due to where we were seated the experience was compromised

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YC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a bit too noisy, that's why I give only four stars.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Some of the food was a bit salty, but overall it was very flavorful.

Before seating guest, make sure the table and seating is cleaned, wipe down and dried.

The server was very friendly.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Never disappoints...

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DD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We got together with friends and the view was spectacular. The meal was appetizing and we even had enough food to take home. We frequent the restaurant and haven't been disappointed yet.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cocktails were delicious - brunch options were good - fish options were good - service was friendly at the bar and at the table - but the scenery was fantastic!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful meal, as always!

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service is great, though the prime rib quality has gone down. It wasn’t as good as before. It came out cold, and it was really chewy.

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RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The waiter was very attentive, food was good. Unfortunately, the lasagne was cold, suggesting microwave preparation. Next time, we'll order seafood only.

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