The Dead Fish

4.5
8902 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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!!"

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8902 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AymeeL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were only available four take out. Not fine in.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great place. I would recommend it.

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The DeadFish is my most favorite place to eat. The staff is extremely professional. The food was exceptional

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vipCarolinaR
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had great table overlooking the bay. Our server was awesome, attentive to our needs.
We ordered the branzino and it was slight over cooked. The crab cakes were delicious as well as oysters & beet salad. Finished with a sweet dessert of tiramisu. Yum
Look forward to returning in 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My Daughters 21 st birthday and it was so perfect.

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ShirleyJ
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambiance was nice, although we were not near a heater and it was pretty cold. The good option were ok, you would think for the price the seafood would be wild caught, but it’s farm raised. I wish there was more gluten free options, maybe a gluten free pasta.

Our waiter was awesome though I cannot recall his name, but he was very friendly and personable. The drinks were good!

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NicoleO
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place, upscale but very casual. Dining out during Covid was amazing. They seated us on time, our waiter was great! It was a chilly night but the outdoor heater keep us warm, that we didn’t fill the cold air. Food was amazing!

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LashonC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to sit outside because of the epidemic but they had heaters and we were nice and toasty, the waiting staff was great and the food was just as grate and delicious.

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KathyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Service was amazing. Food great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my twin daughters out for lunch to have some time together

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DebbraC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We love the Dead Fish. Celebrated my Mo.s 93rd Birthday.... But, I think they Chef has changed...
Clam Chowder tasted like Potatoe Chowder. Real thick and full of potatoes... we hated to keep sending food back.... But our server Erin, was awesome..... We knew it wasn't her fault... but she was on top of it.... and addressed the kitchen with our concerns.... I guess COVID caused shortcuts in the kitchen.... But, we love the Restaurant... and we'll give them another try....

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SivilayS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Place for View,Outdoor Seating Was Nice they have a Heater to keep you Warm.. Food Was Great and Service.

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vipPFPn
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relaxing with a covered patio. Tables well distanced.
Masks used by everyone. Service very good.

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Sunflower
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delight to sit outside in the cabana. The staff was so attentive with a 5 year old in attendance. We loved celebrating my friends birthday. Overall, it was a great experience.

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ChelaneF
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good but I'm used to being inside. I haven't been there in a few years but it was my birthday so I chose the Dead Fish. But since you can't eat inside no matter where you go, I think on the whole, it was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the ambience and view was so refreshing on the water

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DenineC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best birthday dinner, The Crab cakes are now my all time favorite will be back for those and the oysters on the half shell. Our Server was Fantastic as well.

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StephenC
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very very very very great, very very very very great

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Jess
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious. Service is awesome and very fast.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The crab enchiladas, taste was overtaken by the sauce on the enchiladas so I really tasted more sauce than crab the grilled shrimp was entirely too salty but I can say the waitress was nice enough to exchange my crab enchilada for crab cakes , that turned out to be salty also. My boyfriend had the Seabass which he absolutely enjoyed,I did receive my birthday cake which was a tuxedo cake which turned out to be the best thing all night. & the drinks . let's not forget to mention the cat that was in the dining area, the waitress was nice enough to shoo the cat away. But it made my dining experience unpleasant I think eating with animals is nasty but some things were out of their control I understand ,but overall the waitress was amazing.!!

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PaulaW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the COVID-era safety protocols were evident and reassuring, and the views from the outdoor patio make any visit a special occasion. A reservation was not hard to get just a few days in advance via the website. A Bay Area gem.

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Erickson
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience and our Server was the best.

We will definitely be going back.

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FallonB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very lovely restaurant with beautiful views. Went for an early dinner.

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ChristinaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything is fantastic! I love seafoods and our server she's so nice and courteous. I will go back there when I am going to Napa next time!

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LeakyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I made reservations for my bday they sat me way in the back I could not see any of the view they had plastic coverings that lifted so you can see the view ours was broke and hella dirty so I looked at dirt I asked if we could move cause they said it was broke they could not accommodate me I’m never going back there

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WICPA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We need to eat gluten free and have had good experiences here before but the options on the current menu are very limited. Our server tried to be helpful but could not do much. The Covid arrangements make for cool dining outside this time of year. They’ve tried to make it comfortable but I was chilled during the entire meal. The service was very good.

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Tpox11
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was very good. Outdoor seating is beautiful.

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ChuckB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had p[rime rib and crab dinners excellent. Turkey dinner was good but turkey pretty dry

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect

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Bringondayummy
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Robert. Crab excellent. Sat in a Cabana with a warm heater. Very enjoyable!

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NOLA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving Meal ❤ 🦀 Crabs were great!

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GaitherL
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made this reservation for my aunt and cousin and they had a wonderful time. Their Thanksgiving dinner was amazing and the service was excellent. They are looking forward to going back to the Dead Fish next year.

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valw
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is excellent as always. You can’t beat the view. Safe distance between tables and staff were all wearing masks.

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Filly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love The Dead Fish! They never disappoint.

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MichaelA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual great crab and mussels, bread is excellent, clam chowder is the best - no corker fees let you bring a bottle from your cellar - we are local and eat here whenever we can!

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JanelleH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and outdoor dining on a holiday allowing our family to sit down and enjoy one of the few meals we’ve been able eat together since Covid hit. We were extremely grateful for the much needed family experience.

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RobertZ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Have eaten at the Dead Fish several times over the years..The service was outstanding as usual but the prime rib was chewy..Maybe it was due to being late in the day,8pm reservation..With premium prices no excuse for the food not being excellent..

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vipKris
San Francisco
429 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Even with heaters on the patio it was cold. Food has always been a bit overcooked and not up to par. I go there because it is close but I try not to order any fish (way overcooked and unappetizing); cocktails are great and service is good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was great too. Love the outdoor seating with the heaters on. Can’t wait to go again.

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DomenicaK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall, food was good and service was excellent

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You can order delivery directly from The Dead Fish using the Order Online button. The Dead Fish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 787-3323.

The Dead Fish is rated 4.5 stars by 8902 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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