The Dead Fish

4.4
7617 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!!"
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TT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had another great experience at the Dead Fish. Food and service were great!

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

Delightful place for lunch! A little pricey but serving sizes are large...too large in my opinion. Had French Dip sandwich ("super slider), which turned out to be THREE medium sized sliders! We all had to take some home. Would have been nice if the server had told us ahead of time.... No sides unless you pay for them...
Server noticed it was a birthday lunch and brought the lighted candelabra and a dessert, which was yummy!

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

Very nice staff, got everything we needed. Very calm environment, from the restaurant and the outdoor view of the bay. No trouble getting in nor out, very nice experience.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Had a nice time with my daughter as always, but our server could have been a bit more attentive. We will still be coming back.

LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

2nd tome I’ve been here in a row that the fish was over cooked. Too expensive to not know how to do fish. Last tome I informed the waiter, but this time didn’t want to complain again , and on our anniversary !

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sorry birthday boy was sick but had a good time never the less.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food wasTremendous. We sat on the patio and enjoy the views over the water.

MG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine for Lunch or Diner go to the patio the views are amazing!! the food is so delicious and the servers are friendly and eager to help!!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Parking is a little crazy, but love the food, the view, the cocktails and the service. Will definitely be coming back.

MB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Leo was great, he gave us some great recommendations. Parking was another thing. All of the lots were packed!

BB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dead Fish never fails. Great crab and fantastic sea bass. It's worth it!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WoW this place is outstanding. The service was amazing. We sat outside on a beautiful day. Our reservations was for 5 o’clock we sat there till 9 o’clock in the evening that’s how awesome the service was. I brought along my seven-year-old finicky eater she was very satisfied with her meal. I have already started recommending this place to people. Keep up the good work DEAD FISH! you guys were spot on.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always

SL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place with good service and food, along with a great view. I was just a little put off that they did nothing about a family with some constantly and loudly screaming kids that the parents not only did nothing about, but also let climb all over everything as well, which to us, pretty much wrecked the ambiance that the brand is attempting to provide there. Loudly crying and/or screaming kids in public places are like New Years resolutions...they should be carried out, and the management of the Dead Fish would do well to take this advice to heart!

SH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I was seated promptly at our reservation time. Had to wait for my husband and kids while they tried to find parking. Our waiter greeted me and offered me a drink but I wanted to wait for my family. My family arrived and it seemed we were forgotten. Took a while for him to come greet us all together. We weren't quite ready to order because we had questions. He said he'd get some bread out to us, we waited longer.... though we we're ready to ask questions in the first place. Finally, after two bread orders came to us did we get to order. We are a VERY easy going family and made light of the situation, we placed our order based on some of his recommendations...which of course we're ALL delicious! Our food took way longer to arrive than another table with another server who's guests arrived significantly after us. They left more than a 1/2 hour before we were done. We did not get dessert because he "forgot" us again. He was definitely more interested in other tables than ours. He did offer a sincere apology and stated he didn't deserve a tip. But we have no ill will and tipped him anyway. What he doesn't know is that if we got just mediocre service in the first place he would have been tipped VERY well as I have worked in the restaurant business myself. We frequently will tip 50% for excellent service. We were probably the only table in the whole restaurant with kids under 15. I hope that wasn't the reason for our lack of attention. Our table, the food and the ambiance was delicious and lovely! I hope that our server has better days.

J
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good service very attentive food was good loved the soup lobster and clams to die best view of the carquinez bridge

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday. Wonderful dinner and view!

LN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always good, especially the Angel Hair Crab Lasagna.
Dave, at the Bar makes great Martinis! Be sure to have the deep fried artichokes...ask for more dipping sauce...great with those martinis!

EI
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was amazing, food was excellent. We sat outside and the view was beautiful!!!! Definitely will be going back again.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the wait staff was outstanding the food was good and the view impeccable. I’ve eaten at this restaurant several times and I have never been disappointed.

P
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wonderful restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. We celebrate birthdays, anniversary, etc.

You can't beat the service, view, food and general ambiance of the place.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner we ever had
Would highly recommend

C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this restaurant and their service! I always come for any special occasion.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We ordered a wedge salad. Lettuce was warm and it was terrible for the price. Waiter forgot to get us the extra sides we requested. Disappointing experience for the price we paid. However the crab lasagna was good.

EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent table service and delicious food as usual. We are long time diners at the Dead Fish and continue to be very pleased with the food, service, and atmosphere

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was poor and crabs were very light but fresh.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dead Fish is a favorite stop coming back from the Bay Area. A very popular restaurant in Crocket CA. They specialize in crab and prime rib, but do not miss the clams, mussels, and fish. They do a lovely Cioppino too.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My retirement group from Napa comes to the Dead Fish every year in August, celebrating the fact that we are not going back to work at the high school! This was our third annual visit, and it did not disappoint! Made reservations on OpenTable & they were expecting us when we walked in. We were seated right away & the food and the service were wonderful. See you next August!

c
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our anniversary there its a perfect place for a date or celebrate

OH
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love fresh seafood with a great view from the bluff above Crockett, you'll love the Dead Fish. If the weather is good, try for the patio seating. I had the cioppino, which was delicious with a generous amount of seafood. recommended!

ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I spent time with a cousin I had not seen in 60 years! She and her husband live in Vermont and they were enthralled with the view, the food, and the service.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dead fish has always been good for us over the years fantastic view great service and the food is a very consistent and good will not hesitate to recommend we will be back soon we drove over an hour and a half to get here

C
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was delicious. Waiter could have been more attentive and friendlier.

CV
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. What a gem. Service excellent. Good out in a jiffy. Never had to ask for anything.

DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at the Dead Fish . I was celebrating my birthday. We had reservations for 7:30 pm. We got there early, check in and was seated right away. I was so impressed. The service was good, the food was good. The sang Happy Birthday to me, love it. I had a goo time.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion. Wait staff so kind and quick. Good drinks and food to boot! Will be back

AB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert our server was awesome! great job! amazing evening

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

We went to Dead Fish restaurant on a Saturday with a reservation. We have been there many times but unfortunately this was a bad experience. We arrived 1 hour early, but were not able to be seated outside on the pateo. After waiting 1 hour for 6:30 p.m. to arrive, I requested that we be seated outside. But because of the time that had passed there were no seats available. So we were seated inside and because of the high noise level we could not carry on a conversation. In addition the service was poor and we had to flag down a waitress. We will not be returning to the Dead Fish.

AN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great time with family, which included three kids under 10.
We had a reservation with a request for an outside table, we did not get seated at an outside table saying that requests were not priority. Service was ok, waiter forgot a few items, but really no big deal.
Reservations are suggested, wait times can be over an hour for walk in.

H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Always have exceptional service and amazing good!

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