The Dead Fish

4.5
9366 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 9366 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FredZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We requested seating outside and we were seated at a very nice table with a view of the water it was off in a corner and that was very nice since it was our 39th anniversary. The food and wine were excellent and the service was attentive. We will definitely be back.

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JRock
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For our families first eating out experience since Covid we chose Deadfish, because of their outside dining option. Indoors was good seating with social distancing but we choose to eat outdoors and It was awesome to say the least. The food was good, we had calamari, oyster, fish sandwich and crab crostini and the shrimp ceasar salad. Everything tasted so fresh, but it was our server RyAnn that made our experience so enjoyable. She was so personable. It can be difficult with a mask on to connect with a person, but her bubbly personality came through. Thank you

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TimC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been at DF many years. Seems like after pandemic your portions are much small. Case in point salmon dish only one side. Fish stew not as full of seafood. Be careful your clientele is local.

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Crab sandwich dry, no pop , cheese melted on bread would of been better on crab.
Fish stew to hot too eat . by the time it had cooled down rest of party was ready to leave.

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KarlieH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Took at least 15 minutes to be served . Other tables served before us that sat after us . One entree was forgotten to be sent out untill 10 min into meal being dropped and having to remind server . Dessert came out with missing ingredients so when asked about them we were told 10 minutes later they were out , dessert melted by then . Food was good , but service ehhh....

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RuthO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First of all they could not find my reservation when they finally did it was 15 minutes later than my actual time I when I asked if we wanted to eat outside or inside we want it outside she said there was no seats available we got put by the kitchen with the door wide open and all the flies and the staff going in and out The kitchen it was terribly noisy could not hear ourselves talk supposed to be a very special birthday lunch for a dear friend very hefty price tag I felt like I was eating in a diner we had the worst table in that place right by the wide open door I will never ever recommend this place or go there again I asked the wait staff several times to bring either a song or dessert for my friends for his birthday after about the seventh request finally someone Heard me I get this place one star

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Satyrlicious
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food. Great service. They have wonderful Covid precautions.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We arrived 15 minutes early or are reservation. We were quickly seated with options. We ordered the crabcakes, Cristini‘s and they had delivered bread. It was delicious. For dinner we had to have crab and garlic sauce the shrimp Alfredo and the sea bass this was also delicious the prices were a little pricey but the food wasGood. Portions we’re really not that great for the price. But the food was really good for its location. thank you for reading.

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smithT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always . Has always been a favorite restaurant and will be coming back

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SoupLady
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Aunt’s 80th Birthday.

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EddieT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood lovers destination! Love how this place presents and executes its menu. Our server, Carina Q, was friendly and professional! Everything was delicious and the view can't be beat!

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DarrenS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Well, I've been here many times and usually it's a pretty nice dining experience. However oh, this time was the Monday after Mother's Day and the service was poor. Maybe it's the spacing of the diners that makes it difficult for the waitress to get back to the tables 2 request the rest of your food, sweetener for your Ice-T or just to be checked on. We had the crab sandwiches, both sandwiches had shell in them. Hopefully the next time I go there it will be better...

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ByronP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My 88 year old Mother had never been to the Dead Fish. One reason was the name of the restaurant - she had always found it a bit off putting. Well, any doubts she had were soon forgotten once we began receiving our food. The artichoke app was light and crispy and our main lunch items were fresh and perfectly cooked. We went the day after Mother's Day and the staff was still in good shape and on point. We had a delightful time and my Mother will be back no matter what they call the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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DeberahB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view. Good food. A nice albeit pricey night out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year for Mother’s Day
We love the service and the food

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Gabe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. Hands down the best crab around.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The waiter was rushing us to order and keep cutting us off while we was ordering. And keep saying anything else. Than we left a tip for him and gave the bus boy a tip as will. My Che k was 86.19
Came home to a pending charge of 102.05. Called to talk to someone than told me to leave a email to the manager I did they fixed it. I will never return there again. It was a Mother’s Day dinner

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LorraineS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Seating as soon as we arrived. Staff was kind and respectful. Waiter was amazing, very attentive. Food was fantastic and our table had the perfect view. Will continue to come back.

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MeganM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner

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JimmyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server Angel was great with a good sense of humor

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NChan
Sacramento
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our early Mother’s Day brunch on the outdoor patio. Our meals, with the exception of one salmon meal were very good. The salmon meal came only after we asked about it. It was cold and not acceptable. The server sent it back for a new meal. However, after an extended delay the salmon came back after everyone had finished eating. In addition, the meal appeared to be the same and was was not new. Fortunately the meal was removed from the bill. However, that person’s Mother’s Day celebration was severely dampened.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was outstanding! Always a wonderful experience!❤️

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KelvinA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great grab platters!

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Ashleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience3

I had made a reservations for 3 people. I called 2 days ahead to see if I can change it to 4. We were having mothers day dinner that day. I asked if maybe we could add a chair to the table. I was told my table was a 3 seat table and I could not be accommodated but to keep trying online to make a new reservations. The hostess said that sometimes people cancel, which was fine. I could not get another reservations and was told I can not add a chair to my table. When we arrived for our reservations EVERY table had 4 chairs including the one we were seated at. I was extremely disappointed as I had to tell my mother in-law that we could not add to the reservations due to a 3 seat table. Our waiter was great as he knew our frustrations.

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vipArena
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love coming here!! Celebrated Mother’s Day early and had a seafood feast!! I didn’t realize no corkage until I was looking over the menu. So nice to be able to enjoy our wine. Top notch seafood and ambience! See you real soon!

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BMWCraig
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t like your noise level adjectives.
It was moderate levels, everyone was energetic. Happy to be out! Not loud

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KEVINL
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

the service sucked , the following day i noticed she never gave us bread, when the pasta came she did not offer cheese , when the crab cam we had to ask for bibs , for spending $225 i expect to wait staff to box my food , I will never eat there again

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BarbaraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we eat at the dead fish. We had the crab for 2 and it was outstanding. The shell itself was tasty. My cousin had the salad with shrimp crab etc huge and delicious. The only poor thing is the parking. Not good.

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Renee
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters, calamari, and a full bar. Our meals were served on very hot plates which kept our food warm as we were outside and a cool breeze kicked up. We spoke to near tables (couples also celebrating their anniversary). The sea bass and salmon with lemon & capers were delicious. As was their chocolate bomb dessert. A plus plus experience overlooking the strait.

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LeLiNa
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always love to dine at The Dead Fish Restaurant. No complaints, always great food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food everything was delicious.

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kenc
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dead Fish is always a delightful experience, excellent service and delicious food - #lovethedeadfish

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Tak2much
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Make sure to order Epi bread and ask for the garlic butter dipping sauce.

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JoanneClark
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late afternoon seating on a beautiful day so we sat outside along the side of the building. It was a beautiful view and a nice private area for us. Food was delicious, service was very attentive and we enjoyed our time. Wish we could have stayed a little longer but the table was on a 90 minute turnover. My friend and I tried the fish n chips (garlic ones) and we both felt it was the best we’ve ever had!

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GeneDMike
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was very nice, I would recommend the Dead Fish to everyone

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We asked for a table near the water for the view for our anniversary, but when we got there all the tables near the water were all taken. We still sat in a secluded area which was ok. I just don't understand why we did not get a table we asked for especially since we booked in advance. Overall food was good & service was just ok.

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JerryH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view from outdoor patio with extensive menu

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vipLindaA
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good at The Dead Fish.

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Lily
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great view and Great service… What more is there to say....

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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 9366 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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