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The Dead Fish

4.4
5766 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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 5766 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Very Enjoyable

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was my first time and it was amazing just like everyone was telling me. My waiter was awesome. The food was delicious! The only thing that I would complain is the parking was insane!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

While the service was good I have to remember when we go there to not order all our items at once. We received our bread, crab cakes and main courses all at the same time and about 5 min after the cocktails not a chance to sit and enjoy the view with the cocktail - of course sending it back is a problem as you have runners that bring the food and waiters who are fairly busy and don't check back for awhile. Waiter seemed surprize but I should have known better as this was not the first time this has happened. From now on I will only order one thing at a time! If nt for this service would have been a 5

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is my absolute favorite place to get crab! The food is always good and so was the service. The weather was perfect so we sat outside and it was fantastic. I highly recommend going to The Dead Fish.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

An absolutely amazing reastaurant with a just as amazing staff. Enjoyed it more then I would have thought. Food was stunning. In presentation and taste.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Was very disappointed in our table location. We were located in a room deep inside the restaurant. There were flies and it was very hot with one door open and no AC. Even with a reservation, they placed us there and couldn’t give us a time table for when outside seating would be open. Couldn’t even get a table at the main indoor rooms. Service and food was great but our table location sucked.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely restaurant. Tons of filled tables with everyone enjoying their time there.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

This is one of our favorites, but tonight we had the rudest most miserable inattentive server. Nevertheless, the rest of the staff to notch. Food is incredibly delicious and worth putting up with a bad attitude. Drinks wonderfully flavorful and we always enjoy dining here. The service tonight was a fluke happenstance. We highly recommend everyone try this place out! It is bucket list worthy.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great location...parking sucks, but it's worth the pain. The crab is some of the best I've had in the Bay Area, and the halibut was fantastic as well....the view from the patio was awesome!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service from Smooth Robert. Good was delicious and ambience outside looking at the bridge was great at sunset fun place.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was substandard. My crab was dry and my date's sea bass was nothing to write home about.

Was seated in the Blue Room and it was very, very warm--no air movement. Sweating during a date is not sexy.

Was given a free dessert for poor food, which was good.

Wait staff was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

I will go back again, simply because I'm hoping this is a fluke.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated my sister’s birthday. We didn’t get the beautiful view room but at least we got great service and delicious food. This is my favorite go to place when I am in Northern California. The crab and shrimp sizzling platter is delectable and prime rib is so tender and tasty. This is a very popular place so be sure to make reservations early and ask for the view of the bridge

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The crab and shrimp skillet is a must get. The garlic butter is insane!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It was great

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The hostess was great, but our waiter was not. We hardily seen him and he was not very friendly when he did visit the table. I was at the restaurant to celebrate my birthday and it was not a great dining experience.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We have been going to the Dead Fish for years. As they have grown, unless you are a party of 2 or 3, reservations are necessary. There are no more last minute dinners on Friday or Saturday evenings for a group of friends. This was the second time we were told that they couldn’t accommodate us when we asked to add two people. I’ve also been turned down twice for to go food saying “too busy”. Parking is crazy. I wish they would bring back the brewed ice tea, not the fountain drinks, the choice in size of filets, and the old salad bowls. We were not hurried through our dinner and the server was great. Nobody left anything on their plate! So I’ll have to say that the Dead Fish is still a fun place to go with many entree choices. The ambience is fantastic even when the place is packed to the gills! Good food, good fun!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We did not let them know about a person in our party celebrating a birthday but the waitress noticed she had just received a card and bingo she brought the candles and Birthday dessert! Sorry did not get her name but a nice touch along with great food...thank you!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Their cioppino is the best! Always a good time and a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Celebrated our daughter's birthday and the food was great. The waiter provided exceptional service and everyone left full...

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Service was Amazing she was very friendly and seemed to enjoy her job Food was good but not great but the bread was wonderful The noise level was really uncomfortable

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We had a great time
Wonderful food
Great people

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent drinks, delicious rolls, wonderful Seafood selection, yummy desserts, attentive service, beautiful view, parking can be limited.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Waiter was inattentive

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I dont know what happend but the service was horrible. That's my only complaint. Food was great a little salty on the sizzling platter dipping butter.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very scenic restaurant. I had the black linguini with clams. It was very flavorful and light with plenty of clams in the shell. Our friends had fish and chips. It came with a big slab of fish and plenty of friends. The portions were generous.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a craving for some CRAB! We were NOT disappointed!! Served HOT, sweet garlicky delicious crab!!

Well worth the drive!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Arrive early to find parking.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was outstanding the service spot on our waiter was very attentive and food was hot and he made sure everything was was too our satisfaction

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good, approx. $35 per person with an appetizer and entree. Lots of variety. Very loud. Nice views if you can wait for an outdoor seating. Very crowded. Make reservations. Go on a weeknight. Parking is atrocious on Saturday evening. You may have to walk up a big hill to get back to your car.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and great service. Saw a few friends there that made it even more excellent. Food came out super quick.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We really enjoyed ourselves. There is always lots of choices on the menu. The hamburger was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As always, the food was excellent, the ambiance interesting and the location could only have "scenic admiration". The Dead Fish is definitely a good place to come for relaxed enjoyment of a fine meal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a really good time and the waiter was awesome. The ambience was wonderful and the food was to die for . I will most definitely be returning

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I always order the roasted crab, maybe with mussels. and this is my favorite place to take people to, especially if it is new to them. I look for friends with birthdays so I can have the crab.
someday I will try something else.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Crab was ok, garlic butter tasted like it needed garlic. Prime rib was ordered medium rare and came out well but was adjusted. Flavor was lacking on all fronts. Place is great and service is excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent ! Was very pleased with overall experience. A little noisy but SF Giants BB game patrons gathered.
Will dine there with friends again.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very enjoyable meal with my husband for a lunch date. The wait staff was excellent. They were attentive and efficient without hovering over us. Our food was excellent. From the Calamari and Clam Chowder appetizers to the table bread to our entrees of Sea Bass and Wild Halibut, we were happy and satisfied. Our seating was near the window overlooking the Carquinez Strait. We saw a hang glider enjoying the calm, sunny afternoon. It was perfect for a special lunch date.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Prime rib was outrageously good. Calamari steak the best around. Service out of this world.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It was alright the food was not what it use to be. I felt like we was rushed and our food was rushed waiter never asked if we needed anything had to ask for more water,napkins etc. Food was missing flavor and my shrimp was over cooked.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My family and friendsLove The Dead Fish, whether it's a special occasion or not.

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