Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.90mi
  3. Distance: 1.09mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.90mi
  3. Distance: 1.09mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.90mi
  3. Distance: 1.09mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.90mi
  3. Distance: 1.09mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi

About The Dead Fish

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!!"

20050 San Pablo Avenue
Crockett, CA 94525
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Daily 11 am - 10 pm
Weekend and Monday Holiday Brunch 11 am - 3 pm

Cross Street:
Pomona

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 787-3323

Website:
http://www.thedeadfish.com/

Parking Details:
We have two large parking lots.

Executive Chef:
J. C. Becerra

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.

Private Party Contact:
Cody Golden: (510) 787-3323 ext. 1

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!

The Dead Fish Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (203)
Waterfront (192)
Special Occasion (182)
See All
Good for Birthdays (170)
Good for a Date (163)
Good for Anniversaries (153)
Worth the Drive (138)
Casual (134)
Romantic (125)
Great for Outdoor Dining (116)
Fun (105)
Good for Groups (104)
Great for Lunch (95)
Neighborhood Gem (79)
Great for Brunch (66)
Bar Seating (66)
Sunday Lunch (65)
Cozy (57)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Comfort Food (56)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Authentic (54)
Business Meals (46)
Hot Spot (45)
Kid-friendly (40)
Vibrant Bar Scene (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
People Watching (29)
Seasonal (29)
Local Ingredients (29)
Happy Hour (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Healthy (21)
Disabled Access (20)
Late-night Find (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Great Beer (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Quick Bite (17)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Live Sports (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Vegan (5)
Spicy (4)
Organic (2)
Sort by
S
5583 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service. 2 friends had large beautiful salads, I had the crab melt sandwich on wonderful French rolls.
Was friend’s birthday so they brought a dessert to share along w/a lighted candelabra, very fun. A gorgeous clear day.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious! We sat near the window and had a beautiful view as well ate our dinner. Our server was very polite and attentive!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

7 of us there for bday celebration, problem was rowdy group next to us, we could not hear each other, manager unable to keep them quiet, ruined our dinner and no compensation or apology from restaurant, may not go back to our favorite place to go.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service4
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Seafood was excellent, prime rib not so good, served cold, cooked another but still a poor cut of meat served. Service was good though. I think I just got a poor cut, when I was leaving saw another prime rib served to another customer that looked great, think I just got unlucky that day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite places to go the food is perfect every time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Great way to have dinner and lively environment

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service. Food was excellent and the view was beautiful

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Sat us on time.. didn’t feel rushed our waitress outstanding. Food was great had a great time

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

Even with a reservation, they had to squeeze us in. We ended up at two tables pushed together and the fifth chair added where the two tables came together. Very uncomfortable and in an area that I am sure should have used for storage. Another issue with this immensely popular, but overcrowded restaurant is parking. OMG, it was a circus. There were two security vehicles circulating, but we were never sure what their function was to be.

I noted that the food was good, but seriously overpriced. A single glass of wine was $12.00

The tab for our party was $273., and that included one diner having pasta and another having a Louis salad (crab was $12.99 extra), and an ordinary desert at $9.99.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service4
value1

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Server was inattentive. We had to ask other wait staff a few times to bring us napkins and to clear our plates.

The fresh pasta with beef and pork sugo was delicious. The Killer Crab was also tasty, but overpriced at $80 for two crabs.
I had a reservation for two and they stuck me in a corner near the kitchen when I had specifically requested them not to.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Must have a reservation to get in, $$$$, parking is difficult

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was okay but the selection for anyone who is gluten-free is limited. There are no substitute, e.g. rice instead of pasta or a gluten-free pasta, and no accommodating for anyone who wants to a gluten-free meal unless you order the entrees that are more expensive ($29 or more) and this is for lunch.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value1

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Very friendly and prompt service. Food quality is a sure bet. Our "go to" place for birthday and milestone celebrations.

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

I enjoyed the food the service the only thing I would say that I have an issue with is the boots are too small LOL

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Every time my fiance and I eat here, we have a great time. The service is impeccable and the food is unforgettable. We came here after we'd been dating for 6 months and now 3 years later, we celebrate our engagement. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food with amazing views of the bridge. Pretty rushed experience. They get you in and out quickly. You can hear the cash registers singing at this place.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

The online reservation was quick and we get there a little early but as soon we walked in they took us to our table and service was nice and promptly this is our 4th time and every time the service always the same thank you guys to do what you do take care of your clients

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress and wait staff were exceptionally fast and polite! The food was delicious- however- small to medium size portions for a pricey amount. Overall, will go back again!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Came with my boyfriend who flew in from LA for a late Valentine’s Day dinner. We had the best experience great service, excellent food. We sat outside on the patio, and watched as the sun went down. We brought our own bottle of wine, and had the prime rib and a whole crab. Delicious. Would recommend to anyone. Great place.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

My girlfriend loved it and she’s the most honest person I know

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Yosemite)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a bustling Happy February 15th day! Terrific overall.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved the ciopino.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

It’s usually very good here, our favorite restaurant in the area, but this time everything was a miss! The pricey Halibut at $30 was dry. The Calamari steak that I’ve had before has shrunk in portion. And although it was early and not busy yet, the service was poor and had to ask twice for everything.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service1
value2

 
·Dined 7 days ago

I went here on valentines day and i have gone here for the past 8 years on valentines day but on this particular visit they were rushing food out they cut my fillet in half so it would cook faster made it well done sent it back and got one well undercooked i always come for the fillet they use to have the bone in fillet on special nights like valentines day i felt rushed and it made it very unpleasant

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I enjoyed my experience! Food was delicious! Place was packed but it was Valentine’s Day so it made sense. Sat outside, a little chilly but the heat lamps made everything better. I would definitely come again!!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Had reservations , took 15 minutes just to get up to the check in stand. Then another 30 minutes to be seated , & another 40 for the meal to come out. The waitress left us sitting at the table for 20 minutes before getting us water or greeting us.
Went around the same time last year & loved our experience.
Yes Way too pricey to be treated bad.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

This has become our annual spot for Valentine's day. Even though we had a reservation, there was a long reservation line because we were told that the manager decided to overbook. It was definitely not a long wait, so it's worth It! Parking can get a little crazy, so you should show up maybe 20-30 mns early....dont freak out if you can't find parking right away. We really enjoyed being inside the restaurant the first time we went next to the window. We tried outside which was really nice because they have heaters above the tables. We ordered the whole crab with the shrimp. For an appetizer we ordered the crab cakes, and they are amazing!! The waiter was amazing too. He said he's been there for 9 yrs....he knows his stuff for sure ...he even served us last year. We recommend this place 100%

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great! We went for Valentine’s Day but have gone back for Just casual dining. Had a great time.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was delicious! Perfect size portions too!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first time at The Dead Fish and celebrating our anniversary. The price was slightly higher than other crab shacks but the quality was much higher and well worth the price. I highly recommend the Dead Fish.
The only drawback was the limited parking
They do have security guarding the parking lots.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We were seated immediately and the service was attentive and much appreciated. The crab was delicious but messy, thank heavens for the bib, hand wipes and waiter who removed the excess shells.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went on Valentines Day. Overall experience was great. Tried the Super combo, which consisted of mussels, shrimps and crab. The crab was a bit dry and the shrimp was a smaller size than I expected, but the mussels were great. Bread was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Eat here regularly, for those different special occasions. Service is always awesome, food is always good. They need to replace the seats in the booths they are a little too soft and you sink way too far down, but that would not stop me from going back

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was magnificent, service was ok.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

One of our favorite places to eat! Great food, great service, wonderful view. We have never had a bad experience here. We were surprised how busy they were being the day before Valentine's Day, but luckily we had reservations. We recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Seated promptly (had reservation); service was super; food fresh, hot and outstanding (cupping was great).
Recommend reservations

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The Dead Fish is our go-to restaurant when we want to celebrate special days , you know, like Tuesdays. In addition to the fabulous views, the wait staff is always spot on. Our favorite meal is cioppino for two. Words can't describe how good it is. There is always a little bit of sauce left over which we take home and mix with fettuccine - a tasty reminder of the good food and time we had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Waterfront, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service, great food, great fun!....................................................................................

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I have been to the Dead Fish many times and I enjoy it each and every time. You cannot beat the view of the Carquinez Straits. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting out on the patio watching the boats go by. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.