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For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
7:30 PM
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The Dead Fish

4.5
5749 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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 5749 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

It was great

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

We had a great time
Wonderful food
Great people

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Waiter was inattentive

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

Arrive early to find parking.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place for a date. Cabanas are comfortable and cozy. Drowns out noise and has great views of the water and bridge.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love this place. The calamari is my favorite! The cocktaiks are ehh. Dont turn out they way i like them.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal. Michael was great.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and great view. We had a lovely evening celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome dinner with friends

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went for lunch with my family. we eat here every couple of months since it's literally a 6 min drive from our home in Hercules. Ordered our usual order of Mussels which are always excellent. Also, ordered the Louis salad with shrimp added ...another favorite. The hubby ordered his usual, whole crab and we ordered chicken and fries for the kids. Service started out great but as the meal progressed the service became slow. It took us asking 3 different people before we receive the butter we initially asked for. Other than that another great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good service food are ok. Gem to the neighborhood limited parking space

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Have come here several times and the food is always excellent. Have had the fresh fish, clam chowder, crab enchiladas, crab sandwich, grilled mussels. Lots of choices so can try something different every time. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great for every occasion! Best food and service!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This restaurant used to have great food. On our last two visits we have been very disappointed. We are hard pressed to find something we like. The sizzling seafood platter used to be wonderful with great sauces. It now comes with very salty butter.
The chowder is some of the worst we have ever had. The wine is very expensive. Calamari now comes with less calamari but with added fried onions and peppers to make up the difference. The view can’t be beat but the food has gone downhill.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Family visiting from out of town

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our food was very good. Service was fast and efficient!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Fun place and great food. Scenic view and hot spot. Uniquely decorated for fun atmosphere. New favor location.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Over priced. My entree was served on the same bread that we were served when we were seated. Too much of the same bread and sandwich was bland. I won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very busy and ran like a Swiss watch. Great food drinks were decent great service too. sat outside very chill. Love the view too
Dead Fish rocks. Been there before. One of our favs

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Worth going out of your way for, always a great dinner the crab chowder is awesome as well as the fish and chips

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