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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
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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

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (197)
Waterfront (189)
Special Occasion (165)
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Good for a Date (161)
Worth the Drive (153)
Good for Birthdays (147)
Good for Anniversaries (141)
Casual (132)
Great for Outdoor Dining (122)
Romantic (116)
Good for Groups (101)
Fun (83)
Great for Lunch (78)
Neighborhood Gem (73)
Creative Cuisine (72)
Sunday Lunch (67)
Bar Seating (64)
Comfort Food (58)
Great for Brunch (57)
Business Meals (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Authentic (47)
Cozy (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
People Watching (33)
Kid-friendly (32)
Hot Spot (32)
Healthy (29)
Happy Hour (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Tasting Menu (23)
Notable Wine List (19)
Late-night Find (19)
Disabled Access (16)
Great Beer (15)
Seasonal (15)
Live Sports (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quick Bite (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Spicy (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Always friendly staff and the food is always good. Had clam chowder and crab enchiladas. Lots of crab and they always bring good bread to the table .

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Fun place for special occasions. Very extensive menu for food and drinks. Great view and atmosphere. Very large portions. Food is good but not great.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always one of my favorite places to visit! Service, food, ambiance- everything. Nothing less of 5 stars.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Great Beer, Live Sports, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Came here for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend for the first time and we enjoyed everything.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

For my first time there it was great and we will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

No parking, full busy restaurant , still the Service, the food, and the overall first time impression was 5 stars on a Saturday night !
Definitely would come back to try the other dishes.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Never disappoints! I got the mussel and cheese an skillet, my favorite. Great food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The Dead Fish has a celebratory vibe in feel. Nicely decorated and situated on the picturesque Carquinez Straits in charming Crockett, the place is totally eye candy, inside and out.

We recently visited for a birthday celebration, mine. Meals start with delivery of scrumptious Acme linked rolls and butter which got replaced as needed without asking. Wait staff is very attentive and friendly.

I had a delicious bacon, lettuce, tomato salad topped with shrimp. Delish and some came home with me. A friend ordered the fish and chips and says it was the best she ever had. A very large single piece of fish on top of perfectly done fries. French dip sandwich got rave reviews but my husband had the best....a filet mignon. He gave me a few bites and it was so perfectly done (rare) and tender, oohs and ahhs all during the meal. It's a bit pricey but really worth every cent. Enjoy!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and we love this place! Highly recommend it

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing! The crab was outstanding!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were seated right away with reservations. Staff was professional. Prime rib, cioppino, sea bass are fantastic. Beautiful views of the Carquinez Bridge & straits. Drinks are great & not watered down.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I thought it was funny that I paid $40 for a bottle of wine and the waiter unscrewed the cap.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is amazing! The crab was excellent and it’s a great place for special occasions. We went for our birthday celebration and they bring you a free slice of delicious cake and a beautiful candelabra for a candelight dessert. It’s right on the edge of the water and has an amazing view. The outdoor seating isn’t that great; it’s heated but still somewhat cold and there’s a cat that runs around outside which was unpleasant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good place overall the food was great. It’s a nice location.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great prime rib but you pay for it. Extremely loud inside. Wait staff seemed apathetic.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was a good experience.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was great and our waiter, Mike, was excellent. From the food to his service, one night to remember.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great evening at the Deadfish! The Deadfish is great for seafood and consistently delivers high quality food and service. Portions are generous. Great place to take friends or family visiting from out of town.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I love Dead Fish, it is our go to for a date night. We love the great service and great food!!

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is my go-to restaurant for special occasions and to enjoy amazing crab! I've been coming here for about 10 years now and I haven't been disappointed once. Incredible views (sit outside during warmer months - especially nice for brunch hours). The ambiance is great, food is always outstanding and I can't say enough about the service. Also - no corkage fee! Enjoy!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful crab and clam soup. Fabulous crab melt and crab Louie. Great view

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Authentic, Healthy, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I had another amazing experience. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. I sat in the back group room it was very nice and intimate for my dinner party.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Everything I requested on my note on Open Table was done. It is nice to find a place that carries out requests. I also loved my dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had dinner here for our wedding anniversary. I let the restaurant know about our occasion ahead of time via the special request text box on OpenTable. The waiter was very gracious and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. He brought over a candelabra and a dessert after our meal and wished us happy anniversary. The hostess took our photo for their website. The service was very good and we were more than pleased with the food. The bread is excellent. We left our bag of left over food and the waiter followed us outside to give it to us. I would definitely recommend other to try The Dead Fish.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home”. Excellent customer service.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Really good food, the view is amazing perfect for a date with that special someone.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went for our dae night wih out our kids. We get the usual which is the calamari and the cioppino. We spilt the meal. The calamari was tender and cooked beyond perfect. The soup was good. The octupus and fish cooked perfectly. Only weird thing was there was a stray cat hanging out on the outside patio looking for a meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great scenery. Even if it's cold and there's availability, request outside seating. You can view the Carquinez and the water, and there's ample heating. Even though there was a lot of folks eating dinner, you didn't feel cramped and service was on their game for a Saturday evening. Food was good and came out hot, water replenished promptly as well as their bread.

Overall a really nice place for seafood lovers!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was good. Service no problem. But the restaurant had a mildew smell.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always great, authentic Bay Area cuisine. Every time I return home, We stop at The Dead Fish. It's tradition!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent crab, as always! Great service. Great bread.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been there about five times and try something different each time. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for a last minute Thanksgiving seafood experience and were not disappointed - whereas in previous trips, we felt they skimped on the crab in appetizers, this time, we ordered a simple dinner of whole roasted crab, clam linguini (loved this), some sourdough cheese bread and a bottle of Reisling. Perfect. Thanks Dead Fish!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our server, didn’t get her name but she was so pleasant and nice. She made th whole experience world class. She was wonderful!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving Dinner, half of the group did not want the traditional and ordered off the menu,the vegetarian was very happy with the options and the seafood lover was delighted with the crab enchiladas. The service was great although the kitchen was rather pokey, this may have been because of the holiday meal, but you kind of expect that to be a plate and serve deal. The view at night was spectacular. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We celebrated Thanksgiving and a birthday. Great food, service, and ambiance. Definitely the best restaurant for special occasions in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at The Dead Fish. Service was outstanding. Food amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fun, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Here is the review I just made for Open Table: Since it was Thanksgiving day and very busy, I will cut them some slack for the overdone and dry calamari steak entre (without an apology), and an insensitive action by a server (who was quite good in other respects). Usually, things are better at the Dead Fish (the two other entrees that were served were fine), and I would still recommend them. However, at their fairly high price range, they should do better, even on Thanksgiving!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always excellent! Great food, great service, beautiful view. Love to eat here and The Franciscan in SF. Keep up the good work!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Dealt with a large crowd with ease. Service was outstanding. Great food.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Casual
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