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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (211)
Waterfront (188)
Special Occasion (170)
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Good for a Date (164)
Worth the Drive (154)
Good for Birthdays (152)
Good for Anniversaries (140)
Great for Outdoor Dining (135)
Casual (124)
Romantic (117)
Good for Groups (102)
Fun (81)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Great for Lunch (73)
Sunday Lunch (73)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Bar Seating (68)
Great for Brunch (61)
Authentic (47)
Comfort Food (47)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Business Meals (45)
Cozy (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
People Watching (37)
Kid-friendly (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Happy Hour (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Healthy (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Tasting Menu (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Disabled Access (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Great Beer (12)
Seasonal (11)
Live Sports (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Spicy (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Retirement

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

I did not care for the meals because they had way too much salt.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The service was excellent. Got there on time for our reservation and was promptly seated.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Fun
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·Dined 2 days ago

On the recommendation of a friend we decided to head out to the Dead Fish for Saturday Date Night and what a lovely experience! The waterfront views and cozy, slightly bohemian ambience were wonderful but the quality of the service, excellent food and wine were what really made our experience quite special. We will definitely return and recommend this jewel of a restaurant to all our friends. Many thanks to the Dead Fish staff for a spectacular evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 3 days ago

Good food 👍👍👍😀😀😀😀😀
Hard to find parking 👍👍👍👍👍
More parking please.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great with the exception of table size. We were a group of 4 seated outside and the tables they had us and other groups of 4 sitting at were just too small too. But like I said other than that everything was great.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Okay for a quick spur of the moment dinner reservation

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

A good spirit throughout

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·Dined 4 days ago

We go every year for my husband's birthday. Does not disappoint.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were seated in a room by ourselves (thus the noise level is low). I really appreciated being in the room as I am hard of hearing with a hearing aid and noise is picked up easily. When I walked through the main dining area to use the restroom, it made me really appreciate the room we were served at.

My sisters and I had the crab. It was good and fresh. The Birthday celebrants were served tiramisu each and we all had a taste of it. Fine place for dinner.

Our waitress was awesome. Sorry I forgot her name.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The large serving of pan-seared mussels was just the right size for me. Absolutely delicious! My husband had the halibut with lemon-caper sauce which he devoured quickly. Dessert is a must. The limoncello cake was my choice which was decadent while my husband had our waiter's recommendation (vanilla crunch cake). I suggest getting a reservation. The place was busy on a Sunday night.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have recently discovered the Dead Fish and love the atmosphere. It was a busy Sunday night but enjoyed the atmosphere and the great view of the bridge all lit up.

There are a lot of selections on the menu, and they are flexible allowing you to change out sides if desired.
Great place for special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is our happy place for dungeness crab, mussels and pasta. The meals are always consistently great. No corkage fee and great views. It is a must visit for special occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

As always we had a phenomenal time and introduced another newbie to this classic eatery!
An absolutely amazing meal, great service and a family favorite!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We celebrated my grandson's birthday on this occasion, however, we love dining here. This is our favorite restaurant! We love the garlic crab, shrimp and garlic noodles.

They're all so yummy and good as they're mouthwatering with the great seasonings and garlic.

The staff is always nice, accommodating and cheerful. We always receive outstanding service from everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The Dead Fish is a regular stop for us. It is a little pricey for the food, but the trade off is the view. They could stand to have valet parking.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the Dead Fish. Lovely views, terrific seafood, very engaging waitstaff. Well worth the drive!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really a great restaurant but, I'm sure they could upgrade the decor. Very dated... I've been going here all my life and I believe the decor has been the same all my life (lol). Not to take away from the quality of the food, it's amazing. No bad or mediocre reviews on the service nor the cuisine just the ambiance that's lacking due to all the burgundy and gold floating around. Love all the pictures, those they can keep! Very similar to Trader Vic's, they need redecorating as well but, the food is great.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always packed but staff is polite and attentive. Location is beautiful and restaurant is funky and dazzling. The place to go for crab.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great evening-------Thanks----will return---worth the drive----great service---super view of the bridge and water

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was delicious the appetizers came out right away however I was halfway thru appetizers and my drink still hadn’t arrived and no water had been offered but it still was all good !

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am so happy the Dead Fish is almost back to the way it was when I was first introduced in 1999.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Two dinner of Prime rib , potatoes and spinach was cold
Crab pan was so hot it burnt my hand told waitress she did nothing. Took 10 minutes fir crab to be cool enough to touch
Chicken pot was good
A lot of money for cold food and a burnt hand

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good fresh seafood, the Crab dishes never disappoint and a fun, noisy place (lots of celebration parties, fine with us) - just Highly Overpriced and service may suffer when the restaurant is full due to it's popularity (our service that particular night was great) and parking is a nightmare so get there early before 6pm and make sure you have a valid VISA card! It's pricey but worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Dead Fish is one of our favorite restaurants! The food is so delicious! Some of the dishes are a bit pricey but the taste and ingredients are well worth it. You will leave thoroughly satisfied!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was too salty. Quality was average and pricey. Hostess was rude but waitress was more personable. Only reason I would recommend to a friend is for the view and maybe some drinks on a clear day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great seafood and service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great meal, great menu, great service, fantastic view.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I grew up in Crockett and have been dining here since they opened. Even now that I live 40 minutes away we still make the trip for the great views and great food .
We just celebrated our 22nd anniversary here and had the best time
Highly recommended

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was great, the food was amazing . Everything was perfect.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I enjoyed the food and service. Great choice for my birthday celebration.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

My wife , kids and there spouses really enjoy the food and character of the restaurant. Our family lives in different states & locations and this restaurant is a must when we all have the chance to get together again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is always fresh and good. Diverse menu. Excellent servers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

A pleasant restaurant near the freeway exit. Specialties are crab and prime rib. Excellent crab cakes, roasted crab very salty, but waiter offered to exchange it for another. Service was very attentive and cheerful. Parking is easy, just make sure there are no valuables in the car.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and service.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Love this place we head out there from sacramento bout hr drive well worth the drive.... David M Sacramento ca

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We were served by Ryann and she was excellent.
The food was excellent. The SLAB is what my son always order. Like butter! I just wish parking was easier. Glad to see the security roaming around the perimeter, though. A plus!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Did not like our seater or our table!
The food was very good!
Yes it was noisy!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Two dinners were served cold twice but our server was very attentive and managed the problem to exceed our expectations. One the meals were delivered properly prepared they were excellent

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Garlic Noodles with Shrimp.
Crab Enchilada.
Side Cesaer Salad.
Prime Rib with Spinach.
Beet salad.
All met expectations.
Service was off.
Had to ask for water refills.
Prime Rib and Garlic Noodles
were brought while still eating salads.

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