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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (212)
Waterfront (189)
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Good for a Date (165)
Worth the Drive (155)
Good for Birthdays (152)
Good for Anniversaries (142)
Great for Outdoor Dining (135)
Casual (126)
Romantic (119)
Good for Groups (104)
Fun (82)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Great for Lunch (73)
Sunday Lunch (73)
Creative Cuisine (71)
Bar Seating (69)
Great for Brunch (61)
Comfort Food (48)
Authentic (47)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Business Meals (45)
Cozy (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
People Watching (37)
Hot Spot (33)
Kid-friendly (32)
Happy Hour (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Healthy (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Tasting Menu (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Disabled Access (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Great Beer (13)
Seasonal (11)
Live Sports (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Spicy (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderfully delicious, great service, popular place. Dungeness garlic 🦀 crab, crab Louie, everything on the menu is delicious! Great outdoor dining overlooking Carquinez Straits. Easy to get to!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The crab was excellent as usual. I love coming here!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The Dead Fish staff, food and service exceeded far beyond our expectations. It automatically became one of our staple restaurants. It's definitely a keeper. We give it our 12 star rating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, People Watching, Business Meals, Vegan
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Never fails to impress. Always busy, great view (romantic). Awesome menu and we enjoy every minute.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best dining experience in the East Bay.
We were celebrating my wife's birthday with my in-laws (late
80's with mobility problems). They really took care of us, we felt very special.
My father-in-law said it was the best filet mignon he had ever tried!!
There were six in our party and they had something to satisfy everyone's appetite.
OUTSTANDING.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great place for brunch!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Making a reservation got us a window table with a great view of the bridges. Food was a good deal better than I expect from a view restaurant. Service was friendly and skilled.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The price of brunch is exhorbitant. The brunch food just isn't that tasty. There were six of us and we all had sandwiches and soft drinks. The bill, with a 20 percent tip, was $24.50 per person, or $147. That's a lot of money for a sandwich and a coke!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Celebrating my wife’s birthday. Should have taken her to someplace else. Reservations made, seated at the time reserved. That’s good. View.... due to the fires nearby in Napa and Solano counties, we decided to stay indoors due to poor air quality. Got a view, after they removed the high chair stacks so we could see the view.
Food.... terrible. Garlic crab was so dry. Where’s the garlic and butter and herbs? Halibut was terrible. Dry. Burned onto the cast iron platter. And it was to be encrusted. No crust. Just a dried red schmear on top. Don’t even know what that was. Couldn’t get the fish removed from the plate. So she left the bottom stuck to the plate. Great couscous tho. Wife loved it!
Service was great. Wife’s drink was Moscow mule. The 1st one was good. The second one lacked alcohol and where’s the lime like the first drink? Must have been left sitting next to the vodka! Well I tipped more than I should have since the service was great! Everything else.... well i owe my wife another birthday dinner since she was, and I was too, not happy overall.
And be ready to smell the cigarette smoke from the parting guests, there smoking section appears to be at the entrance while guests wait for their car.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I'm a loyal customer read any of my reviews.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice place, showed up at 7:20 PM and it was packed. Good to have a 7:30reservation. We sat outside in a cabana where it was quiet and warm. Staff was attentive and friendly. Ate too much and still left with a carryout bag.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a very busy night so our server was understandably delayed at time, but still attentive and took very good care of us. The drinks delicious and refreshing. Our crab crostini so amazing! The cioppino layered with flavor, the filet mignon perfectly tender and well seasoned! Absolutely everything on the table delicious and we had such a great time bringing our friends for their first time! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you visiting. We definitely will be back.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first visit to the Dead Fish. We were celebrating my aunt's 88th birthday. Everything was perfect. Our waiter was so very attentive, polite, and accommodating. The food was yummy, with multiple selections to pick from. My only complaint would be the noise level. We had to lean in close to one another to hear. And by close, I mean about a foot from mouth to ear. Perhaps when people are all enjoying themselves, it just gets noisy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everything about The Dead Fish was fantastic. From the energy you feel when you walk on to the dessert served at the end. Food, service was exceptional and matched the view...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always wonderful & accommodating. Yummy food. Great service. My service dog is most welcome (Doberman). Stunning view. Worth driving from anywhere!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Birthday my wife love the crab so she choose her place for dinner my favorite also

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It's all about service. Service tonight was excellent. Keep it up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

So glad I finally made it here! Great views, food and service! Very funky eclectic bar area and interior spaces, and equally nice outdoor tables. 5 star for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very good food and experience. It was a neat first time experience for out family. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lunch with a friend. Beautiful views. Excellent service and good selection of dining possibilities. Full bar.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great! Food was delicious, service was great! Really want to go back soon

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Celebrated our 40th Anniversary at our favorite local restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was very disappointed on this last visit! I brought 2 friends it was their first time. We didnt even get offered fresh pepper and Parmesan cheese for our pasta like other tables around us did. We had to ask twice for a drink refill and we waited 10 minutes just to get a side of tartar sauce. For the price, the service should b better! It wasnt even that busy. :( we spent good money there too. I know my friends were not impressed and will not be coming back. I assured them that dinner service was better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The view and service were great. Within 30 minutes of leaving the restaurant I developed stomach cramps followed later that day by other unpleasant intestinal issues. I’m assuming it was the Shrimp fettucine because I was the only one in our group who had that entrée and the only one who got sick.

I sent the restaurant a note about this but have not gotten a reply. ☹

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fun and funky destination eating experience. Priced a bit high for what you get.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food as always! We come here at least twice a month if not more. The only thing notable to improve on this visit is the portion size of the crab lasagna. It's one of my favorites, but was much smaller this visit than in previous visits; however, price was same.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. Parking was terrible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a fun night out with family. Great food, great location, great time.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great time. Everyone loved the dinner and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was good but nothing exceptional. It could have been my selection of fish. The view is amazing. Parking is a problem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love the Dead Fish. It's my favorite place to dine. Great food, excellent service and an awesome outside dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

While eating outside, a mouse ran by and decided to hang out on the back patio area. Disturbing and disgusting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

When for my husband birthday and the food was really good great time with fun and family

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We go often to the Dead Fish. On this occasion it was to meet fellow alumni from Cal Maritime and their wives for a late lunch before attending a function at Cal Maritime. We sat outdoors and had great views of our alma mater. The food was excellent as usual and so was the service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a great time and felt we could be left alone to chat as well as not be ignored. The food was great; we had fantastic mojitos. I would definitely come back and recommend it highly. In fact, we are coming back next Saturday night!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fantastic place to celebrate.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great location and food. Quite pricey even for fish and chips. Bread is great and plentiful. Try the crab enchilada

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

It was a wonderful evening as we celebrated our daughters 21st Bday. The drinks came out faster than any place I'd ever been. High quality, great food. Definitely a place to frequent

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I w as very diapointed in the crab very fishey tasteing

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