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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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4.5

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 (202)
Waterfront (190)
Special Occasion (174)
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Good for Birthdays (164)
Good for a Date (164)
Good for Anniversaries (151)
Worth the Drive (137)
Casual (126)
Great for Outdoor Dining (122)
Romantic (114)
Fun (102)
Good for Groups (101)
Neighborhood Gem (85)
Great for Lunch (81)
Sunday Lunch (66)
Bar Seating (62)
Great for Brunch (62)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Comfort Food (58)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Authentic (52)
Business Meals (50)
Cozy (47)
Hot Spot (40)
Vibrant Bar Scene (40)
Kid-friendly (34)
People Watching (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Seasonal (27)
Healthy (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Late-night Find (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Great Beer (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Disabled Access (15)
Live Sports (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Sat on the patio in one of the cabana's had my 96 year old mother with us and it was a little cool so she still had the outside table she wanted but was comfortable, the view as always was fantastic, food excellent, service excellent. One of our favorite restaurants!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2014

Prime Rib was prepared perfectly. We always enjoy mussels/shrimp platter. The great service topped off our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2014

This restaurant came recommended to my visiting parents by the staff at the Marriott as they wanted seafood while visiting the Bay Area. The food did not disappoint! However, the parking situation is *terrible* and my poor elderly parents had to walk all the way down from the top of the hill nearby as street parking all the way at the top of the next street was all we could find.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2014

The seafood here is fantastic and the wait staff are fantastic. I like the signature crab chowder and the crab lasagna. Both are great. Ask for chowder extra hot; they use fresh crab on top the chowder cools off quickly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2014

Amazing views...great food and love that you can bring your own wine with NO corkage fee!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2014

Avoid the boneless short rib, it's disgustingly salty (smothered with dark sauce that tastes like awful soy sauce). Salmon in lemon butter caper sauce is mediocre. Dead fish stew and shrimp cioppino were both too salty as well.

Over all: not worth the money.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2014

Love this place. Food is always amazing, the crab lasagna is my go to every time I'm there!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our son-in-law after a promotion to Captain in the Sacramento City Fire District. We also celebrated his wife, our daughter, and our grandchildren who were the loyal supporters as our son-in-law studied and worked hard to attain this position. Chris, our waiter, was wonderful and after dinner brought out a special dessert and a candelabra with three, tall, brightly lit candles, saying to the Captain, "I thought you would be able to handle this fire"!! Very Sweet. A great time all around. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2014

Came for our 40th anniversary. Had great food, service, and ambiance. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Everything was excellent again for the second time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

I have been at the Dead Fish many times and I love everything about it. You can have crab or something simple like a burgaer or soup.
This place is unique. Everyone I bring here ,loves it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

We just found your wonderful restaurant about two years ago. I love eating outside in the cabanas! And so does my family.....the view and fresh air is great. The privacy is something we all enjoy and the customer service is excellent as well as the service. We don't get to come a lot, because we live in Davis, so we save our visits for special occasions.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

I took my wife here once before for her birthday, this time I took her along with my mother-law, brother in-law and step-daughter. Needless to say that I was the star of the day even though it was Mother's Day. The Dead Fish has an excellent menu choice from appetizer's to the main course. I ordered a large platter of Mussles` and Shrimp and Crab cakes for everyone at the table. Since my in-laws are from the South, they know good seafood when they taste it, and they said that this was some of the best they had ever tasted. None of them had eaten Mussles` eaten before but they really enjoyed everything including the timely service and the great view!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

We had a side dish of the garlic noodles, they seem a bit under cooked. The garlic crab was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

After 10 years in California we finally found a place that rivals East Coast seafood. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

So I really like the dead fish. The food is great have a good selection. It overlooks the bay and at night you really cant beat the view. On this trip however I made a reservation called ahead to check on it, but when I got there and gave them may name someone had taken my reservation. It would be bad on a normal day but the day before mothers day isn't the day to show up without a reservation. So ok my table is gone I have to wait I'll talk to the manager and they will make it right. Well no the manager says reservations are first come first serve. So ya was I a little upset, yes I was. Will I go back to Dead Fish, yes I will. Hopefully this doesn't become a normal thing and I can continue to enjoy this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The crab chowder was wonderful and the fresh crab was greater than expected. Our primary reason for choosing The Dead Fish was to celebrate Mother's Day and eat fresh crab. Our wishes were fulfilled; however, the next time we decide to go to The Dead Fish it will NOT be on a holiday. It was entirely too crowded and we had to wait over 45 minutes to be seated even though we had an early reservation. Also, parking was a huge challenge. Overall, the service was well timed and friendly. Once we were seated, we did not feel rushed. Thank you for a nice dining experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Had a fantastic evening at the dead fish great food and service as usual waiters are attentive without being bothersome food was beautifully prepared. A great place to sit on the patio great views. I would highly recommend eating here my only complaint is the parking.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 10, 2014

It's a great place to dine for special events. We were there Saturday to celebrate an early Mother's day with family. The fkood was great as always.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Enjoyed a family celebaration on Saturday. Parking a challenge, rest of experience was nice. Showed up very early with large party for a reserved time, accomodated us without complaint or fuss anyway. Noticeably busy, but wait times for food were short and kids stayed calm. Highly recommend reservation, looked like everyone shows up there on the weekend, as I said earlier parking covered the neighborhood. In-laws happy with experience, can't put price on that.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 10, 2014

horrible. tried to give this place a second chance!!!!!!!Mistake...Asked for a view. 2x rejected!!!! waited over an hour for a salad!!! never got a glass of water. had about 10 different waiters come to the table with the wrong food. forget it!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2014

Just splendid!! Great food great service and a personal favorite.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 9, 2014

Had the calamari appetizer, and the caesar salad with crab. Both were outstanding! We especially enjoyed the dressing on the caesar salad - as foodies we tried to determine what was so remarkable about it.... perhaps a hint of horseradish(?) The service was wonderful, and so was the view. It was truly a remarkable dinner that I will remember for a long, long time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2014

It was a busy friday nite. had to request water 3 times and bread twice. server was nice but distracted. food was good. parking was a pain.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 7, 2014

Great food, spectacular view of Carquinez Straits, excellent service. We have dined here for special occasions several times and have not been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2014

Hostess wasn't very friendly. Didn't even acknowledge us when we left and she wasn't even busy. All customers should be provided with the same service and common courtesy, not just the older ones.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2014

Yeah, the name is weird. The menu plays along with the "dead" theme, in a really fun way ... and that will help you get past the name really quickly. Similarly, get past the fact this place is in Crockett. Who would go to Crockett for a great meal with so many incredibly well-known "foodie communities" all around? But again, the simple menu will surprise you. Portions are big; everyone in our group of six found something that they loved. This was a wonderful all around surprise. Oh... and don't forget the view! Nestled on the cliff above the water, at the southern end of the Carquinez Bridge, the views are spectacular! Enjoy!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2014

This place was full, so lots of people like it more than I did. There wasn't much finesse in the food preparation. Service was good and the place has lots of ambience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2014

The view is so lovely, and eating here at sunset is very special. I have enjoyed brunches and lunches and early dinners on the patio. Inside on a weekend night it's way too noisy for my taste but the service and the food are both always good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2014

This was was the place of our first date and we revistied for an anniversary dinner. Our server, Jamie, was fabulous! We had a fantastic experience and could not have asked for a more memorbale evening. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2014

What a beautiful restaurant, but what poor management at the reservation desk! They should not be on Open Table because they do not honor their reservations!! My boyfriend and I were very excited about coming here and got there 5 minutes before our reservation and they said we would have to wait to be seated because they hadn't sat 5 tables before us that had reservations as well. Huh? They were just taking people in without reservations and not saving tables. There were about 20-30 people waiting for a table so we just decided to eat in the loud and uncomfortable bar area. What a disappointment!! They should not be on Open Table if they are going to manage like that!! Just an FYI to future diners.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Prime Rib and Crab was outstanding! Reservations are a good idea no matter how big or how small your group. Nice to sit outside in the afternoon and watch the boats go by. A beautiful view of the bridge.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2014

This was my first visit and I must say that when I saw the size of the restaurant I was a little overwhelmed and dubious that it would be anything more than a touristy, so- so eating place, but... The view from our outside table was spectacular. The (lotta) crab and wine excellent - that's all we had. And the very pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient server made the whole experience special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2014

The last two times have been below par. Waiter was good, but trouble with a lost order, and very slow kitchen response/service has ruined a perfectly good dining experience two times now. If this continues we would not recommend this restaurant again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner very much and our waitress was a gem. The downside was that it was so busy that we had to park and walk a long way to get to the restaurant. Our waitress was very busy and it took a long time to get our order taken. The good side? Even though it was very busy, our table was ready and waiting for us. The food was wonderful: great ingredients, cooked perfectly. It was worth putting up with the inconveniences.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2014

It was mine and my husbands anniversary and we wanted to go some place not too far from home with great foods and great ambiance. We always heard great things about the Dead Fish so we decided to give it a try. We went on a Friday night and although we had a 7:30 reservation they were able to seat us early. Our server was very friendly. I wish I could remember his name but he gave us excellent service. We started with drinks and appetizers. We took our time and our server was very patient he didnt rush us, let us enjoy our view of the bridge. My hubby doesnt usually eat fish but we ordered the Halibut based on our servers recommendation and the Prime Rib and Crab plate to share we ate it all up! It was amazing! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2014

This is a delightful place. The food is tops. don't let the name fool you, I had the lamb and it was great. We have always have excellent food here. Chris, our waiter, anticipated our needs most of the evening, drinks, water, coffee, etc. Then there is the view, sunset is most plesant, and outside seating is available. This is a good place for a special occasion or simply a splendid meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 30, 2014

We always get the sizzle hot plate with crab, shrimp and mussel. Never a disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2014

FROM SACRAMENTO . . . WE PLAN OUR TRIPS TO INCLUDE A STOP,
COULD BE . . . .
A REASON TO MOVE TO CROCKETT!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2014

Though off the 'beaten path,' Dead Fish exceeded my expectations. Service was good - drinks came quickly and meals arrived timely. Prior to this visit, I had only eaten on their outdoor patio. Weather permitting, the patio is awesome with its panoramic view of the bay. I was surprised at how large the restaurant actually is -- looks like the owners have done all they can to accommodate the inevitable crowds. Note that parking can be a challenge -- even though there's nothing else around, 3 parking lots and some street parking, parking was still a challenge. Keep this in mind when visiting on weekends and/or peak times.

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