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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!!"
Crockett, CA 94525
Seafood, Prime Rib
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11 am - 10 pm
Weekend and Monday Holiday Brunch 11 am - 3 pm
$30 and under
Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We have two large parking lots.
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
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
I've been here before, but since I am a new parent--as a dad--I was extremely impressed that they had a changing station in the men's room. The food is great, the service is great, but it's the little things that count. I'd definitely recommend to restaurant to my friends, and to new parents.
The Dead Fish is a reasonable restaurant for fresh seafood. They have an interesting menu that includes several seafood items as well as Prime Rib items, in addition to several other choices. It is high on a hill above the Carquinez Straights with a view of the bay and nearby bridges. Food has always been good, lunch or dinner. There is outdoor seating available, even in inclement weather with movable heating units and canvas roofing.
I have been to the Dead Fish a number of time for lunch and dinner. I enjoy the food and ambience of the restaurant and the service is always very good. The one complaint I have is the cost. It is extremely high for many of the dishes, especially those that come ala carte and you have to buy a seperate side dish. This can push the cost of something like a Fish Sandwich into the $20 range rather than the more reasonable $10-15 range.
I ordered the Osso Buco and was quite happy with the serving size and the meal, but the cost ($30) was again about $5 over what i think it should have cost.
If you keep that in mind, I would recommend it
A good meal. I just wish since I hadn't finished my meal my server would have packed all of my leftovers. He literally only packed the seafood which was far less than my pasta which I guess they tossed. Meaning do not allow them to pack your leftovers, I essentially lost 2/3 of my money since they threw all my food away except half a crab.
We had a 6:45 reservation on a busy MLK Holiday weekend, and as things worked out, we arrived an hour and 15 minutes early. The parking lots were packed, but we kept looping around and got one. Luckily I was able to rebook our reservation for 5:45 and we still had to wait a few minutes but we got seated. I loved the nautical decoration theme. I ordered crab cakes and my husband ordered a half crab. My dish was not seasoned as much as I would have liked, but it was full of fresh crab and I dipped it in the roasted garlic sauce of the half crab. Next time I’ll bring my own wine, since there is no corkage fee and I didn’t care for the selection.
My husband and I with a friend went there for a dinner, and we have a reservation at five fifteen in the evening. There was much quiet and more relax because we got there earlier than we usually do. The food and service are good as always. My order is sea bass goes with lemon cappers butter sauce, potatoes, and couscous. My comment about the combination of the side dish. I do not feel potatoes go well with fish. But veggies will be the good choice go with fish and couscous. My husband and our friend ordered filet mignon which came with mesh potatoes and creamy spinach that was perfect match, and the filet mignon cooked perfectly. Overall it was a nice dinner gathering, and The Dead Fish is our favor restaurant.
Not very pleasant evening.... the table next to us had 2 males who were stupidly drunk and loud... they were cursing the entire evening super loud in front of their own kids and wives, all the tables in that section could hear them yelling and you could see in their faces that they were just apalled. At one point one of the drunks fell trying to get out by squeezing in between our table and theirs, he struck my sister in law and almost fell on top of her. Then the drunk person got back to his chair and started to yank on the wall decorations at the restaurant.. waitresses could hear and see everything that was going on but did nothing about it. Finally my brother in law and sister in law asked to speak with manager by this time the drunks and their family were on their way out... as they were leaving other people from the other tables started to comment about how unpleasant their evening was just like ours even though they were a few tables away from the noise whereas our table was right next to them.... we had a bad feeling about the evening right when we were sat at our table, as we showed up at our table it had to be cleaned and wiped down again because the people that I've been referring to during this review had been using our table because theirs was over crowded... this is my second bad experience at this restaurant, their food is great and very tasty but I'm very disappointed in the way our evening turned sour again at this restaurant....
Had not been to the Dead Fish for a couple of years and decided to give it a shot., Glad we did. It was better than last time. The food was excellent. Sea Bass was "to die for" and the Cioppino was wonderful. Wine was very good and the price not bad at all. Was with a party of 5, relatives from Australia, and everybody had a great time. Great place to eat with company. It was worth the 20+ mile drive.
I set a 6 PM reservation for 3 guests via OpenTable with "Birthday" occassion indicated. Arrived on time & was promptly seated far from the main dining room (where the ambiance is great with view of water and lighted bridge) immediately next to an open "bus station" & a wedged open emergency exit (on a 50 degree evening). The restaurant is always packed so we accepted this unfortunate seating location & moved ahead with our "celebration". Our waiter greeted us & took our drink orders promptly, but service after this was lacking. When he returned wth the drinks we ordered appetizers & the Crab for 4, asking what sides were included--he informed that it was ala carte (no sides)--I asked if there was bread & he informed that he could bring bread. Crab was delivered timely behind the appetizers by a server, without bread. Our waiter checked in on us 10 minutes after the crab arrived to ask how everything was going--we reminded him about the bread & asked for drawn butter as it didn't come with the crab. Another 5 minutes & we received four fresh bread rolls & a ramiken each of drawn butter. The waiter checked in once more near the end of our dining experience. GOOD: 1) The Louie salads were fresh & generous, 2) the crab chowder was rich & flavorful, 3) the crab was seasoned a little salty for our taste but was moist & delicious just the same. BAD: 1) The seating location was horrible--no one wants to be seated immediately adjacent to an open bus station nor a wedged open exit on a 50* day. 2) The wait staff was not attentive to our order or the empty water glasses. 3) There was no recognition of the "special event", & 4) Cost: $240 bought 2-Louie salads, 1-Crab chowder cup, Crab platter for 4, 1-coke, 1- Lagunitas (bottle), 1-med draft beer, & obligatory tip. Note, this was our second visit here--first was opposite of this experience & why we returned. But too expensive to risk this type of experience on a special occassion--I was embarrassed for my birthday guest.
I have never been disappointed dining at the Dead Fish. I love sitting on the open air back patio and taking in the view. For added fun and to avoid the parking nightmare, walk the bridge from Vallejo! It's a great way to work up an appetite.
Just like I wanted, we were seated outside BUT not under the heater ! Plus we were one table to last, so we received ALL the wind from the bay. No one was sitting behind us because there is no way anyone could sit there since it was cold and that table had no heater at all. Great view but way too cold to enjoy it. We left without any dessert or drinks. Food was delicious!
The large serving of grilled mussels was just the right amount for me. It was delicious! My husband had the halibut with lemon caper sauce. Although the halibut was a bit overcooked, he raved about the sauce and polished his plate. There was just enough room for dessert. We shared the Vanilla Crunch Cake. A nice ending to a delicious meal.
WE have been wanting to try the Dead Fish for over 25 years and finally met some friends to try it. A lot of people we know recommended the crab and prime rib, so that is what we had. The service was great as well as the ambiance. The food was fine, but nothing too creative, and really expensive for what it was- and compared to other establishments that serve the same type of food. Luckily we had the Costco Dead Fish coupon cards so we saved 20%. Just didn't knock our socks off
Portions were adequate. Prime Rib was excellent as was the creamed spinach. The potato salad was on the mushy side. The bread was average and the lemonade was less than desirable. Service was very good. Overall the the plates were overpriced. It is a nice place and the ambiance was nice once the fog lifted. I would go again if asked but it would not be a place on my top 10.
Second time here, and enjoyed this experience as much as the first visit. I’m pleasantly surprised by the service: it’s efficient & friendly. The food quality and taste is also better than most other casual dining seafood restaurants. Jumbo Shrimp cocktail was on par (delicious cocktail sauce), sea bass prepared perfectly, and the local Dungeness crab was on point & not over cooked. Solid flavors and seasoning. I saw wine on nearly every table, which suggested that the guest really enjoy and view this restaurant as a food & wine locale. Waived/low corkage is a huge bonus. When I am craving a seafood fix, I’ll be considering Dead Fish, for sure!
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