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The Dead Fish, Crockett, CA

The Dead Fish

4.3
4.3
9511 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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!!"

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 787-3323
  • Payment options
    Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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
    General Manager: (510) 787-3323
  • Neighborhood
    Crockett
  • Cross street
    Pomona
  • Parking details
    We have two large parking lots.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9,511 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

9,511 Reviews
  1. me2oo

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waitress was rude brought appetizers, salads, and dinner to the table all at the same time. When questioned, her response was, “Well you didn’t specify how you want your meal brought out.” This was Christmas Eve dinner with my Mom. I’m surprised she didn’t drop the check off at the same time. Horrible!

    2 people found this helpful

  2. HeidiS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I went here for our 2 year anniversary, for our first time. Food was good, could've used a bigger portion of the side dishes, we were still hungry! Overall we were very impressed with the ambiance and quality of service. Giving pets to the local kitty after dinner was also a plus! We will more than likely make this our annual dinner spot!

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  3. SEQbest

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place. Very homey, comfortable, and the view is gorgeous. The food is great, delicious. Selection is huge. Theres not too many places like this anymore. Either their too expensive, tiny prices with a huge price tag. This place is perfect! Best part...they check for vaccination before entering. That makes you feel comfortable that everyone around you cares about their health too just like you do.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday’s. Mine and my wife’s both.

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  5. Barb

    San Francisco

    132 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just not what it use to be. Food is definitely not as good the drinks are not as good. Condiments are not given unless asked. No garlic butter sauce with crab

    2 people found this helpful

  6. Chrissy

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed this dining. The food was fantastic. I chose a sea bass entree since it's more of a seafood restaurant. But my friend ordered the steak and she said it was very good. The sangria was super awesome. Loved it. I had two. A must try place.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    aunt visiting

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  8. KevinB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the Dead Fish Restaurant on Monday and I enjoyed it

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  9. Maria

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent but six of us were crammed into a very small table so it made it very uncomfortable to eat with all the plates and glasses on the table. I had asked for one of those private Cabanas but was put in a cabana with another group of six people not even six feet from us so it got quite noisy in there. Make sure if you ask for the private Cabana did they give you the one down below and not the one where you are sharing with another group. But the view and the food is amazing!

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  10. Hamikar

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was horrible. Used to be the best good around. The value was bad. Chechen sandwich no fries nothing. It was platted on a plate that was two feet long. Looked ridiculous. Horrible experience. Will never go back again. We ordered creamed spinach. We asked waitress. Is this cream as it tasted like regular spinach. She says oh yea we don’t use much cream. What? Really. You guys need to up your game.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I organized a surprise dinner for my boyfriend for his Birthday. I had heard from so many people how great the Dead Fish is! The best part of it is the spectacular view! If what you want is ambiance then this is the place for you. Unless you get put in this weird circus tent on the deck. We could barely see the view. I’m sorry to say everything else was not up to par either. There is no where to park. It took 30 minutes past my reservation to get seated. I never got my drink refilled or even asked if I want a refill. The food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. My boyfriend ordered seafood stew and got Cioppino which would have been fine except there was big crab legs in it that were not cracked. We had to get up and track down our waiter to get a crab cracker for him. I got the crab melt and it was three rolls with very little crab in it and a piece of melted cheese. A few people in our party got fish and chips and they said it was just ok. We had calamari for an appetizer and it was a little chewy. I got the clam chowder and had to put hot sauce in it because it was so bland. So to sum up: disappointed in the food and service but we had a great partial view at sunset. My best advice if you still want to go is to carpool!!!

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  12. nehurley

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good but they appear to be taking more reservations than they can handle. We showed up on time for our reservation and there was a line out the door (for reservations only). We sat for 20-30 mins past our reservation time waiting for an indoor table - they said outdoor would be even longer. Non-vaccinated have to sit outside which is understandable but for a place with a view, makes the wait for those with vaccines even longer.

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  13. SaulG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The crab is delicious. The service was great . There was a long line to get in, even with a reservation but we arrived early and were seated on time. There is also a grear view.

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  14. Browngirl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon was great my mom and aunt said. I had the crab and shrimp as always. Next time I will get crab only. Already made a new reservation.

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  15. jaunita

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the crab crostini for an appetizer. It was very good. Then I ordered a crabwich. It was terribly boring! The bread was just so so, there wasn't very much crab on it. It seemed sloppily made. There was no cheddar or horseradish vinaigrette on it, and just a tiny smear of avocado. Boring! Not special (or yummy) at all. Maybe the chef was off that day, don't know? I had to use my friend's salad dressing to make it even kind of good, but it still wasn't right. But the service was outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ryaine was our waitress. She is such an asset to your restaurant.

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  16. KevinJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, FABULOUS, perfect, timely service. Another wonderful evening at the DEAD FISH!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was horrible. I understand they might’ve been understaff, but the server was not attentive at all. When we asked for something he seems very bother by it. Our empty dishes were not picked up. We literally had to hold on to our dirty dishes because there were no to put them. Food was very mediocre. I used to go to dead fish at least 3X monthly and was always satisfied with both service and food. I believe they are under new management, but still doesn’t justified the type of service and food that was provided to us. Really bummed about this because dead fish used to be my fave restaurant. Sadly to say, but I will no longer go back.

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  18. trekkjv

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Server was great but seemed like too much business per server as at times service was absent. Thus best if you are less concerned about duration of visit.

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  19. WendiC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic view & food. Certainly well worth going!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked 8pm for 4 but, when I got there I had to wait a hour and a half to be seated. I ended up spending $1,800 plus leaving a $300 tip at another restaurant that I booked just in case. The other restaurant sat my party right away.. Never going to ever book anything at The Garbage Deadfish again. Even if some takes me there I'll refuse to go...

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  21. JohnR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great service to go add to the great food. Outstanding views.

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  22. ozzzz

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab melt sandwich wasn’t what I expected. More bread than filling.

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  23. RAYA

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been to the Deadfish numerous times. Always a pleasure. Server Sean was great! Thanks. C U again.

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  24. NormanM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Same old dead fish. Menu not user friendly . Prevailing attitude of them doing the customer a favor. I have written previously about “waiter/ busboy/ janitor. Vacuuming while customers are eating nearby and waiters removing plates while members of party still eating. However; it is the only quasi upscale restaurant between Oakland and Sacramento

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  25. ElizaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and fantastic food and drinks. Thank you.

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  26. Phyllis

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food! Never disappointed with the best crab in the Bay Area!

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  27. JasonB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server, I believe Name was david, could be mistaken but we sat outside. He was awesome!

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  28. AyannaA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delish, but we did have some challenges related to our reservation time being honored. Super appreciated how well the staff took care of us after our initial upset!

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  29. CyrusM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We been coming to This Resturant for over 20 years. Friends get together for dinner. We had blast, good food, excellent service. Our waiter Davide made sure our glasses was continuously full, food arrived on time. Peter the manager took care of us . I give them five star.

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  30. Lnlre

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We where excited when they took us to a room all to ourselves. The ambiance, service and food was excellent!

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  31. April

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and service was fabulous, the view spectacular, the only drawback was getting in. Once you are corralled through the entry process, all is well. This is a very popular and populated restaurant...if you can make it past the hoopla of entering the door, the atmosphere changes....it's kind of a stressful beginning, but a very satisfying experience once you are seated.

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  32. chucks

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We order clams and crab. The clams test old, didn’t taste fresh. I told the waitress, but She said nothing, and charge like we eat all. I tried to eat and every time I was very disappoint with #the taste. I never had this problem at Dead fish restaurant, it was always fresh.

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  33. Markv

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here. It was better than all the great things I've heard over the years! Seabass, Crab Louie Bloody Mary and Cosmo for dessert we had the carmel crunch cake and tarimiso (sp?) Every single thing was freakin phenomenal!

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab was excellent

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab is fried. I prefer steamed, but it was still really good. The tiramisu is definitely in my top two ever.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Robert

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been here a few times over the years. I spent the time seated outside looking at the bridge there. This time I was stuck inside. The atmosphere was old and campy as a diner. Food was crab or stuff I cannot have. The only white fish was cod and breaded. The Chardonnay selection was a few nothing great. Shrimp came w/ shells and legs and tails. I dint touch it. So if you want shell fish this place is yours and they do have large servings. FYI Parking on Sunday was nuts had to park in the neighborhood and walk down. But our server was as nice as she could be for she was swampt. Dont see me going back. The fit is not there for me.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed!

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  38. MarleneD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had an amazing time with my family one of my favorite Restaurants food delicious service excellent

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  39. MadelynL

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food .. love the combination of mussels shrimps and crab in a sizzling platter Don’t forget to order pasta ! Wish they still serve bread and butter as a free starter though ( they now charge for this )

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was fine, the table right behind be was loud not enough spacing

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Dead Fish using the Order Online button. The Dead Fish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 787-3323.

The Dead Fish is rated 4.3 stars by 9511 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Dead Fish

20050 San Pablo Avenue, Crockett, CA 94525

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pomona
  • Neighborhood
    Crockett
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have two large parking lots.
  • Payment options
    Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    J. C. Becerra
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 787-3323
  • 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
    General Manager: (510) 787-3323
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