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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 (188)
Special Occasion (175)
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Good for Birthdays (169)
Good for a Date (160)
Good for Anniversaries (157)
Worth the Drive (135)
Casual (131)
Romantic (119)
Great for Outdoor Dining (118)
Fun (101)
Good for Groups (100)
Great for Lunch (91)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Bar Seating (66)
Sunday Lunch (64)
Great for Brunch (62)
Comfort Food (58)
Cozy (53)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Authentic (51)
Business Meals (47)
Hot Spot (43)
Kid-friendly (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Local Ingredients (30)
Seasonal (29)
People Watching (28)
Notable Wine List (25)
Happy Hour (23)
Healthy (21)
Disabled Access (20)
Late-night Find (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Great Beer (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Quick Bite (16)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Live Sports (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Tapas (5)
Spicy (4)
Vegan (4)
Organic (2)
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·Dined a day ago

Came with my boyfriend who flew in from LA for a late Valentine’s Day dinner. We had the best experience great service, excellent food. We sat outside on the patio, and watched as the sun went down. We brought our own bottle of wine, and had the prime rib and a whole crab. Delicious. Would recommend to anyone. Great place.

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·Dined 2 days ago

My girlfriend loved it and she’s the most honest person I know

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the ciopino.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

It’s usually very good here, our favorite restaurant in the area, but this time everything was a miss! The pricey Halibut at $30 was dry. The Calamari steak that I’ve had before has shrunk in portion. And although it was early and not busy yet, the service was poor and had to ask twice for everything.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I enjoyed my experience! Food was delicious! Place was packed but it was Valentine’s Day so it made sense. Sat outside, a little chilly but the heat lamps made everything better. I would definitely come again!!!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Had reservations , took 15 minutes just to get up to the check in stand. Then another 30 minutes to be seated , & another 40 for the meal to come out. The waitress left us sitting at the table for 20 minutes before getting us water or greeting us.
Went around the same time last year & loved our experience.
Yes Way too pricey to be treated bad.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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·Dined 3 days ago

This has become our annual spot for Valentine's day. Even though we had a reservation, there was a long reservation line because we were told that the manager decided to overbook. It was definitely not a long wait, so it's worth It! Parking can get a little crazy, so you should show up maybe 20-30 mns early....dont freak out if you can't find parking right away. We really enjoyed being inside the restaurant the first time we went next to the window. We tried outside which was really nice because they have heaters above the tables. We ordered the whole crab with the shrimp. For an appetizer we ordered the crab cakes, and they are amazing!! The waiter was amazing too. He said he's been there for 9 yrs....he knows his stuff for sure ...he even served us last year. We recommend this place 100%

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great! We went for Valentine’s Day but have gone back for Just casual dining. Had a great time.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was delicious! Perfect size portions too!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first time at The Dead Fish and celebrating our anniversary. The price was slightly higher than other crab shacks but the quality was much higher and well worth the price. I highly recommend the Dead Fish.
The only drawback was the limited parking
They do have security guarding the parking lots.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We were seated immediately and the service was attentive and much appreciated. The crab was delicious but messy, thank heavens for the bib, hand wipes and waiter who removed the excess shells.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went on Valentines Day. Overall experience was great. Tried the Super combo, which consisted of mussels, shrimps and crab. The crab was a bit dry and the shrimp was a smaller size than I expected, but the mussels were great. Bread was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Eat here regularly, for those different special occasions. Service is always awesome, food is always good. They need to replace the seats in the booths they are a little too soft and you sink way too far down, but that would not stop me from going back

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was magnificent, service was ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite places to eat! Great food, great service, wonderful view. We have never had a bad experience here. We were surprised how busy they were being the day before Valentine's Day, but luckily we had reservations. We recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Seated promptly (had reservation); service was super; food fresh, hot and outstanding (cupping was great).
Recommend reservations

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The Dead Fish is our go-to restaurant when we want to celebrate special days , you know, like Tuesdays. In addition to the fabulous views, the wait staff is always spot on. Our favorite meal is cioppino for two. Words can't describe how good it is. There is always a little bit of sauce left over which we take home and mix with fettuccine - a tasty reminder of the good food and time we had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Waterfront, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, great food, great fun!....................................................................................

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to the Dead Fish many times and I enjoy it each and every time. You cannot beat the view of the Carquinez Straits. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting out on the patio watching the boats go by. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Waitress was great and so was the food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

My family and love the garlic crab and noodles! We celebrate all our family birthdays here

The service is outstanding as all the staff are very personable, nice and accommodating.

This is our favorite place to eat!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Very very good food highly recommended! If I could I’d eat there once a week....

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Was very disappointed made a special request to have a water view since it was our 14 year anniversary got taken to the very back of the restaurant seemed like a closet. Food was good service staff was good just disappointed with our seating arrangement.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good as usual. Wait staff work as a team thus food is delivered hot. Parking can be an issue.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall it was a great visit; the only two comments for improvement: the room was very hot and we asked for the A/C but it only work for a little while. The appetaizer (sp) of crab and shrimp (half order) appeared smaller than normal. But other than these two everything else went very well. Thank you! P.S. Can you let us know where can we see our picture of the event? Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Crystal (server) was great. However, I do feel like the kitchen rushed our service. My biggest pet peeve: I ordered the filet medium rare, it came out butterflied and over cooked. The next came back perfectly medium rare but still butterflied. Unless I make a special request, please dont butterfly my filet.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first visit, booked for my husbands Birthday after reading yelp reviews was a little nervous and was thinking of changing venues, however we went and glad we did we found the service great and enjoyed our meal, also had a great table with view!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great spot for lunch, beautiful water view, really unique place, feels like old California. You can sit at a water view table or an intimate leather booth. Good food, wide variety of options and everything is delicious (portions on some items are large if you want to share different things). Wine list is perfect for the food and setting, adequate selection, unpretentious and affordably priced. Friendly, competent service. An enjoyable, relaxed experience. Conveniently located off I-80, about halfway between San Francisco and Napa with easy parking.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful. Excellent food, and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Out of town guest.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall, very good value, except for the calamari steak. Would not order again, possibly the smallest portion my wife and I have ever seen. It was almost laughable. Everything else was very good and a good time was had by all. Just the calamari was at least half the size of what it shouldve been. We all know why , and it's unfortunate. No one would come back for that.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great time on date night with my wife! Wonderful experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We enjoyed perfect weather and view, the fish was cooked to perfection and service was friendly and efficient.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Four of us went to celebrate my birthday. We were so happy to see that the service and food presentation has greatly improved. It's now back to one of our favorite spots!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Girls get together to celebrate a Birthday. Food delicious, service was great, we will come back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

They specialize in crab and prime rib, and unfortunately I can't review either of those. We had the fish and chips, which were very good. Featured a very generous portion of fish, fried to perfection with a nice crisp (not greasy) crust, and perfect inside. Also had the seafood squid ink linguine with crab, fish, shrimp, calamari, mussels, and clams. It was served with a red sauce (ala cioppino), and just didn't click as well as we'd hoped. The crab and fish seemed fresher than the mussels and clams, but they may have just been a bit overcooked. We'll have to try some other dishes there in the future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Been going dining here for about 20 years. Only 3rd time for terrible service and dirty crab.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We always enjoy our meals at the Dead Fish, the fresh bread is the champion with any of their items.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a great night out! Meet with a few good friends and had the best food Dead Fish could Plate. We had a few small plates... Crab cakes, shrimp, beat salad and apple salad. This with the fresh baked bread OMG.... I had the whole crab and this was a treat. I will have it again, we also had the halibut in the chipino sauce that was to die for. The prime rib was out of this world.
Chris was our waiter and he did a fantastic job. We will be back!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good service, Very nice view, decent drinks, nice atmosphere but the food was very very salty. Lots of water needed.

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