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The Dead Fish

20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028
+1 510-787-3323
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“crab” (89 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Summary based on one lunch with friends: --ok, but nothing special. Expensive for what you get. --view from patio is ok, but nothing special --food is ok, but nothing special --service is ok, but... --free parking, but the lot to the right is a bit...More

Thank Richard H
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

We appreciate the feedback, Richard. We're happy you had a pleasant meal with us despite not exceeding your expectations. We'll address your concerns with the appropriate members of our team moving forward. We do hope to host you again soon for a more positive experience.

Reviewed August 16, 2017

I really like this place. It's in a very unexpected location off the beaten path with awesome views of the Bay looking toward Benecia and Vallejo and the new bridge. The seafood is very fresh and good. Great outdoor seating area in the shade with...More

Thank Iris S
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thanks for the 4-star rating and review, Iris! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant time with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our location and cuisine. That's what we like to see! We appreciate your...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017

This little gem of a restaurant is a destination place for lunch or dinner. Located high on a bluff overlooking Cal Maritime and just over the Benicia Bridge, the restaurant serves delicious seafood. We had a great crab and avocado appetizer and main dishes were...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thank you for the excellent review, Elizabeth! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We aim...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Their calamari steak melts in your mouth. I would highly recommend it. The roasted crab was a bit small portion for the price.More

Thank Deborah F
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thanks for your review, Deborah! It's fantastic you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. The calamari steak was a great choice, a real fan favorite. We strive to ensure our guests have a memorable experience...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

This restaurant is a small chain belonging to the same group as the Franciscan, Cioppinos, The Stinking Rose, etc. The crab is roasted and oh so good. They do roaseted combos like shrinp, mussels and crab too. The prime rib is also excellent. In fact...More

Thank Melinda B
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for sharing the outstanding review, Melinda! It was a pleasure hosting you and providing you with a perfectly cooked meal. Serving our guests only the most exceptional cuisine is something we take very seriously and we couldn't be happier that you had such...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Making reservations were easy and simple. No wait time until we were seated. Appetizers and food were amazing. You have the option to sit at the bar, get seated at a inside table or have the option to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful view....More

Thank Coco_8116
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for sharing, Coco! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at The Dead Fish. We're so glad that you loved your meal and our service. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Lovely location, great seafood and good service: overall memories are very good. One disappointment however. We booked over a week in advance for a party of 9: a Golden Wedding celebration, and we asked for a table with a nice view. We were place outside...More

Thank MichaelP24442
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Michael! We're happy you had a pleasant experience with us and appreciated our location and service. It's unfortunate you had such challenges with your seating. We're disappointed we couldn't accommodate your needs and fix the problem. We hold ourselves...More

Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Well the view and location is spectacular. They have outside dining and binoculars at some tables near the windows. The food is very good a little spent what do you expect.More

Thank toohuge
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Dear Guest, Thanks for the amazing review!  It's wonderful you enjoyed your time with us so much!  We're delighted you appreciated our convenient location with its beautiful views.  We love sharing our breathtaking sights with our guests and your praise lets us know we're succeeding!...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017

Our favorite waiters, waitresses, and bus boy at The Dead Fish. Birthday girls dinner, and as usual, very very good. Just wish that they would not overcook the shrimp whenever I order the fish stew. Other than that, we had a great dinner. Wife ordered...More

Thank John F
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you for the 5/5 rating, John! We're thrilled to hear you enjoy dining with us! It's fantastic that you were provided with excellent service and enjoyed your meals as well. We look forward to hosting you again soon during your next special occasion, and...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We spent a fabulous Friday evening, with some wonderful friends, at the Dead fish. Robert was our server and he was simply amazing! We shared the calamari, the shrimp and mussles, and the fish and chips. Also, the chocolate mousse bomb and slated caramel cake....More

Thank Tracy P
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Tracy! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful!  We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food.  It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much...More

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February 21, 2016|
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Response from KKLMinnesota | Reviewed this property |
I would Not recommend it! Too busy, too crowded! I would be surprised if it is allowed. I work at a restaurant , dogs are not allowed on the deck at all. We have a couple picnic tables down in the grass and if your dog is on... More
June 26, 2015|
Response from GiantsFan23 | Reviewed this property |
I have never brought a bottle, but according to their menu, they do not charge a corkage fee. :)
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June 20, 2015|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs, I believe. The "patio" is more like upscale cabana's although there are some tables and chairs, too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crockett
  • Phone Number: +1 510-787-3323
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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