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The Dead Fish

20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028
+1 510-787-3323
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (82 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
“prime rib” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this restaurant. It is in a surprising place that I had never been to. The restaurant is very big with different seating areas. The day we went we were hoping to sit outside, but it ended up being very hot and we were...More

Thank Leila K
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate your feedback, Leila. It's excellent you enjoyed your time with us so much! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests and your praise for our mouthwatering dishes lets us know we're doing our job! However, your 3/5 rating indicates...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful meal from appetizers to dessert. We started with Mussels and Crab on a skillet. The server drizzled butter all over the top and it was sublime. Next, a perfect little Caesar Salad. Then for my entree I enjoyed a perfectly tender...More

Thank simpsonkim
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the excellent review! 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 to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a business group here for dinner. They were all very impressed with the venue although the mirrors on the wall (in theory to make it look bigger) did make it feel sort of strange. The food was really great, although the service was a...More

Thank Snakewrangler
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We're happy that you loved our cuisine and knowledgeable service. We strive to provide our guests with warm hospitality, efficient service, and delicious dishes. Regarding your concerns with the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun decor with great views of the Benicia straight and the ship traffic. Service is outstanding. Food is decent...not great...and a tad pricey. Still worth a visit if in the area.More

Thank Joseph M
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback, Joseph. We're glad you appreciated our prime location and stellar service, but we're disappointed that your time with us was less than ideal. We regret that we failed to exceed your standards. We will address your concerns with our team moving...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great lunch with family in town for Labor Day weekend. My sister had the cioppino which is always her favorite. I had the crab louie! Excellent service by Chauna who is our favorite wait person there. Excellent breads and as always no corkage....More

Thank travelwithpam
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Pam! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved our delicious food, along with our stunning views! We're also very pleased that our team provided you with friendly service! We'd love...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming here for years and have experience Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. Every time it's been great, a little pricey but great. This time we came here to celebrate my mom's birthday. The service and food was wonderful, also surprising here with a...More

Thank NativeCAMamaBear
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic rating. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our guests at all times so it's very pleasing to hear that we were able to accommodate you during...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chapinno and it was amazing! The sauce was fantastic. It would be great in a pasta dish as well.More

Thank USA1Emil
Cody G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for the amazing review. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - the chapinno was an excellent choice! We hope to see you soon to share an even more...More

Reviewed 18 August 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 5 weeks ago

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 16 August 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 18 August 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 14 August 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 16 August 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

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Cynthiafong
21 February 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
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E4468HCjerryb
26 June 2015|
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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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Jan B
20 June 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028
    (Pomona)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crockett
  • Phone Number: +1 510-787-3323
Description
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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