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The Dead Fish

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20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett, CA 94525-1028 (Pomona)
+1 510-787-3323
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fairfield, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the family to the Dead Fish last night for a birthday dinner. I ordered fish and chips, a favorite I have enjoyed all over the US, including Alaska, and Canada. Having tasted this iconic dish in so many places, I have a certain expectation for quality, The Dead Fish has a good reputation among local diners, so I... More 

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1 Thank Foodman2010
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback. We're deeply disappointed your time with us was anything less than perfect. We strive to offer delicious food for our guests. We regret that our dishes didn't exceed your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. It's unfortunate you had such challenges during your time with us. We'll be addressing your concerns with... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have had lunch at Dead Fish many times. Food is consistently good, although, prices have increased. I typically order the Crab Louie, but this time, seems to be less crab and higher price ($10.99 to add crab to Louie). My friends ordered sandwiches and were not disappointed. Service is excellent.

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Thank Dennis H
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Dennis! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoy our food, especially the Crab Louie! We're also very pleased that our team provides you with excellent service! We'd love to host you again soon to share an even more positive experience with you. Have an... More 

Martinez, California
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. The staff is always friendly and usually efficient. The crab is delicious. While other things on the menu are good for folks who simply don't like crab (crazy, I know), the crab is really where it is at. And, according to my friends who like mussels, the mussels are amazing, as well.... More 

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Thank sliderlee
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect rating, Sliderlee! Providing great tasting meals and excellent service is always our highest priority. We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed dining with us and that we are one of your favorite restaurants! We hope you plan on stopping in again soon. We'd love to have you back! More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were all ready to like this place as it was a first try for us. The food was terrible we'll never return. This place is the worst restaurant we've ever been to. They were very late in serving our food to us and when they did, it was terrible. The squid and artichoke heart appetizers were the worst. Greasy... More 

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Thank LJBL
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share feedback from your recent experience at The Dead Fish. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team will reach out to you privately on TripAdvisor to learn and discuss more about your experience. Thank you More 

Idaho
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175 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We called for a reservation so we could get a seat with a view but didn't really get a view. The service was great though and the food was really good!

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Thank Newtraveler83
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that our team provided you with great service and that you loved your meal! We'd love to host you again soon for another fantastic experience! Have a terrific day! More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is in a great location overlooking the bridge and water. The crab cakes were delicious. I couldn't resist ordering the tiramisu. It was fantastic.

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Thank Frank K
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review, Frank! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved our location! We're also very pleased that your meal was delicious - the crab cakes and tiramisu are both outstanding choices! We can't wait to host you again soon for another mouthwatering meal! Thanks for sharing... More 

South San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great amposphere, service & food. Definitely will go back Love the bread rolls they offer while waiting for your meal

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Thank Lunarrr
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Luna! We're happy you had such a pleasant time with us! It's lovely you enjoyed our top-notch service and mouthwatering dishes. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting you again soon to share an even better experience with you soon! Have an... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Just finished a fillet Mignon great piece of steak, good service. Very enjoyable evening. There is not any more I can say without overstating my opinion. Prices were reasonable.

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Thank John P
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Thanks for the perfect review, John! We're delighted to hear that you had such an exceptional dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - the filet Mignon is an excellent choice! We're looking forward to hosting you again soon for another delicious meal! Thanks for sharing and have a great day! More 

Vallejo, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I absolutely love the crab here and at their other restaurants. Before we had kids my wife and I were trying as many crab places as we could find and this one is by far the best around. Get one crab for each of you because you are not going to want to share. My dad said... More 

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1 Thank David A
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review, David! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to provide stellar service alongside our mouthwatering dishes. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! The crab was a great choice, a definite fan favorite! It's lovely our team assists you in any way and makes you feel so welcome!... More 

Martinez, California
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a long lazy lunch that was superb. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly and the food was amazing. I had clam chowder with my crab melt sandwich - yum. My friends ordered the mussels and I will too - next time. They are generous with their servings and the food is really good. Oh, and the setting above... More 

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Thank Martinezman1025
Daniel G, General Manager at The Dead Fish, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're delighted you had such a pleasant experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service and mouthwatering dishes for our guests. Your praise for our food and our team lets us know we're doing our job! The mussels were a great choice! We're looking forward to hosting you again soon to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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