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DIRTY DINING: Dead Fish In Crockett Reopens After Closure Due To Evidence Of Vermin Infestation


The Dead Fish restaurant, located in the Town of Crockett, reopened on Dec.17 after a one-day closure due to evidence of a vermin infestation, according to the Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department.

As we previously reported, a video was circulating the internet showing two rats inside the dining area of the restaurant.

The Dead Fish responded, saying “With the weeklong dredging at the waterfront below, pulling up old lumber pilings, boats etc., the homeless encampment below the restaurant, winter landscaping of cutting back shrubs and trees, along with roof work the day prior, caused this one-time occurrence. We do not have rats.”


The Health Department’s inspection report from Dec.16, 2022 showed the following:

  • Dead Fish said they had an exterminator come on Nov.22, 2022. The exterminator found one dead mouse and rodent droppings.
  • On Dec.13, 2022, an exterminator found two dead rats on snap-traps in the basement and kitchen.
  • No live or dead rodents were found during the Health Department’s inspection on Dec.16, 2022, but there was evidence of rodents.
  • The lids on the flour, rice/dry bulk food containers had less than 10 fresh vermin droppings.
  • Old vermin droppings were located.
  • A pest control company inspects the restaurant at least once a month.

The Health Department re-inspected the restaurant on Dec.17, and they were allowed to reopen.

Click on the image shown above to read the report from the Environmental Health Department.

RELATED STORY: Dead Fish Restaurant Responds To Video Of Rats In Restaurant – “We Do Not Have Rats”



domo December 23, 2022 - 3:39 PM - 3:39 PM

…. can’t get much worse than that – and then to say you don’t have rats?

American Citizen December 23, 2022 - 3:51 PM - 3:51 PM

There are videos on social media of rats, falling from the ceiling in this restaurant.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 23, 2022 - 4:18 PM - 4:18 PM

We should all chip in and buy the inspector a new pen.

nytemuvr December 23, 2022 - 5:49 PM - 5:49 PM

@DR. JELLYFINGER.……A pen with spell check.

Whyisthat December 23, 2022 - 4:19 PM - 4:19 PM

Less than ten, so nine?

nytemuvr December 23, 2022 - 5:47 PM - 5:47 PM

Someone that writes these reports should learn to spell “incident” as I’m sure that word is used frequently for inspection reports.

Kris December 23, 2022 - 6:23 PM - 6:23 PM

Sorry, they’re probably California born and educated…

whatever December 23, 2022 - 5:50 PM - 5:50 PM

“we do not have rats”, unless you believe your lyin’ eyes showing them falling from the ceiling on video.

Yes, you DO have rats. Man, written records sure can mess up your PR campaign.

J. December 23, 2022 - 5:56 PM - 5:56 PM

Yup, no Rats. LOL

Old Timer December 23, 2022 - 6:19 PM - 6:19 PM

Didn’t like the food anyway but that would put it on my do not eat there list for sure.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 23, 2022 - 9:32 PM - 9:32 PM

And then there’s this…..

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