A. In Episode 11, of Season 7, "Do You See What I See?"
Dexter is stalking Hector Estrada, the man who ordered the murder of his mother.
Estrada was recently paroled, and Dexter wants to get him alone, so he can kill him.
In this scene, set on Christmas Eve, he stops Estrada outside a bar, and Estrada isn't glad to see a stranger.
pretends to be a drug dealer, and tells Estrada he keeps getting big
shipments of pot from a buddy in Honduras, and that he needs help
selling the stuff to the Hispanic market.
When Estrada hesitates, Dexter pretends to know some of Estrada's former associates.
Estrada agrees to meet him at 35 Keyside Road, at 10 PM.
What is it actually in real life?
A. The exterior of a dockside seafood market & restaurant.
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This is the outside of Berth 55 Fish Market & Seafood Deli, at 555 Pico Avenue, down on the docks of Long Beach, CA.
It's a mix of a fish market and a restaurant: there are patio tables out back for eating what they cook up inside.
And that's where they filmed this scene.
They are actually behind the building, at its northwest corner.
In the top screencap, the camera is looking south as
Dexter leans on a chain link fence surrounding a patio at the
building's north end. Estrada is walking north, towards him, along the
back of the building, next to the dock.
When the shot cuts to Dexter with boats behind him, the camera is looking northwest, at a sportfishing dock behind the Deli.
(Those refinery tanks seen in the
background are the ones encircled by the high wall that was used
earlier for the scene of Estrada getting out of prison. Next door to that location is the yard where they filmed the deserted boathose scene, and the kill room scene. And the later flashback of Doakes on a dock was shot just a few yards away from the boathouse.)
This Deli is literally right next door to the Queen's Wharf restaurant, where they shot the scene of Debra & Dexter talking in their cars.
A. In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the now, though,
I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Elaine, Mia, Joel, Susan, Eric, Jeff, Kerry & others. My thanks to all of