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Dockside Bistro

501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
+1 360-956-1928
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood martini” (16 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
“pesto gnocchi” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i had a good experiance then a not so good experiance. food was very pretty and expensive but service was poor and taste of food just ok. my friends loved it had a very nice meal my mother disliked it. So i guess its worth...More

Thank gormally123
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the wild prawn pasta entree, $26 or $27. The flavor was good but the sauce was so rich that it literally made me feel ill for a few hours. Also, the dish was an entree but literally contained only two small prawns! It...More

Thank ColvilleB4
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent food and service. Beautiful view next to the harbor and the marina. Busy yet quiet enough for conversation without having to strain. Very fresh seafood.

Thank John_BShermanOaks_CA
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Bad birthday dinner all around. All four of us agreed this place was very bad. The greeting was sterile, there seemed to be a rush by the waiter for us to order, the food was mediocre at best and the room seemed dirty. We were...More

Thank Xavierrette
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We wanted a "special" night out for my wife's birthday. Looked at the "fancy" menu (and fancy prices) and figured this was the place. I am hoping it was an off night because it was far from "special". Pros: Ambiance. It has that high end...More

Thank ducklakedaniel
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner because of the fantastic reviews. Reserved a table online and put in the notes that it was my birthday. No acknowledgement of birthday at all. Oh well. No biggie. Waiter, Benjamin, was nice, but had some larger...More

Thank BrananMike
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We headed north to Olympia last minute from Portland (after the CA coast).... Looking over Trip Advisor, Dockside was further down on the list but one of us wanted a fillet. There we went. BEST meal of our past week! Phenomenal chef/owner, spectacular food. Great...More

Thank jgrinsurance
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Delightful to sit by the window and people watch on the boardwalk. First time for dinner here, although we have eaten lunch here twice before. They have switched their schedule to dinner only and Happy Hour from 2-5 on weekends. The female chef is off...More

1  Thank kayaklady2
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Best meal in WA. The cheese plate appetizer was fabulous. My husband and I had the halibut special. Outstanding. Quiet, classy ambiance. Bombay Saphire martinis perfect. Nice wine list. Attentive, knowledgeable and well groomed servers. 🤗.... Coming back for my birthday. Thank you Benjamin💕

Thank cbell_13
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

better food than most of this type, nice harbor view. servers were very polite even though we stayed and chatted.

Thank David D
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KathyH360
17 July 2017|
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Response from cbell_13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathy, I recall Dockside is known for seafood. There were salads on the menu, but maybe if u call ahead they can prepare a vegan dish so u all can enjoy this lovely restaurant.
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R N
23 August 2015|
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Response from Olydon | Reviewed this property |
Hey RN I am just a customer and am not sure but I am sure any phone call to them after 4 on weekdays can help. 360-956-1928 Oly Don
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Barry W
1 June 2015|
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Response from sabrinak55 |
The back half of the elk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
    (Columbia Ave NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-956-1928
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