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Dockside Bistro

501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
+1 360-956-1928
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (16 reviews)
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All hours
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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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

4 of us had dinner at the Dockside Bistro last weekend and had a very good experience. We liked the ambience, the staff was friendly and efficient, but it seemed they could have used another wait person. We were told the kitchen was down one...More

Thank Farq51
Reviewed 27 April 2017

To celebrate our son's 22 birthday, we chose this place for lunch. We knew nothing about it except that it had some good reviews online. It was one of the few sunny afternoon's this spring and the dock was filled with strolling people and the...More

Thank ut0pia929
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a hidden little gem, that I had forgotten about but recently rediscovered. Variety of lunch selections and specials with varying prices so everyone was pleased. Only one waiter during both recent visits and he could have given better service and sold more wine...More

Thank lkchome
Reviewed 8 April 2017

As first experiences go, this was not a good one. We were impressed with the ambiance upon arrival. We ordered drinks to include a glass of cabernet sauvignon and the Evergreen and the mussels as an appetizer. The drinks were perfect and I recommend the...More

Thank Sandra V
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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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