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Dockside Bistro

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501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229 (Columbia Ave NW)
360-956-1928
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasteful decor. High class food. A lovely evening.

We were happily surprised by this place. We had passed by it many times, not knowing what was inside. A well crafted meal, we could tell the chef really cares about what is put on the plate and how it's presented. A beautiful way to celebrate!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Gina V
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Freeland, Washington
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Freeland, Washington
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192 reviews 192 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were happily surprised by this place. We had passed by it many times, not knowing what was inside. A well crafted meal, we could tell the chef really cares about what is put on the plate and how it's presented. A beautiful way to celebrate!

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We often celibrate our anniversary here. We go because there are surprises on the menu,the wine is excellent and the service is special

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It had been at least a year since I have been there! Like the title says BEST FOOD in Olympia!!!!!! It is a little on the fancy side but the food is totally amazing!!! THIS PLACE ROCKS!!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to Dockside Bistro for a special celebration. The atmosphere was quiet and the view over Budd Bay on Puget Sound was wonderful. I had halibut that was perfectly cooked. My husband had the duck breast and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are times when we miss the fine dining of the east coast or Seattle. No more! Dockside Bistro... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with friends at this eatery last night. The oysters were fresh and firm. Duck, scallops, and lamb were well prepared with a nice presentation. The wine list is extensive. Try the Walter Deacon Syrah, it's very smooth. Finish with a slice of key lime pie and a glass of Port. The place was crowded and the service was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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246 reviews 246 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dinner on a Saturday night with a reservation for 7 PM. Waited 5 minites for our table to clear (popular, busy). Good service, very nice separated table arrangement. Started with fine fresh crusty bread (complimentary). Decent wine list with good price points. Orderd two Roasted Beet salads which were excellent. Ample beets, tasty sauce. One order of the Filet Mignon... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

stopped by on a sunny afternoon for a glass of wine and had a lovely half dozen oysters. the presentation of the oysters was original--arranged on pebbles that had been kept in the freezer. no melting ice, no mess! loved it. the oysters were small and delicious, served with a yummy minuiete. I know a ridiculous amount about wine, but... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great, fresh food! We've had some snooty service in the past, that has been a drawback. Great for couples, not family friendly.

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Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My Husband and I went here to celebrate our valentines. I've been craving for a steak in awhile, and this place definitely exceed my expectations. I ordered fillet mignon and my hubby had an elk steak. The steak were tender, cooked as we want it and just the right amount of portion. Definitely a place to revisit and have a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced, ordinary flavors, undersized portions, erratic hours and days open, superb location. Has amazing potential.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
    (Columbia Ave NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-956-1928

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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