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Dockside Bistro

501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
360-956-1928
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Ranked #10 of 295 restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Columbia Ave NW
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English first
Olympia, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Dockside has great food in a very pleasant atmosphere. The wine selection is good and the servers are knowledgeable. They obviously care about the quality of food, wine, presentation and service. Every meal we've had here has been a delight.

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Olympia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Dockside Bistro is a gem! The food is incredible with service to match! The roasted beet salad is fantastic and the lamb chops were just outstanding!

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Olympia, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We dine at Dockside several times each year, and it never disappoints. Lunch or dinner, the food is always excellent. We love the salmon BLT and fish tacos at lunch; any seafood you order for dinner will be fresh and perfectly cooked - not something you can necessarily say about most restaurants. The view is quite lovely, overlooking the marina.... More

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Olympia, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding dinner mid-week. Seafood cocktail, elk carpaccio both exquisetly done. The pear Gorgonzola ravioli was yummy. The seared sea scallops were done to perfection. Scallops being about the easiest thing to cook too much/too little; the dinner a testament to the kitchen. Service was timely and friendly. Key lime pie was also very good. Fun view over the docks. The... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I'll go ahead and say the food was excellent. No complaints at all. The service was good,not exactly fine dinnings idea of perfect, but not bad. She never brought bread (but she mentioned it twice) water service was slow and she wasn't super familiar with some of the ingredients in the dishes, going to the back to ask the chef... More

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Olympia, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a wonderful romantic restaurant for special occasions. The food is excellent and staff is attentive.

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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I visited twice over the holiday season, once for our anniversary and again with friends. The seafood Martini was a surprise as it is served hot, and enough to share. I also had the lobster bisque which was a small serving but plenty of lobster. I had the halibut served with fresh greens and gnocchi. There was plenty to take... More

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Yelm, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I want here for our 5th wedding anniversary. I got the elk and he got the lamb for our main entrees. Also, we each got a glass of wine and split the oysters on a 1/2 shell appetizer. Our server was nice enough no complaints there. My husband and I don't mind paying $25-35 for an entree... More

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Rainier, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Enjoyed the wine selection and sunset choices. Service was a bit slow, but capable! The fresh produce added to a tasty meal. Hard to beat the location!

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Richland, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Easily the best bang-for-buck, high-grade-fusion meal I’ve ever had. We started with the Seafood Martini (lobster, crab, shrimp, caviar, and sweet vermouth cream) followed by Oysters Rockefeller, done right. At first I thought the Duck Prosciutto Salad could have offered a touch more duck, but once you factor in the perfect balance of shaved fennel, watercress, figs, gorgonzola, and candied... More

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