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Dockside Bistro

501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
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Ranked #9 of 301 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Seattle, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent staff help to make this a fun spot. I prefer vegetarian and my husband loves meat. This restaurant can please both

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Calgary, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped in here for lunch a couple days ago and there isn't much reason to visit this place. No alcohol is served dockside despite tables set on the dock. Obviously it's a legal matter but if you are looking for a drink on a patio look elsewhere. Our server was terrific but the food was very average at best and... More

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Lacey, Washington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Thursdays are their $20 bottle of wine night! They have lots of great options to choose from (varietals and regions) and the price can't be beat! I had the duck prosciutto salad and 1/2 lamb rack. Both were delicious and I found the duck prosciutto salad to be unique and savory. I've never had anything quite like it. My husband... More

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Olympia, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

WOW! I can't say enough amazing things about this place. Super fresh seafood, always cooked perfectly and a really great wine selection. The staff is always super friendly and makes great suggestions. They have Gluten Free and Vegan options as well. The seafood martini is OMG out of this world, melt in your mouth amazing! You gotta eat here. The... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Dockside Bistro in Olympia last week. The weather was beautiful as we enjoyed an outside table, with an umbrella, near the water. People ambled back and forth as I ate the light and fragrant crab bisque, and finally a wonderful salad with a delicious slab of cheese, accompanied by sliced pear. The service was... More

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Spokane, WA
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have always avoided Bistros because their menus are usually not appealing to me but we walked into this one to look at the menu. We were immediately greeted by a very friendly waitress who informed us of the specials. The food was very good. We had sauted razor clams and crab chowder. Next time we are in Olympia, we... More

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Newport, OR
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here very much, the staff is friendly and fairly efficient, food is quite good and flavorful, portions are large (suggest splitting a salad between 2 as they are on the large size, There is a decent wine list which is reasonably priced. Dessert selection was rather limited. Would suggest making a reservation as they do get... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Whenever I get a chance to stop here and eat I do. Fabulous staff and care taken to everything. Pork belly quail egg and scallop appetizer was amazing.

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Olympia, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've been here several times, and never had a bad dish. They gladly make substitutions, are always friendly, and know their food! Their wait staff's suggestions are always spot on, so trust them!

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washington state
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We always look forward to eating at Dockside! It's absolutely our very favorite in Olympia, and its food, staff and ambiance are above reproach. We trust the wait staff to recommend the best wine pairing with our dinners and we're never disappointed. Their seafood martini is my special favorite! The Dockside's stand our entrees include a unique Bacon, Lettuce and... More

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