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Dockside Bistro

501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
360-956-1928
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Ranked #6 of 300 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
kealakekua
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

what a great place. we found this on trip advisor and booked a reservation for our anniversary dinner. we had requested a window table and were happy to have the perfect corner spot. my wonderful husband had ordered flowers delivered to the restaurant so had lovely roses waiting for us along with a very nice card signed from all the... More

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Crestview, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Got there just as they opened for lunch. Food was very good and the view was great! Get there early for a window seat

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Olympia, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I retired recently and to celebrate, we went to the Dockside Bistro for dinner. Enjoyed a special app for the night - lobster and chanterelle mushrooms marinated and then sauteed, served with toasted pita and lemon butter cream foam - an absolutely delightful combination of flavors that had us wishing we'd ordered two apps instead of one to share. Of... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant, without being stuffy. Our waitress was good humored and gave us great suggestions. The ambiance is relaxing and upscale. The food was really good. Overall, a great experience!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stopped by for a quick lunch and was impressed by the fine dining atmosphere the portions were not the typical huge USA size over substance but the crab chowder and salmon dish was very well cooked and tasted divine. There was an impressive selection of wine on offer I only wish I was not driving. Next time for sure.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Small and intimate, but big time food. Service is engaging and knowledgeable. Menu is delicious and the presentation is fun. Perfect for those special evenings. Before or after dining, take a walk on Percival Landing.

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Richland, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Elk Ribeye Carpaccio, was amazing; plus, the kitchen was even so kind as to make us a small order of pomme frites, which made the appetizer perfect. Tried the goat cheese salad and then went with the pistachio encrusted halibut. No regrets. Looking forward to visit #3, already!

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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