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Dockside Bistro

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501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229 (Columbia Ave NW)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Delafield, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is located with a view of the marina and the mtns. The food & wine were excellent. It was an early week night and the restaurant wasn't super busy, but the service was slow. I felt like I was in Europe. Hard to get waiter's attention in such a small restaurant. I would go back but maybe tell... More 

Thank Worldtraveler6191
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great service and excellent food. Always a pleasure to eat here. We start off with a cocktail then several appetizers. Next comes soup(wonderful gazpacho) then wine with our entrees. Finish up with port and dessert. An evening to write about!

Thank Matt M
Olympia, Washington
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for that someplace special you will have found it here. Ambiance, menu and service come together. If dinner is a bit steep you will find lunch a good place to start to tease your palate for a dinner in the future. A good selection is offered in the menu that will suit most.

Thank cpethia
Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and cozy Percival landing place for lunch and dinner. Excellent menu with daily seafood specials. Service is excellent. Food outstanding.

Thank ResultsInc
Steilacoom, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful seafood! Paired with a great wine list -- what a find! The chef is amazing, and her Pacific Rim fusion influences are delicious.

Thank TPN423
North Carolina
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242 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little restaurant with excellent food and and a very good wine list. Seafood here is very fresh delivered directly from the locals. Our meals were perfectly prepared. Popular place, reservations would be a good idea. We lucked out with seats at the bar!

Thank Condocat
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oysters are great and usually service is good but last time we were there it was very slow. In fact the waitress ended up giving us our desert since the service was so slow

Thank George W
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The interior of the restaurant was very small. Definitely recommend making a reservation as well. It is also a pretty dressy place, would not recommend arriving in shorts and t-shirts.

Thank DodgeJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This is an upscale bistro with a chef, I kid you not the food is not only delicious but presented beautifully. The waiter provided excellent knowledgable and attentive service. We enjoyed the seared razor clams, crab chowder, and pear-Gorgonzola ravioli. Just fantastic. I wish I was a wine person, their wine bar and selection looked to be very substantial and... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The menu is always varied. Quail and venison are not unusual fare. On the dockside, this one of our go to restaurants. Try the house salad served with pomes frites. The wine list is extensive and the service great and not obtrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed with booths and tables. They also cater to large groups in a separate dining... More 

Thank Gwendoline S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?