In addition to top-shelf mixed drinks, Dockside Bistro also has an extensive list of over 130 different wines from the Pacific Northwest, California, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. As with our locally sourced produce, we take particular pride in hosting established and emerging wineries from the exciting wine scene developing in South Puget Sound.
Please join us for an exceptional dining experience in our warm, waterfront setting.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Seared Sea Scallops*
Potato Cake/Arugula/Saffron Cream Sauce
Potato Cake/Haricot Verts Black Truffle Cognac Bordelaise Sauce
Lobster/Crab/Shrimp/Scallop/Caviar, Sweet Vermouth Cream Sauce
tasty birthday dinner that was a real treat for us after a year of eating at home. loved their wine, the service and food was impeccable. we can’t wait to go again and we felt very safe.
Lovely dinner and great service.
Easily the best fine dining venue in the Tumwater- Olympia -Lacey metroplex. The food is heavenly, the staff attentive and friendly, the atmosphere and views wonderful. Our very favorite!!!
Amazing experience. Dockside is the best for sure. Thanks
Our waitress was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and our food arrived in a timely manner as well as our check. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Olympia. We will return again.
Absolutely loved it. Menu was inovative, and had such a great variety. Server was excellent...Love the wine list though it was a school night, lol....so didn't really get to experience it....Have actually looked for a restaurant exactly like this
also love it is close to our home
Dockside has an intimate atmosphere with a beautiful view of the Sound. The food is incredible and the service with Ben was outstanding. Enjoy every moment!!!
Fantastic appetizer menu! Great presentation, flavor, and variety!
Always a wonderful experience. So glad to see they survived the shutdowns!
The food is tasty, but the portions are small for the price.
They are not open but accepting and confirming reservations!
The best food and drinks-
Chef is great, service is spectacular, ambience is very comfortable.
Always a great place to bring a date. Great food and exceptional service.
Great place for a quiet dinner, a date or anniversary.
Beautiful restaurant/ambience, fabulous server (Ben), and the best scallops I’ve ever tasted. A 5 Star experience.
It was a lovely meal and time. Must remember that this place is in the area, will definitely return.
My appetizer of salmon sashimi was really unusual and was an intriguing mixture of tastes and textures - very fresh and inventive.
Not inexpensive, but otherwise 5 Stars abound. Good stuff and talent in the kitchen costs bucks, ya know. We love this place. Thanks for our 2nd awesome experience here. We will be back!
We shared scallops and goat cheese salad, both were scrumptious! The scallops were prepared perfectly, not rubbery or undone, perfectly spiced, and the salad was perfect. I enjoyed their featured boujelais that was very good, and my seeetie’s house pinot gris was (she said) delicious. The colors and decor were subtle but quite elegant, and the view of the boats & water was quite relaxing. We’ll be back, it’s a wonderful restaurant!
Restaurant was dated and service was slow. Fish did not taste fresh and fried food was very greasy. Would not recommend
We have been here several times and really like this place. Service is really amazing and they remember our allergies and preferences. Amazing. The only reason we didn't rate everything outstanding was the lamb shank from their specials menu. Not really us to their standards. It was expensive and not really wonderful. We will be back; one dish is not enough to keep us away.
Everything was very pleasant. Our server did wonders in listening to our needs and delivering a nice tasty dinner.
Make reservations as reccommended. Beautiful place and beautiful food. Outstanding.
What an experience! Our server Ben was exceptional and the dinner fantastic. We really enjoyed the crab artichoke dip, beet salad and scallops. The view of the Marina is beautiful as well.
A bit outdated but classic Pacific Northwest spot. Food is good but overpriced for what it is. Wine is fairly priced. Service was great. Dining area could use a refresh.
The duck breast was a smaller serving than expected and a bit chewy. The sashimi appetizer w/ caviar very nice and very lovely sauces.The filet mignon was done to perfection, the black truffle cognac bordelaise rather salty and couldnt quite taste the black truffle but still nice w/ the steak. Service, excellent. Husband dropped off a vase of flowers prior to opening to surprise me ( wedding anniversary) and staff was happy to accommodate. Ambience and view of sunset perfect...overall, really like this place. Look forward to coming back!
Stunning food, wonderful and attentive service! Dockside Bistro continues to be one of the top 5 restaurants in Olympia. Thank you Ben and Lynn and other front of house folks for making our experience absolutely lovely! Oh and whomever was the bartender that evening did exceptional work with those cocktails!
We never received bread for the table, though it was taken to every table besides ours. The appetizer was brought out promptly, followed by a 30 minute wait for the entrees (again, breadless). The lamb looked lovely, but my scallops were pale and unseared with cooling potatoes. Very disappointed with our hour and a half experience.
Amazing flavor combos. Best meal we had on our trip
Good food, nice atmosphere.
Always great food with good wine by the glass. Nice to see there were tables available outside.
Very nice combinations of food.
All dishes are really good especially the scallops. Paired with a lobster sauce which really enhanced the taste for the scallops. However, the dessert is really got the pt deducted. Molten chocolate duet is overcooked (not molten at all inside, but taste still good)
Best meal ever!!!
Quality food, cooked/prepared wonderfully; service staff was great - timely, helpful and professional.
Excellent food in a pleasant environment. Marina views plus outside seating make this a very special place.
Food was outstanding ing and superior service by Lynn.
Not a stellar experience. Fries were undercooked, we were very hungry and the bar was low, but fries?! Great location but food was nothing special. Service was slow. We were seating outside and because previous customers probably spilled some food, there were a lot of green flies, which is not appetizing. We will not be back.
Third trip to Olympia this summer and third restaurant. This one we will be back to. Halibut and fries were amazing. Drinks were as well.
Dockside Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 956-1928.
Dockside Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.