Dockside Bistro

4.8
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907 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar, established in 2007, focuses on locally sourced produce, seafood and game with the intent to provide a vibrant culinary experience to the diner. Chef Laurie Nguyen brings the culinary traditions of her native Vietnam to bear on traditional Continental and Northwest cuisine to create exciting and unique culinary creations. We take particular pride in featuring daily fresh and ever changing seasonal appetizers and entrees.

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.
What 907 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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davec
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, this time it was outstanding, the very best duck we've ever had!

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EricH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and cozy atmosphere, amazingly delicious food and fantastic wine selections.

LJ
LJPJ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place! Amazing food, gorgeous setting, and attentive service. Love their Crab Bisque and Goat Cheese Salad. Scallops are a must!

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant cuisine, professional staff, and overall fantastic experience.

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Andy
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals and wonderfull ambiance.

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vickil
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were a little apprehensive to go out to dinner, our first time out in months. We trust this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Social distancing was observed, we were asked to wear our masks until we were seated, which we liked. Some others that came after us did not have masks so that was disappointing. The food as always was excellent. My pasta dish should have had 3 prawns but I only got 2. Darn. The waitress was very good. We will go back again soon.

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ValerieO
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dockside Bistro may have the best food in Olympia. Everything we had was delicious and beautifully presented. We had both halibut and salmon and they were perfectly perfectly cooked and the sauces and sides were wonderful. Thank you for a great graduation meal during these crazy times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the evening with my wife and decided on a place we’ve never been to. Wow what a surprise to find this place. We enjoyed it so much. Food was on point and will definitely recommend and return for another amazing meal down the road. Love love love this place.

Mike & Tina Folk

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LindaAnnMoniz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thank you for the great food and fresh menu!
Server "Ben" was knowledgeable with the specials menu and we appreciated that.
If I may make a suggestion? Do a wine pairing with dinner menu.
I'd pay the extra for a paired wine.
Oh...I might add the view of the dock is always a nice way to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to have them opening. Their duck borders on legendary.

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Dwayne
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We’re locals, but if I were visiting Olympia this is one place I would go. Terrific menu and presentation. Beautiful location. Professional service. A little pricey, but worth it.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and really good food. I love the atmosphere there and staff is very nice and accommodating.

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PhyllisE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is consistently well prepared!

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MikeM
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing even during this crazy time. Server was so helpful and cool. Thanks Dockside

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and waitstaff.

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ChetR
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent - it has been excellent every time we have gone there. We do not live in Olympia, but pass through several times each year. We make a point of arranging our travel to insure that we can stop at Dockside Bistro for a meal.

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HS100
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Drinks were a bit expensive ($15/glass of wine; $7.50/glass of draft beer). Only a few diners present 6-7:30pm on a Saturday (probably due to recent coronavirus scare), which made it nice for conversation. Pleasant recorded music making for a very pleasant ambience. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant and our food arrived in perfect order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and myself were in town this weekend celebrating our birthday’s and our upcoming anniversary. The service was great and the food was amazing. We will definitely come again!

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RichardK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. a bit on the high side but very much a "special occasion" venue. Quiet. Not rushed. Overall a nice evening for us and our friends.

JO
JohnO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The new server was excellent and the food and wine perfect accompaniments!

OM
OlyMan
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a strong claim to be the best in Olympia. The service is genuinely friendly and attentive. Every course of our meal was inventive and excellent. The only downside is that excellence costs a lot -- by Olympia standards.

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SandraA
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a waterfront gem that does not disappoint and is worth every penny. When I am looking for a good steak in Olympia, the filet here is my first choice. The vibe is neat, good for dates or anniversary or a small group gathering. Great food, the warm bread and tasty herbed oil is stellar.

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vipMWKremer
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant on all levels. The food is superb, the service excellent, and the overall experience outstanding!

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BarbBall
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good but too expensive for what we received. I ordered the fish which was an average sized order, nothing special, but the price was $39 for the plate. Salad was an extra $10 for a very small amount. If the food had been exceptional as in other fine restaurants we have visited, the price would have been more in line with the meal. The service was extremely slow and there were not that many people at other tables. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Twice the wrong order came to the table, first the spit I appetizer and the dessert.

GJ
vipGaryJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Olympia. Everything was cooked perfectly

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and waitstaff coupled with quiet ambiance make this a great place for a romantic dinner in Oly!

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Andy
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dining at Dockside Bistro is a true pleasure. Their food preparation and presentation is exquisite and the service compliments it. Don't wait for a special occasion, although that would be wonderful, visit and dine for no reason other than you'll get a fabulous meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with amazing service. I’ll be back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away, our server was knowledgeable, personable, and made sure we were taken care of without being overly present. The food was excellent and the overall experience was very pleasurable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent

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davidf
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice part of town with view of marina, service nice, un-hurried dining experience, great place to spend an evening. Noise level much lower than most places in town. Food is always great, well presented. Great wine list. Price is where it should be, compared to similar more upscale restaurants.

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Flyfisher
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Soup lukewarm and salty, also. Avacato crab appetizer too salty Salmon crab entree so so. Noisy. Had to ask waiter to change table.

RS
vipReneS
Seattle
63 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome evening! The dinner was exceptional and the service was excellent. Always a great choice!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service for birthday was excellent

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Friends
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine list was wonderful. Our server was well informed and helped us choose a wonderful Pinot Noir. Our meals were perfectly prepared...seriously! We'll definitely be back.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was the first time we have been to Dockside Bistro. We really enjoyed the quiet dining room and friendly staff. The dinner was great and we will be back for all our special occasion's.

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Anonymous2
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There were two dogs in the dining area. One was reportedly service dog but other was not.
It is hard to eat when we smell dogs...

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite date nights. We love to have delicious romantic dinners here.

PK
PaulandKaren
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a spur of the moment decision to eat there before a play. The food and service was top notch. We’ve been there many times and have never been disappointed.

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Dockside Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 956-1928.

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