Dockside Bistro

4.6
959 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 959 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marissa
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipCyndiH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and great service.

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Okeedoke
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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ArtM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Dockside is the best for sure. Thanks

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HS100
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LJordan
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Linda Jordan-VanVranken

also love it is close to our home

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vipReneS
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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amac13
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic appetizer menu! Great presentation, flavor, and variety!

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EricH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. So glad to see they survived the shutdowns!

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VVVV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is tasty, but the portions are small for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are not open but accepting and confirming reservations!

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RhondaB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and drinks-
Chef is great, service is spectacular, ambience is very comfortable.

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vipEveningOut
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to bring a date. Great food and exceptional service.

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DarrenB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet dinner, a date or anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant/ambience, fabulous server (Ben), and the best scallops I’ve ever tasted. A 5 Star experience.

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CJRL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a lovely meal and time. Must remember that this place is in the area, will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal seafood

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davec
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My appetizer of salmon sashimi was really unusual and was an intriguing mixture of tastes and textures - very fresh and inventive.

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DMac
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipfpgonzo
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LAMCE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Restaurant was dated and service was slow. Fish did not taste fresh and fried food was very greasy. Would not recommend

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AnnG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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ChrisK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very pleasant. Our server did wonders in listening to our needs and delivering a nice tasty dinner.

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RaeanneW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations as reccommended. Beautiful place and beautiful food. Outstanding.

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vipReneS
Seattle
78 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RachelA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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Martha
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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MMajor
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LaraS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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.

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CarlaS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing flavor combos. Best meal we had on our trip

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice atmosphere.

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davec
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food with good wine by the glass. Nice to see there were tables available outside.

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vipAmbie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice combinations of food.

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vipWilsonN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever!!!

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TrishC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, cooked/prepared wonderfully; service staff was great - timely, helpful and professional.

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AlexandraC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a pleasant environment. Marina views plus outside seating make this a very special place.

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TimB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding ing and superior service by Lynn.

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vipMashaC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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LauraH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.

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