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Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar

501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
+1 360-956-1928
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

ALWAYS a pleasant experience, with the exception it's usually crowded and slightly noisy. Nice selection of food and drinks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JamesM6709
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great location on the marina in downtown Olympia. The food is always great, try the seafood cocktail! Great selection of wine.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Connie R
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely anniversary celebration here. Started with a crab soup of the day. This had great flavor, but was slightly under-seasoned for our tastes. The Caesar salad was fresh and crisp with slices of Parm. I had a starter calamari as my entree, these...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dianne H
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a classy upper end restaurant. Wine list is quite extensive and includes wines by the glass, half bottle, and bottle. We had an excellent Montepulciano red. Thai soup was quite different with a broth that did not include coconut milk, but was complex...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bnj333
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Went to this restaurant because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor and recommendation from a local (who ended up going with us). The service was excellent, view was good as it is on the marina and the food was exceptional! They have some items that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Beth P
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Each of the three of us had one of the best meals ever and we have been to many many restaurants and we know how to cook. We each had a different salad and a different entree’ and had to ask for spoons to stop...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vicki616
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This place doesn’t open until 5:00! Unfortunately I was unable to eat here. Frustrating to get off the freeway driving through to find a closed sign. When I called the number it says they don’t open until 5:00. Please someone fix it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MarkusCath
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We arrived and were promptly seated at a perfect table by the window with a great view and lovely ambiance. Outstanding service by Haley throughout the evening. Cocktails and wines were nicely priced and top notch with a very generous pour. Often we share a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ltdVenice
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Dockside Bistro is our local go-to whenever celebrating an occasion or just life in general. EVERY single meal I have ever had here...has been phenomenal. From private parties to dinners cooked in-home to grabbing a quick salad & apps, Chef Laurie is amazing. This is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Tucked away, yet in the middle of town/ Bay. Peaceful ambiance and delicious food. Great for a couple celebrating an anniversary or a special occasion.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank divabrecht
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July 16, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from cbell_13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathy, I recall Dockside is known for seafood. There were salads on the menu, but maybe if u call ahead they can prepare a vegan dish so u all can enjoy this lovely restaurant.
August 23, 2015|
Response from Olydon | Reviewed this property |
Hey RN I am just a customer and am not sure but I am sure any phone call to them after 4 on weekdays can help. 360-956-1928 Oly Don
Barry W
May 31, 2015|
Response from sabrinak55 |
The back half of the elk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8229
    (Columbia Ave NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-956-1928
  • E-mail
Dockside Bistro and Wine Bar is the inspiration of Chef Laurie Nguyen. Chef Nguyen takes pride in combining the flavors of her Vietnam heritage with the freshest and finest ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Chef Nguyen's fusion cuisine focuses on seafood and game, with ample culinary options for vegetarians and vegans. With over 130 wines to pair with, we welcome the opportunity to make this one of the finest dining experiences in South Sound.
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