Blog

3 Great Reasons to Dine at the Dockside Grill Sequim Restaurant

Panorama Sunset on San Juan de Fuca Strait by Dockside Grill SequimThe Dockside Grill Sequim restaurant has the distinction of offering the only waterfront dining in this small city on the Olympic Peninsula. The restaurant has a casual elegance and large picture windows overlooking scenic Sequim Bay and the John Wayne Marina. Since opening in 2007 the Dockside Grill Sequim restaurant has become a favorite for locals and visitors alike. While also receiving rave reviews for great cuisine, drinks, and an amazing view. In fact it has been nominated for many “Best” lists such as “Best Steakhouse”, “Best Seafood”, and “Most Romantic”.

Chef Steve Little and his wife, Ruth, own and operate the Dockside Grill Sequim restaurant. Steve and his assistant chef, Josh Souza, met in 1995 while working in the restaurant business in California. They have worked together at restaurants in California, Oregon and Washington over the years and remain best friends to this day. The family connection continues as, Steve and Ruth’s son, Glen, works with Josh as his assistant chef. Through their hard work and dedication the Dockside Grill Sequim restaurant has become one of the best in Washington state. Join them for lunch or dinner and discover the 3 best reasons to dine at the Dockside Grill Sequim restaurant:

  1. Amazing Cuisine – You’ll find only the freshest, cedar plank salmon grilling by open fire at Dockside Grill Sequimseasonal Northwest dining at the Dockside Grill.  The talented chefs local farm produce, baked goods and fish caught the same day it’s served. All these ingredients become amazing dishes to savor. Favorites are the delicious local oysters on the half shell, cedar plank salmon topped with Dungeness crab, ale battered halibut, and coffee rubbed ribeye. 
  2. Refreshing Cocktails, Beer and Wine – Not only can you enjoy an extensive wine, craft beer and cider list with dinner, but the Pelican Room also offers an intimate space for sipping an excellent cocktail. Separate from the main dining room, it’s the perfect place to watch sports at the bar or host a private event. 
  3. A Stunning View – The outstanding cuisine will be the only thing to distract you from the beautiful scenery. The picturesque panoramic view of Sequim Bay and John Wayne Marina create a wonderful setting for a romantic dinner. Colorful sailboats reflect on the glassy waters where seals and otters play. While eagles, herons, and kingfishers glide past the windows. 

John Wayne Connection to the Dockside Grill Sequim Restaurant

Sunset on John Wayne marina of private yachts and sailboats next to Dockside Grill SequimDockside Grill Sequim restaurant is a destination spot that can be reached but car or by boat. Sitting alongside the John Wayne Marina visitors arrive hungry after a day sailing, fishing or even kayaking. Many visitors wonder if the marina is actually named for the famous actor. It turns out that the actor, John Wayne, spent many summers boating on Sequim Bay with his family and friends. Those close to him said that those days were some of the happiest ones of his life. 

He purchased a large piece of land in the hopes of opening a marina on Sequim Bay. Then in 1985 the John Wayne family donated 22 acres of that land for the construction of the John Wayne Marina. The lovely location is welcoming to boaters and non-boaters alike. It includes not only a world class restaurant with waterside views, but all the top-notch marine service amenities. Find moorage (permanent and guest), showers, restrooms, boat launch ramps, fuel facilities, public beach access, and picnic areas.

If you’re visiting Sequim for a few days, the John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort offers 9 fully equipped cabins and RV parking with full hook-ups. The resort is an easy walk to the John Wayne Marina and Dockside Grill Sequim restaurant. Live like a Sequim resident, and wake up to a breath-taking location with water and mountain views. You may never want to leave and that’s understandable since Sequim is one of the best kept secrets on the Olympic Peninsula. With a beautiful landscape, wonderful recreational opportunities and sunny, dry weather year-round, it might be your next dream hometown. Contact our friendly brokers at Schwab Realty and we’ll show you everything Sequim has to offer you!