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Ray's

#105 of 3,100 Restaurants in Seattle
#129 of 3,626 Places to Eat in Seattle
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6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658 (Market St.)
Metro Bus #86,Seaview Ave. NW Stop
206-789-3770
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A Seattle icon since 1973, Ray’s Boathouse, Café & Catering is...
A Seattle icon since 1973, Ray’s Boathouse, Café & Catering is internationally renowned for its unparalleled Northwest seafood and breathtaking waterfront view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Ray’s Boathouse is comfortably elegant, serving refined sustainable seafood, local meats and produce, and an extensive list of Northwest wines nightly. Ray’s Cafe is lively and fun, serving casual regional fare for lunch and dinner, with seasonal outdoor dining and a popular Happy Hour twice daily. Ray’s Catering offers professional full-service catering and a beautiful waterfront banquet room that is perfect for social and corporate entertaining.
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  • 360
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  • 218
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing View and Eats

I was told to visit Ray's and we loved the restaurant location. the views were very nice and it was romantic too. Our entrees were good but didn't care for our appetizer. (Deconstructed Clam Chowder) I would have preferred they'd put it back together again~!! LoL The bar was cool and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mark P
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

we had lunch here at a local friend's recomendation. This place may have been good once, but it is very below average now. food and service were totally sub par. If it was not on the water front, this place would be out of business in one month. go here if you want a view, avoid if you want good... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was told to visit Ray's and we loved the restaurant location. the views were very nice and it was romantic too. Our entrees were good but didn't care for our appetizer. (Deconstructed Clam Chowder) I would have preferred they'd put it back together again~!! LoL The bar was cool and the staff very nice :)

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Ray's with friends who live in Seattle. I understand why the go to Ray's often. The food is excellent, from appetizers to main course. We went upstairs so we had a window seat that overlooked the water. Our friends did not disappoint. Great food with a great view.

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our friends from Seattle took us there for dinner and we sat on the top level. The view and atmosphere was nice. The food was average price for what it was. My $27 salmon plate had brown rice which was undercooked. that was a big disappointment. I guess people go there more for the view.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great food and water views. Rather than pay higher prices by sitting inside, enter the facility and go upstairs (on the left) to sit outside with a slightly cheaper/different menu. As a nice touch, they offer fleece lap blankets if it gets too cool and they have heat lamps up to help keep things toasty. Four people had crab dip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The service was great and the food was so good! They even cater to food allergies. (I'm gluten free).

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Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were able to enjoy multiple happy hour appetizers and drinks. They even brought out bread before we ordered any entrees. We were lucky to grab an outside seat at the Cafe. The Cafe has an awning covering many of the seats, so if you are sun / heat sensitive this is wonderful. Server was friendly and ensured we were... More 

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Seattle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The quality and creativity of the food has been steadily going downhill for the past several years. Ray's is still making a living based on its reputation, earned in the 90's and 2000's. It used to be a wonderful place with delicious food, but those days are definitely over. Our last several meals there have just been atrocious. Last time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had the smoked scallops salad and garden vegetable soup. Hubby had the chowder with crabmeat and said it was the best chowder he had all week! We had a great view of the bay, with windsurfers and sailboats. We had asked Siri fot find us seafood restaurants nearby and my husband said "Siri did a good job finding this place"... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were treated to lunch here by friends who live in the area and this is their go to place when people are in town. ,We sat out on the deck and got sunburnt so come prepared. The food was wonderfully prepared and amazingly paired in dishes. I had the smoked scallop salad and a cup of the New England... More 

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Additional Information about Ray's

Address: 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
Phone Number: 206-789-3770
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $12 to $65
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
    (Market St.)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus #86,Seaview Ave. NW Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-789-3770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12 to $65
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

A Seattle icon since 1973, Ray’s Boathouse, Café & Catering is internationally renowned for its unparalleled Northwest seafood and breathtaking waterfront view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Ray’s Boathouse is comfortably elegant, serving refined sustainable seafood, local meats and produce, and an extensive list of Northwest wines nightly. Ray’s Cafe is lively and fun, serving casual regional fare for lunch and dinner, with seasonal outdoor dining and a popular Happy Hour twice daily. Ray’s Catering offers professional full-service catering and a beautiful waterfront banquet room that is perfect for social and corporate entertaining.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?