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“Wonderful view and delicious food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ray's Boathouse Restaurant, Cafe & Catering

Ray's Boathouse Restaurant, Cafe & Catering
6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
206-789-3770
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Ranked #146 of 3,488 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $12 - $65
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Market St.
Transit: Metro Bus #86,Seaview Ave. NW Stop
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Wonderful view and delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I came here after visiting the Ballard Locks (also recommended). My 2 cousins and I shared Manila clams and fish and chips. Both were delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful view of Puget Sound and Bainbridge Island. It started raining a little and the staff immediately opened up awnings to cover the deck. I loved that every seat outside was equipped with a blanket. The deck railing was also glass which gave more protection from the northwestern waterfront elements (wind).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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204 restaurant reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“What a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We attended a wedding here in their catering facility. The service was phenomenal, the food delicious and the evening view was breathtaking!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best salmon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great food, salmon was among the best, good wine selection, staff that was attentive and accommodating, added benefit was a beautiful sunset.

Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always a great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Ray's is reliable - a wonderful view, good food, good service. It is a bit pretentious, but if you can get past that, it is a joy to eat here!

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous views combined with great food. What more could you want?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Last night we went to the newly renovated Ray's and it was a real treat. We watched the sunset over the Puget Sound as we sipped our cocktails; the view was truly spectacular. We started our meal with some good, not stellar appetizers. For dinner, everyone in our party of four tried something different. I tried the Asian inspired marinated sable fish, and though I felt the portion was small, each bite was truly delicious. I can't remember ever having a better piece of fish! One person got the Alaskan halibut. It was significantly overcooked, but the accompanying panzerotti salad was wonderful. We had a vegetarian in or group and the kitchen was happy to make a special plate of vegetables with quinoa. The waitstaff are friendly and helpful and the renovations on the decor are evident. But is's all about the view...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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