Ray's Boathouse and Cafe Blog - The Fresh Sheet

Celebrate Easter at Ray’s April 16!

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Cozy up with your loved ones this Easter Sunday, April 16 to celebrate together on the waterfront at Ray’s Boathouse & Café! We’re offering our signature Café Buffet from 9am-7pm featuring our Raw Bar with oysters on the half shell, our Carving Station with House Smoked Wild Salmon, plus salads, sides, housemade desserts and much more. $55… Read More >>

Fresh Alaskan Halibut Season lands at Ray’s today!

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Seattle’s first fresh Alaskan Halibut of 2017 is at Ray’s starting tonight! Enjoy one of the Northwest’s best fish in the Boathouse and Cafe where Chef Paul Duncan and his team will serve it seared and lightly seasoned with kosher salt. Then accompany it with fresh, local flavors and complimentary sides. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter… Read More >>

Ballard Beer Awards Dinner March 9!

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Join us at Ray’s for a specially paired Brewer’s Dinner with our 2017 Ballard Beer Awards Winner: Lucky Envelope Brewing and taste what everyone is raving about!! Dinner is this Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Four courses plus beers for $60 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations are required! Please reserve by end of day Tuesday, March 7 by emailing Darla Marchi… Read More >>

March is Taste Washington Wine Month!

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Ray’s Boathouse is celebrating Taste Washington Wine Month all March long by offering unusual by-the-glass (and bottle!) selections from Washington State. Savor such wines as the 2015 Buty Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle, a vibrant, Bordeaux-inspired white blend from Columbia Valley; the citrus-and-floral 2015 Idilico Albariño from Yakima Valley, proving how deliciously Spanish varieties perform in Washington… Read More >>

Our 2017 Cause: Mary’s Place

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  With Seattle roots firmly planted for decades, and more charitable donations to our credit than we could list in this blog post, Ray’s decided in 2017 to focus the bulk of its team’s time and charitable resources to a fitting cause: Mary’s Place (marysplaceseattle.org). Mary’s Place is a leading voice for homeless women, children,… Read More >>

Featured: Olympia Oysters and Schramsberg sparkling wine, extended through Valentine’s day!

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  Feb 10-14 while they last, savor your chance to taste a rare Northwest treasure: the Olympia oyster! The Olympia oyster (Ostrea lurida) is one of the rarest, most treasured of our Pacific Northwest native species. James Beard, champion of American cuisine, called the petite Olympia “the most distinguished of the oysters” for its distinctive… Read More >>

Second Annual Ballard Beer Awards – Feb 1-28

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Vote for Your Favorite Ballard Brew! The 2nd Annual Ballard Beer Awards returns February 1-28. We’ll be spotlighting four Ballard-based breweries for you to taste and cast your vote! Stop by and purchase a pint from one of breweries below to cast your vote or, if you choose not to partake with your palate, simply ask to fill out… Read More >>

Feel the Love at Ray’s, Feb 10-Valentine’s Day!

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Treat your loved one to a beautiful dinner at Seattle’s iconic seafood restaurant this Valentine’s Day (or weekend!). With waterfront views of Puget Sound and the majestic snow-capped Olympic Mountains as your backdrop, it’s the perfect setting for romance. From Friday, February 10 all the way through the day of love on Tuesday, February 14, your date-night dinner options… Read More >>

Shellfest Returns to Ray’s, Jan 9-22!

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It’s almost time to Shell-ebrate with Shellfest returning to Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe, January 9 – 22! Chilly winter waters are perfect for harvesting pristine shellfish and you’re to partake at Ray’s in the form of specially prepared shrimp, crab, oyster dishes and much more. Prices start at just $6. Sample Offerings (each sold separately; selections… Read More >>

Closed on Monday, Jan. 2 to Thank Our Team!

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On Monday, Jan. 2, Ray’s will be CLOSED to thank our wonderful team for their great work in 2016. We’ll also be celebrating for a cause, contributing to Mary’s Place (www.marysplaceseattle.org) which serves homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. We’ll share more about this great cause throughout the year. Come celebrate New Year’s… Read More >>