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Shellfish Recipes From Bite of Seattle

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  Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan and his team had the pleasure of participating in the Bite of Seattle’s Alley to benefit Food Lifeline last weekend. Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe helped raise thousands of dollars for Food Lifeline, met some great folks and fed a crowd with our Smoked Salmon Sliders: house-smoked salmon, scallion aioli,… Read More >>

Sustainable Seafood at Ray’s

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Did you know that 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are either fully fished or overfished? Ray’s Boathouse and Café has been committed to sustainable seafood practices since we opened 42 years ago as a seafood restaurant in Ballard. We have prided ourselves on purchasing from local fisherman and family-owned businesses that care about preserving… Read More >>

Sandy Smith Exits Ray’s After 20 Years

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One of the things I enjoy about the career I have chosen is the journeyman nature of the trade.  My father told me a long time ago that in this industry you can pick up and go to any city in the world, you will always have fun people to work with, and you will… Read More >>

Ray’s Debuts New Waterfront Deck!

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Ray’s Boathouse & Café is excited to announce our new outdoor Boathouse deck! Guests can now dine directly over the water and enjoy the Ray’s Boathouse menu, wine list and cocktails al fresco. A Seattle waterfront staple, Ray’s is known for its coveted outdoor Café deck that guests love to enjoy on every sunny Seattle… Read More >>

13th Annual Rose’ Revival & Other Cool Whites

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  Thurs. June 18th, 2015 Ray’s Boathouse 6049 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA 6 – 9 pm ~ $35 *Special VIP early entry at 5 pm for $50 What could be more summer than sipping tasty rose’ and white wines on the beautiful deck of at Ray’s Boathouse watching the sun set over the Olympic… Read More >>

Tom Olsson Celebrates 20 Years at Ray’s!

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  Tom Olsson, Controller at Ray’s, started with us in 1995 as a banquet cook, he progressed to Chef Charles Ramsayers’ right hand man, and then to Food Purchaser. During his time as Food Purchaser he attended night school and earned an accounting certificate from City University of Seattle and was promoted to Controller.  Tom is… Read More >>

Support (RED) at Ray’s

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Ray’s Café is participating in this month’s (RED) campaign to support the fight against global AIDS. The EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). Save Lives. campaign runs June 1-30 and Ray’s Café will be joining hundreds of restaurants from around the country to offer (RED) specials with proceeds benefitting AIDS research and support. Join us in the Cafe… Read More >>

Celebrate the 2015 Copper River Salmon Season at Ray’s!

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  Starting Friday, May 15th and just in time for the 2015 Copper River salmon season, Ray’s Boathouse & Café will be offering a selection of Pinot and Copper River salmon pairings.   The offers will run May 15-June 15, 2015. This year’s Copper River run is slated to begin on Friday, May 15th.  … Read More >>

#MyRays Grand Prize Winner!

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Congrats to Ken Mitchell, winner of our April #MyRay’s memory contest! Ken has won a 7-day Princess Cruise for two to Alaska! Thank you all for sharing your #MyRays stories this April! We have loved hearing about all the memories made at Ray’s in the last 42 years. Thank you for making us such a… Read More >>

The Happiest of Hours Are at Ray’s Boathouse

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Why limit happiness to one hour? Join us in the Boathouse Bar nightly from 4-6pm for Happy Hour with a view!     1/2 Shell Oyster Progressive Daily selection served with tequila-lime mignonette Open to 5pm 1.50 each 5pm to 5:30pm 2 each 5:30pm to 6pm 2.50 each Sips Ray’s Red, White & Sparkling - Hand… Read More >>