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People Magazine Names Ray’s Most Popular Restaurant in WA!

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We are so honored to receive the Most Popular Restaurant in Washington from People Magazine’s “Favorite Restaurants in Every State” 2017 and in Zagat’s “50 States 50 Favorite Restaurants” 2017 article! Thank you to our amazing guests for your continued support!

Ray’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party is Oct. 21!

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It’s officially the start of pumpkin season, which means it’s almost time for Ray’s fourth annual pumpkin carving party! All ages are invited to show-off their pumpkin carving skills on Saturday, October 21 on our Cafe deck, rain or shine. We’ve winterized our deck to make it nice and cozy for the fall festivities! We… Read More >>

Fresh Fish Series: Last of season Copper River Coho at Ray’s

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The summer fresh season is winding down for this year’s Fresh Fish Series, but we’re going out with a bang! Our friends in Alaska, Mike and Nelly Hand of Drifters Fish will be setting nets on the Copper River Delta searching for the last of this year’s salmon species to swim up the river, and be delivered to… Read More >>

Sip & Savor Oregon Pinot Noir this Fall at Ray’s!

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Welcome to Fall at Ray’s! As the seasons start to change, we find ourselves at Ray’s looking for wines and flavors that capture this unique time of year. And nothing encapsulates the change of season quite like pinot noir. The bright fruit flavors and acidity of pinot noir pair perfectly with a variety of seafood,… Read More >>

Bring Ray’s Catering to your home!

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Bring Ray’s into your home this fall to cater Dinner Parties, Galas, School Fundraising Dinners, Cocktail Parties and special gatherings! Our talented catering team brings you Ray’s signature service, fresh local seafood, wine from our award-winning lists, cocktails and more. We create custom menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner events, or keep it simple with bites and… Read More >>

The Legend of Julia Child at Ray’s August 11-13

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Ray’s has had the opportunity to serve some incredible individuals and organizations throughout the years. One of the most memorable was the larger-than-life Julia Child. Yes, the Julia Child. Back in 1990 Ray’s Boathouse cooked and served dinner to Julia while on a visit to Seattle. Julia & Russ Wohlers (founding partner) in 1990 Reflecting… Read More >>

Thank you Phil Mottet & Elizabeth Gingrich!

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Throughout our history at Ray’s we have been blessed with an incredible ownership team and a hardworking staff. The servers, bussers, bartenders, hosts, cooks, and dishwashers are the foundation of who we are and make each day at Ray’s possible. We want to recognize Phil Mottet, a server of 36 years, and thank him for… Read More >>

Ray’s Celebrates Alaska Herring Week

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Alaska Herring Week starts today through June 25th! This week celebrates herring, the most consumed fish in the world, but often overlooked in the U.S. It contains more omega 3s than salmon, a Northwest favorite, and imparts delicious flavor to any number of dishes – not just pickled! It can be poached, smoked, grilled, fried,… Read More >>

New Boathouse Summer Menu!

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Summer is here! And it’s time to shake things up with new dishes and seasonal updates to our Boathouse menu. Tempt your taste buds with crisp, cool summer salads, fresh Alaskan Halibut, crispy smoked Sablefish, and more below! View the full menu here and look out for weekly specials on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For Boathouse reservations call… Read More >>

Fresh Fish Series: Black Cod!

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Hello again my fresh fish friends! Today’s chapter in our series is all about Black Cod. Or is it called Sablefish, or Butterfish or Candlefish or… ? The list of names for this flaky deliciousness goes on. At Ray’s you’ll hear it referred to as Sablefish or Black Cod. The versatility of this fish is… Read More >>