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Betz Family Winery Dinner at Ray’s Oct. 16!


  Ray’s Fall Forage Wine Dinner with Betz Family Winery Join us at Ray’s on Friday, October 16, 2015 for our Fall Forage Wine Dinner, highlighting the best of our Feast of the Fall Forage menu along with hand-selected wines from award-winning, locally-owned and operated Betz Family Winery. The five-course dinner features a bountiful harvest from… Read More >>

New Game Day Menu & Hours at Ray’s Cafe

Fish and Chips

Starting Sunday, September 20th, we’ll be opening the Cafe early for game day! Join us at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in the Cafe lounge and top deck through the fall and winter. We’ve added more flatscreens and a Game Day Menu to start the festivities early! Menu runs 9:30-11:30 a.m. until our regular lunch menu… Read More >>

Feast of the Fall Forage Sept. 14 – Oct. 11 at Ray’s!

Fall Forage

Ray’s Boathouse is excited to present our Feast of the Fall Forage, celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful fall bounty from land to sea! For four weeks, from September 14 through October 11, we will highlight local purveyors who work tirelessly to forage the Northwest for the best product available. Each week Ray’s will feature a special… Read More >>

Sustainable Seafood Week at Ray’s

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Sustainable Seafood Week Seattle is on now through August 8th! There are multiple events plus a citywide Sustainable Seafood Week Dine Out celebration at dozens of Seattle restaurants including Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe! Join us for lunch or dinner in the Cafe and dinner in the Boathouse daily. Celebrate with us all week and enjoy… Read More >>

Shellfish Recipes From Bite of Seattle

Chef Paul + Thierry

  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


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 local seafood restaurant in Ballard. We have always prided ourselves on purchasing from local fisherman and family-owned businesses that care… Read More >>

Sandy Smith Exits Ray’s After 20 Years

Sandy Smith + Mo Shaw

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!

Boathouse Deck

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


  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 >>