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 about preserving the oceans and our eco-system ever since.
Being sustainable takes careful research, time and dedication. To help us make the best, most sustainable purchasing choices, Ray’s has partnered with Smart Catch, a Paul G. Allen company, that helps chefs and restaurants ensure that they are sourcing the best product for our planet and you, our loyal guests.
Learn more about Smart Catch and what they are doing to help the world’s seafood populations at smartcatch.fish and ask a Ray’s team member more about it next time you come in to the Boathouse or Café. Then bring your family, friends and out-of-town guests to dine sustainably at Seattle’s best seafood restaurant!
What is Smart Catch:
On July 12th Ray’s had the pleasuring of taking part in the first Smart Catch pop-up dinner at the Olympic Sculpture Park with Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan, serving sustainable seafood dishes alongside Chef Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata and Chef Ignacio Reyna of Agua Verde.
A few photos from the pop up event!
Shellfest is back this winter at Ray’s Café from Wednesday, January 17 through Wednesday, January 31! Our Executive Chef Paul Duncan has created a delicious, limited-time Shellfest menu featuring an array of fresh, local shellfish including oysters, snow crab, clams, shrimp and more in our upstairs Café. Enjoy them while they last and try them all from January… Read More >>