Thanksgiving at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe!


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Let Ray’s worry about the cooking (and the dishes) this Thanksgiving while you relax and take in the Puget Sound and mountain views. We have two dining options, whether you prefer our signature Cafe buffet or a festive 4-course Boathouse menu. Both available on Thursday, November 26 only!

Signature Thanksgiving buffet at Ray’s Cafe. Includes:

Salads and cold items

  • Mixed greens salad pumpkin seeds, craisins, feta, champagne vinaigrette
  • Roasted beets Salad, sherry vinaigrette, arugula, fresh mozzarella
  • Quinoa and chick pea salad pea shoots, muhammara dressing
  • Roasted vegetable tart balsamic syrup, mixed greens
  • Ray’s antipasto cured meats, marinated mozzarella olives, pickled peppers, grilled vegetables
  • Market cheese board domestic and imported cheeses, mixed-roasted nuts
  • Oregon bay shrimp salad cucumber, tomato, lemon and herbs
  • Barley salad carrots, daikon, sesame, cilantro

Seafood bar and shucking

  • Half shell oysters mignonette, cocktail, lemons
  • Peel and eat prawns cocktail, horseradish. lemons
  • Alaskan snow crab Drawn butter

Carving Station

  • Oven Roasted Turkey cranberry-orange chutney, herbed gravy
  • Spice rubbed prime rib of beef horseradish cream, demi-glace

Hot Entrée and side dishes

  • Manilla clams white wine, garlic, herbs and butter
  • Penn cove mussels coconut curry broth
  • Broccoli casserole cheddar béchamel, bread crumbs
  • Butter whipped potatoes
  • Pan seared rockfish roasted cherry tomatoes, lemon-caper beurre blanc, fresh herbs
  • House smoked NW salmon apple-pear chutney
  • Spice roasted sweet potatoes currants, marshmallow
  • Balsamic roasted cremini mushrooms
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts house smoke bacon, chilies
  • Creamed green beans slivered almonds, garlic
  • Braised greens shallots, lemon, white wine
  • Glazed carrots

$45 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 11, children under 5 are free (excludes tax & gratuity).

The Boathouse will offer a 4-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring soup, salad, four entree options and dessert, including:

First Course
Butternut Squash Soup
fried sage & crème fraiche


Second Course
(Choice of one)
Fall chicory salad
treviso, castlefranco, craisins, spiced pepitas, champagne vinaigrette
Dungeness Crab Cocktail 
butter lettuce, roasted tomato, cocktail sauce, lemon aioli


(Choice of one)
Oven Roasted Turkey
chestnut-herb stuffing, cranberries, green beans & gravy
Spice Rubbed Prime Rib of Beef
whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, broccolini, bacon and demi-glace
Grilled King Salmon
house butternut ravioli, porcini and chanterelles, Brussels sprouts, marsala compound butter
Pan Seared Halibut
Dungeness crab crust, parsnip puree, green lentils, baby carrot


Fourth Course
Pumpkin Pie
Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream

$45 for adults and $22.50 for children ages 5 to 11, children under 5 are free (excludes tax & gratuity).

Reservations are required for the Café and Boathouse and are available from 11am-8pm in the Cafe and 11:30am-8pm in the Boathouse. To make a reservation for the Boathouse, call 206.789.3770 or click here, for the Café call 206.782.0094 or click here. The Boathouse Bar does not take reservations, but will be open with a limited Thanksgiving menu, the Cafe Bar will be closed.

6 responses to Thanksgiving at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe!

  1. Pat dunigan November 20th, 2015 at 6:59 am         Reply

    Which thanksgiving menue is on the main floor or does it matter.
    Ie ; buffet or 4 course dinner ? Thanks for a reply. Pat

    • Lauren Fior McCaffrey November 20th, 2015 at 11:09 am         Reply

      Hi Pat – our Buffet menu is upstairs at Ray’s Cafe and the 4-course menu in the Boathouse on the main level. We are unfortunately completely booked up for Thanksgiving this year. However we are open for Christmas Day with our Buffet in the Cafe and a 3-course and regular dinner menu in the Boathouse if you can join us then. Thank you!

  2. Kim November 23rd, 2015 at 9:41 pm         Reply

    We have reservations! YES! “Been there, Done that” Doing it again! 4th year!
    Looking at the menu …
    Shucking bar,,, yes!
    Antipasti bar … yes!
    Cheese board … yes!
    Lovely variety of yummy dishes! YES!
    (don’t see.. was it Halibut in white wine sauce with bay shrimp? or pork tenderloin?) If I remember your chef is from Colorado?
    Thanks! We will see you on Thursday!

    • Lauren Fior McCaffrey November 30th, 2015 at 3:21 pm         Reply

      Hi Kim – we hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving at Ray’s this year!!

  3. Nancy & Dick Swartout November 27th, 2015 at 4:28 pm         Reply

    Fantastic, delicious, wonderful Thanksgiving buffet dinner at Ray’s Cafe. We’ve never seen a more pleasant, efficient maestro of a manager, who worked alongside his staff constantly. What a great example for his young employees. Ray’s has been our go-to place for forty years, including our wedding reception. Seattle is so lucky!

    • Rebecca Lee November 27th, 2015 at 4:34 pm         Reply

      Nancy and Dick-

      Thank you so much for joining us. We are thrilled to hear that it was an enjoyable experience! We certainly appreciate your feedback and kind words. Happy Holidays!

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