SOLD OUT – Thanksgiving 2018 at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe!

Please note: Thanksgiving reservations for Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe are currently sold out. Please join us for Christmas Eve or Day in the Boathouse and Cafe. 206.782.0094

Enjoy our signature Cafe buffet upstairs for $65 per person (includes coffee, tea, juice and sodas – excludes tax and gratuity) with a variety of guest favorite items from fresh Seasonal Salads to our Chilled Shellfish Bar with Oyster Shucking, Snow Crab and Gulf Prawns, to classic Oven Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings, Alaskan True Cod, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Smoked Wild Pacific Northwest Salmon, a variety of Seasonal Vegetables, a house made Dessert table and more! Children 5 to 11 years old are $32.50 each (excluding tax and gratuity).

The Cafe Bar will be open and will accept advance reservations if the entire party is over the age of 21. Only buffet menu available.

Cafe reservations are available from 11:00am (first seating) to 8pm (last seating) at 206.782.0094 or online.

Salads & Cold Items
Field greens salad apple cider vinaigrette, dried apricot, candied walnuts (GF)
Roasted beet salad sherry vinaigrette, arugula, Goats milk cheese cheese (GF)
Faro and roasted cauliflower lemon-tahini vinaigrette, feta, radish
Roasted vegetable tart balsamic syrup, mixed greens, fresh mozzarella basil
Ray’s antipasto cured meats, marinated mozzarella, olives, pickled peppers, grilled vegetables (GF)
Caesar salad garlic and herb croutons, parmesan, creamy dressing
Cherry tomato caprese basil pesto, fresh mozzarella (GF)
Market cheese board domestic and imported cheeses, mixed-roasted nuts (GF)
Oregon bay shrimp salad cucumber, lemon vinaigrette and herbs (GF)
Roasted apple and kale salad balsamic vinegar, shallots, parmesan (GF)

Seafood Bar & Shucking
Half shell oysters mignonette, cocktail, lemons (GF)
Peel and eat prawns cocktail, horseradish. Lemons (GF)
Dungeness crab (GF)
Carving Station
Spice rubbed prime rib of beef horseradish cream, demi-glace (GF)
House smoked NW salmon apple-pear chutney (GF)
Hot Entrée & Side Dishes
Manilla clams white wine, garlic, herbs and butter (GF)
Penn cove mussels coconut curry broth (GF)
Butter whipped Washington Russet potatoes (GF)
Oven Roasted Turkey cranberry-orange chutney, herbed gravy (GF)
Pan seared rockfish roasted cherry tomatoes, lemon-caper beurre blanc, fresh herbs
Traditional Herbed Stuffing
Mac and Cheese
Bay Shrimp Mac and Cheese
Garlic and herb roasted cremini mushrooms (GF)
Roasted Brussels sprouts house smoked bacon, chilies (GF)
Blistered green beans slivered almonds, garlic (GF)
Glazed carrots brown sugar, fresh herbs, shallot (GF)

The Boathouse’ 3-course menu offers a delicious seasonal fall menu of soup or salad, choice of entrée, and dessert; $60 per person (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Children 5 to 11 years old are $30 each (excluding tax and gratuity). Boathouse Bar will be open with the 3-course menu available, no reservations taken.

Boathouse reservations are available from 11:30am (first seating) to 8pm (last seating) at 206.789.3770 or online.

We can’t wait to enjoy the holiday with you!

Boathouse Thanksgiving 3-course Menu

Cream of parsnip soup
Sunchoke chips, herbs, truffle
Roasted Beets and Blood Orange
Watercress, sherry vinaigrette, pistachio
Dungeness Crab Cocktail
Romaine hearts, preserved lemon, aioli, cocktail

Oven Roasted Turkey
Herbed stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry, glazed carrots
Prime Rib of Beef
Spice rubbed prime rib, mashed potato, brussels sprouts, green beans, fried onion, Demi-Glace
Wild Mushroom risotto
Arborio rice simmered in mushroom consume, wild Northwest mushrooms, parmesan cheese, parmesan espuma
Alaskan Halibut
Whipped Washington potatoes, blistered green beans, cavallo nero, beurre blanc

Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Spiced pumpkin, vanilla bean whipped cream, pumpkin seed brittle
Pecan Pie Tartlets
Olympic Mountain ice cream or sorbet

Celebrate the Legacy of Ray’s Co-owner Elizabeth Gingrich Sept. 25

Please join us at Ray’s Café on Tuesday, September 25 as we celebrate the legacy and contributions of our beloved co-owner Elizabeth Gingrich who recently passed.

We will be offering a special a la carte menu of her favorite Ray’s dishes, dessert and cocktail from 11:30am to 9pm in the Cafe.

All proceeds from Elizabeth’s menu on this date will be donated to MultiCare Hospice of Tacoma where she was president of the board for five years and instrumental in establishing the program. We can also accept monetary donations to the hospice in the form of checks. Ray’s will match 100% of donations from the day!

Ray’s alumni will receive 10% off their Cafe bill that day (discount excludes the special menu), and are encouraged to share stories about Elizabeth and bring photos of her!

Elizabeth Gingrich Menu
Dungeness Crab Salad
King Salmon
Mixed Nut Tart
Bombay Sapphire Martini

Reservations strongly recommended. Contact the Cafe at 206.789.3770 or online to reserve today.

Ray’s Pumpkin Carving Party Returns October 20!

Calling all Halloween enthusiasts! Join us for our fifth annual Ray’s Cafe Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday, October 20!

All ages are invited to show-off their pumpkin carving skills on our covered Cafe deck, rain or shine. Each carver receives:

1 pumpkin
Child-safe carving tools
LED candle
Hot apple cider

Food and beverages are available for purchase, including our seasonal homemade pumpkin spice bourbon (to keep the adults extra warm!).

Tickets to the party are $17 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are required and includes the following three time-slots: 11:30 am, 1:45 pm and 4:00 pm. Please call or email Darla Marchi at or 206.782.0094.

Costumes are encouraged! We invite all attendees to show off their costumes and pumpkin creations by tagging @raysboathouse on InstagramFacebook and Twitter. We can’t wait to see you all at the Cafe on Saturday, October 20!

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