Wild Alaskan King Salmon & Pinot Noir – a Perfect Pairing!

We celebrate fresh wild Alaskan King Salmon every spring at Ray’s and there is no better pairing we’ve found than Oregon Pinot Noir. It’s a combination that Ray’s made popular way back and still holds true today.

Our Wine Director Chip Croteau is excited to share with you his Pinot Noir pick for this year: Brick House Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir ‘Les Dijonnaise’ Ribbon Ridge, OR 2016.

Chip’s Tasting Notes: Sourced from their 100% Biodynamically farmed estate vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, this stunner displays a classic nose of red cherries and berries with nuances of spiced cranberries and wonderful layers of earth and mineral: cola, wood smoke, dusty earth, dried tea leaves and touches of cracked pepper. Medium-bodied and silky textured, it fills the mouth with warm red fruits that carry the layers of earth and spice on the mouthwatering, layered finish. This is lovely!

Come to the first floor Boathouse to enjoy it every Wednesday-Sunday 5-9pm!

Father’s Day Specials June 18-20, 2021!

Get out and celebrate Dad this Father’s Day!

Join us June 18-20 in the Cafe and Boathouse for tempting Father’s Day specials created by our Executive Chef Kevin Murray and crew. Pair it with a Ballard beer or special cocktail to treat Dad!


  • Steak & Cake 4oz filet mignon, crab cake, hollandaise, triple cooked wedge potatoes, broccolini
  • Tom Kha Alaskan King Crab Knuckles scallion, thai basil, pickled serrano chiles


  • Grilled Pork Chop Anson Mills white grits, grilled red cabbage, red eye gravy
  • Whole Fried Rockfish tomatillo salsa, escabeche, flour tortillas

Our first floor Boathouse is open from 5-9pm on Father’s Day Weekend (June 18-20) and is accepting reservations online for the indoor dining room. The Cafe dining room and patio is open at 11:30am for walk-ins only. Both restaurants’ patios are seated on a first come basis, weather pending.

We look forward to seeing you and the fam then!!