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Gingerbread Decorating Party at Ray’s Cafe Dec. 9!

November 6, 2018

On Sunday, December 9 Ray’s Café is hosting an all-ages Gingerbread House Decorating event and drive benefitting Mary’s Place, to help local families in need! For $12 per person, participants will receive their own gingerbread kit to build any gingerbread house they can dream up, as they sip complimentary hot chocolate. Food and drink will be available …

Christmas Eve & Day 2018 at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

November 1, 2018

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be incredibly stressful. Spend more time with your family than in the kitchen this season and let Seattle’s best seafood restaurant spread holiday cheer with our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining! Read on for our Christmas hours and menus and …

Ray’s & Long Live the Kings Work to Restore Wild Salmon

October 31, 2018

Dear guests, Since our start in 1973 Rays has supported causes that benefit our local waterways, salmon and sustainable fishing. The water is our lifeblood, not just because we sit atop it but because we love to serve fresh fish at Ray’s and support our local fisherman, who depend on it. The future of fish …

Drink Salmon Safe Wine for a Cause at Ray’s Thru Nov. 7!

October 15, 2018

  Raise a glass to support salmon restoration at Ray’s Boathouse & Café this fall! We are excited to announce our Salmon Safe wine promotion in partnership with Long Live the Kings! $1 from each glass or bottle sold from these special wine lists, will be donated to Long Live the Kings, a local non-profit and …

Thanksgiving 2018 at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe!

September 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22nd and we’re now accepting reservations for parties of 10 or less in the Boathouse and Cafe! Cafe 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 …

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

September 10, 2018

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 …

Ray’s Pumpkin Carving Party Returns October 20!

September 6, 2018

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 …

Ray’s Wins ‘Best View’ 2018 in Seattle Magazine Poll!

August 30, 2018

Thank you to our loyal guests for voting Ray’s ‘Best View’ in Seattle Magazine’s Best of Seattle readers’ choice poll 2018!!! We are honored to receive this recognition and owe it all to you, our lovely, loyal guests!! Our view is Seattle, it is quintessential Northwest and we love sharing it with everyone who comes through our doors from …

Bring Ray’s to your Home & Earn Loyalty Points!

August 3, 2018

Bring Ray’s local, sustainable seafood and award winning service to your next in-home event and earn Loyalty Points! For the first time, Ray’s Catering is extending Loyalty Card Points to any guest that books an in-home catering event with us in October 2018. This means you’ll earn 1.5 points for every $10 spent on your …

Celebrate Washington Wine all August at Ray’s!

August 1, 2018

Drink wine with us this August during Washington State Wine Month! To celebrate WA Wine Month and our recent Seattle Magazine Wine Awards win, our Wine Director Chip Croteau has created an excellent ‘Washington Wine by the glass’ list August 1-31 in our first floor Boathouse. Chip and his team’s passion for wine is exceptional …

Ray’s is the ‘Best Place to Enjoy WA Wine’!

July 26, 2018

Photo Credit: Seattle Magazine Ray’s is thrilled to be awarded “The Best place to Enjoy Washington Wine”in Seattle Magazine’s 2018 Wine Awards! And we are honored that you, our lovely, loyal guests voted for us to win! Check out our feature with Wine Director Chip Croteau (pictured right) and Co-owner/GM Douglas Zellers in the August …

Ray’s Catering Wins Best Rehearsal Dinner!

June 29, 2018

Congrats to our outstanding Catering team for winning ‘Best Rehearsal Dinner’ in Seattle Bride Magazine’s Best of Bride 2018 awards this past June! This hardworking team plans and executes Seattle’s best waterfront events and weddings! Rehearsal dinners are just the tip of the iceberg and we’re thrilled to be recognized! Contact our Director of Catering, Amanda and her exceptional …

Retired Ray’s Owner Elizabeth Gingrich Passes

June 28, 2018

We are extremely saddened by the passing of our longtime co-owner Elizabeth Gingrich, who died peacefully with her family by her side. She lived a long and beautiful life and we feel so lucky to have been a part of it. Elizabeth became an owner of Ray’s in 1975, and was also a bookkeeper here …

Ray’s turns 45: Thank You to Our Guests & Team!

June 21, 2018

Ray’s turns 45 on Saturday, June 23rd and we want to first and foremost thank our incredible, loyal guests for getting us here. Without you this would not be possible. To our team, thank you for being our family. Thank you Ballard. We’ve worked with your grandparents, parents and children. You’ve been our team, our …

Ray’s Dad Joke Contest: Enter to win June 1-10!

June 1, 2018

We love a good cringe-worthy dad joke and we bet you do too! So send us your best PG-rated joke and you could win dinner for 4 at Ray’s Cafe!  How to Enter: Shoot a quick video of you telling us your favorite PG-rated dad joke (60 seconds or less). Email it to contest@rays.com by …

New Wedding Packages at Ray’s!

May 30, 2018

Spring is in the air and wedding season has arrived at Ray’s! This year we’re making it even easier for couples to plan their 2018 or 2019 wedding at Seattle’s best waterfront venue, the Northwest Room, with our new wedding packages! Whether you’re looking for us to decorate tables, create custom signage, provide thank you gifts, or …

It’s time for Copper River Salmon & Oregon Pinot Noir!

May 22, 2018

With Copper River salmon season upon us our Wine Manager Chip Croteau has put together an incredible list of Oregon Pinot Noir to pair with it in the Boathouse and Cafe! The bright fruit flavors and acidity of Pinot Noir is the perfect complement to Copper River salmon. Ask your server for their recommendation and try something …

Copper River Salmon Returns to Ray’s!

May 18, 2018

Copper River salmon season kicks-off today at Ray’s! This year we’re celebrating 35 years of serving this coveted seasonal fish at Ray’s with a look at ‘Copper River Through the Decades’! Copper River salmon has had a long history at Ray’s. Starting in 1983 we were one of the first restaurants in Seattle (as well as …

Copper River Salmon Returns to Ray’s!

Copper River salmon season kicks-off today at Ray’s! This year we’re celebrating 35 years of serving this coveted seasonal fish at Ray’s with a look at ‘Copper River Through the Decades’! Copper River salmon has had a long history at Ray’s. Starting in 1983 we were one of the first restaurants in Seattle (as well as …

Fresh NW Halibut & Sablefish at Ray’s April 9-22!

April 5, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the fresh Washington halibut and sablefish (black cod, butterfish) season from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 22 in the Boathouse and Café! We’ve partnered with Northwest fisheries to bring you an abundance of halibut and sablefish from Washington’s coast. Enjoy new preparations below in both the Boathouse and Café during this time only! Make your reservations …

Ballard Beer Awards Returns April 16 – May 11!

Beer lovers rejoice! Ballard Beer Awards is back at Ray’s Café and it’s up to you to crown the victor in the battle of the best Ballard beers! But… in true Ballard fashion it’s more like a friendly neighborhood competition. How it works: from Monday, April 16 to Friday, May 11 the Café will feature one beer on tap …

Easter Egg Coloring Party at Ray’s Café Mar. 31!

March 2, 2018

Get Egg-cited! On Saturday, March 31 the Café will be hosting its first Easter Egg Coloring Party on our covered patio at 11:30am. This event is all ages and includes hard boiled eggs and a PAAS dying kit for each table to create festive Easter eggs. The full Café menu will be available for purchase. A $10 donation …

Taste Washington Wine Month at Ray’s Mar. 1-31!

February 26, 2018

Since the early days of Washington wine, Ray’s has been a proud champion of local winemakers and wineries. In 1982 we were one of two restaurants to receive and sell Leonetti Cellars’ wine with the release of its 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon… what an incredible and robust journey our local wine industry has had since then! This March we invite you …

REX HILL Wine Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse Mar. 27

February 21, 2018

We are thrilled to have Carrie Kalscheuer, Director of Sales & Education for REX HILL and A to Z Wineworks at Ray’s Boathouse on Tuesday, March 27th for a beautiful four-course wine dinner. She will share with us the groundbreaking work that these wineries are engaged in; making both stunning wines as well as forging …

Shuck & Sip: Oysters & Sparkling Wine at Ray’s Feb. 19-Mar. 4

February 13, 2018

We’re kicking off our 45th year celebrating the simple joys of cool, refreshing oysters on the half-shell paired perfectly with crisp sparkling wines. From Monday, February 19 through Sunday, March 4 in the Boathouse and Café enjoy a variety of local Penn Cove oysters served individually, by the duo, or as a half-dozen with an …

New Desserts & New Pastry Chef at Ray’s Boathouse!

January 31, 2018

We’re sweet on our new pastry chef Karen Williams! She has blown us away with her new Boathouse dessert menu… from rich chocolate terrine with orange and pistachio, to almond cake with merlot poached pears and currant-balsamic ice cream–it’s time to indulge in a little winter treat or two. A former instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, …

Ray’s FareStart Guest Chef Night March 22!

January 30, 2018

Join Executive Chef Paul Duncan at FareStart’s Guest Chef Night on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30-8 p.m.! If you don’t know FareStart, this is the perfect way to learn and support its vital job training programs. The FareStart team works tirelessly to train displaced locals and teach them cooking and restaurant kitchen skills through set course work. …

Shellfest Returns to Ray’s Café Jan. 17-31!

January 15, 2018

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 …

Give the Gift of Ray’s this Holiday Season!

December 5, 2017

Give the gift of gorgeous Pacific Northwest views and fresh, local seafood this holiday season with a gift card from Ray’s, Seattle’s favorite seafood restaurant! Now through December 31, 2017 you’ll receive a $20 gift card for every $100 spent on gift cards at Ray’s! Gift cards can be used in the Boathouse, Café and towards Ray’s merchandise …

Announcing the Winner of ‘Dinner for a Year’ at Ray’s!

December 4, 2017

Congratulations to longtime Ray’s guests Jerome Cathey and his wife Janice! Pictured above with our GM and Co-owner Douglas Zellers. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Win Dinner for a Year at Ray’s contest. Stay tuned for more exciting events in 2018 as we celebrate our 45th year!

Toast to a New Year at Ray’s Dec. 31 & Jan. 1!

November 27, 2017

Celebrate the start of a brand new year at Ray’s! Gather your friends and family on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 for a perfect dinner before a night on the town or cozy evening watching fireworks on TV. The Boathouse will serve its full menu of fresh, local seafood, including chilled Northwest Oysters, Wild …

Announcing our Guest Favorite Menu Nov. 15-21

November 15, 2017

Drumroll please! After sorting through your emails, tweets, comments and survey answers, we are pleased to present our Guest Favorite Menu! This 3-course menu showcases your all-time favorite Ray’s appetizer, entrees and dessert from our 44-year history. This limited-time menu will be offered a la carte in the Boathouse and Cafe from Wednesday, November 15 until Tuesday, November …

Win Dinner for a Year at Ray’s Nov. 1-21!

October 24, 2017

This November, as we look forward to 2018 and turning 45, we want to pause for a moment to celebrate the past, present and future of Ray’s, with you our beloved guests. From November 1-21 enjoy three weeks of special menus that throwback to memorable moments and eras in our history. It will conclude with …

Reeling in the years at Ray’s by Russ Wohlers

October 19, 2017

Ray’s started with the small kernel of an idea that salmon and other fish could be broiled just like a steak on a beach bonfire grill, after reeling it into the boat from a good day of fishing. Then came halibut, lingcod, sable fish, oysters, mussels and clams. Excellent seafood that could be cooked in …

People Magazine Names Ray’s Most Popular Restaurant in WA!

October 18, 2017

We are so honored to receive the Most Popular Restaurant in Washington from People Magazine’s “Favorite Restaurants in Every State” 2017 and in Zagat’s “50 States 50 Favorite Restaurants” 2017 article! Thank you to our amazing guests for your continued support!

Fresh Fish Series: Last of season Copper River Coho at Ray’s

September 8, 2017

The summer fresh season is winding down for this year’s Fresh Fish Series, but we’re going out with a bang! Our friends in Alaska, Mike and Nelly Hand of Drifters Fish will be setting nets on the Copper River Delta searching for the last of this year’s salmon species to swim up the river, and be delivered to …

Sip & Savor Oregon Pinot Noir this Fall at Ray’s!

September 1, 2017

Welcome to Fall at Ray’s! As the seasons start to change, we find ourselves at Ray’s looking for wines and flavors that capture this unique time of year. And nothing encapsulates the change of season quite like pinot noir. The bright fruit flavors and acidity of pinot noir pair perfectly with a variety of seafood, …

Bring Ray’s Catering to your home!

August 29, 2017

Bring Ray’s into your home this fall to cater Dinner Parties, Galas, School Fundraising Dinners, Cocktail Parties and special gatherings! Our talented catering team brings you Ray’s signature service, fresh local seafood, wine from our award-winning lists, cocktails and more. We create custom menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner events, or keep it simple with bites and …

The Legend of Julia Child at Ray’s August 11-13

July 31, 2017

Ray’s has had the opportunity to serve some incredible individuals and organizations throughout the years. One of the most memorable was the larger-than-life Julia Child. Yes, the Julia Child. Back in 1990 Ray’s Boathouse cooked and served dinner to Julia while on a visit to Seattle. Julia & Russ Wohlers (founding partner) in 1990 Reflecting …

Thank you Phil Mottet & Elizabeth Gingrich!

July 10, 2017

Throughout our history at Ray’s we have been blessed with an incredible ownership team and a hardworking staff. The servers, bussers, bartenders, hosts, cooks, and dishwashers are the foundation of who we are and make each day at Ray’s possible. We want to recognize Phil Mottet, a server of 36 years, and thank him for …

Ray’s Celebrates Alaska Herring Week

June 19, 2017

Alaska Herring Week starts today through June 25th! This week celebrates herring, the most consumed fish in the world, but often overlooked in the U.S. It contains more omega 3s than salmon, a Northwest favorite, and imparts delicious flavor to any number of dishes – not just pickled! It can be poached, smoked, grilled, fried, …

New Boathouse Summer Menu!

June 16, 2017

Summer is here! And it’s time to shake things up with new dishes and seasonal updates to our Boathouse menu. Tempt your taste buds with crisp, cool summer salads, fresh Alaskan Halibut, crispy smoked Sablefish, and more below! View the full menu here and look out for weekly specials on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For Boathouse reservations call …

Fresh Fish Series: Black Cod!

June 15, 2017

Hello again my fresh fish friends! Today’s chapter in our series is all about Black Cod. Or is it called Sablefish, or Butterfish or Candlefish or… ? The list of names for this flaky deliciousness goes on. At Ray’s you’ll hear it referred to as Sablefish or Black Cod. The versatility of this fish is …

Father’s Day Brunch at Ray’s June 17 & 18

June 14, 2017

Father’s Day is this weekend! What better way to show dad how much he means to you and the whole family than with a delicious brunch, thirst-quenching Bloody Mary’s, and a gorgeous view? Treat dad to an amazing brunch in our first floor Boathouse, Saturday, June 17th or Sunday, June 18th from 10am – 2:30pm. …

Photo Gallery: View our Northwest Room Refresh!

June 5, 2017

Have you seen our newly renovated Northwest Room yet?! Feast your eyes on this photo gallery then contact Amanda and Paula on our events team to book your wedding, anniversary, birthday party, corporate event, holiday party, life celebration and more! rayscatering@rays.com or 206.789.6309. The Northwest Room, our private events space, is located just steps from the Boathouse restaurant and atop the Puget Sound! …

Special Ray’s Menu Benefits FareStart thru June 4

May 22, 2017

This past weekend we had the pleasure of hosting the winners of our FareStart live auction item! They were treated to a custom Copper River King Salmon menu from Executive Chef Paul Duncan, with wine pairings by our Wine Director Chip Croteau. They enjoyed a sunny dinner on the deck of our first floor Boathouse during the opening weekend of …

Ray’s ’30th Fire Anniversary’ May 26-28!

May 19, 2017

30 years ago this May 26, Ray’s Boathouse burned to the ground leaving little left but a few tables, chairs and our iconic Ray’s sign. We rebuilt and came back stronger than ever. Now 30 years later we are commemorating this defining day in our history with a Fire Celebration at Ray’s!  Bring the whole family to join …

Fresh Fish Series: Copper River Salmon Is Here!

May 18, 2017

Copper River Salmon is here! Not so fast. We’ll be waiting on edge all day today to find out if the salmon are out there. Yesterday, the fishing fleets headed a couple of hours away from Cordova, AK to the mouth of the Copper River delta.  Most scouted the area yesterday looking for the best spots …

Fresh Fish Series: NW salmon season has arrived!

May 1, 2017

Fresh fish season is rollin’! The 2017 salmon season opens today. What do you know about salmon? We may turn to the ol’ “interwebs” to discover salmon is full of the omega fat we prefer to eat, and that king salmon is the biggest in the family. You’ll read that they are born from eggs …

Ray’s Loyalty Member donates 80+ Meals to Mary’s Place

April 19, 2017

In the spirit of helping our community thrive and ‘caring through loyalty’, we continue our partnership with Mary’s Place in 2017! In a wonderful act of charitable giving we teamed up with one of our most loyal guests who anonymously offered to donate its family’s Loyalty Card points to offset the cost of dinner for 80+ people at …

#RaysRewind: Our Family Tree

April 18, 2017

Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe has a rich and broad history in the local culinary and beverage scene. We’ve had so many incredible employees walk through our doors over the last 40+ years and it’s humbling to look at how far our roots stretch. So many people have started at Ray’s and gone on to build amazing businesses, found local events …

Fresh Fish Series: Halibut!

April 14, 2017

Kicking off our Fresh Fish Series on the Ray’s blog is….. Halibut! Halibut season has taken off this year with no short supply.  Fleets are fishing from Kodiak Island, to South East Alaska, and through British Columbia.  We’ve been filleting beautiful fish this season and halibut is forecasted to be plentiful now through October. We’ve also just heard from our local …

Ode to Our Fishermen

April 11, 2017

If there is one thing that I can put my finger on as the main reason for our 44 years of success it would be the fisherman. The fisherman, deckhands, fishing communities that support the fleets, and the families that watch their children, spouses, and parents go out to the unforgiving sea to earn a …

We blind tasted 14 rare WA Wines & here’s what happened

March 31, 2017

What is old is new again? I admit it. I am guilty of holding on to my silk paisley ties that were fashionable many years ago in hopes that they would be stylish enough to wear again. Certain things never go out of style, right?  OK, I admit I know close to nothing about fashion …

Fresh Alaskan Halibut Season lands at Ray’s today!

March 14, 2017

Seattle’s first fresh Alaskan Halibut of 2017 is at Ray’s starting tonight! Enjoy one of the Northwest’s best fish in the Boathouse and Cafe where Chef Paul Duncan and his team will serve it seared and lightly seasoned with kosher salt. Then accompany it with fresh, local flavors and complimentary sides. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter …

Ballard Beer Awards Dinner March 9!

March 7, 2017

Join us at Ray’s for a specially paired Brewer’s Dinner with our 2017 Ballard Beer Awards Winner: Lucky Envelope Brewing and taste what everyone is raving about!! Dinner is this Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Four courses plus beers for $60 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations are required! Please reserve by end of day Tuesday, March 7 by emailing Darla Marchi …

March is Taste Washington Wine Month!

March 2, 2017

Ray’s Boathouse is celebrating Taste Washington Wine Month all March long by offering unusual by-the-glass (and bottle!) selections from Washington State. Savor such wines as the 2015 Buty Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle, a vibrant, Bordeaux-inspired white blend from Columbia Valley; the citrus-and-floral 2015 Idilico Albariño from Yakima Valley, proving how deliciously Spanish varieties perform in Washington …

Our 2017 Cause: Mary’s Place

February 21, 2017

  With Seattle roots firmly planted for decades, and more charitable donations to our credit than we could list in this blog post, Ray’s decided in 2017 to focus the bulk of its team’s time and charitable resources to a fitting cause: Mary’s Place (marysplaceseattle.org). Mary’s Place is a leading voice for homeless women, children, …

Featured: Olympia Oysters and Schramsberg sparkling wine, extended through Valentine’s day!

February 3, 2017

  Feb 10-14 while they last, savor your chance to taste a rare Northwest treasure: the Olympia oyster! The Olympia oyster (Ostrea lurida) is one of the rarest, most treasured of our Pacific Northwest native species. James Beard, champion of American cuisine, called the petite Olympia “the most distinguished of the oysters” for its distinctive …

Second Annual Ballard Beer Awards – Feb 1-28

January 18, 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Ballard Brew! The 2nd Annual Ballard Beer Awards returns February 1-28. We’ll be spotlighting four Ballard-based breweries for you to taste and cast your vote! Stop by and purchase a pint from one of breweries below to cast your vote or, if you choose not to partake with your palate, simply ask to fill out …

Shellfest Returns to Ray’s, Jan 9-22!

January 3, 2017

It’s almost time to Shell-ebrate with Shellfest returning to Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe, January 9 – 22! Chilly winter waters are perfect for harvesting pristine shellfish and you’re to partake at Ray’s in the form of specially prepared shrimp, crab, oyster dishes and much more. Prices start at just $6. Sample Offerings (each sold separately; selections …

Closed on Monday, Jan. 2 to Thank Our Team!

December 29, 2016

On Monday, Jan. 2, Ray’s will be CLOSED to thank our wonderful team for their great work in 2016. We’ll also be celebrating for a cause, contributing to Mary’s Place (www.marysplaceseattle.org) which serves homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. We’ll share more about this great cause throughout the year. Come celebrate New Year’s …

Ring in the New Year at Ray’s, Dec. 31 + Jan. 1!

December 12, 2016

  New Year’s Eve End 2016 on a delicious note in the Boathouse with celebratory surf-and-turf specials alongside our regular menu overflowing with fresh seafood and seasonal classics. Toast to the New Year on the waterfront with an elegant glass of wine or craft cocktail, such as Ray’s Classic Martini or the Professional with Old Overholt rye whiskey, aged rum, Aperol and …

Give the Gift of Ray’s this Holiday Season!

December 7, 2016

Give the gift that never goes out of style – gift cards from Ray’s, Seattle’s most iconic seafood restaurant! To help you cash in on your holiday shopping this year, we’re giving you a complimentary $20 gift card for every $100 you spend on gift cards now through December 31 – it’s the gift that keeps on giving! NEW THIS …

Watch Chef Paul Make Fresh, Handmade Pasta!

December 2, 2016

Attention all pasta lovers: making fresh, handmade pasta at home doesn’t have to be difficult! Take if from our talented Chef Paul…he makes this look easy, doesn’t he?  Chef Paul has spent many years perfecting his pasta and whether he’s cutting to make perfect pappardelle or a stunning tagliatelle dish, it’s always impressive to watch. Here’s …

Now Booking Holiday Parties in the Northwest Room and Boathouse!

October 26, 2016

Book your Holiday Celebration with RAY’S CATERING! Luncheons | Dinners | Receptions | Meetings The Northwest Room features spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, with a WATERFRONT deck usable year-round! The Boathouse seats up to 150 people and also features Rays classic sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains as …

Celebrate Election Night at Ray’s – Nov. 8!

No matter your party affiliation, there’s no denying that this year’s presidential election has been one for the ages! Watch history in the making and cheer on your favorite candidate with us in the Cafe on Tuesday, November 8. Patriotic Republicans and Democrats alike are invited to watch the exciting election unfold while savoring our …

Seattle Restaurant Week Returns October 9!

September 28, 2016

The fall run of Seattle Restaurant Week is back October 9-13th and October 16-20th! Dine like a king at Seattle’s best seafood restaurant with our exceptional three-course dinner menus for $32 at both the Café and the Boathouse. Each menu features exciting new options created by our talented chef team! View our full menus below and …

Enter #RaysSunset Photo Contest July 14-28!

July 6, 2016

Sunsets at Ray’s overlooking Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains offer some of the most gorgeous and inspiring scenery in Seattle, and our guests are excellent at capturing it nightly! From July 14-28 enter your sunset photo taken from Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse, private dining room or dock to be entered to win the grand prize: …

Ray’s loves Oregon Pinot Noir!

June 30, 2016

At Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe we are honored to work with so many great people in our local food and beverage community. For decades we have partnered with and supported our friends at Rex Hill Winery, a winery that has been crafting elegant Pinot Noirs since 1982 in Oregon’s Willamette Valley; and we are proud …

Father’s Day Specials at Ray’s!

June 15, 2016

Make this Father’s Day a one-of-a-kind celebration on the waterfront at Seattle’s iconic seafood restaurant this Sunday, June 19! Enjoy gorgeous views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains at Ray’s Boathouse from 4:30–9:30 p.m., and in our Cafe deck or dining room from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Father’s Day specials include: Boathouse: Sirloin and Half Lobster …

Ray’s at the Copper River

June 2, 2016

Our team had the exciting opportunity to visit the Copper River in Cordova, Alaska this May for the start of the Copper River salmon fishing season! Our GM Douglas Zellers, one of our owners and Ray’s Founding Partner Russ Wohlers, Executive Chef Paul Duncan and Executive Sous Chef Steve Hauch spent a week delving into …

14th Annual Rose Revival and Other Cool Whites

May 17, 2016

Thurs. May 26th, 2016 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 Mountains across …

Steve Hauch Moves Up to Ray’s Executive Sous Chef!

March 21, 2016

I am thrilled to announce that our long time team member and current Sous Chef Steve Hauch has been promoted to Ray’s Executive Sous Chef! Steve is a sharp, hard working guy and this new role cements his dedication to Ray’s and continuing our legacy of high-quality, sustainable seafood. Steve was a very important part …

March is WA Wine Month! Cheers at Ray’s all month

March 1, 2016

Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe is excited to celebrate Taste Washington Wine Month with two different promotions throughout the entire month of March! Join us and lift a glass to the amazing growers, talented winemakers and superb viticultures right in our own backyard! The Boathouse is offering a special curated list of glass pours for Washington wines that …

Reuben’s Brews Dinner at Ray’s March 5!

February 26, 2016

Congrats to Reuben’s Brews!! Winner of our first Ballard Beer Awards voted by the people! Thank you to all who voted throughout the contest! It was a great showing and we’re prouder than ever to be a part of the Ballard community! Join us for our Ballard Beer Awards Dinner with Reuben’s Brews on Saturday, March 5 at Ray’s Cafe! Our 5-course menu compliments …

Ray’s Crew Visits Merlino Foods

February 23, 2016

“Jeff! It’s Steve at Ray’s!” “Steve how’ve you been? How’s Ray’s been doing?” “Absolutely wonderful. Hey Jeff, l’d like to bring my Chef team down to Merlino’s and take a tour.” “Of course! Let’s do it.” For those unfamiliar with Merlino Foods, they have distributed Seattle with a huge inventory of products. From their brand of …

How to Brunoise a Shallot

February 4, 2016

Boathouse Saute Chef, Kevin Murray, shows us how to brunoise a shallot. Awesome knife skills. Thanks Kevin. bru·noise bro͞onˈwäz/ noun Finely diced vegetables that are cooked in butter and used to flavor soups and sauces.

1st Ballard Beer Awards at Ray’s Cafe – Jan 14-Feb 14!

January 11, 2016

Vote for your Favorite Ballard Brew! Ray’s is thrilled to bring you the first Ballard Beer Awards voted by the people! In 1982 Paul Shipman started Redhook Brewery in a fire hall in Ballard. Later that year Ray’s Executive Chef Russ Wohlers, and Paul carried the first keg of Redhook into Ray’s and we’ve been …

Shellfest Returns in the Cafe January 4th-31st!

January 3, 2016

Ray’s is celebrating shellfish season this January! Join us in the Cafe to enjoy a variety of specially prepared shrimp, crab and oyster dishes, only available January 4-31. It’s the perfect time for the novice shellfish eater to try something new, and shellfish lovers to go enjoy their favorites. We’ll feature rotating wine and cocktail …

Give the Gift of Ray’s & Earn Rewards!

December 1, 2015

Give the gift that never goes out of style – gift cards from Ray’s, Seattle’s most beloved seafood restaurant! For every $100 you spend on gift cards in December, you’ll receive a free $20 card for yourself – it’s like two presents in one! Perfect for friends, family or co-workers, everyone loves the gift of fresh, Northwest …

Holiday Parties & Events at Ray’s!

October 30, 2015

We know the holidays are hectic and filled with extra plans and busy weekends. Let Ray’s Catering take the stress of planning holiday events and seasonal gatherings off your plate! At Ray’s, we’re gearing up for the season and putting together a special menu with many delicious options for your guests… and less decisions for you! Whether …

A Visit to Penn Cove Shellfish Farm

October 29, 2015

It takes passion and high standards to be a farmer. Penn Cove proves it in their products by supplying us with beautiful fresh mussels from pristine Puget Sound waters. How they do it and why they do it is what brought Ray’s in for a visit. Penn Cove is a beautiful location on Whidbey Island. It’s your typical quiet, serene …

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

September 21, 2015

  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 …

New Game Day Menu & Hours at Ray’s Cafe

September 18, 2015

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 …

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

September 2, 2015

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 …

Sustainable Seafood Week at Ray’s

August 3, 2015

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 …

Shellfish Recipes From Bite of Seattle

July 28, 2015

  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, …

Sustainable Seafood at Ray’s

July 16, 2015

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 …

Sandy Smith Exits Ray’s After 20 Years

June 15, 2015

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 …

Ray’s Debuts New Waterfront Deck!

June 12, 2015

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 …

13th Annual Rose’ Revival & Other Cool Whites

June 9, 2015

  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 …

Tom Olsson Celebrates 20 Years at Ray’s!

June 5, 2015

  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 …

Support (RED) at Ray’s

June 1, 2015

Ray’s Café is participating in this month’s (RED) campaign to support the fight against global AIDS. The EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). Save Lives. campaign runs June 1-30 and Ray’s Café will be joining hundreds of restaurants from around the country to offer (RED) specials with proceeds benefitting AIDS research and support. Join us in the Cafe …

Celebrate the 2015 Copper River Salmon Season at Ray’s

May 15, 2015

  Starting Friday, May 15th and just in time for the 2015 Copper River salmon season, Ray’s Boathouse & Café will be offering a selection of Pinot and Copper River salmon pairings.   The offers will run May 15-June 15, 2015. This year’s Copper River run is slated to begin on Friday, May 15th.   …

Find Your “Pot of Gold” at Ray’s this St. Patrick’s Day!

March 9, 2015

Follow the rainbow to Ray’s this St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy some of our Irish inspired creations! Tuesday, March 17th! Menu Specials Ray’s Boathouse Dinner Special offered 5pm- 9pm Guinness Braised Lamb Shank – potato crusted country pie, gravy and peas 32   Ray’s Café Lunch & Dinner Special offered 11:30am- 9pm Spice Braised Corned …

Celebrate WA Wine Month at Ray’s!

February 25, 2015

Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe is planning an array of special wine offerings in March to celebrate Washington Wine Month! Ray’s has a long history of supporting local wineries and was honored to be awarded a Grand Award at this year’s Washington State Wine Awards. Celebrate with us all of March! Ray’s Café – 100% Washington …

Ray’s Hosts Woodward Canyon Winery – Winemaker Dinner

February 12, 2015

    Don’t miss out on Woodward Canyon’s Winemaker Dinner! Join us at Ray’s Boathouse as we celebrate Woodward Canyon and the pioneering efforts of Rick and Darcey Small. Chef Paul Duncan will prepare five courses of classic Northwest cuisine showcasing the Washington heritage that both Ray’s and Woodward Canyon are proud to share. The …

Polar Plunge & Hot Clam Chowder

February 11, 2015

Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan was on-site last Saturday at Golden Gardens Park to warm up the brave locals participating in the 2015 Polar Plunge. It was a fun and lively event to help raise awareness and support for the Washington Special Olympics. In recognition of this event we would like to share with you …

New Executive Chef Paul Duncan!

February 9, 2015

Please give a big congratulations to Ray’s new Executive Chef Paul Duncan! With Ray’s since 2013, Chef Paul began overseeing the kitchen team in February 2014 when he was promoted to Chef de Cuisine of Ray’s three kitchens (Boathouse, Café and Catering). We are thrilled about his promotion and new role as the sixth Executive …

Fifty Shades of Ray’s

February 5, 2015

Ray’s Cafe has six steamy ways to turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day!  Join us for one (or two!) of these romantic themed cocktails February 14th and 15th!*    Box of Chocolates  Vodka, Amaretto, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur  9 Between the Sheets Courvoisier, Orange Liqueur, Bacardi Rum, lemon juice 10 Raspberry Beret Gin, Raspberry Liqueur, …

Get “Shell-Fish” in January!

January 6, 2015

Are you a shellfish fanatic? Join us in the Café to celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest for a two-week celebration January 19-31 of what Ray’s does best! Chef de Cuisine Paul Duncan presents “Shell-Fest 2015”with a dozen of your favorite shellfish dishes: Full Pound Steamed Manila Clams – Pork belly, vermouth, butter, chives 7/14 Penn Cove Mussels Marinara – Fresh basil, …

Start Your New Year’s Eve Right at Ray’s!

December 28, 2014

There’s plenty of excitement to experience in Seattle on New Year’s Eve, so be sure you fuel up before the festivities begin! To help you get a great start on ringing in the New Year, we’re offering several festive menu choices in the Boathouse that are perfect for celebrating with your friends and family. Click here …

Give a Gift, Get a Gift!

November 30, 2014

Give the gift that never goes out of style – gift cards from Ray’s! For every $200 you spend on gift cards in December, you’ll receive a free $40 card for yourself – it’s like two presents in one! Perfect for friends, family or co-workers, everyone loves the gift of Seattle’s best seafood enjoyed with a breathtaking …

Sunset Supper Debuts Sept. 15

September 6, 2014

The days are getting shorter, but the dining is getting even better! To help you make the most of our magnificent fall evenings featuring glorious sunsets, we are launching our new Sunset Suppers in the Boathouse! Dine with us during the first hour of dining room service (5-6pm) for a wonderful three course meal for $35 (does not include …

Chef Paul Featured at DeLille Cellars and AWW Wine Gala

July 9, 2014

Ray’s Chef de Cuisine Paul Duncan will be featured at two exciting local events this summer, so please be sure to come say hello if you are at either event! Celebrate Bastille Day at DeLille Cellars Chateau Sunday July 13 at One if by Land, Two (three and four) if by Sea, DeLille’s 20th annual celebration …

New Summer Menu Debuts in Cafe!

May 30, 2014

As summer draws near, it’s time to freshen up the Cafe menu with a variety of seasonal ingredients and new preparations that highlight the best of our warm weather season. We look forward to having you dine with us soon, whether it’s for graduation events, Father’s Day celebrations, or just a girls night out on …

Copper River Salmon & Pinot Noir – A Rite of Spring!

May 15, 2014

Right on schedule, Copper River Salmon arrives in Seattle May 15 and once again Ray’s has plans to celebrate the pairing that helped make Ray’s world-renowned: Copper River Salmon and Pinot Noir! This year marks the 31st anniversary of the first Copper River King Salmon to be flown fresh from Alaska to Seattle.  With an assist …

Celebrate Father’s Day and Support the Ballard Food Bank!

May 12, 2014

What do dads really want for Father’s Day? A recent study showed that fathers want quality time with their family and prefer gifts that don’t cost anything.  So this year, Ray’s Boathouse has created the perfect opportunity for you to make dad’s wishes come true! To celebrate Father’s Day (June 15), Ray’s Boathouse and Sutter …

Springing into our new seasonal menu!

May 5, 2014

Spring is in the air, and right on its heels have been a few recent 80-degree days that remind us summer is right around the corner! Chef de Cuisine Paul Duncan and his culinary team have spruced up the Boathouse menu with several bright, fresh new additions, along with a few new preparations of our …

Chef Paul and Ray’s Continue to Lead by Example

April 2, 2014

by Paul Duncan, Chef de Cuisine WHAT WERE YOUR EARLY INFLUENCES AS A CHEF? I’m proud to be from the Northwest. When I cooked in Portland, there was a movement happening with a handful of chefs before it was called ‘farm to table” We had farmers that only we used to buy from, and they’d …

The Evolution of Washington Wine

March 25, 2014

by Douglas Zellers, General Manager Washington Wine month is upon us again, spring is in the air, and we find ourselves preparing for another great Taste Washington event! As we go about our planning, we focus on the multitude of wines that Washington offers us, and we frequently find ourselves looking for the next great winery, …

It’s “Home Sweet Ballard” for April Brewmasters Dinner

March 20, 2014

“Home Sweet Ballard” is the theme for the April 13 Brewmasters Dinner at Ray’s Cafe, as we feature five talented breweries from our own Ballard neighborhood! The dinner features one seating at 6:00 pm in the Cafe, and guests will be greeted with a glass of Seattle Cider Company Semi Sweet Hard Cider upon arrival. Brewmasters from …

Yours In Service

March 5, 2014

by Douglas Zellers, General Manager Ray’s was presented an opportunity in February to host a group of six private wine collectors who wanted to enjoy a very special tasting and dinner. My task was to personally help plan and execute a 5-course menu with wine pairings and coordinate both wine and food service for the …

Welcome Washington Wine Month!

March 3, 2014

“Taste Washington Wine Month” is an annual celebration of Washington State’s award winning industry, celebrated each March. In support of this event, Boathouse Manager/Wine Director Edan Schmitz is pairing each entree on our Dine Around Seattle menu (March 2-27) with a standout Washington wine. The featured wines are available by bottle and also by the glass during …

Chef Wayne Resigns; Duncan Named Chef de Cuisine

February 27, 2014

Wayne Johnson, Executive Chef at Ray’s Boathouse since February 2012, has announced his resignation in order to pursue other career opportunities and spend time with his family. “I want to say thank you to my colleagues at Ray’s for the great ride,” said Johnson. “It’s time to slow it down a bit and spend time …

Introducing the new Ray’s Loyalty Card!

February 19, 2014

In January, we proudly launched our new frequent diner program, the Ray’s Loyalty Card! This program allows you to earn Points and Dining Credits that you may use to offset your future guest check. Loyalty should be rewarded with more than a discount and Ray’s is excited to offer this program to our passionate, caring, and loyal …

Ray’s Collectibles

December 16, 2013

To order Ray’s Collectibles items (see photo gallery below), please call the Boathouse Guest Relations desk 206.789.3770 or send an email to rays@rays.com Original Tee $15 (grey, blue)  S  M  L  XL Youth Tee $12 S  M  L  XL Sketched Building Tee $18 (grey, white) S  M  L  XL Rays Sign Tee $20 (grey, brown, navy) …

Give a Gift, Get a Gift!

December 6, 2013

Give the gift that never goes out of style – gift cards from Ray’s! For every $200 you spend on gift cards in December, you’ll receive a free $40 card for yourself – it’s like two presents in one! Perfect for friends, family or co-workers, everyone loves the gift of Seattle’s best seafood enjoyed with a breathtaking view …

Cafe Refresh Helps Us Cater to You

October 25, 2013

Following the beautiful remodel of our Ray’s Boathouse dining room downstairs last winter, we are ready for the next phase of our refresh, as we begin the evolution of Ray’s Café upstairs. The first step is refurbishing the northern section of the Cafe dining room, affectionately referred to as the “Top Deck.”   By early November, …

Family Wineries of Washington Post Harvest Party Nov. 6

October 16, 2013

We are proud to host the Family Wineries of Washington Post Harvest Party on Wed. Nov. 6 from 6-9pm in the Northwest Room here at Ray’s. Please come join us as we celebrate the harvest just passed and hear about the vintage from those who lived it!  Click here for tickets ($55). Join some of Washington …

Brewmasters Dinner October 27

September 26, 2013

Beer lovers rejoice, our bi-annual Brewmasters Dinner is set for Sunday, October 27 in the Cafe! Featuring Northwest breweries, the dinner is a 6 course meal paired with our local brewmasters selections. The cost is $45 per person for the 6 course meal including beer pairings.  Reservations are highly recommended. The brewmaster and one of their representatives …

Fall Brewmasters Dinner Oct. 27

September 18, 2013

by Jaci Kajfas, Beverage Director Our sizzling summer season is officially cooling off, though the deck is still open for those true Northwesterners. With the layers of gray and fog come another of Ray’s passions – seasonal events! One of the most popular with our locals is our bi-annual Brewmasters Dinner, scheduled for Sunday, October …

Fruit Crisps Deliver Summer on a Plate

August 30, 2013

By Lorna Stokes, Pastry Chef I love summer because of all the local fruit that is in season – cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and apricots. The choices are almost overwhelming! And just as soon as they come into season, they are right back out again, so you need to be ready to take advantage of the …

Sunsets Inspire Culinary Creations

August 23, 2013

by Executive Sous Chef Paul Duncan What an amazing first summer I’ve enjoyed here at Ray’s!  I was hired as Executive Sous Chef in June and was fortunate enough to lead the crew in the Boathouse kitchen through their first summer after our major remodel of the dining room.  I inherited an outstanding group of …

New Ray’s Retail Has Arrived!

August 9, 2013

Everyone needs a cool new t-shirt for the summer and we’ve launched our new line of tees, hats and sweatshirts just for you!  One of the highlights of the new line is the return of the “Ray Bird” on an awesome hooded sweatshirt, perfect for those cool summer and fall evenings.  Here’s a list of the items now available …

Ray’s Partnership In Caring

August 1, 2013

by Doug Zellers, Ray’s General Manager As the sunny days of August reach their peak, it marks the coming of what I consider to be the most meaningful task I complete each year. Since 2004, I have volunteered  to assist with the Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) annual events. AWW is the philanthropic organization representing …

Why are we so crabbing lucky?

July 16, 2013

Why are we so crabbing lucky here in the Northwest?? Because we’ve got the Dungeness crab! Now there will always be the fight of East Coast blue crabs and West Coast Dungeness, but I like the meaty but delicate flavor of the Dungeness. So, to save on the carbon footprint, let’s leave it at this …

Hospitality, Pride and Relationships Make Ray’s Special

June 23, 2013

by Cindy Howard, Seasonal Cafe Manager Time flies when you’re having fun! Thirty five years ago, I started my job at Ray’s Boathouse.  It was the place to work in the 70’s and if you made it through the grueling four-interview process, you were among a very select and eclectic group of healthy, intelligent, active, …

Mo Shaw Covers a Lot of Ground at Ray’s

June 10, 2013

by Dave Saunders, Catering Chef It’s baseball season and our longtime General Manager Mo Shaw will imminently be departing. Both have been on our minds of late. Why do I conflate the two? Is Mo an aficionado of the summer pastime? I can’t say. But I do know that she’s a fan and a champion …

Try to Catch Ray’s at Seattle Urban Trek

May 30, 2013

By Maddie DuBray, Catering Sales Manager On Saturday, April 27th, two of my colleagues (but most of all, my friends) and I competed in the first ever Seattle Urban Trek organized by the Seattle Sports Commission. The Seattle Urban Trek is a team adventure race similar to that of the popular television show “The Amazing …

General Manager Shaw to Depart Ray’s for Next Career Move

May 29, 2013

May 28, 2013 (Seattle, WA)- Ray’s Boathouse, Café and Catering, announced a leadership change at the helm, as Maureen “Mo” Shaw, General Manager, will step aside in mid-June before undertaking a new leadership role in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Shaw came to Ray’s Boathouse in 1997, following a five-year stint as Senior General Manager …

Celebrate the Arrival of Summer with the Rosé Revival!

May 20, 2013

Summer is on the way, so mark your calendars for one of our favorite summer traditions, the 11th Annual Rosé Revival & Cool Whites event!  Ray’s is again hosting this delicious evening, on Wednesday June 19, teaming up with Save Our wild Salmon and David LeClaire of Wine World and Spirits This event, which runs from 6-9 pm in …

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Gingerbread Decorating Party at Ray’s Cafe Dec. 9!

On Sunday, December 9 Ray’s Café is hosting an all-ages Gingerbread House Decorating event and drive benefitting Mary’s Place, to help local families in need! For $12 per person, participants will receive their own gingerbread kit to build any gingerbread house they can dream up, as they sip complimentary hot chocolate. Food and drink will be available …

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