Category: Recipes

Shellfest Returns to Ray’s, Jan 9-22!

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 …

Shellfish Recipes From Bite of Seattle

  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, …

Polar Plunge & Hot Clam Chowder

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 …

Fruit Crisps Deliver Summer on a Plate

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

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 …

Why are we so crabbing lucky?

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 …

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Thanksgiving 2019 at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

Ray’s is now taking Thanksgiving reservations for Thursday, November 28 for groups of 8 or less! Choose from our Cafe Buffet or our seasonal 3-course Boathouse menu. 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 Seasonal Salads, …


Ray’s Boathouse elevates local, sustainable seafood with global flavors and Northwest inspiration nightly.


Classic seafood dishes with seasonal preparations in our upstairs Café overlooking Puget Sound.


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