Boathouse Happy Hour 5-6pm Daily!

Kick off your evening or end your day with our Boathouse Happy Hour! It’s the perfect mix of Boathouse food and drinks to enjoy with friends, on a date, or with family.

Join us nightly at Ray’s first floor Boathouse for Happy Hour from 5-6pm and take in the gorgeous views. It’s the best happy hour in Seattle!

Boathouse Happy Hour Menu

Ray’s Clam Chowder house smoked bacon, red potato
Little Gem Salad green goddess, pickled lemon, feta, scallions, cherry tomatoes
Crispy Fried Calamari mini sweet peppers, green goddess dressing
Ancho Crusted Albacore ginger sesame sauce, wakame
Crispy Brussels Sprouts muhummara, walnuts, scallions (pictured)
PNW Mussels jalapeño-lime butter, radish, baguette
PNW Manila Clams onion, celery, Old Bay, white wine, baguette

Premium Cocktails
Negroni Broker’s London Dry gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, up
Old Fashioned Old Forester Bourbon, demerara, bitters mix, rocks
Vesper Martini Bombay Sapphire gin, Lillet Blanc, vodka, up
Vodka Martini Grey Goose vodka, Dolin dry vermouth, up, olives or a twist

Click here for the full drink list including beer, wine and more cocktails!

(no substitutions, excludes holidays)

The Boathouse is open nightly at 5pm for happy hour, dinner and drinks. View our menus here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

New Boathouse Happy Hour!

We can all use an extra dose of happy when Fall hits Seattle, and we’ve got just the cure! Our new Boathouse Happy Hour offers guest favorite dishes in a perfect, pre-dinner portion, plus specials on cocktails, wine and beer.

Our first-floor Boathouse Happy Hour is offered daily from 5–6pm – perfect timing to watch the beautiful Fall sunset! Click to reserve. Cheers!

Ray’s Boathouse Happy Hour Menu

Ray’s Clam Chowder 7
Gem Salad croutons, bay shrimp, garlic dressing, Grana Padano 8
Fried Oysters pickled shallots, Calabrian chili aïoli 12
Octopus fingerling potatoes, piccata sauce, fried capers GF 14
Penn Cove Mussels white wine, herbs, butter, shallots, baguette 10
Pacific Manila Clams Tom Kha, pickled serrano peppers, chili oil, chorizo, basil, baguette 10
Beer & Wine
Fremont Pilsner Draft 7
Montucky ‘Cold Snack’ 16oz can 5
Chenin Blanc 9
Garnacha 9
Rosé 9

Well High Ball well spirit with one mixer 7
Daiquiri rum, lime, sugar, up 9
Lemon Drop vodka, lemon, triple sec, up 9
Sunset Sour Bourbon, Fonseca Bin 27 port, lemon, rocks 9
Margarita blanco tequila, lime, triple sec, rocks salt rim 9
Negroni gin, Campari, Mata Tinto sweet vermouth, up 10

Premium Cocktails 
Old Fashioned Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Angostura bitters, rocks 11
Vesper Bombay Sapphire gin, Wheatley vodka, Lillet Blanc, up 12
Grey Goose Vodka Martini olives or a twist 13

No substitutions, excludes holidays.

Educator Gift Card Special all September!

Back to school looks different this year for almost every family and educator. Parents and caretakers are becoming educators and teachers face the challenges of not being able to educate in person.

To spread a little back-to-school cheer this September, Ray’s is offering a gift card special: for every $100 you spend on Ray’s gift cards you will receive a complimentary $20 Ray’s gift card now through September 30, 2020!

Buy a $100 gift card for those who are making this new way of schooling possible and keep the $20 for yourself (or gift it to anyone who needs a pick-me-up)!

You can put that $20 gift card to good work with our new Ray’s Woodford Reserve Private Selection Perfect Manhattan, a bottle of Washington wine, daily Cafe Happy Hour and more!

Gift cards are available in any amount and can be purchased online (recommended) or at Ray’s Guest Relations desk in the Boathouse.

It’s Summer Patio Season at Ray’s Café!

It’s that time of year! Our upstairs Café deck is bathed in sunshine and offers gorgeous views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains, plus colorful summer sunsets! Soak up some vitamin d while enjoying your favorite fresh seafood dishes, Ballard beers, and daily Happy Hour specials.

The Café is serving up Ray’s favorites like True Cod Fish & Chips, Ahi Poke, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Oysters on the Half Shell and more with summer specials like Wild Alaskan King Salmon with sweet corn pureeFarm Lettuce Salad with seasonal berries, Zucchini Feta Cakesand more. Sip chilled Washington wine, ice cold beer, or a Black Cherry Margarita while you take in the fresh air and spectacular views!

Daily Happy Hour from 4-6pm brings drink specials like Bad Jimmy’s Brewing ‘Bad Light’ Golden Ale, Negronis, Moscow Mules, Margaritas and more. Dishes include Caesar Salad, Crispy Calamari, Tuna Poke, Manila Clams, Penn Cove Mussels and more all at special Happy Hour pricing!

We’re now accepting walk-ins only for parties of five people or less and we kindly ask that you wear your mask at all times when not seated at your table eating and drinking. All of our tables on the deck and indoors are spaced 6ft apart and we are practicing social distancing in all areas of the restaurant. 

The Cafe is open seven days a week! Joins us Sunday-Thursday from 11:30am-9pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am-10pm. We’ll see you soon!

Ray’s Cafe Reopens Indoor & Outdoor Dining June 11

Ray’s Cafe will partially reopen its indoor and outdoor dining areas starting Thursday, June 11! Seattle’s best seafood restaurant will be open rain or shine from 11:30am to 9pm for lunch and dinner daily, and happy hour Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm.

We can’t wait to see our wonderful guests again! We are putting the safety of our guests and staff first and foremost and ask for your patience while we all work through this new era of dining out. We will be practicing social distancing in all areas of the dining room and ask for your participation and cooperation.

A few things to note:

  • Cafe is walk-in only, no reservations accepted currently
  • Groups of 5 people or less are permitted
  • All tables will be spaced 6ft apart
  • Touchless digital menus and disposable menus will be available
  • We kindly ask that all guests wear masks while not seated at their table
  • Our staff will wear masks at all times
  • Hand sanitizer will be available to everyone
  • We will have a dedicated team member continually sanitizing surfaces throughout the day

We invite you to peruse our Cafe menu online prior to your visit to familiarize yourself if you choose. We look forward to seeing you!!

Cafe Happy Hour Starts Today!

Seattle’s best seafood restaurant offers Happy Hour in our upstairs Cafe Monday through Thursday from 4-6pm!! Enjoy fresh seafood, cocktails, wine and beer all at special Happy Hour pricing while you take in gorgeous waterfront and mountain views!

Ballard’s best happy hour is a must-try for you and your crew, and we look forward to seeing you today!

Ray’s Cafe Happy Hour Menu
Monday – Thursday 4pm – 6pm
(no substitutions)

Beer & Wine
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Bad Light  4
Rotating Red or White Wine  7

Mixed Drinks 7
Martini 10
Manhattan 10
Negroni 10

Moscow Mule Absolut vodka, ginger beer, lime  8
Margarita El Jimador Blanco tequila, lime, sour, triple sec, salt rim  8
Irish Mule Jameson Irish whiskey, lemon juice, ginger beer  8

Fancy Booze
Buffalo Trace Manhattan  12
Grey Goose Martini  12
Bombay Sapphire Martini  12

Clam Chowder  4
Classic Caesar  5
Chilled Calamari + Basil Bruschetta citrus marinade, sesame, jalapeño 6
Butter Lettuce + Bay Shrimp horseradish vinaigrette, roasted tomato  8
Ahi Poke “Nacho” * marinated yellowfin tuna, jalapeño, sambal aioli 8
Manila Clams sherry wine, Calabrian pepper, butter, oregano 8
Penn Cove Mussels Thai-red curry sauce, scallion 8