Ray's Boathouse

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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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About

We deliver artfully composed plates, featuring the freshest local seafood. Our culinary team demonstrates their passion for seasonal seafood and local ingredients in every dish. Our chefs’ endless creativity will surely delight your culinary senses, while our knowledgeable wine director guides you through our extensive wine list featuring local and international selections. Enjoy the confident hospitality provided by our team as they deliver a high level of service to you and your guests.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(206) 789-3770
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Duncan
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Private party facilities
Ray's provides both private and semi-private dining options for your corporate or social events.
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Private party contact
Ray's Catering: (206) 789-6309
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Catering
Ray’s Catering is Seattle’s preferred caterer for a beautifully executed event! We provide full-service catering in our own waterfront banquet room (see Banquet Facilities below), as well as full-service off-premise catering for all size events from intimate gatherings and sailing receptions to extravagant corporate galas at Seattle’s premier event venues. From professional event planning and management to chef-designed menus and exceptionally polished service, Ray's makes your event both a pleasure to plan and attend! Please contact our team at (206) 789-6309 or email rayscatering@rays.com.
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Cross street
NW 61st St.
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Parking details
There is street and private lot parking available as well as seasonal complimentary valet.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JP
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago
Overall5foodserviceambience

My wife and I wete there recently. We had a window table upstairs a little before dinner hour. It was very nice. We were one table set away from the bar which was quite full but it seemed like the noise was very reasonable. We both really liked what we had a the proportions were in line with our light eating habits.

OC
New York Area
5 reviews
Reviewed on December 1, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Tired and overpriced. Better to drive to Kirkland and watch the sun set from Carillon Point.

TL
Seattle
3 reviews
Reviewed on November 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always a favorite of ours. Best view ever. Good food.

TW
Seattle
22 reviews
Reviewed on November 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Exquisite seafood paired with like views. A great combo in any weather.

D
Seattle
11 reviews
Reviewed on October 25, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

It's a nice destination spot and the food is good but not amazing. The bar upstairs is great and a perfect place for Happy Hour.

V
Seattle
11 reviews
Reviewed on October 24, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

The food at Ray's isn't bad, but it's so overpriced. It's not _that_ good, and knowing that, i never want to order the things that sound the nicest because i can't bring myself to pay what they are asking for a good enough but kind of ordinary meal. I always preferred the Shilsole Bay Anthony's, and being back at Ray's only made missing it more poignant.

TS
Seattle
8 reviews
Reviewed on October 16, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Great views, location, food and cocktails. Went there initially for appetizers and drinks and stayed for the pan seared halibut and chowder. Highly recommend the food here. Such great flavors and lovely presentation. A must for Seattle visitors!!

F
Seattle
9 reviews
Reviewed on October 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always a great meal with a gorgeous view and good service!

TF
Seattle
8 reviews
Reviewed on October 14, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

We were here 6 years ago for our 20th wedding anniversary and the food was fantastic!

DV
Seattle
5 reviews
Reviewed on October 14, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Ray's is a Seattle classic and we enjoyed our set meal during Seattle Restaurant Week.

JU
Seattle
3 reviews
Reviewed on October 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Lunch at the cafe-fantastic cocktails. Superb appetizers & alaskan crab legs!

LM
Seattle
3 reviews
Reviewed on September 30, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Went this summer for dinner and sat on upstairs patio. Hadn't been for some time, but remember why I hadn't been back for so long. The view is unbeatable, but the food has gone so down hill we won't be coming back. Quality, preparation and taste all disappointing. Portion size remained significant, but not a good thing since not one of us finished our meal. Hope to see and hear about an improved food experience to bring us back.

IB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 26, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Great setting, sadly, not impressed with the food. Interesting you do not take criticism well 😁

SR
Chicago
9 reviews
Reviewed on September 24, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Splendid evening outside. Food was fantastic and the ambiance was perfect. We have been fans of Ray's for years, but hadn't been there for awhile. Now remember why we always loved it.

F
Seattle
33 reviews
Reviewed on September 19, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Good view and good standard American fare. Great for casual night out.

NT
Chicago
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Amazing place with an amazing view. Perfect date place

SM
Seattle
5 reviews
Reviewed on September 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great Sunday Happy Hour!
Excellent Brunch. Lovely views. Great outdoor dining.

JC
Seattle
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Food was delicious, view great and staff very good.

OT
1 review
Reviewed on September 10, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

the food was okay. I was disappointed. I got sick after eating a medium rare salmon.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great introduction to Seattle seafood. Great views.

s
Phoenix
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 31, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

lots of yummy food and they give you nice portions...great view too.

TL
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed on August 27, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Lives up to it's reputation: good food, great service and scenic vistas.

KB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Reviewed on August 26, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Gorgeous view, good food, great cocktails. Fun place for groups and special occasions.

C
Seattle
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 21, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

The dining experience at Ray's is always exceptional!

AA
Seattle
9 reviews
Reviewed on August 20, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Great views - good food - a little pricy, but nice - would go back.

JH
Seattle
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 19, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

The atmosphere is very old and stuffy. We much prefer the cafe upstairs.

MO
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed on August 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Ray's knows what they are doing. They do fish really well and have slowly adopted new techniques, creative side dishes and updated menus over the many years. Ray's is a Seattle staple for a reason. Quality food in one of the most spectacular restaurant locations ever.

c
Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed on August 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great food and great service. Nice view!
Food was excellent!

LC
Seattle
14 reviews
Reviewed on August 5, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Ray's is a Seattle classic. Can't ask for a better view on a summer evening. Love the ambience and tried and true seafood options. The scallops especially!

LM
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed on August 5, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

I know its expensive, but its delicious and has a terrific view and has a very welcoming atmosphere.

b
Seattle
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Excellent food great scenery!
Great scenery good menu and food!

DP
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed on July 23, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Been to Rays at Shilshole many times. Expensive, but the food is excellent.

AK
Seattle
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 23, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great ambiance, amazing food. Really good for a special date night or nice cocktail.

f
Seattle
21 reviews
Reviewed on July 19, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

I was very disappointed in my dinner. The pasta that came with the sea scallops was totally wrong for scallops--a real failure on the chef's part and the worst pairing with scallops I've ever seen (and I order scallops a lot at good seafood restaurants). The dish was very overpriced for 3 scallops. I hadn't been to Ray's in years and now I think I don't need to go back. Service is outstanding, but the deciding factor is the food.

K
Seattle
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always a great view, top notch service and terrific food. Consistent, fun and a true Seattle place!

BR
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed on July 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love Ray's. Upstairs on the deck can't be beat. Very good seafood. Well-stocked bar.

a
Seattle
1 review
Reviewed on July 10, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

I have only eaten at the cafe upstairs. Food is delicious, the view is amazing and the price is right. What else do you need?

CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 7, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Cannot imagine better views over the Sound. Crabcakes and wine list excellent

h
Seattle
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 5, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

always great service and menu - and you can't beat the view if you're outside (they provide blankets!) or by a window.

M
Seattle
46 reviews
Reviewed on July 2, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Good place to take out of town guests, young children, and enjoy a gorgeous view. And still have a good seafood meal.

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