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Ray's Cafe

4.4
1378 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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Ray's Cafe is the perfect vantage point for savoring our postcard view of the Puget Sound with a micro brew and a bowl of clams. With a casual and lively atmosphere, the Cafe offers a wide array of menu options featuring world-class seafood dishes. Open for lunch and dinner everyday, the Cafe is the perfect place to kick back and relax!
Our outdoor deck is the place to be on a sunny summer day. The new addition of our heated, covered patio space makes outdoor dining comfortable on even the grayest of Seattle days. If the weather starts to turn, cozy up near one of our two stone fireplaces and you'll soon forget about the chilly weather outside.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 4:00pm-6:00pm (except on holidays)
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Phone number
(206) 782-0094
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Cross street: NW 61st St.
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What 1378 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmInSeattle (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Lovely experience, good service. Will definitely come again.

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Lilou (Seattle)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Ray's is always a fun place to take out-of-town visitors, and we appreciate the good noise level. Many restaurants are to noisy, you can't hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

I found it lacking in comparison to previous visits. Perhaps an off night in the kitchen? $20 for 6 oysters and they all had pieces of shell and were not fresh - don't ask, I know. Caesar salad was about as basic and undressed as I've ever had. No anchovy! NE clam chowder was good, not great. Beer was over priced. I was upstairs with 2 others. I like that space and will go back again. My guess is, off night. I can only hope...

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Ray’s Cafe has been a favorite of my family’s for many years. The restaurant has a magnificent view of Puget Sound and the entrance to the Ballard Lochs. Service is always good and food is fresh and delicious. My favorite spot to have some fish and chips on a weekend. Other places may be lower cost but do not match the quality, service, and view.

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DeirdreD (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Ray's is always a favorite. Good food, nice people and, the amazing view. Perfect place for a Sunday afternoon lunch

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Really fabulous food but average service. Never did he pour any of our wine that was on ice. Unusual service this night.

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Michael (Seattle)
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Too pricey. I do remember when Ray's offered a birthday lunch on your birthday and later on at least a dessert .
Cafe is now as expensive as the restaurant.
We have been coming to Ray's for over 20 years and it seems just too expensive now.

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BKLC (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Dined for Christmas dinner. Perfect food Good service as always

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Neglected to tell us one of the entrees was unavailable and without letting us know substituted a different salmon entree. We told server was not what was ordered. Apparently mgr had not told server. It was not handled professionally. Ended up turned sub dinner and did not reorder. We were comped with free dessert but still was handled poorly.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, excellent meals (we had salmon and blackfish, both outstanding), and proficient, unobtrusive service. The view on our holiday visit was serene and beautiful.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 4:00pm-6:00pm (except on holidays)
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Cross street
NW 61st St.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(206) 782-0094
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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), 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 to chef-designed menus and exceptionally polished service, Ray's makes your event both a pleasure to plan and attend! Please contact rayscatering@rays.com customized proposal.
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Parking details
There is street and private lot parking available as well as season complimentary valet.
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Executive chef
Paul Duncan
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine