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6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
+1 206-789-3770
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although dinner for nine cost more than our new, little garage refrigerator, we chose Ray’s Boathouse for it’s Puget Sound location, variety of seafood, upscale atmosphere, and service. Know that dinner will be costly, but often people go to Ray’s to celebrate special occasions, such...More

Thank LJCretiree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First ate at Ray's in the 80s and for various celebrations since. It just gets better all the time. Ate in the upstairs cafe this time & it was lovely with a breathtakung view of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Add it to...More

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many places to enjoy seafood in Seattle – Rays is a landmark, and Ray's Café (upstairs from Ray's Boathouse) offers great views of the Ballard Canal, Puget Sound and the Olympic range. In summer there is a wonderful outdoor deck to enjoy the...More

Thank StrollingFootsteps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels and Fish 'n Chips proved to be a delicious lunch to share, especially looking out over the water on an unusually glorious day in early March. I was a bit leary of mussels in a Thai curry sauce, but the curry was mild and...More

Thank Lillian Silja B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the cafe - Ray’s cafe is upstairs. If it is busy, as most often it is, try for a table in the bar! You’ll be able to order off the regular menu and service is great. Today I tried the fish...More

Thank Monica P
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Perfect location for a romantic dinner or for relaxing with friends & family. The view of Puget Sound and the mountains while dining is enjoyable. We went with a group. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers, meal selections, and drinks.

Thank CarrieJo_01
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a friend who has lived in Seattle for 25 years. The food was amazing. We splurged on 5 or 6 plated that we shared and everything was made to perfection and was extremely fresh. Would love to come back here in the summer...More

Thank ceceliainDC
Reviewed 27 January 2018

we drove out to Shilshole Bay for dinner and sunset on the water at Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe in Ballard. For more than four decades this has been the go to place for seafood. I ordered a Dungeness (named after Dungeness Washington) crab salad appetizer...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Ray's is located right on the waterfront which is it's only appeal. The food is mediocre and extremely overpriced. On my recent visit to Seattle I had clam chowder in a number of restaurants. Ray's was one of the worst, thin, tasteless and having only...More

Thank cowboy042
Douglas Z, Owner at Ray's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Cowboy042, Thank you for the candid feedback. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. Please contact me at Dzellers@rays.com so we can help make this right. Warmly, Douglas Zellers General Manager / Co-Owner Rays Boathouse

Reviewed 7 December 2017

First of all, I would like to mention that I've had many meals on the waterfront, in and around the Seattle area. This was by far my favorite experience. From the first time we sat down, I knew this dinner was going to be something...More

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Questions & Answers
25 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Douglas Z | Property representative |
Yes. Chris was part of our Culinary team. We are all saddened by his pasting and wish his family well.
Steve B
27 November 2016|
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Response from Douglas Z | Property representative |
Good day. Our second floor cafe offers happy hour 4-6 pm seven days per week. More information can be found on our website. We hope to see you soon! Douglas Zellers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
    (Market St.)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus #86,Seaview Ave. NW Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-789-3770
  • E-mail
A Seattle icon since 1973, Ray’s Boathouse, Café & Catering is internationally renowned for its unparalleled Northwest seafood and breathtaking waterfront view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Ray’s Boathouse is comfortably elegant, serving refined sustainable seafood, local meats and produce, and an extensive list of Northwest wines nightly. Ray’s Cafe is lively and fun, serving casual regional fare for lunch and dinner, with seasonal outdoor dining and a popular Happy Hour twice daily. Ray’s Catering offers professional full-service catering and a beautiful waterfront banquet room that is perfect for social and corporate entertaining.
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