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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%
Travellers talk about
“sablefish” (62 reviews)
“salmon” (113 reviews)
“seafood” (117 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dined at the cafe for Saturday lunch in September. My wife and I both had the salade nicoise with smoked salmon. Out of this world. And the outdoor deck is great for people and wildlife watching. Heartily recommended.

Thank StevenAllen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called ahead for a reservation but the traffic was insane during rush hour. The hostess could not have been nicer when we called back twice to say we were going to be late. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table with a...More

Thank Sine-Wave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I both enjoyed salmon. The views were amazing, right on the bay. It was a very pleasant way to spend the lunch hour.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ray's cafe which is upstairs to Ray's Boathouse is wonderful. The views are spectacular of the Olympics especially when the sun is setting. The food and wine selection is great and the staff is also very accommodating and friendly. I used to go to the...More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Ray's Boathouse is an institution in Seattle going back many years. It is one of the best seafood restaurants in the area, and it offers an interesting menu selection. I am reporting on the main restaurant--there is a lower cost "Ray's Cafe" upstairs which also...More

Thank shri420
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

5/5 for everything! I adore this place. My boyfriend and I were in town and had plans to meet up with old friends. I wanted to choose a restaurant that would have both nice ambiance and good food. That was when a friend recommended this...More

Thank wendyh89
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went for a late lunch. Sat out on the deck for lunch. Waitstaff very friendly and nice. Food was excellent. Highly recommend the crab cakes. Made exactly the way I like them. Crispy on the outside. Very fresh. Enjoyed having lunch here with the view...More

Thank mattep_51
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It has been over 20 years since I last ate at Ray's and I don't know what took so long to come back, but I am glad I did! This is definitely a "special occasion" restaurant, especially at sundown on a clear day when you...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I have eaten here quite frequently for decades and it continues to impress. Whenever I get a chance to take people from out of town to eat, this is my go-to destination. The seafood is impeccable, all the food is fresh and well-prepared, it has...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by chance while looking in Ballard on water. Tuna poke and salmon tacos, awesome! Great view and service. Sat on heated patio. Will be back!!!

Thank Footdoc44
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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
26 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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