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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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“seafood” (116 reviews)
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6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were promptly seated and treated to a magnificent view of the Olympic Mountains, fishing trawlers and a sunny warm day. Waitress gave us 1st day new menus. Exciting choices and all our entrees were wonderfully prepared and delicious. Prices had gone up since last...More

Thank Pierre_Fou13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Seattle to visit our daughter and she took us here on our last evening in Seattle. The downstairs is fine dining (expensive) and upstairs is more casual (less expensive). You do need reservations. We ate upstairs, my husband said the fish and...More

Thank newmexjags
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entertaining guests from out of state. Couldn't have been a more perfect evening. Sunset was gorgeous! Food was fabulous as was the service. Enjoyed ourselves emensly!!

Thank Vicki N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our uber driver recommended this place and he wasn't wrong! The upstairs is more casual and cafe style. Downstairs more fine dining. We sat downstairs and had an amazing view of the water, great food and perfect wine / cocktails. It was our last night...More

Thank NDJ152
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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