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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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“sablefish” (59 reviews)
“salmon” (107 reviews)
“seafood” (107 reviews)
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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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Reviews (966)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great view on the water and delicious fish - perfect for a sunset dinner as a special treat - entrees in the $40 range

Thank Dainty70
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great service and food was fantastic with daughter. Beautiful first summer day and Seattle at it's best.

Thank BudJud1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Happy Hour at Ray's is great on beautiful days like today. Ask to sit out on the deck. Great views and warm sunshine. The Ahi was very good, the mussels were ok. I had a couple of glasses of wine (which at $5 per glass...More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped into the cafe whilst walking along the coast. The crab cake was delicious! There was a large choice of alcoholic drinks which I enjoyed, but not that much other than that, coffee wasn't even on the menu. There wasn't much on the menu...More

Thank Jaz187
Reviewed 5 days ago

This popular place is popular for a very good reason. The food is top notch, the service is friendly and the view is absolutely spectacular. If you love to look at water, this is the place for you. Valet parking makes access easy. The menu...More

Thank peachpitOhio
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked Ray's for Mother's Day brunch months in advance (probably Feb). I requested a window table but we didn't get one despite the restaurant not being full. The server was hurried and not very helpful. I ordered the crab cake appetizer thinking it was...More

Thank travelequalsbliss
Douglas Z, Owner at Ray's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Travelequalsbliss, Thank you for your candid feedback. My apologies that we missed our mark during your experience. I would like to learn more. Please drop me a line at dzellers@rays.com at your convenience. Thank you, Douglas Zellers General Manager/Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat on the upper-level terrace. The view was great and we watched the tide come in while we had a late lunch. They were busy but the wait staff was attentive and friendly and the food was excellent!! I had the King salmon with...More

Thank Atrandom13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from the Botanic Garden...and were shocked at the packed parking lot. We chose the casual level for quicker seating than the 'fine dining' level and were not disappointed. The Bloody Mary with additional Smoked Salmon was a winner. There were big chunks of...More

Thank patazTucson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here three times in May on the deck at lunch. We used to live nearby and had dinner here often. On the first visit, our server greeted us by telling us how tough her personal life was. That visit also required us to...More

1  Thank Sea446
Douglas Z, Owner at Ray's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for the less than great service you describe. Please drop me a line at dzellers@rays.com so I may learn a bit more about your experience. We are always anxious for the opportunity to improve. Warmly, Douglas Zellers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for drinks overlooking the sound. On a sunny day the terrace will be busy so booking ahead is essential. Excellent value happy hour from 4-6pm every day too!

Thank Nick B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this where Chris Cornell worked as a young man?
25 May 2017|
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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
What time is happy hour??
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, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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