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Ray's Boathouse

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Sunset Hill, Seattle
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  • Katarina T.
    "Their sablefish will always be one of my favorite meals!"(8 Tips)
    Stefan Y.
    "Shrimps were great and Alaskan Halibut was 'kin' delicious"(4 Tips)
    Brian F.
    "The clam chowder is awesome, and come at sunset for an awesome view."(14 Tips)
    Eric 黄先魁 H.
    "Try the Fresh King Salmon - Perfectly medium rare!"(3 Tips)
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  • MAQ
    MAQMay 10
    A must while in Seattle. Been there several times. Their salmon is really good. Try the salmon burger 👌🏻
  • Barry A.
    The best eating place in the world ! Hands down !
    Upvoted May 10
  • Drew M.
    Drew MilamJanuary 29
    Go upstairs for more casual dining and try to catch happy hour in the bar. Gets really busy in the summer on nice days!
  • Stefan Y.
    Stefan YordanovNovember 24, 2016
    Shrimps were great and Alaskan Halibut was 'kin' delicious
  • Frank D.
    Frank DevinNovember 10, 2016
    Love the sable fish dish and always choose the cafe rather than the dinning room which IMO was ruined with the remodel.
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YagelOctober 4, 2016
    LL: "One of my favorite spots for sunset over the water - Order a Mac+Jacks if you want to have the best beer of your life!"
  • Erwin
    ErwinSeptember 15, 2016
    Beautiful views on the sound, great seafood. Salmon martini was unique, King Salmon was legit.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MasonJune 12, 2016
    Try Ray's seafood salad, it has all manner of delicious seafood piled on top.
  • Sandro D.
    Expensive but possibly the best fish restaurant I've ever been to
  • Aveena M.
    Aveena MathewFebruary 13, 2016
    crab cakes are amazing!
  • Melvin P.
    Melvin Pérez-CedanoOctober 4, 2015
    They don't serve Paella.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RomeroSeptember 28, 2015
    The sablefish on bed of jasmine rice with grilled Bok Choy was hands down the best thing I've ever put in my mouth!! I ate it so slow bc I didn't want it to go away. It's a must try!
  • Steve K.
    Steve KrallSeptember 24, 2015
    The location is great for sunsets. Clam chowder is excellent. Enjoy seasonal menus. Celebrate both solstices at Ray's
  • Michael Todd S.
    Michael Todd SmithSeptember 21, 2015
    Love this place-especially the patio in the summer. Even on cooler nights-they'll give you a blanket if it's too cold. Great for dates/visitors to the city. Wonderful food and highly recommended
  • Eric H.
    Eric HodelSeptember 14, 2015
    Complimentary valet parking!
  • Jacquie R.
    Jacquie RooneySeptember 7, 2015
    Happy hour poké and calamari.
  • John M.
    John MeltonJuly 29, 2015
    The King Salmon, & the mussels were excellent!
  • Tammy M.
    Tammy McCrayJuly 23, 2015
    Super busy place but oh boy what a view
  • Neil B.
    Neil BuckmanJune 26, 2015
    Ask the waiter for salmon recommendations. They have a great variety.
  • Anna B.
    Anna B.May 28, 2015
    Sirloin and sablefish is delicious!
  • David V.
    David VerrinderMay 14, 2015
    Seafood, patio
  • John G.
    John GuilloteApril 26, 2015
    Great deck overlooking the puget sound.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FlockMarch 1, 2015
    The clam chowder is awesome, and come at sunset for an awesome view. In the summer sit on the deck.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.February 24, 2015
    Get a window table
  • Dave F.
    Dave FotschOctober 17, 2014
    Blackened NW Salmon sandwich. Mmmmm!
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn CSeptember 24, 2014
    Gorgeous view on the water
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 8, 2014
    Fantastic salmon. In August oyster selection was poor and staff understanding of them was limited. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous views. Downstairs outdated. Wish we had done the casual upstairs.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 7, 2014
    Awesome happy hour on a sunny day!
  • Rick G.
    Rick GregoryJuly 31, 2014
    Sun? Check. IPA? Check. Seafood? Check. A perfect place to kill a couple of hours
  • Emma C.
    Emma CraigJune 13, 2014
    Vegetarians: I would not recommend coming here.
  • Sophie R.
    Sophie RehelNovember 24, 2013
    Love the bar. The gougères and paella are amazing!
  • Eve
    EveOctober 25, 2013
    Fantastic service upstairs at the bar & with the hostess. Beautifully cooked Halibut and pulled pork sandwich w/sweet potato fries.Need to go back on a clear, sunny day
  • Clara T.
    Clara TSeptember 7, 2013
    Served in the Bar* 4:00 - 6:00 PM Everyday and 9:00 - 10:00 PM Sunday - Thursday, 9:00 - 11:00 PM Friday & Saturday
  • Robert D.
    Robert DurbinAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sablefish is amazing. Texture like butter and flavor, a constant favorite... Housemade bloodmary, excellent Marguerita with spicy infused yummy ness. Posted while holding down the mayorship ;)
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnJuly 13, 2013
    If you're eating past 7pm, bring sunglasses as the sun will be right in your eyes.
  • Jen R.
    Jen RanesJuly 2, 2013
    The habanero wings are VERY spicy.
  • Jules S.
    Jules SilverJune 28, 2013
    Beautiful sunset view
  • Brett G.
    Brett GreeneJune 15, 2013
    Come for amazing seafood. Stay for the view.
  • Susan Migas D.
    Susan Migas DolceMay 26, 2013
    Get the local grilled salmon or halibut. Awesome. The Jean Paul Gamay is wonderful. The downstairs bar has a great view and friendly staff.
  • Clara T.
    Clara TMay 15, 2013
    Served in the Bar* 4:00 - 6:00 PM Everyday and 9:00 - 10:00 PM Sunday - Thursday, 9:00 - 11:00 PM Friday & Saturday *Now serving Happy Hour in the entire dining room & deck on TUESDAYS from 4-6pm
  • Evie C.
    Evie CosciaApril 9, 2013
    Most awesome place in Seattle.
  • Jon W.
    Jon WhiteApril 7, 2013
    Get the mussels y'all....
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareJanuary 30, 2013
    Ray's Boathouse, which is most certainly worth a visit if you've never been, is re-opening after a months long remodeling job. Read more
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Banana Mousse
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Chocolate and Cherry Tart - Chocolate Cherry Tart: cherry jam, chocolate filling, pistachios
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Sablefish - Chatham Strait Sablefish in Sake Kasu, jasmine rice, honey soy, scallion oil on Small Plates menu
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Sockeye Salmon
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Fresh Grilled Alaskan Halibut - Grilled Alaskan Halibut, braised leek mashed potatoes, roasted tomato beurre blanc, chives on Small Plates menu
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Oysters
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Dirty Chopin Martini - I LOVE Caper Berries in a frosty martini.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the Artichoke Hearts
  • Vassilis K.
    Vassilis KartsiounisOctober 17, 2012
    Get a table outdoors, magnificent view of the Puget Sound.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 16, 2012
    Try the Chocolate and Cherry Tart - Chocolate Cherry Tart: cherry jam, chocolate filling, pistachios
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 16, 2012
    Try the Artichoke Hearts - Sauteed with sunflower oil, white wine
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 16, 2012
    Try the Sablefish - Chatham Strait Sablefish in Sake Kasu, jasmine rice, honey soy, scallion oil on Small Plates menu
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 16, 2012
    Try the Sockeye Salmon
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 14, 2012
    Try the Manhattan - Basil Hayden rules
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareJuly 9, 2012
    Ray's Boathouse is one of the most popular places in Seattle. You can sometimes see their catering trucks driving around in Seattle. It's located right next to another popular place named Anthony's.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CostaJune 24, 2012
    Dining room can get terribly sunny at sunset! Sunglasses kinda clash with the decor and level of dining, but most Seattleites don't mind!
  • Shaylei W.
    Shaylei WilladsenMay 31, 2012
    For those looking for a non-alcoholic drink, get the Pineapple X-Press!!!
  • Seattle Happy Hour
    Seattle Happy HourMay 10, 2012
    Love @raysboathouse late happy hour! Sun-Thurs 9-10 pm, Fri- Sat 9-11 pm! http://ow.ly/aOyOz
  • Seattle Happy Hour
    Seattle Happy HourMay 10, 2012
    Ray's Cafe offers happy hour beyond the bar to the entire dinning room & deck on Tuesday from 4 - 6 pm! #cheers http://ow.ly/aOyUi
  • Eric 黄先魁 H.
    Eric 黄先魁 HwangMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fresh King Salmon - Perfectly medium rare!
  • Eric 黄先魁 H.
    Eric 黄先魁 HwangMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Ray's Sampler Platter - All the best dishes on one plate
  • Katarina T.
    Katarina TMarch 22, 2012
    Their sablefish will always be one of my favorite meals! Downstairs if you're feeling fancy, and upstairs for a casual summer lunch or dinner. Don't miss out on the view!
  • Jen H.
    Jen HurdFebruary 13, 2012
    Service was excellent--gracious and put up with my very specific beverage requests.
  • Agent M.
    Agent MJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    love the clam chowder
  • Squirrel
    SquirrelNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Southeast Alaskan Halibut with chili ailoi - Perfectly cooked!
  • Squirrel
    SquirrelNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Penn Cove Mussels - The sauce is delicious!
  • Jack A.
    Jack AndrewNovember 7, 2011
    Eat outside, watch sunset--ask for blankets if it gets cold.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VealNovember 6, 2011
    Monk's cider tastes good.
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VanderPloegNovember 6, 2011
    The Monk's Cider was just what I wanted...delicious!
  • Trudy A.
    Trudy AlefaioSeptember 11, 2011
    Wow!! The food is great, the view is amazing!
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa Fishel-SlaterAugust 25, 2011
    Great food and wonderful view; always busy and menu always great.
  • Greg R.
    Greg RatajikAugust 21, 2011
    Get the King Crab!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KendyAugust 15, 2011
    IDEAL date spot.
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItAugust 4, 2011
    Found Ahi Tuna Nicoisse as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more
  • In Ballard
    In BallardJuly 13, 2011
    One of the best views InBallard!! Beautiful dining room down stairs and an unforgettable hour hour upstairs!
  • Julia W.
    Julia W.June 26, 2011
    great happy hour upstairs that now includes the desk on Tuesdays
  • Jolie M.
    Jolie MarieJune 23, 2011
    Don't try the crab/shrimp cake. Salmon with blackberry compost is way better
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItJune 2, 2011
    Found Seared Ahi as Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItJune 2, 2011
    Found Mussels in Red Curry Coconut Milk Broth as Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com Read more
  • Akvile
    AkvileMarch 28, 2011
    Try their smoked salmon...packed with flavor that will make your taste buds extremely happy!
  • Sona
    SonaMarch 25, 2011
    The @seattletimes is giving away a laptop computer bag filled with cool stuff. Tweet them with your idea of how to make their site better to be entered to win!
  • Greg W.
    Greg WetzelJanuary 3, 2011
    Great selection of wines, especially half bottles. They actually have Vieux Telegraphe and Puligny-Montrachet by the 1/2 bottle!
  • Margery S.
    Margery SpearsOctober 28, 2010
    Order the cheesecake for dessert instead of the bread pudding. You won't regret it!
  • Grant R.
    Grant RobertsJuly 13, 2010
    Just discovered the Spiced Orange Mojito. It is quite pleasing to me. Get one and we'll be friends forever.
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetJune 30, 2010
    Seattle’s seafood classic remains...a classic. Read more
  • Brian J S.
    Brian J SchindlerApril 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Impeach the mayor Katy R.!!!!!!!
  • Monique D.
    Monique DuceyApril 3, 2010
    Best bloody mary's in Seattle, hands down
  • Diana G.
    Amazing view! Looking at Seattle Clouds and working on http://SeattleClouds.com
  • Iluvfud l.
    Iluvfud liJanuary 3, 2010
    Happy hr after 9 pm is pretty decent.
  • max l.
    max lApril 14, 2009
    Go to Ray's boathouse skip downstairs and enjoy a great happy hour upstairs. Blankets provided for early summer deck fun
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