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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” (64 reviews)
“salmon” (121 reviews)
“seafood” (121 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-2658
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is definitely a place for a special occasion or if you have lots of money to burn. I don't think there was a dish for under $40. But at least you do get a beautiful view and the meal itself was delicious. I had...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner, amazing service by Joe, the halibut’s was perfectly cocked, Salmon was cocked to perfection. This was a good find and for sure I’m coming again ..

Thank Darra2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to our favorite Seattle restaurant for a while so decided to go at 5 p.m. to Ray's Cafe on a weekday for Happy Hour. Alas, we quickly learned that this good deal has been suspended until after Labor Day. We stayed, of...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 1 week ago

The upstairs of the restaurant is the casual part and you can sit outside. There are blankets available if it is windy and cool. You can enjoy a meal while watching the boats come by, groups of kayakers and paddle boarders trying to manage their...More

Thank LMK101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the cafe upstairs and enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking Puget Sound, watching the boats heading to and from the Ballard Locks. Our food and service were good. Only downside was that it was fairly loud from tables around us, even...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is review of Ray's cafe, located on second floor - great water views (canal and Sound) - nice service; not too noisy - good food. There are exceptions sometimes, but mostly it's very good. I remember raw tuna appetizer - really something to remember;...More

Thank Emanuil S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location and setting. Busy and full with friendly social feeling. Good food and selection. Great destination for a special occasion or to be at a great location.

Thank GRtravelling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a superb day like today ( 88°) there is no better place to meet for lunch in Seattle than Ray’s Café, with a glorious view of the Sound and the Ship Canal ,watching water traffic, everything from barges to sail boats to yachts and...More

Thank goosieloosie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We meet local family with a 2 year old for dinner. By eating in the Cafe upstairs on the balcony we got the benefit of the fabulous food and views but also a more casual and relaxed atmosphere. Of the 4 adults we each had...More

1  Thank Theresa Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with an old friend to this great restaurant for dinner. Service was very good and food was fresh and very tasty. Will definitely return.

Thank Arlene K
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Pete S
25 April 2018|
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Response from Sine-Wave | Reviewed this property |
It's not really that type of restaurant. Diners here expect a peaceful romantic atmosphere plus a lovely view, particularly at this price point. Families could possibly be seated in a secluded noisy kid friendly area.
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
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
  • 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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. 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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