Ray's Boathouse Editor’s Pick
For over four decades, this dockside legend defined iconic Northwest dining, with its archetypal seafood menu, its record of pristine sourcing (Copper River salmon was practically invented here), its stunning wide-angle view over Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains. It’s now settled into a more staid level of accomplishment along with a more casual decorative retrofit, eliminating some of its big-night-out cachet. The menu gussies up the mainly seafood preparations more than it once did but fish is still cooked with appropriate restraint. Service is careful and desserts terrific. Upstairs is Ray’s Cafe, home of an even better view and a breezy deck.
Dinner, Happy Hour
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6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98107
Ballard • 206-789-3770
<strong>Ray’s Boathouse</strong>:<br> Mon–Thu 5–10pm<br> Fri–Sun 4–10pm<br><br> <strong>Ray’s Café</strong>:<br> Sun–Thu 11:30am–10pm<br> Fri–Sat 11:30am–10pm