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Lunch: A quintessential Seattle experience consists of having a meal at Ray's. (At lunchtime, head upstairs to Ray's Cafe.) Views of the mountains and the water, especially in sunset's glow, thrill diners almost as much as the cuisine. Located close to Golden Gardens, this venue makes the perfect dining spot before or after a windswept or sun-tinged day at the beach. While many dishes have Asian flair (like pan-seared scallops in green curry or kasu-marinated black cod), others revel in simple preparations, like oysters on the half-shell, crab cakes and grilled wild salmon. The downstairs venue offers upscale dining; the cafe upstairs is a bit more casual. A wonderful wine list ensures that you'll have a terrific vintage to complement the food.

Seafood: A quintessential Seattle experience consists of having a meal at Ray's. Views of the mountains and the water, especially in sunset's glow, thrill diners almost as much as the cuisine. Located close to Golden Gardens, this venue makes the perfect dining spot after a windswept or sun-tinged day at the beach. While many dishes have Asian flair (like pan-seared scallops in green curry or kasu-marinated black cod), others revel in simple preparations, like oysters on the half-shell, crab cakes and grilled wild salmon. The downstairs venue offers upscale dining; the cafe upstairs is a bit more casual. A wonderful wine list ensures that you'll have a terrific vintage to complement the food.

Family Friendly: A quintessential Seattle experience is having a meal at Ray's (just past Ballard, en route to Golden Gardens Beach). Views of the mountains and the water, especially in sunset's glow, thrill diners almost as much as the cuisine. While many dishes have Asian flair (like pan-seared scallops in green curry or kasu-marinated black cod), others revel in simple preparations, like oysters on the half-shell, crab cakes as well as grilled wild salmon. The downstairs venue offers upscale dining; the cafe upstairs is a bit more casual. A wonderful wine list ensures that you'll have a terrific vintage to complement the food.

Waterfront Dining: A quintessential Seattle experience consists of having a meal at Ray's. Views of the mountains and the water, especially in sunset's glow, thrill diners almost as much as the cuisine. Located close to Golden Gardens, this venue makes the perfect dining spot after a wind-swept or sun-tinged day at the beach. While many dishes have Asian flair (like pan-seared scallops in green curry or kasu-marinated black cod), others revel in simple preparations, like oysters on the half-shell, crab cakes, and grilled wild salmon. The downstairs venue offers upscale dining; the cafe upstairs is a bit more casual. A wonderful wine list ensures that you'll have a terrific vintage to complement the food.

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Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:

Lunch: "At lunchtime, head to Ray's Cafe (upstairs); views on the second level might even be a bit more sensational. This restaurant proves the perfect pit stop during a day at Golden Gardens beach."

Seafood: "Less rustic is the restaurant's newer fine-dining room (upstairs). Views might even be a bit more sensational up here, too. This restaurant proves the perfect finale after a day at Golden Gardens beach."

Family Friendly: "For more than four decades, this Seattle landmark has served fisherman's seafood, offering fresh, straight forward fare in a casual setting. Less rustic is the restaurant's newer fine-dining room."

Waterfront Dining: "Less rustic is the restaurant's newer fine-dining room (upstairs). Views might even be a bit more sensational up here, too."

Best for Lunch Because: A quintessential Seattle experience consists of having lunch at Ray's Cafe (served with a view!), located in between Ballard and Golden Gardens beach.

Best for Seafood Because: For more than four decades, this Seattle landmark has served fisherman's seafood, offering fresh, straightforward fare in a casual setting.

Best for Family Friendly Because: While the downstairs of Ray's Boathouse offers finer dining, the top floor offers better water views and friendly, open space.

Best for Waterfront Dining Because: Not far from the beaches of Golden Gardens, Ray's Boathouse offers a friendly vibe, tasty fare and an all-around quintessential Seattle experience.

Wine List

Domestic
Champagne
Around the World Sparkling
Sparkling Rosé
Washington
Oregon
California
Burgundy
Sauvignon Blanc
Bordeaux Style Wines
Pinot Gris/Grigio
Pinot Blanc
Chenin Blanc
Riesling
Dry Riesling
Muscat
Muscadet
Gewürztraminer
Viognier
White Rhône-Style Wines
Albariño
Grüner Veltliner
Semillon
White Bordeaux - Style
Italy
Spain and Portugal
Rosé
Gamay Noir
Languedoc and Southern France
Grenache
Southern Rhône and Southern Rhône Style
Syrah
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Malbec
Petite Sirah
Carmenere
Red Blends
Cabernet Sauvignon
Bordeaux
Bordeaux-Style Blends
Zinfandel
Spanish Red Wine
Tuscany
Piedmonte
Veneto
Sicily
The Rest of Italy
Washington Italian Varietals
Half Bottle Sparkling/Champagne
Chardonnay
Pinot Gris
Other Varietals
Pinot Noir
Bordeaux and Boreadux-Style Blends

Drink Menu

White
Sparkling
Red
Hand Crafted Cocktails
Bottled
Draft

Dinner Menu

Appetizers
Chef Specialties
Pacific NW Seafood

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