Ray's Boathouse is a restaurant at Shilshole Bay Marina on Seattle's Puget Sound shoreline, noted for its seafood and fine views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. It has been listed as one of the city's top restaurants alongside The Herbfarm, and appears in 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die. It is listed as a destination for visitors by Moon Guides (Williams), Fodor's, Frommer's and others.
It opened in June, 1973 and had a major remodel in early 2013.
In 1983, Ray's was one of four restaurants that served fresh Copper River salmon for the first time, and is credited with bringing awareness of local food to Seattle's fish consumers. The restaurant also hosted the first restaurant introduction of commercially harvested Olympia oysters, in February 1983, heralding a "comeback" for the species, which had had a total harvest measured in hundreds of gallons a few years earlier.
In 2002, the restaurant was awarded in America's Classics category of the James Beard Foundation Awards.
In 2004, then-executive chef Charles Ramseyer was recognized as one of the nation's most innovative fish chefs by Wine Spectator.
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