Some of Seattle’s  finest seafood is supped at Ray’s Boathouse (6049 Seaview Ave. W., 206/789-3770, www.rays.com , 5–9 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 4:30–9 p.m. Sat.–Sun., $28). North of the Ship Canal along Shilshole Bay , with outstanding views over Puget Sound at sunset (be sure to reserve a window table) and perfectly prepared oysters, fish, and other fresh seafood, this large and attractive place has a nautical design with wooden floors and beams like an old boat shed.
It is a bit expensive (expect a bill of $35 per person), but the seafood is great. Reservations are a must. You can save money and avoid the crowds by arriving weeknights 5–6 p.m. Upstairs is a spacious and equally popular café serving a lighter menu that includes oysters and fish and chips.
If you can’t get in at Ray’s, Anthony’s HomePort (6135 Seaview Ave. W., 206/783-0780, www.anthonys.com , 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 4:30–9:30 p.m. Wed.–Sat.) is just up the road, with moderately priced fresh fish and a saucy cioppino ranging $16–29. Also popular are the Sunday brunch and all-you-can-eat crab feed on Sunday afternoons.