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waterfront dining--ray's? emory's? another?

DanielC | Sep 22, 200308:50 PM

I'm (still) planning my Northwest road trip in early November, and now I'm looking for a fine place for dinner by a waterfront. I've read the merits of Ray's Boathouse by Puget Sound and Emory's Lake House by Silver Lake. Is one better than the other? Are there other eateries that do a better job with food? (In the end, I'd rather have great food over the great view.) And is the view even worthwhile after 8pm in November in the Pacific Northwest? (I normally have dinner after 8.)

And--finally--what restaurant choices with waterfront views are there for the budget-minded? After a week at Nell's, Brasa's, Zoe's, Andaluca's and a couple of top-notch sushi places, I fear my budget will not survive Ray's or Emory's.

Sorry for so many questions in one message.

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