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The Celtic Ray

145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 916-9115
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Ranked #13 of 130 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $17
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night

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English first
Damascus, Maryland, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Beer and wine selection great, service was excellent and the food was really very good. Highly recommend a stop by here for a good meal. The live entertainment was a bit too loud is the only negative.

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Good morning Judy! We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your review on the Celtic Ray! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed our establishment, and we of course hope you will be back. We apologize that the entertainment was a bit loud; we try to have the bands start later in the night so that... More 

near Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Traditional Irish Pub, which means no servers - you order at the bar. They do bring the food out to your table. Everyone working there was warm and friendly, especially the gal at the bar who's name I should've remembered. I'm not a beer drinker but the family I was meeting are. There was a big selection with plenty on... More 

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review; and such a lovely one at that! We truly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you gave our beer a shot even though you're not a beer drinker. Smithwicks is actually one of my favorites! We are also very pleased to hear that you bought... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I never sit with an empty glass. Nicole is the best. Always look forward to going. Try the lamb shank!

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review Larry! We happen to love Nicole too- she's a little pistol! We are so happy to hear your experience here was a good one! Happy Holidays, Carrie More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our bartender Lee Anne was great. She made us feel right at home. The fish n chips is as good as it gets. The other food is ok. The prices are a bit high for the quality of the food. Lee Anne poured a proper pint just like in Ireland. Overall a great place in a great town.

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Good afternoon. We just wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass along the kind words you left for Leanne! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the fish and chips. We hope to have you back so that you might change your mind on the rest of our menu; the Breton... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We went for the first time as part of a group get together so there were a large number of us which may explain why the food service was so slow and disorganised with people who ordered at the same time getting their meals a long time apart. The food was not particularly good either nor was it hot! The... More 

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at the pub here. May I please ask what everyone ordered for food that you thought was not particularly good? We always like to improve on anything we can, so we appreciate any review whether it be a good one or a bad one because it helps us to... More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The tradition lives on at the Celtic Ray. It is so similar to our visits to Scotland and Ireland, for the moment your there. The food in many ways is traditional Irish with a nice twist.

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review on our establishment. We are very pleased to hear that your experience here was similar to yours in Scotland and Ireland- that's exactly how we want our patrons to feel. We hope to have you back soon! Happy Holidays, Carrie More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is such a great place! The food is authentic and yummy and the beer on tap is always a treat. You can go and eat dinner or swing by for a late night drink. Try the potato leek soup...YUMMY!

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed yourself at the pub and we hope you will be back soon! Happy Holidays, Courtney Doyle More 

Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visit the Celtic Ray whenever we are in town. They are one of the few places in town open late at night which is great if we have an evening flight. Their fish and chips is one of our favorites and the selection of ice cold draft beer is amazing! We have also had the Shepherds Pie and Scotch... More 

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate our patrons taking the time to let us know what they like about the pub. May I ask you if you liked the soda bread better before or is it tasting different to you? We always like any feedback because there is always room for improvement! We hope to see you soon at... More 

Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The best fish and chips, Anywhere!! We just got back from Ireland, and these have always been the Gold Standard! Well done. Great atmosphere and consistent quality. Enjoy!

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! You gave us some very nice compliments and they truly made our day! We hope to see you in the pub soon! Happy Holidays, Carrie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great fun, great people and great food. Love to go there and see how happy people are. They have the best fish and chips in town.

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review Don! We thought it was great! ;) Hope to have you back at the Celtic Ray soon! Happy Holidays, Carrie More 

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Additional Information about The Celtic Ray

Address: 145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone Number: (941) 916-9115
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 2 - 17
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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