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145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 916-9115
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Ranked #12 of 132 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
Bonita Springs, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped Sunday evening & we were told out of corned beef. Also out of lamb shank. Ordered shepherds pie, Breton chicken, & Doyler. Shepherds pie was terrible just slopy joes topped by mashed potatoes. Breton chicken was dry with no Chardonnay sauce & Doyler was thick breading with very little fish. Drinks were very weak & the wait staff was... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great Irish pup but has a few items which some people may not like. You must go to bar to get drinks. You also must go to bar to order food. There is no table service but accepted this ordering service is accepted by the patrons. Nightly entertainment, great Irish food and drink. Good parking lot and also some outside... More 

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

Good afternoon Mike. We just wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you enjoyed your visit while you were here; and we hope to have you back soon. Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers, Carrie More 

Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Excellent place for an authentic irish experience. The Celtic Ray is THE best at giving that sense of being out of the country. Food is excellent and always hot and different and they don't serve domestics. When its busy its really hard to get around as there isnt enough room downstairs for majority of the people.

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

Good Afternoon Lance, We wanted to thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our pub and see it as an "authentic Irish experience". We hope to have you back soon! Thank you again and have a wonderful Wednesday! Cheers, Carrie More 

Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was one of several places we hit on New Year's Eve! They had a decent beer selection and it was neat sitting upstairs. Prepare for noise! Loved their fish and chips and also had a scottish eggs that was interesting! Would definitely go back.

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

Good Afternoon Manny, Thank you for leaving us a review and letting us know how your visit at the pub was. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself on New Year's Eve! We look forward to your return. Make sure to check out our website to stay up to date with our weekly entertainment. Have a good weekend! More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been there several times. Always fun. Nice to take our of of town company there. Everyone that we have taken to the Ray has enjoyed it!

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

Good Morning! We just wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoy yourself at our establishment- and we are even happier that you bring all of your out of town guests here! We hope you have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to come and see us soon!... More 

london ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very good selection of menu items and prices include taxes. Fequented by many locals so must be good. Breton Chicken, fish n chips, Cornish Pasty and Guiness Stew were our favourites. Strongbow and Magners on tap. The JAMESONS BREAD PUDDING was to die for. Ya gotta go.

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

Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit at the pub and we hope to see you soon! Make sure to check our website too for weekly entertainment. Cheers! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My sister and brother-in-law, who have been to Ireland, declared this as good traditional Irish fare. I really enjoyed the Scotch egg (a hard-boiled egg wrapped with sausage and just a little bit of pastry). We all enjoyed the Fish and Chips - everything was crispy and crunchy, without being greasy. I am now among those you LOVE vinegar on... More 

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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 pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself when visiting our pub! We hope to have you back and we hope you have a good new year! Cheers, Carrie More 

Damascus, Maryland, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 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 

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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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