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The Celtic Ray

145 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 916-9115
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Ranked #12 of 130 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The fish and chips were great. The place neat to go to. Remember you need to order your food and drinks at the bar.

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Pontiac, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I've only lived in the area a couple of months now and have been here twice and both times the service and food was excellent. The first time I had Bangers and Mash and the second Guinness Stew. I am looking forward to trying everything on the menu. I also love the comfortable, friendly atmosphere in the Celtic Ray which... More

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

Good morning Laura! Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so happy to hear you found a little "home away from home"! We can't wait for you to come back and try all the other items on our menu! Have a happy Friday! Cheers, Carrie More

Punta Gorda, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I've been going to the Celtic Ray for about 4 years now & it's by far the best bar in town. There's always a friendly atmosphere & their entertainment (whether music, comedy or open mic Sundays) is always stellar. I highly recommend their Scotch eggs as an appetizer (for one person, because trust me, you won't want to share after... More

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

Wow- thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an amazing review! The scotch egg and Breton chicken happen to be two of my favorite items on our menu too; and I agree, get your own scotch egg- cause I hate sharing it, it's that good! Thank you for the many compliments, and we will let... More

Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great food and beer. looks, feels and acts just like a Pub in the UK. Great food and wonderful British and European Beers served the way the were meant to be. This is not a fine dining rest. but a fun little pub.

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

Thank you for your review on our pub Robert! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself while you were here, and we certainly hope you will be back to see us! Cheers, Carrie More

Sarasota, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Must try the Scotish Egg and wash down with a little Jamison. Many fine draft beers and often great live music. Susan the bartender is a charm.

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

Good afternoon! We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your review of the Celtic Ray! We are happy to hear that you enjoy our establishment and we thank you for giving Susan some recognition! Have a wonderful Tuesday and we hope to have you back! Cheers, Carrie More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Live music is awesome in the Celtic Ray. Beer selection is great! Try the traditional Celtic food it's very good! For dessert... Why not another beer??

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

Good afternoon Jacob! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! And we love your idea of dessert!;) Cheers, Carrie More

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been to the Celtic Ray before but this time we were boating on Charlott Harbour 'bay" and tied up at the Punta Gorda public dock. a block away was the Celtic Ray. Aided by a sunny day we had a great lunch- food it typical Irish/English style , but excellent. Lots of friendly patrons and a very good... More

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

Good afternoon! We just wanted to take the time to let you know how much we appreciate your review on the Celtic Ray. We are pleased to hear you enjoy our menu and pub! What an amazing way to spend the day- first on the water, and then at the pub! ;) Happy Friday! Cheers, Carrie More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our second visit with my in-laws was super disappointing. We had been before on a weekday for lunch and it was really charming. This time it was a busy Friday night and we waited well over an hour for our food -- patrons around us came after us, ordered, ate and left by the time we thought to bother the... More

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

Good Afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to apologize to you and your family that your experience here at the Celtic Ray was not everything it should have been. We would like to invite you and your in-laws back to the pub so that we may buy each of you a... More

Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great fish and chips, good beer, and good entertainment. I also had the potato and leek soup, very good, we were all talking about how great the food was a week later. The pub is awesome, could only be better if it was in Dingle....

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

Good afternoon Lance! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you here at the Celtic Ray soon! Cheers, Carrie More

Beaufort, North Carolina
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Have been here many times and love the atmosp timet here. You don't get menus & have to order from the bar which is how it's done in Ireland. Great comedy & bands. I always have a great time there & will return!

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

Good afternoon Angela! Thank you so much for your review and tanking the time to write one! We are happy to hear you enjoy our establishment! We hope you come back to see us soon! Cheers, Carrie More

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Additional Information about The Celtic Ray

Address: 145 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone Number: (941) 916-9115
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Irish

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