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“Nice Irish Pub”

The Celtic Ray Public House
Ranked #4 of 162 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: FAILTE! [WELCOME!] The Celtic Ray Public House in downtown Punta Gorda opened in 1997 by Proprietor Kevin Doyle. At the time there wasn’t a single establishment in the area that offered a variety of quality imported beers and the atmosphere of a traditional Irish Pub. We serve only high-quality imported draught beers, bottled beers, ciders, fine wines, as well as, a selection of “soft” beverages. We also have expanded with the ‘other side’ and now have a full liquor bar! Our menu features traditional Irish Pub favorites made from fresh ingredients and family recipes. The Celtic Ray’s Fish & Chips are famous worldwide! See you at the Ray, Slainte!
Buffalo NY
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice Irish Pub”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Food was fresh and served quickly. Family owned, friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed the entertainment as well as the Irish beer!

Visited March 2012
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English first
Port Charlotte, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

With the Ray you feel like family. Great staff and the owners well the best. Lots of good food and music.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Kenneth W
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Florida
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun Times, Great Company”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

This place is worth visiting. Very nice Irish Pub. Has good food too.

Visited April 2012
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Thank graciemay79
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“AN AUTHENIC IRISH PUB”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you want to feel like you're in IRELAND, go to the Celtic Ray. Kevin Doyle, the authenic Irish owner, has brought a little piece of Ireland to downtown Punta Gorda. The food and tap beers (as well as the vinegar) are all authentic Irish fare. It's a delightful atmosphere, especially the newly opened addition which has an upstairs area that you must visit to see the surprises Kevin built into the space!!!

Visited March 2012
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Port Charlotte, Fl
2 reviews
“Nice expansion!”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Last weekend we visted The Celtic Ray and it was awesome as usual. They've finally opened the other side, which includes seating in the upstairs portion. Seating was a bit tight upstairs on the window side of the floor. I felt that I was blocking the isle. There is a square/ rectangular bar that you can stand at in the middle of the top floor which allows you to look down at the musicians playing below, which I had my back to and it just seemed like there wasn't enough room behind me (or maybe I was just trying to be courteous to people passing behind me). The food was great, as usual. I am glad to see that the expansion is now complete. Great job!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Michael S
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