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“Great atmosphere!”

The Celtic Ray Public House
Ranked #4 of 158 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
“Great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Went for the first time for our 10th anniversary. Had heard of the great food but always thought it was more a bar than restaurant. Food was phenominal! Service was cordial. Loved sitting outside in the glider table.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Venice, Florida
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“true irish dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

if you are looking for authentic irish food and service look to the celtic ray for your dining experience. the menu has such choices as mushy peas, bangers and mash and all sorts of other traditional fare. the bar has a huge awray of imported beer choices and the staff is just waiting to temp you with them. One of the best features of the rest. is the fact that you can order food right up till 1:30 in the am. There is live entertainment and no distractions from TV screens as there are none in building. Check it out.

  • Visited November 2012
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“We LUV the Ray--Best Fish 'n' Chips EVER!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We live in Florida and the "Ray" is THE best place for fish and chips. Believe me we have tried others all over town. Plus our wedding reception was at the Celtic Ray and it holds a special place in our hearts. This is what a traditional Irish Pub looks like--includes placing your order AT the bar. The only negative I would have to say is they don't play as much Irish music (when bands are not playing) as they used to. Kind of miss it. GR8 place Kevin!

  • Visited October 2012
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“bad biz”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

They take your credit card and put it on a counter for all the world to see. Because you have to pay in advance of anything you order. Will never go back. Food was good though.

Visited October 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, music, people and fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Always a good time! They have wonderful entertainment (live music, comedy shows) and the food is delicious! One of the few late night places to go in Punta Gorda, but definitely the best!

Visited October 2012
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