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The Celtic Ray Public House

) #3 of 117 Restaurants in Punta Gorda $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (223 reviews)
“soda bread” (39 reviews)
“guinness stew” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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1 - 10 of 721 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I was visiting my son in Orlando when I heard that a friend (Ian Millar) was to perform at Celtic Ray's. It didn't take long for me to persuade my son to join me for the 2 1/2 hour drive to hear him play. We...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Real Irish Pub atmosphere. Great food. Live music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We had the beef pastie and the chicken pastie today. The bangers are very good. Guinness poured right!More

Thank Chris G
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Morning Chris, Thank you for taking the time to review our pub! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy the atmosphere, food, and entertainment- and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous fish and chips but my husband did not enjoy his pie. A little dark inside but friendly staff.More

Thank H8024ARruthh
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Morning, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the fish & chips, and that you found the staff to be friendly. We hope to have you and your husband back in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good but not as good as Ice House. Bangers and Fish and Chips were good. Shepherds Pie also Todd although could have more beef.More

Thank John L
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning John, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the menu, and we hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a wonderful Monday. Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great authentic Irish pub with good food, ambiance, and reasonably priced. Some say its like being in Ireland.

Thank w4upv
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to have you back in here soon for a pint {or two}. Have a fantastic Thursday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'Sorry, We are Open', reads the sign out front! LOL. Love this place. Everything Irish. Great food, great Irish whiskey selection and beer selections and the folks that work there are awesome as well. But its all about the music, the best entertainment around. Its...More

Thank Megan S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Megan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We enjoyed your enthusiasm in your review, and we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy our pub. We are happy to hear how much you enjoy the entertainment we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm certain that there is another pub with this Irish authenticity somewhere in Florida, but we have not found it. The Breton Chicken and the Fish and Chips are excellent. Wonderful selection of beer on tap.More

Thank jeffnilsson
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review; we appreciate the feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the beer selection and our menu, and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its an interesting place. The menu is small and out of season, you order up at the bar. Fish is good, beer is good. Atmosphere is quite different. Nice asset to the town.More

Thank maryellenracealot
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Mary, Thank you for your review on our pub! We are happy to hear you enjoy our pub and its atmosphere. We are a traditional Irish pub, so that means you always order at the bar, but your food is brought out to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll admit I know little to nothing about Irish food, but I can tell you that the fish and chips were quite tasty. They're served with cole slaw and soda bread. It's not a typical restaurant in that you don't get a waiter/waitress, you order...More

Thank Rob S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning Rob, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review; we enjoyed reading about your experience here. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the fish & chips, and we hope to have you back in here again soon. Have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just come off the red eye flight to Punta Gorda, when the hotel desk clerk advised there were few choices for food at 1 am. We were starving, so we cruised around until we found this place. They had already turned the grill...More

Thank Travelcrazy311
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the review you left us. We were happy to have you here, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your late night meal. We hope to have you back in here if...More

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Michael H
20 August 2017|
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Response from Max D | Property representative |
Good Morning Michael, The following are gluten free: Grilled fish or chicken, chips {fries}, beans, mushy peas, salmon plate, cheese and fruit plate, colcannon, salad, and coleslaw. Of course these would be without the soda... More
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Gail C
28 February 2017|
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Response from Max D | Property representative |
Good Morning Gail, We do not take reservations here at the Celtic Ray. We are a traditional Irish pub, so when you come in you order at the bar and the cook brings your meal out to you. We hope to have you in here to try us... More
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BLS07
7 June 2016|
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Response from Max D | Property representative |
Hello, Please call us at 941-916-9115. We would love to host your get together! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-916-9115
  • E-mail
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!
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