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The Celtic Ray Public House

145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (52 reviews)
“fish and chips” (246 reviews)
“soda bread” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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1 - 10 of 845 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is great, actually have been a customer for ever, but have been trying to try different menu items besides ( fish and chips ) because I am addicted to them and the potato leek soup! I listed food first because that is my...More

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

Good Evening Renee and Sam, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely rating and review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoy our fish & chips, and our potato & leek soup! We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed this place 14 years ago and swore I would visit one day. Yesterday I made good on the promise but forgot to read tripadvisor first. The atmosphere can't be beat. You'll forget you are in Florida. What I didnt know was you must order...More

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

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely rating and review! We are thrilled to hear that after 14 years you finally decided to stop in and see us, and on a blind date at that. Your comment about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for the fish and chips and were not disappointed. The food was great, armoshpere was great, so were the drinks. Everyone working there was super friendly. I would definitely recommend The Celtic Public HouseMore

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

Good Morning Saundra, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our pub and the drinks, staff and menu. We hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Ireland for 12 years, in Galway, while working for the US Government. I was fortunate to have traveled all over the country. This may be "close" to an Irish Pub, but the atmosphere is cold and uninviting, the food is average at...More

2  Thank Robert Michael J
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Robert, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are sorry to hear that you found our pub to be cold & uninviting, and that you found our fish & chips to be bland and over-priced; not everyone...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for the perfect spot open every day, stays open late, offers true authentic Irish Food/Service/Atmosphere/Beer/Music....well here you go!!!!! This is a locals favorite for sure! The bartenders are great, very friendly and attentive. You will never be waiting with an empty...More

Thank ErinLee13
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Erin, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review on the pub. Seeing reviews like this definitely puts a smile on all of the staffs faces. We do hope to see you back to the pub soon for a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish & Chips -the Best, Guinness Stew & Brêton Chicken! Enjoyed by all! Great food, service & Great Company! Love the atmosphere 🍺More

Thank debber4640
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review about the pub. We are so happy to hear you had a great birthday lunch here! We do hope to see you back at the Ray soon. Sláinte, Courtney Doyle...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we've lived in Port Charlotte a few years, we have never visited the Celtic Ray. What a mistake that was. Of course during snow bird season the Celtic Ray is packed, but now it isn't a problem getting in. Four of us went and...More

Thank CaribLover_8
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, What a lovely review to read first thing in the morning. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your first time here at the Ray, and cannot wait to have you all back in here. Have a wonderful Monday! Sláinte, Carrie...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us tried this restaurant based on their claims to be the Best Fish and Chips in Florida. There was no hostess to greet us. Upon entering, we stood around trying to figure out whether we seat ourselves, wait for a host(ess), or leave....More

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

Good Afternoon G Z, Our pub was awarded "Best Fish & Chips in FL" in a recent contest we were in; the claims come from patrons from all over the US who have come to visit our pub, and voted for us. You are correct,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are about a 45-60 minute drive from Punta Gorda but this restaurant is well worth the trip. It is the best fish and chips I've had in southwest Florida. The pieces of deep fried cod are huge and it is so reminiscent of an...More

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

Jeannie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about the pub. We do love to hear that we are worth the long trip! The owner is from Ireland so he will be happy to hear all your kind words. We hope...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Went to the Celtic Ray for lunch, and came away very happy. The service was good, and needless to say the beer is also good.More

1  Thank JohnP13147
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Good Morning John, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your lunch, the service and the beer while you were here. We hope to have you back in here again. Have...More

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Barbara N
25 March 2018|
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Response from Max D | Property representative |
Like our other patrons have answered, the Woodwork will be performing at 9PM. You can always go to our website, Facebook or our Instagram account to take a look at our entertainment schedule in advance. Have a wonderful day... More
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lady j
19 January 2018|
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Response from Heidi M | Reviewed this property |
salads...fries....
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Cuisine
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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