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The Celtic Ray Public House

) #3 of 118 Restaurants in Punta Gorda $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (217 reviews)
“soda bread” (38 reviews)
“guinness stew” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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1 - 10 of 699 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I met some friends here yesterday that were heading back to Indiana today. What can I say. Excellent ambience, great bartenders, and they know how to pour a Guinness. I didn't eat but I didn't see anything but empty plates heading back to the kitchen....More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is friendly..good times ..great entertainment..awesome selection of beers..definitely an Irish pub!More

Thank beckynchris4
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Becky & Chris, We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the review you left us. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy the atmosphere, entertainment and beer selection, and we hope to have you both back in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Turn off your electronic devices and step back to a simpler time. This is a place to meet great people and have fun. The food and drinks are fantastic, terrific friendly staff. Be warned the service is pub style,(no waitresses) you place your orders from...More

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

Good Morning Mike, We loved reading your review; thank you for taking the time to leave a review where future patrons are able to understand how the pub works, and what to expect when they're here. We hope to have you back in here soon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stained glass and a beautiful wood bar adorn this most authentic Irish Pub! Best pint of Guinness anywhere! Poured perfectly! Pub fare is delicious! Fish and chips,bangers and mash and curry dishes are our favorites. Live music several nights a week. A MUST stop in...More

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

Good Morning, We just wanted to thank you for the absolutely lovely review you left us. We are so delighted to hear how much you love our pub, and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a terrific Thursday! Sláinte, Carrie W....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

like i wrote in my last review fish and chips the best in swf! good athmosphere and lot´s od fun meeting people!More

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

Good Morning Dany & Holly, Thank you so much for leaving us a review on the Ray! We are so delighted to hear how much you love the fish & chips and atmosphere here. We hope to have you both back in here soon. Have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owner very sociable and likes to interact with his patrons. He has the Irish drawl and I just love that! Fantastic food and atmosphere. He features bands that showcase the Irish heritage and it's simply spectacular, especially around St. Paddies day. The Shepard's pie is...More

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

Good Afternoon Jeff- Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate the feedback! We're very delighted to hear that you enjoy the atmosphere, music and menu here. We certainly hope to have you back in here, and we will let...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were six of us and we all got the famous fish. What a nice time. You order up front and they bring your food to your table. We are glad we made this visit.More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear how much you all enjoyed the fish and chips, and we hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Sláinte, Carrie W....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice time with good band, great food, beer and atmosphere! Very quaint, friendly staff... I had the fish and chips which was great! My favorite part was the portrait of the owners Dad, which he dedicated the pub to his memory...More

Thank Kimkay7
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you leaving us a review on the pub! We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed everything while you were here, and we hope that you come back in to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in on a Friday night, with no expectations. The band was so very good. The shepherd's pie was delish. Great wait staff. Very fun people watching.More

Thank Ascarry01
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review- we appreciate the feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you guys enjoyed yourselves while you were here, and we hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Irish place has got it all to satisfy you tastebuds. We visited this place twice in our stat of two days. They have a very happening ambience and sometimes they even have live music nights. If you ever happen to be here, you must...More

Thank rajat p
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. How amazing you stopped in to see us twice on your stay of two days- that makes us feel really good! We hope that i you're back in this area...More

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Gail C
Do we need reservations for a weekday evening?
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
I have been elected to organize a monthly get together for past and present employees of the company I worked for and was wondering if you accept reservations for large groups 10 or more?
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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maryandkris
Handicap access?
23 February 2016|
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Response from Max D | Property representative |
Good Morning Mary, Yes, we do have handicap access here at the Celtic Ray. You can get in any door with a wheelchair; however, I find that the best door to use is in the front of the building (it has a ramp and once inside... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 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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