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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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Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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101 - 110 of 699 reviews

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Great evening out for dinner with another example couple. Place was packed, and we got a table for six. We shared with another couple. The food was just great. I had the fish and chips and it was the best ever. Bar selection was just...More

Thank johnsford
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your review, and that we are happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves while you were here. We hope to have you all back in here again soon. Have a wonderful weekend....More

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My friend wanted to eat here and the others were hesitant. We ordered off the very Irish menu, and none of us were disappointed. The food came quickly and it was delicious! I ordered a "Pastie", not even knowing what it was. It was so...More

Thank Sheryl34347
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Good Morning Sheryl, What a lovely review you left us! We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed our pub, even though you were hesitant to try us out. We hope to have you all back in here soon. Have a fantastic weekend....More

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Good earthy pub food with an Irish twist from bangers to curry and all sorts of selections in between. Extensive draught beer menu, bottled available as well. Great atmosphere. All ages will find something to enjoy.More

Thank Barb W
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Good Morning Barb, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are delighted to hear you enjoy our menu, and our beer selection. We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Sláinte, Carrie...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Busy, busy place but the staff is friendly. Order at bar - they will bring food to table once ordered at bar. Live music.My recommendation is the Irish pasty. Good food at good prices.More

Thank DayBreeze
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your review on our pub. We hope to have you back in here soon to try out other items on our menu, and to enjoy yourself a pint {or two}. Have a...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have had a home near Punta Gorda for six years, and we had yet to visit the Celtic Ray. The reviews have been consistently good. We finally made it for lunch after the Arts and Crafts Market. We sat outside at a swinging table...More

Thank Douglas H
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Good Morning Douglas, We are so happy to hear you decided to come try us out after six years of residing in Punta Gorda! Our swing tables are pretty popular to sit at, so we are glad you were able to snag one to enjoy...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is an authentic Irish pub with a small but authentic Irish pub menu. As I understand it, the owner is from Ireland and many of the furnishings inside come from Ireland. Fish and Chips, pasties and shepherds pie along with a Guinness and sometimes...More

Thank Poser55
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for reviewing our pub! You are correct, the owner is from Ireland and most of what you see inside the pub is in fact from Ireland. He hopes to make all his patrons feel as though they are in Ireland while...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017

You place your order at the bar and the wait staff brings it to you when it's ready. It's a small place, so difficult to accommodate larger groups. Food was all very good...would return.More

Thank DebOnTheRoad
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Good Morning Deb, Thank you for your review on our pub! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the menu, and that you'll be returning. However, we are able to accommodate larger groups. We have three different rooms to our pub; the "old" room, the...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited the Celtic Ray with 12 other former classmates who were in Punta Gorda for our 50 year High School Class Reunion. The restaurant was very accommodating of our large group. What a fun place. We ordered various menu items and everyone indicated how delicious...More

Thank Judy G
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Good Morning Judy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that your party enjoyed themselves while you were all here. 50 year high school reunion, how amazing is that?! We are delighted to...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Your visit will make you feel so comfortable and like you are part of the total family. No one is a stranger when you visit the local pub at the corner of Nesbit and Marion in downtown Punta Gorda. The Celtic Ray was the center...More

Thank 2joytotheworld
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Wow- what a fantastic review you left us; thank you so much for taking the time to leave us one! We hope to have you back in here soon for a meal and a pint {or two}. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Sláinte, Carrie W. Public...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I had dinner here recently. In the Irish Pub tradition, we placed our order at the bar and took a seat at a table for two. The food and drinks were served at our table and were very enjoyable.More

Thank J8290KSdonr
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Good Morning Don, Thank you for the review you left us on our pub; we appreciate you leaving us some feedback. We are happy to hear you found the drinks and menu to be enjoyable, and we hope to have you back in here soon....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
Groups, Child-friendly
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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