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The Celtic Ray Public House

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (204 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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Atmosphere
LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great beer, great food, completely a legitimate Irish pub. Great atmosphere. This is the real thing!!! Real Irish draft beer.More

Thank Craig S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning Craig, Thank you for your review on the Ray. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed it here, and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Irish proprietor Kevin keeps true to his roots with village pub ambience, delicious Irish fare, great selection of beer and whiskey and most nights there is great entertainment on the small stage. Watch for the Irish bands and duos. We have been dozens of times...More

Thank Earlady707
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning, We just wanted to thank you for the fantastic review you left us. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoy the Ray, and we hope to see you here on Friday for our St. Patrick's Day celebration. Have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Been going to the Ray for years, the fish and chips are excellent. If you order it get the side of Guinness gravy you will be in heaven. Entertainment most nights. One of the best Irish pubs aroundMore

Thank Rick B
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning Rick, Thank you so much for your review on our pub. We are so happy to hear you believe us to be one of the best Irish pubs around. We hope to have you back in here soon for a pint {or two}....More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When you go to this wonderful pub just walk in and find a table. You do not have to wait to be seated. The pub will be busy so look for the open table. Once at your table, look up and find the chalk board...More

Thank JosephatFremont
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning Joseph, Thank you for the fantastic review you left us on our pub, and for explaining to future patrons how our pub works. We are happy to hear your experience here was a good one, and that you enjoy the authenticity we try...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Never been to Punta Gorda before. We were headed to the wild life refuge. Also, to see the town. Spotted the Celtic Ray on the way in. Wife is all Irish. Decided to stop on the way out. Good choice. Really quaint and comfortable. We...More

Thank Gerry S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning Gerry, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear you happened to stumble upon our pub, and that you enjoyed your first experience here. We hope to have you and your wife back in...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

You could be stepping back into an Irish village pub upon crossing the threshold. No TV, and a small performance stage. A rambling two room bar with nooks a crannies to tuck into with friends and enjoy one of their many fine draft or bottled...More

Thank falsecast235
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning, We wanted to thank you for the lovely review you left us on our pub; it genuinely made our day! We hope to have you back in here again soon, and maybe try something different on the menu {but I agree, it's hard...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

The people at the Celtic Ray are very nice and the food tastes great. There are enough different choices of draft beer that you won't have to drink the same one twice in one night. There are swing chairs on the side of the bar...More

Thank thomasfZ7990BS
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning Thomas, Thank you for your review on our pub! We are happy to hear your enjoy our beer selection, and our swing tables out front- it really is a great spot to sit and people watch. We hope to have you back in...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We had the chicken and vegetable pasties. The chicken had sort of a cream sauce that was fantastic. The vegetable had a curry sauce. The pastry was light and flaky. Very attentive staff. Fish and chips is also an excellent choice. We sat outside on...More

Thank catwings
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on the pub. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoy our menu here, and we hope to have you back in to try out some more items on it. We...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

This pub has it all...great food,service and bar. The music is always fun and different. love it for lunch dinner or jusy a FUN NIGHT OUTMore

Thank Amy M
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Good Morning Amy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy coming to the Celtic Ray, and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful weekend! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Celtic Ray pub is the closest that you'll get to authentic Scottish food in the USA. The food was beyond great. I had the Guiness stew. My wife had the shepherds pie. The couple that was with us had bangers and chicken strips. Our table...More

Thank Jesse E
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Good Morning Jesse, What a fantastic review to read on a Friday morning; great way to start our weekend. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear that you and your party enjoyed your meals,...More

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Questions & Answers
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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, 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
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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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