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The Celtic Ray Public House

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145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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11:00 - 02:00
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not bad at all. The food was good and hot. The drinks were good and the people were nice.It was small and they had live music.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not being much of a beer drinker, I will have to rely on my more experienced family and friends who say the only Guinness comparable comes fresh from the Guinness cow in Dublin. Of real food however, I have eaten my share and the food at the Celtic Ray is spot on wonderful. I wish I could live there just... More 

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Thank vandawright
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the review you left us. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoy our menu, and we hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a magnificent Monday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always fun and the beers are the way they should be. Once you get over the need to go to the bar to order drinks and food, enjoy.

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Thank Joseph D
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

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

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Irish pub has it all! The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. Food is fantastic and so is the large selection of pub beer. The entertainment is always exciting

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Morning Terrence, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoy it here, and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a terrific Tuesday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Irish Pub with excellent food and music almost every night. Great entertainment and the atmosphere is real. Don't expect to watch a ballgame...NO TV!

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Thank JimCull
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Morning Jim, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the food and entertainment here, and we hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a lovely Tuesday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Meredith, New Hampshire
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large portions. I don't normally link "Irish pub" and "good food" but had to come and write a review. We had the $6 Scotch Egg a couple weeks ago and it came with coleslaw, soda bread, a couple grapes and was delicious. We'd kind of just expected a lonely sausage-y egg to be brought out. Our friend, who had been... More 

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Thank RuRuRoams
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Morning, We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the review you left us. We appreciate the feedback, and we are happy to hear you were pleasantly surprised with our menu. We hope to have you all back in here soon. Have a terrific Tuesday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my meal at this locally famous place. Had the Reuben which comes in a puffed pastry (pastie), served on a generous helping of Thousand Island dressing and fries on the side. It was excellent! There was a band playing (very good stuff!) and the staff was very friendly. A "must stop" while in Punta Gorda!

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Thank MickeyNJFL
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Mickey, Thank you for your review, and taking the time to leave it. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the Reuben Pasty! We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a fantastic Monday! Slainte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Celtic Ray. Food was very good, definitely a click up from regular pub fare. Draft beer selection was great and featured several satisfying Irish imports. We visited on trivia night which was lots of fun and exceptionally well run. Definitely one of the top spots in Punta Gorda for a casual evening out!

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Thank loujack48
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Lou, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review- we truly appreciate it! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the food, and trivia night. We hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a wonderful Monday! Slainte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Florida
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in more Irish pubs than I can remember and I can say that the Celtic Ray does a great job of recreating a bit of Ireland in SW Florida. There is often session music, even in the afternoon, as there was today. A wonderful happy atmosphere. The food is really authentic too. I ordered a pasty and... More 

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Morning Trillian, Thank you so much for leaving us such a fantastic review! We are so happy to hear how much you love our pub, and the atmosphere here. We hope to have you back in here soon. Thank you for making our day with your review. Have a wonderful Sunday! Slainte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media... More 

Rockford, Michigan
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends here for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. Out of the 8 of us, 6 had the fish and chips and the other two had chicken strips. I will say it was one of the best fish and chips I have had...and I'm not a big fan of fish. The fish was breaded nicely and it was flakey.... More 

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Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this review

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the review you left us. We are so happy to hear your {big} party all enjoyed their meals, and we hope to have you all back in here soon, Have a lovely Sunday! Slainte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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