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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
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LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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101 - 110 of 737 reviews

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

Reviewed 8 March 2017

We went about 8 PM on a Friday night and the place was really hopping. The performer (Paul Duffy) was excellent. We ended up sitting upstairs because the downstairs was crowded and we couldn't find a seat. We drank some Irish beer, some Guinness and...More

Thank dianab829
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Good Morning Diana, Thank you for your review on the pub! We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself while you were here, and that you enjoyed the entertainment from Paul Duffy. We hope you come back in to see us soon. Have a terrific...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went to my brother-in-laws favorite bar and restaurant. My husband and I wanted to try the Scotch egg. It was very tasty. Then they ordered the fish and chips which they all enjoyed. I tried the Shepherds pie. It wasn't as good as I...More

Thank Cynthia S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Good Afternoon Cynthia, Thank you for your review on the pub; we appreciate the feedback! We are so happy to hear your party enjoyed their meals, and that you all enjoyed the music. Next time you are here and the windows are opened up {and...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Having some extra time before needing to board a plane we were referred here for lunch. It has a traditional pub appearance with a open casual atmosphere in 2 rooms. The bar ladies were prompt, pleasant with efficient service. We all ordered pasties. I had...More

Thank Easternbadger
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the review you left us. We're happy to hear you were referred to come here and try us out, and that you enjoyed your first experience here. We cannot wait to have...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have eaten at the Celtic Ray Public House several times and have always enjoyed ourselves. The food is outstanding, especially the fish and the atmosphere is just like being in an Irish pub. When you arrive, first find a table, then decide on your...More

1  Thank Kaye S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Good Morning Kaye, Thank you for your review on our pub. We are so delighted to hear we are one of your favorite restaurants here in Punta Gorda, and happy to hear you enjoy the atmosphere here. We hope to have you back in here...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

As close as you'll get to the real deal. Excellent Irish fare along with a great beer selection. Owners very committed to the community. This is the place to come to to meet people while enjoying a refreshing beverage or meal. Best fish and chips...More

1  Thank BBMLB33950
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for your review on the Ray! What a compliment you gave us about our fish and chips- it made our day, thank you! We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful week. Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Passing through Punta Gorda- we needed a lunch break. We stepped into Ireland, it seems. Live Irish music, traditional Irish menu options. We both had Breton Chicken under the recommendation of our server/bartender, Regina! Wow- great choice! Not for those looking for a lo-cal option...More

Thank Maureen W
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Good Morning Maureen, Thank you for your review on our pub. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, and that you enjoyed your meals. We hope to have you back in here to try out the rest of our...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Real PUB food.. Fish and Chips, sausage rolls, Scotch eggs and more. Friendly service, reasonable prices and good selection of imported UK beers. Entertainment is Celtic and first rate. Kevin and Max are back and it shows.More

Thank Barbara K
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Good Morning Barbara, Thank you for the amazing review you left us! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy our pub, and we hope to have you back in here again soon. Have a wonderful weekend. Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

A group of us visited the Celtic Ray for fish and chips and were not disappointed. We all had fish and chips as well as beer and were not disappointed. This place fills up early. We arrived about 5:15 p.m. and since there were 7...More

Thank rhalprine
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you leaving us a review. We love to receive feedback, and to hear how our patrons experience was while they were here. We are so happy to hear that you will be...More

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Questions & Answers
Michael H
19 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
27 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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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
US$2 - US$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
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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