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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” (211 reviews)
“soda bread” (39 reviews)
“bangers” (27 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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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Fun, authentic pub-great for a night out. Fabulous fish and chips, scotch eggs, and other specialties. Get there early if you want a table for trivia night-they fill up fast!More

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

Good Morning Tina, Thank you for your review on our pub. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoy the pub, menu, and events we host. We hope to have you back in here soon for a pint {or two}. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went there on a vacation and stayed at the budget inn owned by Ken Patel, this is a nice place to stay. He recommended the Celtic Ray. We went there for a Irish meal and a root beer float. we got there around 11am...More

Thank CDGibbs
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about the pub. You got to the pub just as we opened, smart! We are glad you thought the food was tasty. As far as the pricing on our food and drinks we...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Tried to visit on 3/18, pulled in about 1:15 and were told they didn't open until 2---due to big St Pat's crowd the night before , had to restock....had been highly recommended, we were disappointed and went elsewhere.More

Thank JackandBetty
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon, The day after Saint Patrick's Day is the only day out of the ENTIRE year that we open a little later due to how busy we were the day before. We are literally open every day [hurricane or holiday!]. Our entire staff work...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I really like this place but, not last night. You invited us all to come out and celebrate St. Patrick's day, have a pint or two. But, drink responsibly. I stood at the crowded bar for 15 or more minutes just to get ice water....More

Thank agreenan
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon, Yes, we did invite people to come out and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and to drink responsibly that is why we had a station outside where people could walk up and grab their own water as they please. If you were inside we...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

On a normal day, they don't wait on you at the table. You order at the bar and find your own seat. They will bring the food to you when it is ready. The atmosphere is better than the food. I prefer more flavor and...More

Thank Stacy H
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon Stacy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about the pub on Saint Patrick's Day. We had a great Saint Patrick's Day and it went even smoother than last year. We are so grateful for our hard working staff...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Lets of people, fast service concerning the number of people. Ordered fish and extra crisp chips. Both came soggy and limp. We have eaten here before and I hope this is a one off experience.More

Thank Ralph M
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon, We are sad to hear that you thought the fish and chips were soggy on Saint Patrick's Day as we didn't have any other complaints about food that day! Saint Patrick's Day is our busiest day of the year and our staff literally...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

First visit to Celtic Ray. Great drinks, great food, friendly staff, friendly patrons. Perfect place for a happy gathering of family from NJ and FL.More

Thank Alan K
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon Alan, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for the pub. We are happy to hear that your first visit was a good one and we hope that you will be back at the pub soon. Have a wonderful Sunday!...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went to Celtic Ray for lunch to celebrate the up coming St Patty's Day celebration and I wasn't disappointed. From start to finish it was a ***** star experience. The staff was courteous and at tentative. I had the fish and chips, that were...More

Thank atozmowers
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon, Ahhh, you are one of the smart ones to come visit us before Saint Patrick's Day! We are so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you back in the pub soon for a pint {or two!}. Have a...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Reminded us of our holiday in Ireland. Ordered Rubens which were nothing like I have ever had. Loved the vibe. We will order something else next time.More

Thank ourtime
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about the pub and the wonderful compliment about it reminding you of your holiday in Ireland. Kevin [the owner], will be so happy to hear that as his hopes when he opened...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Fun times with happy people.A tradition as legendary as Author's sword hanging in the main dining room. You may not find any four leaf clovers to pick. But you will find four friendly bars to pick from. The freshly brewed beer is as golden as...More

Thank John L
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Good Afternoon John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review about the pub. We love your description of the pub and it definitely put a smile on our faces! Right now we are actually in the works of making...More

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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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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
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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