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The Celtic Ray Public House

) #3 of 117 Restaurants in Punta Gorda $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (223 reviews)
“soda bread” (39 reviews)
“guinness stew” (30 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
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 718 reviews

Reviewed 18 February 2017

Husband and I love this place, have visited several times. Always great fish and chips for him and Guinness stew for me...1554 ale is great too. Soda bread and potato leek soup are delish when we're less hungry. On two recent visits, we enjoyed irish...More

Thank bmoss195
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your review on our pub; we enjoy reading them, and appreciate the feedback. We are so happy to hear that we are a favorite regular stop for you, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Friendly atmosphere, good pub food, but limited. No brown bread, for one. Fish can be prepared without batter, if requested, but will take a little longer.More

Thank 232sheilaw
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about the pub. We most definitely will cook fish to your liking as long as you let us know! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The Celtic Ray is a must stop for a beer and/or dinner. Great Shepards pie and colcannon potatoes! Friendly, fun atmosphere.More

Thank Mark B
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Good Morning Mark, We wanted to thank you for your short & sweet review; we appreciate the feedback. We hope to have you back in here soon for a pint {or two}. Have a fantastic Friday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were on our way to Fort Myers and stopped at this wonderful restaurant. The food was great. The atmosphere relaxed. The Guinness was dark and slow. We went for lunch. The restaurant was very crowded with regulars and tourists. There was a three piece...More

Thank Leisuretraveller5089
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Good Morning, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you stopped in to try us out, and that you enjoyed the atmosphere, food, drinks & entertainment. We...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

A true Irish PUB old style feel. Great food Great People and all the Guinness could drink. Outdoor beer garden and a loft for those romantic dinners. Live music most nights and comedy shows as well. Kevin and Max the owners are always there showing...More

Thank VapRZone
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Good Morning, What a fantastic review you left us; thank you so much! When patrons step foot into our pub, our hopes are that they feel like they're amongst friends and family, and that they feel right at home- I think your review described just...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice selections brews on tap and good food. Good Irish music. Typical Irish Pub, order food at the bar and it will be delivered to the table.More

Thank KathleenW426
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Good Morning Kathleen, Thank you for the lovely review you left us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the menu, beer selection & entertainment. We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a terrific Tuesday. Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I don't usually, in fact never go to Irish or English pubs when visiting America. My attitude is why travel across the Atlantic to have a bevy I can get at my local in Horsham. But my American friends insisted so, visit we did. Not...More

Thank Dale F
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Good Morning Dale, Thank you for your review on our pub; we appreciate the feedback. We are so delighted to hear you tried us out, even though our pub is like those around where you live. We hope to have you and your friends back...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was very good. My one complaint is the fact that you have to go to the bar to order food and refills for drinks. Will definitely go back.More

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

Good Morning Steven, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review; we appreciate your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our pub. We have our patrons order at the bar to help keep the pub experience authentic; the owner is...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Enjoyed our night meeting friends here. Fish and Chips was recommended to me, but didn't knock me out of the park - think I'd have done better ordering something else. The place was hopping when we got there so took a bit to find a...More

Thank Judy080360
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Good Morning Judy, Thank you for your review on our pub; we appreciate the feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the entertainment we had the night you were here. We hire mostly Irish bands to keep the feel of our pub authentic....More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

omg had the best drink ever. jamineson and baileys. had toast teasers (grilled turkey sandwich) as an appetizer, it was great! adult root beer float awesome tooMore

Thank Diana F
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Good Afternoon Diana, Thank you for leaving us a review; we appreciate the feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the drinks and toastie. We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful Monday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations &...More

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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
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
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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