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The Celtic Ray Public House

145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (218 reviews)
“soda bread” (39 reviews)
“guinness stew” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been several times over the last 5 years and it is a friendly Pub with great beer and really good food and service. It can get a bit crowded on the weekend but a lot of fun. I highly recommend the fish and...More

Thank Alvin J
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub! Thank you for recommending our fish and chips, and for being a loyal patron for over five years. We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a terrific Tuesday!...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided to go to this pub based on fish and chip ratings and it delivered so much more. Stew and fish and chips outstanding along with to die for bread pudding. However best was atmosphere. Live Irish band and true Irish pub experience. You have...More

Thank Sharon S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Morning Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review- it made our day! We are so happy you decided to come try us out, and that we delivered more than you expected. We hope to have you back...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend and as usual the food was amazing. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside at the tables. The servers where very attentive. This is definitely a place to try if your in Punta GordaMore

Thank Cindi S
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Morning Cindi, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are happy to hear you and your friend enjoyed yourselves while you were here, and we can't wait to have you back. Have a lovely Monday! Sláinte,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in for a beer. It really does feel like an Irish pub. Nice bar and cozy feel. Would stop again and would try the fish and chips.More

Thank Doug P
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Morning Doug, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pub atmosphere, and can't wait to have you back to try our fish & chips. Have a wonderful week! Sláinte, Carrie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here while in town picking up family at the airport. Fish and chips were as good as any I have ever had. Strawberry dessert was excellent! Great place!More

Thank Allen E
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good morning Allen, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are happy you stopped in while picking up family from the airport, and even more delighted that you enjoyed the menu. We hope to have you back in here...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is excellent, entertainment is great, prices are moderate & the food was delicious. We had Breton chicken with colcannon and a Reuben pasty with fries (didn't care for those- thick fries). Both meals were $13, and came with excellent cole slaw and soda bread....More

Thank Dawn B
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Dawn, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the menu, and hope to have you back in soon to try out some more. Have a wonderful day! Sláinte, Carrie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit, the fish and chips were outstanding. Nice and perfectly fried with just the right amount of crunch. Loved the vinegar and chips too! I took away one star because it was freezing cold in there. So I just drank and warmed myself up!More

1  Thank Peaches0422
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first visit here, and that you enjoyed our fish & chips as well. We hope to have you back in here...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner, base primarily on the TA reviews. I had the Scotch Eggs for an appetizer and then had Bangers for dinner. The scotch eggs were a little dry and the bangers were good, but just good. Sausage had little flavor and neither did...More

Thank Carl P
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Carl, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We do understand that not everyone is going to enjoy our Irish fare, and that's okay. However, we do hope that you let our staff know that you felt the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true Irish Pub. You order and pay at the bar so don't sit down and wait for table service. Then leave and complain that you couldn't get served. After ordering, your food will be brought to you. We try to order other...More

Thank Brenda M
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Brenda, Thank you for the fantastic review you left us on our pub! We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoy our fish & chips- maybe one day we can pull you away to try something new {it's hard for me...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food, good beer, great service. This is local gem run by great people who clearly love their work. Old-style ordering at the bar rail, not your table. Great place to chat with locals, get a hearty meal, and soak in some Irish charm.More

Thank Amanda F
Max D, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the food, beer and service here- and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful New Year &...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 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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