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The Celtic Ray Public House

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious Irish style food. Friendly Irish atmosphere. Loved it. The Soda Bread is exactly like my Grandma made, very nostalgic.

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Thank crg228
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 your review on our pub! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere, and were thrilled to read that our soda bread reminded you of your grandmothers. We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful day, and Happy Holidays... More 

Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Celtic Ray on a Saturday afternoon for a bite of lunch & a brew. My fish n chips was excellent, unlike others where the fish was still swimming in the grease. I'm not sure but I'd guess that the fries were hand cut as they to were very good. The wife had a veggie pastie that she couldn't... More 

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

Good Morning David, Thank you for your review on our pub! We are delighted to hear that you and wife enjoyed your meals while you were here; and YES, our chips are hand cut! We hope to have you back in here soon- maybe to checkout some of the entreatment we have Thursday-Saturday? Happy holidays to you & yours! Sláinte,... More 

Tacoma, United States
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Genuine Irish pub. No TV!! Good choices of beer on tap & in bottles, and no Bud. Very nice cheese & fruit plate; scotch eggs, other traditional fare. Inside ir out, it's a great stop.

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

Good Morning Linda, Thank you for your recent review on the Ray! We are so happy to hear you found our pub to be a "great stop", and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful weekend, and we hope you have a happy holiday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We make sure to get a trip to the Celtic Ray each time we're in Punta Gorda. Great Irish Pub, with typical Pub fare and good beer. Great service.

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

Good Morning Sara, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your review on our pub! We are so delighted to hear you stop in and see us whenever you're in the area. We hope to see you in here soon. Have a wonderful Thursday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was supposed to meet friends at another restaurant, but it was full and the wait was ridiculous, Sooooooo! We decided to check out the Celtic Ray. I am glad we did. the best and largest FISH AND CHIPS served for the price. Great selection of beers and service that was fun. I loved the layout and look of the place... More 

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

Good Afternoon Avin, Well, might I say we are kind of glad the other place you were supposed to go had a long wait? We are so glad you came to the pub to check us out. Thank you for the kind words and we hope that since you checked us out that you will be back again! I too,... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we've had the pleasure of the company of our "globe trotting" friend from Ireland whilst he enjoys the fabulous SW Florida November weather and ingratiates us with his company and the stories of his "Brexit" experience .. a story ending best told after a few pints. Of course, the only choice for our dinner engagement and conversation was... More 

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

Good Afternoon, Your review has put such a smile onto my face and I will be sure to share it with our kitchen staff. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderfully detailed review. We are so happy that our kitchen renovations are completed and that our full menu is back and available to our amazing patrons.... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place. The Fish & Chips are the BEST we've ever had. The Celtic has the traditional dishes you'd find in a European pub, but we're stuck on the F&C's. The atmosphere is fitting with a fantastic bar. They do have live music all the time. This is a place "where everybody knows your name"!

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

Good Morning Betty, What a wonderful review to read first thing in the morning; it made me smile so much that I had to share it with the rest of the staff. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and bringing us some sunshine on this Wednesday! We hope to have you back in here soon,... More 

Grand Junction
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hearing the music at the door was our first clue that we were at the right place. Once inside, the authentic atmosphere was captivating. Traditional Irish pub service and cordial regard provided a most enjoyable evening. Locals know they have a special establishment and now we know that also.

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

Good Afternoon Judith, Thank you for your review on our pub. We are so happy to hear you find our establishment to be special, and that you enjoyed yourself while you were here. We hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Sláinte, Carrie W. Public Relations & Social Media Manager celticray.net More 

Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

About 10 of us went there for karaoke one night. I have to tell you the karaoke was a big bust, way way way too crowded, the Acoustics are terrible, they had not nearly enough seating so we won't be going back for that. However, the food was absolutely delicious. Everyone of us I believe had different dishes and we... More 

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

Good Morning Sue, Thank you for your review on the Ray; we appreciate you taking the time to leave us one. However, we do not have karaoke at the pub. I am guessing you found our Celtic Ray food truck at one of the local bars here in Punta Gorda, 'Shortys'. Shortys often asks our food truck to set up... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My first taste of the Celtic Ray fish and chips was at their food truck at a charity festival. Perfectly crispy and juicy fish paired with a Guinness, well, it's amazing. After picking up a friend at the Punta Gorda airport, I struggled to find a restaurant that was open late enough to get dinner before driving home. We stopped... More 

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

Good Morning Melanie, We are so happy to hear you found us through our food truck at the charity festival; we are even more happy to hear you came to visit our pub because of your experience from the festival! Next time you come you really must try the Scotch Egg- it's one of my favorite appetizers, so delicious! We... 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
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
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?