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The Celtic Ray

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145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 916-9115
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rich's Celtic Ray Review

Live Music, Good food, good service and reasonable prices, & great ambiance. I had fish and chips and would have it again. This truly is an excellent Irish Bar//Restaurant. We all agreed it is a place we'd like to visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Graham, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Lapeer, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best fish and chips ever ! Great service and friendly atmosphere. It's a great place to hang out and enjoy all the beers they have. Great entertainment too !

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

Good Afternoon Al, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! It makes us happy to hear that you enjoy it as much as we do. We hope to have you back here soon Al! Have a wonderful Thursday, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Graham, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Live Music, Good food, good service and reasonable prices, & great ambiance. I had fish and chips and would have it again. This truly is an excellent Irish Bar//Restaurant. We all agreed it is a place we'd like to visit again.

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

Good Afternoon Rich, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are so happy you found us, and we are so pleased to hear you would like to return! We hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

First the restaurant is great. It feels like you are in Ireland. The décor is wonderful. Food was great and the beer was better. Service was great as well. Highly recommend this place.

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

Good Afternoon Joan, We wanted to thank you for taking a moment to leave us a review on our pub! We hope to have you back at the Ray soon! Have a wonderful Wednesday. Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We always meant to try this place after our Monday appointments in Punta Gorda, but somehow never stopped in. A few friends had made neutral comments about the place, but we really wanted to see if this was even close to and Irish pub. Folks kept saying “Try the fish and chips”. Well, I’m not fond of the British style... More 

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

Good Afternoon Bob, Wow, what can we say other than thank you SO much for such an amazing review. We receive many reviews throughout the week- but yours was so descriptive and so very kind. It warms our hearts when we receive such thought out reviews. We are so happy that you and your wife decided to give us a... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

In a few words "an old style bar that needs a serious updating"! Service is slow and less than acceptable and prices are unexpectedly high for the food offered. It's an "Irish" bar and does have some decent Irish style entertainment but the seating accommodations are only fair. And it does pull in some large crowds on weekends which makes... More 

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

Good Afternoon Patrick, We wanted to reach out to you and let you know how much we appreciate your review on the Celtic Ray. Although you weren't very pleased with our establishment, we still appreciate and value everything that you had to say. Just to let you know, we are just nearing the end of our busy season, so things... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I like the Ray... Kevin the owner is interesting ...we are talking Irish Pub ...they have add Liquor and lots more space... The food may be a bit high ...but it's good

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

Good Morning Mike, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope to have you back here at the Ray soon! Have a wonderful Friday! Cheers, Carrie Whiteman Public Relations Manager More 

Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to this restaurant for the first time for dinner and were not disappointed. The others in our party recommended the fish and chips. To our delight, it was one of the best fish and chips meals we had ever eaten.

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

Good Afternoon Deb, We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first trip here, and we certainly hope to have you back here soon! Have a wonderful Thursday! Cheers, Carrie More 

Gaylord, Michigan
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was surprised by the authenticity of this pub. It has a fantastic atmosphere and excellent food. I would recommend to any visitor in Punta Gorda. Makes anyone feel a little Irish. I had the shepherd's pie and a Jamison, both were tasty! :-)

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

Good Afternoon, We just wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are happy you found us, and delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself while you were here. We hope you return if you are ever in Punta Gorda again! Have a fantastic Tuesday! Cheers, Carrie More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

There was a misunderstanding with the bar tender (apparently new) and Kevin and Corey made it right... Thanks guys!! We will definately be back...

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

Good Afternoon Mark and Marie, We wanted to not only thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub, but also for not letting one bad situation keep you from returning back to the Ray! We appreciate your understanding, and we hope to have you back here soon! Have a wonderful Monday, Carrie More 

lindsay
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

it was the same atmosphere I saw in wales and England the tin ceilings brick walls and artifacts and pictures on the walls were awesome the beer was mostly European with guines and lagers the fish and chips were ok but not special you have to go to the bar to order drinks and food BUT do not foget to... More 

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

Good Afternoon Lindsay, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We love to hear feedback from our patrons, especially new ones! We hope to have you back at the Celtic Ray soon for a pint or two! Cheers, Carrie More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: (941) 916-9115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 17
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?