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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    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
Fish and chips

Great dinner, service was great family owned fish was cooked just right nice and flakey great selection of world beers and wine

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Ken L
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Pendleton
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pendleton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great dinner, service was great family owned fish was cooked just right nice and flakey great selection of world beers and wine

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

Good Afternoon Ken, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our establishment! We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself while you were here, and we certainly hope to have you back soon! Cheers, Carrie More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love the Celtic Ray for lunch. They have a great selection of pasties and the fish and chips are very good.

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

Good Afternoon Russell, We are happy to hear you enjoy our menu here at the pub! We thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us a review and we certainly hope to have you back here soon! Cheers, Carrie More 

florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We opted to sit outside and enjoy the sunny Florida weather. Order at the bar (Truly Irish)and have the ice cold Strong Bow Apple Cider and Sausage Roll while you wait. Everyone (not just staff) were friendly and fun. When the fish and chips arrived it was hot and cooked perfectly. The unique atmosphere including the awesome upstairs area, was... More 

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

Good Afternoon- We wanted to send you a message to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are also happy to hear that you not only enjoyed our staff, but the rest of the patrons here as well. We hope to have you guys back soon! Cheers, Carrie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had lunch at the Celtic Ray with 7 other ladies. It is cozy inside, we were greeted by a very friendly bartender who promptly took our drink orders. We received menus at the bar, and returned there to place our order, which is the way they do it in a typical Irish Pub... so I'm told. The menu offered... More 

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

Good Morning Connie, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our establishment. We are very pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed yourselves while you were here. We hope to have you all back soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Cheers, Carrie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Visit it at least once or twice every week for "a pint" and authentic Irish food. Will certainly be there for Saint Patrick's Day. It's always pleasant, fun and the bartenders are amazing!

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

Good Morning Jeri, We wanted to thank you for leaving us a review on our pub! Thank you so much for being such a loyal patron- coming two days a week?! That's awesome! We hope you made here for St. Patrick's Day, and we certainly hope you enjoyed yourself! Cheers, Carrie More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Some friends and I met herefor beers and food for a "girls night" and we had quite a time. There is a wide variety of beers on tap, and the menu is authentic Irish. We all enjoyed our food, especially the shepherds pie and fish & chips.

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

Good Morning, We just wanted to thank you for leaving us a review on our establishment. We are so happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed your "girls night out" here, and we certainly hope you will be back! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Cheers, Carrie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I love this little Irish pub. First, when you go in, good idea is to pronounce the name right. It is pronounced like Keltic ray, not the NBA basketball team which sounds like seltic. Such a great variety of on tap Irish beers, the staff is very helpful in making choices, they'll even give you a small taste to make... More 

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

Good Morning Alan, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on the Celtic Ray. Any kind of feedback is appreciated- and we are so pleased with the review you left us! We hope we continue to keep you happy, and we hope you return to see us soon! Have a happy Sunday! Cheers,... More 

Chicago
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

An Irish pub as authentic as you will find on this side of the pond. Decor, seating, protocols, all as real as O'Connell Street. The libations were flowing freely, and most of the patrons were eating fish and chips. A good choice by the way. Guinness Stew and shepherd's pie were offered, but it just didn't seem appetizing in 85... More 

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

Good Morning, We just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how much we appreciate your review on our pub! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us one. We hope to have you back at the Ray soon- and hopefully the weather won't be so hot and you can then try our Shepherd's... More 

Bel Air, Maryland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I were taken to this Irish Pub by our host Mel. We had an excellent time listing to the band. We ate true irish food like icelandic cod battered and fried. It was served with fries and cole slaw and soda bread.

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

Good Afternoon Wayne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the music and food. We hope to have you back soon! Cheers, Carrie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Celtic Ray is a proper Irish Pub owned by Kevin Doyle and his son Max, who are both full of good humor, jokes, and a story or two if you're lucky. Max is also an accomplished stand up comedian. The beer selection is excellent! Although some locals complain that there are no $2 domestics on tap; it is an... More 

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

Good Afternoon Renn, Wow, thank you so much for the long, well thought out review you left us on the pub! We truly appreciate the kind words you had for us and our establishment, and we love having you play here at the Ray. Thank you for being such a loyal patron and entertainer here. Have a wonderful Thursday! Cheers,... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?