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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 97
    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
Good Atmosphere, Food and Entertainment

This pub has a buzzing atmosphere, busy with local residents of all ages. It offers a good selection of imported beers, the food is well prepared, service is good and entertainment is laid on several nights per week. An enjoyable and lively night out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Jack W
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This pub has a buzzing atmosphere, busy with local residents of all ages. It offers a good selection of imported beers, the food is well prepared, service is good and entertainment is laid on several nights per week. An enjoyable and lively night out.

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

Good Afternoon Jack, We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our pub, and we hope to have you back soon! Have a wonderful Wednesday. Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Likely the coolest pub around, best one in Charlotte county. Good food, good pints!!! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Good Morning! We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for leaving us a review on our pub. It really puts a smile on our face to hear how much our patrons enjoy coming to the Ray. We hope to have you back soon! Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Authentic pub. Great place to grab an on tap beer or wine. I personally always get the fish and chips but my friends swear by the scotch eggs.

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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 quick message to let you know how much we appreciate you leaving us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoy the pub, and we hope to have you back soon! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good pub atmosphere. We got chicken curry (mild) and beef vindaloo (HOT!) for a great inexpensive meal. Order at the bar, UK pub style, and the food is brought to your table. There was a live blues band when we were there (Thursday evening, April 30th) that were loud but pretty good. A fun evening and I would recommend a... More 

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

Good Afternoon John, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our establishhment and all we have to offer. We hope to have you back soon! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Celtic Ray is a landmark in Punta Gorda and a must visit for anyone looking for an authentic pub, or fish and chips, or Irish food of any type, or just a pint of quality beer. The owners are very friendly and hands on ensuring their standards are never compromised. They have live music most nights and its rarely... More 

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

Good Afternoon Derek, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us such a well, thought out, and lovely review. We truly appreciate the kind words, and we hope that you will be back to see us soon. Thank you for making our day! Have a wonderful Wednesday. Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Fish and chips got me in the door. Wow they have the best fries but that is just the start. Lots of Irish dishes to try and all are super. We like to go in the evening around 5 or 5:30, meet with friends, have a cold one then order. Good service, good food, and a friendly hang out.

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

Good Afternoon Connie, We just wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are so happy to hear that you enjoy our food and beer selection, and we are even more pleased to hear you enjoy yourselves while you're here! We hope to have you back soon! Cheers, Carrie W. Public... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We sailed up to Punta Gorda and borrowed one of their FREE bikes! I looked on Yelp! (Sorry) and found a restaurant. When we got there it had burned down two weeks prior! Having passed Celtic Ray on our way we figured, you can't go wrong with Pub Grub! We were pleasantly surprised! The array of beers is astounding and... More 

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

Good Afternoon Casey, We just wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves while you were here, and we hope to have you back again soon! Have a wonderful Thursday! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Southwest Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Somewhat hectic and crowded with really crowded seating. Seat yourself, and go to the bar to place your drink and food orders. Sticky tables. Several tables as well as our self, got food that wasn't our. In our case the staff brought 2 fish and chips to our table before my husband had even left the bar from placing the... More 

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

Good Afternoon, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We want to thank you for being so honest with how your service was, because these are things we do not take lightly. We welcome any type of review, good or bad, because there is always room for improvement; so we thank you for... More 

Billings, Montana
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Myself and 3 friends dined at the Celtic Ray on April 18,2015. I ordered the large order of fish and chips, which consisted of two fairly large, portions of Icelandic cod, french fries, a small portion of coleslaw and soda bread. The fish was outstanding, however, at a price of $17.00, I felt it was overpriced. As Irish Pubs go,... More 

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

Good Afternoon Teddy,l We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the menu and drinks. We can't wait to have you back again! Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Vilamoura, Portugal
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

we enjoyed our dining experience there... fish n chips seem to be the meal to go for....hubby loved his. I had beef madras which was good and friend had soup...,which i must say was like wallpaper psste....dont know why it was so thick? overall....good!! yes bit tired internally but its a pub serving food and going for the music and... More 

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

Good Afternoon, 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 that you enjoyed yourself while you were here, and we hope that if you're ever in this area again, that you come back and see us. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Cheers, Carrie W.... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?