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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
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
Most recent review
Great foods

I wish I could give them 5 stars because the place has such an authentic Irish atmosphere. Our food was wonderful. But we had to wait an hour and a half for it. Somehow our order did not get put thru to the kitchen. I would definitely go back, especially for more food and selection of beers and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Marilyn S
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I wish I could give them 5 stars because the place has such an authentic Irish atmosphere. Our food was wonderful. But we had to wait an hour and a half for it. Somehow our order did not get put thru to the kitchen. I would definitely go back, especially for more food and selection of beers and Irish whiskey.

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East China, MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was kind of confusing when we arrived. The place was packed and there was not any seating available. After a short wait some seating opened up. The ordering process is confusing in that you order all drinks and food at the bar. This ordering process is supposed to represent a traditional Irish Pub. They do bring your food to... More 

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

Good Afternoon Jim, We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself while you were here. It is our season right now, so we definitely have a little bit of a wait when you first come in, so we... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Ray is the best place to get a wonderful Irish meal and a great selection of beers. The atmosphere is friendly and never rough. True to the pubs in Ireland, you order at the bar for all beverages and food. The food is excellent and the quantity very filling. The music is excellent and varies with really interesting bands.... More 

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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 minute to thank you for leaving us a review on our pub! We really enjoyed reading your review, and it truly made us happy to read it. You are right about Kevin and his jokes, he definitely has a million of them- at least! Have a wonderful weekend and we hope to... More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you enjoy Irish/English beers, and have an appetite for "Pub" food and Celtic music, this place has it all! We totally enjoyed the music during our first visit. The pub has music at various times during the week (See the website for times and dates). The bartenders and the fellow patrons are really friendly to one and all. Relaxed... More 

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

Good morning Gerald, Thank you so much for your review on the Celtic Ray! What a lovely review for us to read, and first thing in the morning; you truly made our weekend! We are so happy you found our pub and that you enjoy it as much as we do. We do hope that you will be back if... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You order your food at the bar an they bring it to your table. The food is not a value. I don't know when our table was last cleaned. You didn't have to worry about knocking anything off the table. Everything stuck to it! Fortunately we did not get sick. Pass on going back..

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

Good Afternoon, Although you left our establishment unhappy, we still wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for your table being dirty; there is no excuse as to why your table shouldn't have been cleaned off before you sat down, and we apologize for that. If you do decide to come back,... More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very quaint pub, all orders were placed at the bar the day we were there which was fine, great potato soup, fish and chips were also good, but the bread pudding was excellent ! They only serve imported beer and had a fun choice of fancy drinks! I want to go back and try a couple! Not sure if... 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 leaving us a review on our pub! We are pleased to hear you decided to give us a try, and we do hope that you return to try all our "fancy drinks"! To answer your question, we do not have a waitstaff; drinks and meals are all ordered at the bar, and... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's all about the atmosphere. Order a Guiness and authentic pub food ( fish & chips, lamb shank, Scotch egg, etc. ) from the bartenders who are always in white shirts and ties. Enjoy your pint and meal at the bar or in front of the cozy fireplace or outside on a porch swing settee. The best and most congenial... More 

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

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We are so happy to hear you love the atmosphere of the pub. We agree about the happy and rowdy people on Saint Patrick's Day- but what can we say, we know how to celebrate, don't we? ;) Thank you again for... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great little pub serving authentic Irish food. We think they serve the best fish and chips in the area. We also love the Scotch eggs. Sit at the bar, relax and have a beer. What could be better.

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

Good afternoon Marianne, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We appreciate the kind review, and we are thrilled you left us such a nice one at that! We hope you have a wonderful Thursday! Cheers, Carrie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great atmosphere, especially if you sit in the "old" side of the pub, which is our favorite part. They opened the "new" side a few years ago and it is great for music and food. Overall, great pub experience. Menu on a chalkboard, order your food and drinks at the bar and they will bring it to your table. Fish... More 

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

Good Afternoon! We wanted to take a moment to thank you for the review you left us. It was such a lovely review and we are so pleased to hear how much you love our pub! Our pub would not be what it is today if it weren't for patrons such as yourself. Thank you again for taking the time... More 

New Hamburg, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I went for dinner on a Sunday night. All tables inside were taken most people just drinking. We got a nice table outside in front. You order your own drinks and food inside and they bring the food to your table. My husband had the fish and chips. The deep fried fish was delicious and very tasty... More 

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

Good Morning, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that your experience at our establishment wasn't satisfactory. We do appreciate you letting us know where you believe we have fallen short, as this always shows us that there is room for improvement within our business. We do hope... 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?