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The Celtic Ray

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145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
19419169115
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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: FAILTE! [WELCOME!] The Celtic Ray Public House in downtown Punta Gorda...
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, Sláinte!
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 13
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brandt

Awesome time! Spent my 21st there and couldn't have asked for friendlier staff and customers to make my experience one to remember. Went back for food a couple times and both times it was excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome time! Spent my 21st there and couldn't have asked for friendlier staff and customers to make my experience one to remember. Went back for food a couple times and both times it was excellent!

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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 so happy to hear you celebrated your 21st birthday with us- and we hope the next day wasn't too rough on you! We hope to have you as a regular patron now that you're 21! Have a wonderful Tuesday! Cheers, Carrie W. Public... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic Irish restaurant...talk about authentic...the beer is Irish, the food is Irish, the music is Irish! AND everything is wholesome and DELICIOUS.

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

Good Morning Gail, We wanted to thank you for leaving us a review and to thank you for the kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoy our pub, and we hope to have you back here soon! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch on the way to Miami. Food was great and the employees were very friendly. If we are ever near Punta Gorda at mealtime, we will definitely come back!

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

Good Morning Shelley, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our pub! We're happy to hear you found us on your way to Miami, and we are even more pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself while you were here. We hope to have you back someday! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

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65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had a sample of their fish and chips at the taste of Punta Gorda they were really good. Thought we would go there tonight for dinner but after walking in and being totally ignored for about 15 minutes while standing at the bar we finally just decided to walk out. There was a gentleman that had been waiting in front... More 

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

Good Afternoon Cindi, I would like to apologize for the lack of attention and courtesy that you failed to receive while you were here visiting the Celtic Ray. There is absolutely no excuse as to why you, or anyone else, would not receive service; and there is also no excuse as to why no one would have answered the phones.... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Come get your Irish on but don't expect table service. All of their tasty meals have to be orderd at the bar. Just like it's done in Ireland.

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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 on our pub! We truly appreciate the review, and we hope to keep you a satisfied and happy patron! Have a wonderful Tuesday! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Rotonda West, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stopped for lunch at The Celtic Ray and had 2 great meals. We ate at the well-appointed, organized bar and had a nice chat with the helpful bartender (who had an Irish accent, adding to the Irish ambience of the place!). My stuffed cabbage was so tasty, and very different from the kind I was used to. My husband... More 

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

Good Afternoon Lynn, We just wanted to write you a quick email to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our pub, and we hope to have you back soon. Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We're always looking for a good Irish Pub with good Irish food and a good pour. We most certainly found one at Celtic Ray. The food is truly as good as we've had in Ireland and the Guinness pour was done to perfection. We were there for lunch so it really was not busy, but we plan on going back... More 

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

Good Afternoon Cheryl, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoy our pub, and we certainly hope to have you back for some entertainment on the weekends. We usually have entertainment Thursday-Sunday. Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

Columbia, MD
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have to start by saying I was meeting someone here and had no expectations at all. First of all, I was surprised to see that there are some charming old buildings still standing in this area. Secondly, it actually looks like a pub inside. I have never been to a pub in Ireland, but I have been to pubs... 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 minute to thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We loved reading your review, and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our pub. We hope to have you back soon! Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is our favorite pub out of all the pubs we have visited in this area.The fish and chips are wonderful. We have tried everything on the menu except for the mushy peas. There was just one disappointment...the Guinness stew was tasty but could use a little bit more meat. I only found 3 small pieces of beef but I... More 

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

Good Afternoon Karen, We wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We appreciate your kind words, and all of the pictures you posted as well! We hope you come back to give our Guinness Stew another chance! Have a wonderful Tuesday! Cheers, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Celtic Ray on Thursday and it was fantastic! The server was attentive and pleasant. We sat out on the sidewalk and just had a great time!! Fish and Chips are Amazing!! Can't wait to go back!

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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 taking the time to leave us a review on our pub. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves while you were here, and we hope to have you back in here soon! Have a great Sunday, Carrie W. Public Relations Manager More 

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Additional Information about The Celtic Ray

Address: 145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone Number: 19419169115
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 17
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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: 19419169115

Price and Cuisine

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

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, Sláinte!
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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