Celtic Ray has recently enlarged its space and now has a full liquor license. I've been driving by this place for the past 2 years - always saying I want to sit in one of those cool cabana style tables out front. A friend told me they have the best fish and chips, so we finally went on Sunday night - sat outside and had fish and chips. They were good - nice and fresh, light beer batter, not greasy. Fries were typical. Good beer on tap. Good choice of wines.
They have a large outdoor space in back where there seems to be some kind of entertainment going on over weekends - always looks busy and 'happening'. A comfortable, any time place to go.
And, just across the street is one of Punta Gorda's crown jewels - Laishley Park, where you can go for a lovely walk along the harbor front.