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Caretta on the Gulf

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500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Baymont Street)
727-441-2425
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This restaurant is at Sandpearl Resort
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
for a special dinner

We came here for one nicer dinner while staying in clearwater. It is inside one of the nicer resorts. We came too late to have any view but it looked like it might have a good one at sunset. The service was attentive and friendly. My partner is a big fan of sashimi and so he just had some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adam A
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for one nicer dinner while staying in clearwater. It is inside one of the nicer resorts. We came too late to have any view but it looked like it might have a good one at sunset. The service was attentive and friendly. My partner is a big fan of sashimi and so he just had some of... More 

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Thank Adam A
Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fresh fish and sushi were perfect . One of our dishes was a bit salty and the waiter took care of it , very nice service , great views

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Thank Ronniebisme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World class service, the best food ever!! I had fried oysters, tomato soup, grouper BLT and a salad. The servers are exceptional.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hathersage, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little ambience on dark evenings which requires more wall art. Huge wine list. Tasty food at a price.

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Thank Monica P
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice evening at Carettas. Sandra, our wonderful server, was fantastic! She made the evening extra special! The view is fantastic too!

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Thank CElliott30
North Bethesda, Maryland
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sandpearl Resort is my favorite place to stay in the country, and Caretta's never disappoints. The menu is not extensive, but incredibly thoughtful. Portions are more than adequate, and the presentations most artfully rendered. Service is quite good, and the wine list is amazing.

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Thank tch9992
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Although I regularly vacation in Clearwater, I recently had my first dining experience at Caretta in August 2015. I'd rate it as the best fine dining establishment in Clearwater. I made a reservation and we were seated right in front of the large windows facing the beach. We went right before sunset and the view was spectacular. Our waiter was... More 

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Thank pkp110
Detroit, MI
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178 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were staying at the Sandpearl resort (very nice place, see separate review) and because it was getting late we decided to stay in and try the local hotel fare. We were seated and greeted immediately by our server. The service was very good through the dinner without a hitch. My wife and I thought the food... More 

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Thank bobpioneer
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Loved our NYE dinner in the lounge. Great food, drinks and service! We also had the breakfast buffet one morning. It was good - not great - but the views were fantastic.

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Thank Jeffrey D
Tampa, Florida
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Food - above average, portions - large , price higher than expected. The service was good for a group of 5 for dinner. Their sushi is very good and so is their large portioned tomahawk steak. .

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Thank Charles M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
    (Baymont Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-441-2425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?