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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Beach view

Went for lunch. Beautiful setting. Had th lobster roll, pretty good. Two other people had susi and enjoyed it. One had the buffett , good. Wait staff very nice. Expensive but the setting is worth it. Nice hotel, I'd go again and stay there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
dawn m
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Breakfast was much better. Dinner was not great, just ok. We are foodies and dine nicely often. we had our children and they would not let us have a 1/2 booth saying it was reserved however it was never seated. food was fair at best. Breakfast servers (during the week) seemed much more experienced than dinner service wait staff (Monday... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch. Beautiful setting. Had th lobster roll, pretty good. Two other people had susi and enjoyed it. One had the buffett , good. Wait staff very nice. Expensive but the setting is worth it. Nice hotel, I'd go again and stay there.

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a nice review for us here at Caretta on the Gulf! I am so happy you enjoyed your lunch! The lobster roll is one of my favorites and I am glad you were able to enjoy it! The entire Team... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Had our anniversary dinner at Carettas. Last year went to the Don Cesar which was very disappointing. We were unsure about this hotel restaurant but we were very satisfied. Russell, our waiter, made several suggestions which we followed. We had a combination of crab cake and Shrimp grits starters followed by 3 sushi rolls (rainbow, c-roll and surf and turf).... More 

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a nice review for us here at Caretta on the Gulf! I am so happy you enjoyed your Anniversary dinner with us! Thank you so much for choosing Caretta on the Gulf for your special occasion! We are glad you... More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This is really one of nicest resraurants in Clearwater with Island Way next on the list. Caretta's had fabulous. Unobtrusive service. Our server was bubbly and loved her job. She actually gave us really nice descriptions of the food. I had the $59 prix fixe which was app, salad, entree and dessert It was worth it! I had spicy tuna... More 

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a nice review for us here at Caretta on the Gulf! "Delicious, Elegant and Casual" -Fabulous choice of words! Your comments were spot on the quality of service we try to provide our guest here at Caretta's so I am... More 

Mountainside, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Some days you want to wear shorts and flipflops to dinner and sometimes you want to wear a nice dress and strappy sandals. This place is the for latter inclination. Creative menu, delicious food and great service. The sunsets can't be beat either.

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a nice review for us here at Caretta on the Gulf! I am glad you enjoyed our "upscale dining experience" with us here at Caretta on the Gulf! We agree, our sunsets cannot be beat! The entire Team here at... More 

Naperville, Illinois
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

great view!! Christine our server was so personable and help our party with choices on the menu. My husband and I had sushi and it was outstanding!! Not cheap but totally worth it. Beautiful place!!

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a nice review for us here at Caretta on the Gulf! We are so happy you felt our restaurant was "top notch"! Christine is a fine server, one of our best so I am happy to see you enjoyed her... More 

Chicago
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I went to Caretta on the Gulf for a mini date night last Thursday. We have stayed at the Sandpearl in the past but this year rented a condo. We sat in the bar and ordered an appetizer, dinner and drinks. An hour after we placed our order we finally got our appetizer. When I asked our... More 

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, My name is Jonathan Pelletier and I am the Director of Food & Beverage for Sandpearl Resort. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent dining experience with us at Caretta on the Gulf. I am first off glad you enjoy staying with us here at Sandpearl Resort! I indeed... More 

Cary, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Buffet was very good and had many delicious options. Kids under 12 eat free which was a nice option.

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a nice review for us here at Caretta on the Gulf! I am so glad you enjoyed our breakfast buffet! We like to provide the freshest quality product to our guests at all times and it is always nice when... More 

Altoona, PA
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were staying in North Redington and very limited on anything delicious to dine on, so we headed North and found Caretta's Restaurant. YUMMY! The fire and ice sushi roll was delicious and the fish tacos were so delightful (the best dining we found)\ Our waiter was very professional and knowledgeable about the menu. Nest time we're in the area... More 

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a nice review for us here at Caretta on the Gulf! We are so happy you found it a "pleasant surprise" to dine with us! The fire & ice sushi is one of my favorite hand rolled sushi's on our... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

So disappointed in this restaurant. Which is hugely disappointing because I love The Sandpearl and in general have only encountered friendly top notch people in every position at the hotel, until we went to Caretta. Too be fair we were never actually served food, so this is strictly a review of the atmosphere. We arrived early for a 5:30 pm... More 

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, My name is Jonathan Pelletier and I am the Director of Food & Beverage for Sandpearl Resort. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent dining experience with us at Caretta on the Gulf. I am sorry that you were unable to actually dine with us in Caretta's or this... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?