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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ranked #20 of 575 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Baymont Street
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222 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Minneola, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very posh restaurant. Gorgeous view of the beach and sunset. Love the pretzel bread rolls and herb butter. Had the sea bass over tuscan white beans and kale. Was delicious. Others had the filet mignon, the pad thai, and the black grouper. The caesar salad was simple but very delicious. A little pricey, but wonderful food. Service was impeccable.

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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I held a dinner here for a group of 20 clients in August 2014. They have a very nice private dining room (I have brought clients here in the past). The food is a little pricey but excellent as was the service. This would be a wonderful special occasion place for a couple.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

With ate at this restaurant five times during our stay at the Sandpearl resort and absolutely loved it. The bar is lovely for a pre dinner drinks and the food in the restaurant is wonderful, great sushi, and the most amazing steaks. The view is amazing and the service exceptional particularly from Lindsey and Michelle who were outstanding. I would... More

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palm harbor
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by having dinner last night at the CARETTA. all I can say is WOW. originally from PHILLY and now residing in PALM HARBOR we have dined at many five star restaurants up north and would put the CARETTA right up there with the best of them. the menu is a little small, just... More

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Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We dined here while staying at the Sandpearl Resort. The restaurant has floor to ceiling windows with amazing views especially at sunset. There is also a nice bar area with loungey seating. The menu has several dinners ranging from $30-mid $40. There is also hand-rolled sushi & a price fixe menu. The chef uses seasonal ingredients & as many organic... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were very impressed with this hidden gem in Clearwater. Service was outstanding, all our dishes were fantastic. It was great enjoying dinner while watching the sunset. Kudos to our waiter Chris who took the time to explain the menu in great detail.The restaurant prides itself on using fresh organic ingredients. Looking forward to returning to this beautiful upscale restaurant!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at The Sandpearl Resort. We had reservations July 19 for my birthday dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful. They sat us at a table next to a window and the view of the gulf was amazing. We shared the scallops appetizer which were good. Not great but good. I had the Sea Bass with Lobster... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

First off, I have to say we are locals, but this is the first time I have been to this restaurant. In fact, I did not even know it existed as I try to avoid Clearwater Beach and the crowds. Last night we decided to venture out for a sunset dinner at the Sandpearl and instead of the beach reastaurant,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Food excellent, great service, right on the beach. The atmosphere is an upscale restaurant, with a beautiful view.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Considering we had one night in Clearwater we really wanted to make the most of it and this was our choice. Our concierge recommended it as fine dining with a view and we were not disappointed. Service was excellent as was the food and the kids enjoyed the offerings that were presented to them, including the now almost obligatory mocktails... More

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