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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-2425
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Ranked #26 of 576 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Tampa, Fl
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I came here for my birthday dinner with my hubby. Food was average. We had never been to The Sandpearl so we were interested in seeing the hotel and wanted a fine dining experience. Hotel is beautiful, somewhat disappointed in the meal for the price.

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jackson
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was going to eat here all three nights I stayed, the first night there I requested a window seat and was put in a booth right next to somebody else. The food came out rapidly, like they were rushing you out, my wife and I both ordered fish, grouper and cobia, both were ok. Bring your wallet.

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Homewood, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were recommended to Caretta on the Gulf by the Sandpearl's concierge staff. I was a bit skeptical about being recommended a hotel restaurant by hotel staff, but the concierge staff was adamant that Caretta on the Gulf was one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. They were absolutely correct. The food was cooked and seasoned perfectly, with... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice resteraunt in sand pearl resort on Clearwater Beach Inside a little loud Our server Russell very knowledgeable and attentive Staff was gracious Food was good will be back on special occasion because of price little hi

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Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My sisters and I sat in the bar area and really enjoyed ourselves. Staff was attentive and the atmosphere (a Friday night) was fun. Had a bottle of Prosecco and some apps-the fish tacos were/are amazing..The menu was great and so was the view. We stopped back the next morning and looked at the brunch, while it looked excellent we... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

While the food was good , the staff (read - executive chef) left much to be desired. A daily "all you can eat" breakfast buffet - free for kids - is on the restaurant website, but they don't actually have one every day so the kids instead can choose half a waffle with some bacon or cereal instead. When I... More

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

Dear 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 on Trip Advisor of your recent dining experience with us at Caretta on the Gulf. In your review you mentioned a couple of concerns. I am sorry, you were correct, the... More

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

if the weather is nice enough, sit outside. definitely sit outside. we watched the sunset over the water (which is kind of a luxury on the east coast anyway!) during dinner. the menu offers some "meat and potatoes" items to satisfy any picky eaters, but is also really creative and fun. with items like skate wing and salads with cucamelon... More

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newcastle-upon tyne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Breakfasts here are either buffet or a-la-carte,the buffet is excellent value and lots of choice,all beautifully fresh and tasty,cooked breakfast is really good ,eggs all cooked fresh.

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Tampa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Special place with beautiful view of the gulf. This time of year I recommend an outside table. Try the hearts of palm salad - it is incredible. Black grouper or the Ribeye will not disappoint. Service is very good and cocktails are generous. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion and want to make sure... More

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Toronto,Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Amazing setting beachfront. Great service. Had the lamb with polenta and was mouthwatering. Sushi was also nice. They have a great Sunday brunch with so much variety and always fresh tasting.

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Additional Information about Caretta on the Gulf

Address: 500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: 727-441-2425
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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