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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
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 197
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 10
    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
Absolutely delicious

This restaurant is the better of the two on this property. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Sushi was delicious and so was the buffet breakfast for $19/pp. Would definitely recommend and will be going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Steph A
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New York City, New York
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is the better of the two on this property. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Sushi was delicious and so was the buffet breakfast for $19/pp. Would definitely recommend and will be going back.

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Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Its hard to find and when your inside there's a bunch of attractive women in evening gowns by themselves. I'm not sure what that's about. hehe

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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. At first glance I was unclear as to how to take your title of "ehhhh". I... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had sushi, my friends had different sushi and my daughter had the brunch buffet. Everything tasted wonderful. The buffet selection was a little overwhelming - everything you could think of was there, and it was all delicious.

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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

5 of us had a brunch at the Caretta at the beginning of August. The service was ok. Place wasnt very busy. The food was nothing special. For 40US per head I expected better selection of warm food. It felt that dishes 'didnt go together' and there was not many vegetarian options. It was more of a breakfast with few... More 

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Oldsmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had never been to the Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl and decided to go for my husband's birthday dinner. It was an excellent choice! The décor is beautifully done and the huge windows offer scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico. The service was very good with attentive waiter (Chris) and other staff being polished, too. The... More 

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lexington,ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I stayed at the Sandpearl and had brunch here. It was amazing. Stuffed french toast was out of bounds and I don't even like french toast, omelet station, fresh pastries, sushi, fruit etc.. the manager spoke to me while waiting in line for an omelet and every time she saw me she called me by name, I was impressed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We loved it!!!! This is a very elegant restaurant, the decor was beautiful. The staff was great. Our server Russell was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu, his menu suggestions were very good. We got a table with an amazing view of the Gulf, we enjoyed the sunset. Every plate that we order was excellent!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came here for dinner on our 1st night of vacation. We were celebrating our "full recovery and bounce back" from Hurricane Sandy, when we lost everything! It was a fabulous night! The food and service is outstanding! We watched the sunset while dining. Our server was very attentive and had great suggestions. This restaurant is part of a resort... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great experience, but expensive. I always take my husband out for dinner on the first night of vacation. The food was great and the service was spot on. The view of the Gulf at sunset while you are eating is awesome!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Those 3 words pretty much sums up our visit here. The restaurant is located inside a resort on the key so be prepared to park a short distance away or you can always valet park. We were created and seated immediately with an ocean view table. Our server was extremely knowledgable and had his own recommendations, some of which we... 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, Doing business
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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