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

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Visitor rating
  • 173
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Wonderful views and breakfast

We were staying at the hotel so tried here for breakfast. The breakfast buffet is amazing. They had something for everyone, even our picky kids. The views are wonderful and staff friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
agrip76
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Schaumburg, Illinois
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the hotel so tried here for breakfast. The breakfast buffet is amazing. They had something for everyone, even our picky kids. The views are wonderful and staff friendly.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, they just need more of a selection, breakfast and lunch buffets are almost the same items.

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Lockport, Illinois
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The breakfast buffet is wonderful. They have a vast selection of very fresh food. Pastries, smoked salmon, antipasto, fruit and yogurt offered on one side of the buffet. They also have a selection of hot times. Sausage, bacon, pancakes and a rotating dish. The week we dined here it was biscuits and gravy, ham and cheese croissant, and French toast.... More 

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Holiday, Florida
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We chose this location for a business dinner meeting and were seated at a table with a view of the sea. The menu is limited but filled with enough choices for even the most discriminating palette. One member of our party is on a self-imposed diet in order to remain in shape for an up-coming athletic competition. He asked that... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wow... We had a pretty perfect experience. Made a reservation for our post wedding dinner for just the two of us. I got the black grouper and my groom got the blackened red fish. They were both excellent and honest to God the freshest darn fish we have ever eaten. Caught right here in the Gulf and pan seared to... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here is delicious and unique! I had sushi that was fresh tasting and my husband had a delicious pork chop. However the price of dinner was pretty high. Close to 200 after wine, dinner tip and tax. Great experience and service.

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Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great service and food. Fish was fresh and light. Nice quiet corner. The Blackened Acadian Redfish was superb.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We met some friends from out of town here for dinner. Our server was awesome and I feel bad for not remembering her name. She made great suggestions about appetizers and entrees. 3 out of the four of us had the pork chop. It was so tender and delicious. I had the grouper and is was so good. Some had... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wonderful restaurant with the best wine list on the beach. Sushi is wonderful and the menu is great as well. Would suggest for a special occasion as well as a nice evening out. Go and enjoy.

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NYC
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Initially thought it was going to be expensive with mediocre hotel food. I was wrong. We went for lunch and sat our on the patio. Great view of the beach. The menu was inviting with a number of items that sounded really good. I had the lobster roll. It was fine. Nothing special but great fries. One of the guest's... 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 agree, Caretta's is a "special place" on our lovely Beach! I too love our Club Sandwich here and sitting out on the balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico... 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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?