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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-2425
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Ranked #23 of 591 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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Palm Harbor, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

On Christmas Day, went with friends to enjoy the sunset at the beach and have the special Christmas buffet. The buffet station presentations were tasteful, the variety of selections for each station was designed to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. My selections of sea bass, turkey, prime roast and crab cake were each flavorful and hot with sides... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Every course at dinner was delicious, and the breakfast buffet was superb! I actually had enough bacon. The omelette was perfect.

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for a special dinner with my father. This is always a wonderful location with great updated menus focused on local sourced food. This visit was no exception. The bread and appetizers were plentiful and the entrée (steak and seafood) was delightful and light. Wonderful service, great sunset for free, and awesome pampering.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Decided to eat in the hotel for my wifes birthday, and very glad we did. Our Waiter was Russell Rinchiuso, very knowledgable on not only the contents of the menu but the source of the food. Had quite a lot of banter with him during the evening which just added to the enjoyment of the evening. Michael a Manager I... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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 

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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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