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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-2425
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Ranked #25 of 601 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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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great seafood and buffalo! Cozy atmosphere and friendly service! Even a little nightlife at the bar on the weekends!

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Vile hashbrown casserole and quite a cold atmosphere. Expensive for what it was and can get sooooo much better very locally. Nearly $50 for 2 adults and a baby.

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Tarpon Springs, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We made a reservation for Caretta's for 1/17/15 at 6:00 pm party of 2, birthday dinner, window table through Open Table. A week prior to our reservation we received a call confirming our reservation for 6 people at 7:00 PM on 1/10! We corrected the error via voice mail to the restaurant and received a confirmation, also via voice mail... 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 of your recent dining experience with us at Caretta on the Gulf. I sincerely apologize you had a challenge with our reservation system. Open Table is a convenient way guest of... More 

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We ate at Caretta as we were staying at the Sand Pearl. I ordered the cobia and the rest of the family got steaks and pork chops. My fish was not good, it was quite fishy tasting. The steaks (of which I did try for myself) were definitely good. They were nice enough to take the fish off the bill... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stayed at the Sandpearl resort, which was disappointing, but the breakfast buffet at the Caretta was one of the highlights. The food was excellent - very fresh fruit, lots of options and the food was constantly being replenished. The food options change slightly every day, which is nice to give options. A lot of variety - something for everyone including... More 

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nh
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The service was exceptional. The starter and appetizer courses were perfection. The main course was very good, but not as good as the other courses.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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