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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 10
    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
Fantastic...Amazing...Wonderful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
BJR2000
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were celebrating my gal pal's birthday and were delighted by our experience at Caretta's on the Gulf. Three of us live here locally, but our birthday girl is visiting from Canada. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed gorgeous views of the beach and gulf. Our lunch was wonderful; coconut shrimp for appetizer and cucumber wrapped fresh and... 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 really appreciate you commending Robbie on his fine service - we agree, Robbie is a wonderful Team Member here at Sandpearl! I look forward to sharing your kind... More 

Stafford, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ate here twice. Once for a nice dinner, and once for Sunday brunch. The brunch was amazing! Everything you could want and more. Dinner was fantastic. Nice romantic evening. Good wine and great food. Also we had the best waiter we have ever had. The entire experience was great!

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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 really appreciate you commenting on how much our enjoyed both your dinner an brunch experience! "Good wine, great food" and great service is what we strive for here... More 

Belleair Beach, Florida
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just stopped in for a quick drink: great view, food looked fantastic and our bartender, Robbie, was wonderful! We will definitely return.

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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 really appreciate you commending Robbie on his fine service - we agree, Robbie is a wonderful Team Member here at Sandpearl! I look forward to sharing your kind... More 

Mt. Dora
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food was absolutely FABULOUS!!! Service went above and beyond. Server was very knowledgeable regarding food and drinks. We did the Prix Fix Menu for 59.00 per person - appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Portions were very generous and everything was delicious and fresh. After eating all that, we were celebrating a 40th birthday and were brought dark chocolate and orange... 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 are so happy you enjoyed your pre fixe birthday dinner with us! The entire Team here at Caretta's takes great pride in providing the finest quality product with... More 

Cleveland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Sunday breakfast buffet is simply amazing. You need to make reservations EARLY because the locals all attend. We also celebrated my birthday here at sunset...incredible. Food was delicious, service was impeccable...a definite must!

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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 are so happy you loved your breakfast buffet with us! We agree, it is advisable to make reservations as we have become a very popular place to go... More 

Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are staying at the Sandpearl so we are having breakfast every morning at this beautiful restaurant. Every table we are sat down have beautiful views of the beach!.....breakfast is amazing!....our waiter Jeff is very Polite and attends our needs!

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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 are so happy your enjoyed your breakfasts, views, food and service with us! Beautiful pictures you took as well while here, thank you so much for sharing!! The... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a definite for date night, special occasions, or just "because"! Fine dining service, excellent food. Many families stay at the resort, and they are quite accommodating. Make reservations in advance, and ask for a window.

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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 are so happy you had such a nice meal and enjoyed the service! We agree, we do have some pretty amazing views of the Gulf and sugar white... More 

Dunedin, Florida
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514 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Situated in the upscale luxeary Sand Peal resort on Clearwater beach, Caretta is open for all meals. I like a window seat with huge windows overlooking the wide white beach and Gulf of Mexico. Accordingly, I usually opt for seafood or sushi or sushi rolls....always fresh but the flatbreads have ample toppings.

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Clearwater, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Caretta on the Gulf to celebrate my birthday. The service was outstanding and the views were perfect. From unique cocktails to a perfect redfish entree, we loved everything about the meal. We will return for sure!

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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?