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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ranked #24 of 573 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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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212 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views. The vegetarian option wasn't great, but I've had worse. The memory that sticks out most in my mind is my drink. I appreciate a well-poured drink, but this cocktail was so strong I couldn't drink it. It was unpalatable.

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Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dined here recently during our stay at the Sandpearl Resort. Had a table overlooking the Gulf. Can't remember our server's name ( I'm thinking Todd ??? ), but he provided great suggestions with food and wine, and added great conversation also. Service was excellent. The food here blew us away. We could not believe how good it was. Appetizers of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Incredible view, wait staff and food!! Great place for a romantic meal. The Pad Thai was the best I have ever eaten. Though we did not get a dessert the chef gave complimentary Truffles that ended a perfect meal with a slight sweet touch.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Great setting at Sandpearl resort and we had great service....the chef even came out and spoke with us... that's the good news... I have to say the food was sub par almost poor.... We were shocked it tasted so bad!!! short ribs had no flavor and Tomahawk ribeye so salty it was like it had soaked in salt for a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It had been awhile since I've eaten in such a "fancy" place. The service and food was impeccable. The view of the sunset was glorious, and everyone I ate with thoroughly enjoyed our food. The wine list was also very diverse.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped off here for a couple of appetizers and drinks on a Saturday night. We thought about having dinner here but opted instead for skipping the reservation process and just sitting in the bar area. The quality and portion size of the flatbreads are very good but stay away from the short rib sliders. They are tasty but very... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were driven in by the rain, and we were so very glad that the rain made us stop! Literally had other plans to move along with our night but the Florida storms forced us to take a break in our walk, and we enjoyed a lovely coconut shrimp appetizer in the lounge called Caretta on the Gulf at The... More

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Park City, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The sushi was tasty and fresh. The service was top notch. We went to this restaurant 3 times during our stay. There is an outside patio if you want to stay dressed very casual.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had a business lunch meeting here for a group of 6. Fantastic meal. The flat breads were amazing. The sushi was great. Would be outstanding for a special occasion.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I were staying at the Sandpearl and ate dinner here on our first and last night. Obviously it's a little pricey but well worth it if you're looking for a nice romantic dinner. I had the red snapper and the lamb and my husband loved his filet. I'm not great at picking wines either and our server... More

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