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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-2425
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Ranked #21 of 559 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure what happened on this visit. My husband and I have been there multiple times. We've always found it fabulous. But on this special visit, when wanting to take my parents out for the kind of dinner they could not afford, this wasn't a great experience. There were 8 of us and we felt that Lance, our waiter,... More

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

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 am first off glad you enjoyed our restaurant in the past and made the decision to come back and join... More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The service was lovely-all the way from the hostess to the valet. The food was divine! the only thing I would recommend is adding more options for appetizers...like a specialty calamari or flatbread option. I particularly loved the "NANA BOWL"-wow-yummy ahi tuna! The most impressive was the view of the gulf and the sunset. We will definitely go back. We... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It's at sand pearl resort which is a very beautiful high end place resort. The restaurant has a beautiful setting. Get the sushi even just as an appetizer. Some of the best I have tried. The surf and turf roll was out of this world. For dinner I had the grouper. It was Devine. The crab cake and scallops were... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was a great meal. The cocktail menu was varied and the cocktails themselves were very good. The service was excellent. We were here in late february, and came on a weekday night so it wasn't packed. we had the steak which was just excellent. really a great romantic meal!

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Place was packed, too busy, either wait 45 min or seat at the sushi bar, with no view , basically a service station for wait staff . So we payed "view prices for food " and watched the wait staff ready their meals. regardless the food was excellent and we had a great server. Unfortunately could not even sneak a... 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 am so glad you enjoyed your meal with us here at the Resort! Our shrimp & Grouper are... More

safety harbor, florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We eat at Carettas a few times a year for brunch to celebrate birthdays, etc. We're never disappointed. There is always lots of smoked salmon, sushi, oysters, and other seafood salads. The omelets are great, carving station is great, service is great. The only issue I had was this last visit they had sliced pita bread for a bread choice.... 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 am so glad you enjoy our Champagne Sunday Brunch so much! I really think it is a special... More

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Caretta's is my favorite part of the Sandpearl Resort...my wife and I enjoyed a candle light dinner, filet and lobster as entrees, preceded by sushi appetizers. Our server was Michelle and she did a wonderful job. Each table is offered a wonderful selection of bread, the wine list was extensive...a great getaway from our day at the beach!

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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 am so glad you enjoyed your dining experience here and thought it was "Delicious"! I agree, our sushi... More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We came here a week ago with my family on a rainy Clearwater morning. We were seated right away in the middle of the dining area but still with a good view of the beach-if anything that is the best part about this restaurant. Enter our waiter-my sister put her order like this: coffee for my father please..the waiter answered,... More

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Bevergae 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 am first off glad you enjoyed our stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. I am also glad... More

New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went to Caretta for my father in laws 70th birthday and my meal, the service, the views all were top of the line. My husband was not as impressed, but I am the one writing, so giving it 5 stars! I had the oyster BLT for a starter at the recommendation of our server - amazing mixture of flavors... More

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JPNewport, Director of Food & Bevergae 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 am so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! The Oyster BLT is one of my all... More

Bucks County, PA
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner at Caretta's and we would both say the ambience of the restaurant was outstanding. We sat outside on the patio overlooking the ocean and the sunset was magnificent. They even had heaters that helped take the chill off after the sun set. Our waiter was very gregarious and even acted like we had met... 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 am first off glad you enjoyed the professional service as well as stunning views of the Gulf of... More

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