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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Delicious

Really great food here and lovely staff, just a little slow on the service side. The menu was lovely and had something for everyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Melandmuffy
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Really great food here and lovely staff, just a little slow on the service side. The menu was lovely and had something for everyone.

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Nanjing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a dinner here yestoday. This morning,I had a headache and stomachache. I only feel ok till this afternoon. But my elder daughter was sick till now. She didn't have anything today. I have told the restaurant manager that I seriously think their suchi which we share together was the problem. Normally we Chinese are with very strong stomach.... More 

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

Good Morning, My name is Jonathan Pelletier and I am the Director of Food & Beverage here at Sandpearl Resort. First off, I do apologize for the fact that you were ill, I truly understand how awful a feeling it is to be ill and how it can dampen a vacation. That said, neither the Chef nor myself can say... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We moved some tables to allow us to have a group of 9 sit around and chat over drinks & snacks. Sarah was our server. She was awesome. Attentive and polite at all times. The atmosphere in the Caretta is fantastic. We enjoyed our time over sparking wine, red wine and draught beers. A very enjoyable visit to the bar... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was in Florida on business. One night had dinner with friends. Access is as any resort. The atmosphere is pure simple elogence. Well designed, quite and serene. It was a Tuesday night so maybe that was the reason for quite. We sat outside overlooking what I will describe ad the courtyard with the gulf just beyond. Splendid view. The service... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I ate here during out trip, and wow!! We both tried a different 5 course meal and everything was delicious. Some of the best food I've ever had. I have to say that the only downfall was the I got so full that I could not enjoy the creme brulee and chocolate cake. Worth it.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Everything was perfect at Caretta. The staff at the hotel from the Valet to the Hostess to our lovely waitress Sandra were super friendly and very professional. In addition to the lovely menu and delicious food the super service made everything even more special. The decor in the hotel and restaurant was also beautiful.

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
57 helpful votes 57 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 

Estero, Florida
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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