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Caretta on the Gulf

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, host and table service. Enjoyed breakfast a la carte (buffet also available), during our stay. Amazing views of the beach through the grande windows.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bestfamilyadventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had reservations but still had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Some of the food was cold --- grouper that is not hot is not good! Salad selection was meager. Service was poor --- we were never offered any of the complimentary beverages...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed December 17, 2018

they have a great price fix menu $58 four courses. Great portions for this deal. Tom was an excellent waiter. In the sandpearl hotel. If stay at hotel they have champagne in lobby at check in.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michele s
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We are locals and I brought my husband here for Sunday brunch for my husband’s birthday. It was pleasant weather so we sat outside with a view of the pool on one side and the gulf to another. I especially enjoyed the salmon dish with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 997vickyh
Reviewed November 2, 2018

After a lengthy search for a first class restaurant near us to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we finally picked Caretta's, and we were glad we did. Everything about this restaurant at the Sand Pearl Resort was first class. Professional waiters; a magnificent view of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank WestCoastRich
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Fine dining at its best! There was no detail overlooked here, from the spectacular service to the sunset. The tables and decor are lovely and the presentation of the perfectly prepared meal--well, perfect! Our entree choices ranged from seafood to steak and every one was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fsscook
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. It’s a very upscale bar in a nice resort hotel and we like to come on Friday and Saturday nights when there is live music. Last year we started having an issue with the fact that the price...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 436debb
JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Dear Valued Trip Advisor 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. First...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

The Sunday Brunch is great, the staff very friendly, the morning shift Manager is super super friendly, and very helpful. The location is beautiful

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jill c
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Ambiance and service were fabulous, but food doesn’t match. Steak was sliced and weird presentation. Nothing special in taste Didn’t have many wines on list

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Partygrl10
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Caretta on the Gulf. We were staying at the resort and had booked ahead and let them know at the restaurant that we were celebrating. I have to say that we felt so invited and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank laceylouise
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Tom H
July 24, 2018|
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Response from 442debbies | Reviewed this property |
I had the tasting menu with wine. I would definitely recommend it.
November 15, 2017|
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Response from JAmin_AAmin | Reviewed this property |
We've never eaten there on Christmas Day, but if the Easter buffet or Mother's Day is any indication, children should be just fine. Our twins were 5 at the time, when we had the Easter buffet. There was more selection for... More
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Patrice L | Reviewed this property |
smart casual should be ok. but definitely not beach casual
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