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Caretta on the Gulf

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500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Baymont Street)
+1 727-441-2425
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ocala, Florida
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Family was staying at the hotel, so we all met for lunch. What we had was good. What we wanted was on the dinner menu! We saw the Sunday brunch menu and will definitely return to try that out. Enjoyable variety background music. And of course, the beach view is a pleasure.

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Thank LynneToo
Massachusetts
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308 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caretta is the nice restaurant in the Sandpearl Hotel. It is quiet, peaceful, and luxurious. Large windows face West to beach and water. On the balcony are gas heaters for cool evening dining under the stars. Large bar/lounge area and separate sushi bar. Excellent menu with tasty, well prepared and attractively plated food. Short, but excellent, sushi menu, and extensive... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was fantastic. Party of 8 for sunset dinner. Everyone was impressed with quality of food, taste, service from Russell. Awesome cocktails, try the Carettas Elixir, wine and scotch selections. Will definitely return next time in town.

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Thank Cletus33
JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this review

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Fantastic!! 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 yoru experience! I agree, I love our Elixir as well!! I am so happy you enjoyed yoru service with Russell!! He is... More 

Macungie, PA
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters were very good. Fantastic wine selection. KC strip was cooked perfectly. Red snapper was good blackened. Grouper was said to be very good too. Creme brûlée was great! Bill with cocktails and wine was about $100 per head.

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Thank Yukon2017
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 experience, the "great food, view and service"! The KC strip and our Grouper are two of my favorite dishes, wonderful selections!! The... More 

Clermont, Florida
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the view was great, the service was less than great. We had brought a bottle of wine and had to ask 3 times for it to be decanted. Then when they poured the wine, they poured it in the white wine glasses which had had white wine in them....wasting a good bottle of wine...and they charged a $30 corking... More 

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

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. I apologize your wine was poured atop white wine that was already in your glass. I... More 

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best breakfast buffets we're ever had. The basics were the same but not EXACTLY the same so the variety was nice. Amazing omelettes and good coffee. Somehow, it was just better food than typical.

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

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, "One of the BEST you've ever had"!!! Whoa!! 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 definitely take the time to select the finest ingredients for all our food here and it is prepared by an... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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138 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 nice dinners at Caretta's during our stay at the Sandpearl. Service was pretty good the first night but the server forgot about us after a while, which wasn't great. Second night was much better with prompt and courteous service. The food was very good both nights, fish very slightly overcooked but overall good. I ate and enjoyed... More 

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Thank scoobytrips
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, romantic and worth spending time relaxing A+. Expensive but work the experience. Raw oysters are unlimited and pork belly tender.

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Thank kremserfam
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food & the ambiance was mediocre. The view of the workers repairing the pool was serene....NOT. If you want to charge 5 Star prices; then you should give a 5 Stars experience to the patrons.

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

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. I apologize you found the gentlemen and ladies repairing our pool offensive. Unfortunately, there is no... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had dinner at Caretta. We started having a drink at the bar. The service was very good and they invited us to an upcoming wine tasting that was going to be taking place. We moved into the dining room and had an excellent meal with great service. We plan to go back next time we are in Clearwater.

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Thank Will920

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Sushi, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
    (Baymont Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-441-2425
  • This restaurant is at Sandpearl Resort

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?