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Caretta on the Gulf

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500 Mandalay Ave, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738 (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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dinner was excellent. Both fish dishes we ordered were very fresh. Our server was attentive without being obtrusive. We had the breakfast buffet every morning we stayed on property. It was great!

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were six of us having dinner to celebrate a 60th Birthday. We had a table with a wonderful view of Clearwater Beach. We got to see a wedding on the beach and a beautiful sunset. Our servers were excellent and provided each of us with a delicious meal. The Steaks and filet's were cooked perfectly as requested. The staff... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has such a variety of options for brunch. Almost all of them were fantastic. From Sushi, the raw bar, waffles, omlets, carving station, brunch entrees, and the champagne and mimosas. The bacon was outstanding. The only thing I would question was the "veal." I've never seen veal cut so thick, and cooked so much. Everything else was great.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early morning buffet was good with lot of varieties. Omelet and waffle station was great. Also tried dinner which was delicious. Fairly pricey but enjoyed the view and atmosphere.

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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! I am so happy you enjoyed our breakfast buffet selections as well as our dinner here! The entire Team here at Caretta's takes great pride in providing the finest... More 

swindon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

First impression was a high end restaurant, but through the service it started to become apparent that this was not the case, and when we were totally ripped off with the excuse of a lobster meal it sealed the restaurants fate, this is one restaurant you should not bother with unless the only place you have ever eaten is McDonald's... More 

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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 felt you were "ripped off" by our Fresh Maine Butter Poached Lobster entrée.... More 

Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This restaurant is in a hotel. It offers a beautiful view of the beach and the food is very good. A good option if you are in Clearwater.

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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 agree, our views are quite lovely! I am happy you enjoyed our food here in the restaurant. The entire Team here at Caretta's takes great pride in providing... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Wife and I visited for lunch with another couple. Quiet and nicely appointed venue. Very accommodating staff. We ordered salads with grilled fish - Grouper for me; Snapper for my wife. Everything was of the highest quality and perfectly prepared. Couldn't have enjoyed our meal more. If we lived in the area, we would be back often.

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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 agree, we have some of the best tasting and freshest seafood around! We get our fish whole, daily here at the Resort and we have a butcher that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Let start off by saying my girlfriend and I visit every new brunch place we can but carrettas by far has the best Sunday brunch we have seen so far... Just make sure you ask for mark as your waiter because if you like a funny guys with a smile serving you, he's your man.. And the manager debi is... More 

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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 Caretta on the Gulf Sunday Brunch experience! We agree, Mark is one of our spectacular servers down there!! The entire Team here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Our server Christine was so attentive and had very good knowledge on the menu and drinks. We all felt very comfortable asking her any questions. The food was absolutely wonderful. I had the naked chicken, literally the best chicken I have ever had. Presentation was gorgeous, especially a beautiful view of the sunset while you enjoy your drinks and dinner.... More 

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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 had such an "absolutely wonderful" dining experience at Caretta on the Gulf. We agree, Christine is one of our super-stars down there!!!! The entire... More 

Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I am used to thinking of this restaurant as "The Sand Pearl"--but actually, that is the name of the resort which houses this restaurant. The restaurant itself is called Caretta on the Gulf. We came to Caretta's celebrating three family birthdays this week. Two of us ordered grouper and one of the party ordered the lion fish. I have eaten... More 

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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 had such and enjoyable dining experience with us as you celebrated three birthdays!! I am really happy you thought our "food was superbly prepared",... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Sushi, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 Ave, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738
    (Baymont Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-441-2425
  • This restaurant is at Sandpearl Resort

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