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“Fabulous experience”

Caretta on the Gulf
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Ranked #36 of 691 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Baymont Street
Worcester, UK
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Was staying in the Sandpearl, ate here on our last night for dinner. Husband and 2 kids (12 and 10). Kids eat off adult menu (they didn't feel any love for the kids menu). All I can say is....superb food and great service. Excellent wine list. I've scored this place as being of average value but thats only because its expensive, especially when you're paying for adult food for the kids, but the quality is superb so maybe I am being a bit mean. As a very special 'end of holiday' meal and we couldn't fault it in any way....well, maybe a window table would have been the cherry on the cake. PS Just remembered we had breakfast here one morning and it was fabulous, loads of choice, well presented and fresh - potatoes are gorgeous. Definately to be recommended

  • Visited April 2013
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North Berwick, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Greatest food on Clearwater Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Menu of fish and steak. Best view of sunset. Service is best around. Every course came on time with no waiting. A little pricey but well worth it.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best food and service on Clearwater Beach.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We always stop to eat here when in Clearwater Beach. Ask to eat out on the Balcony. Also ask for the lounge menu. The lounge menu has many items from the regular menu with much lower prices. Great strip steak sandwich. My son ordered a side salad that was just beautifully decorated.

  • Visited April 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Almost perfect beach hangout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Relatively new, the Gulf comes right out of the box (okay, cargo containers) swinging. Excellent location right on Perdido Pass with all the seagoing vessels cruising past, outstanding seating options: on the sand with couches and rugs, on a nice green lawn with picnic tables, up above on the balcony, at the bar, you name it, you got it. Good music, eclectic decor, interesting and tasty menu. Only two small things that they can improve on: expand the menu (raw oysters, shrimp?) and develop a better food delivery system. The current system requires the servers to wander around throughout all the various seating areas to find the appropriate customer number which results in slow delivery, food cooling, and employee inefficiency. Other than these small things, a great place to hang out. Definitely going back!

  • Visited April 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Try the Hotel Bar at Sand Pearl”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Sometimes people shy away from the "hotel bar" as if it's reserved for guests- Don't do that here! Great food, great drinks, beautiful view, attentive staff, etc, etc. My wife and I go there for afternoon football games, the place is semi busy, several large screen TV's and the Carreta Club sandwich is perfect game food. On Friday evenings they have a band that plays late and lot's of dancing and merriment goes on. Take a break on the deck outside and enjoy the Gulf by moonlight- excellent spot -even if you don't stay at hotel!

Visited November 2012
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