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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
Today
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had dinner at Caretta. Even though we arrived at around 930pm the Staff was accommodating and warm. Everything from the bread basket to the caprese salad was amazing! The food, ambiance and service... second to none! We will be back!

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San Antonio, Texas
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231 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Friday and Saturday nights there is live dance music starting at 10:00 pm. It's an upscale bar, a tad expensive but worth it. The service is always excellent, and if you are hungry the bar food is very good. It's a great place to have some drinks and watch the crowd. Fun times!

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the SandPearl Resort for the week of December 17th and was a little skeptical of the hotel restaurant. Well, little did we know, it is one of the best places for dinner/lunch on the beach! In fact, we kept coming back to try different dishes. First of all, if you're champagne drinkers like we are DON'T MISS... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, great service and the Sunday buffet is delicious. Have eaten several breakfasts here along with a late night dessert.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a birthday celebration. Nice view of the ocean and nice atmosphere. The service was great, and the food was presented well. Ordered the grouper and it was flakey,and cooked perfectly, served over risotto.

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Holland
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We tried several restaurants in our 5 day stay in Clearwater, FL. We were disappointed most of the time. Caretta's is by far the best restaurant. It is 5 star dining with gourmet ingredients, preparation and presentation and outstanding service. Thanks to Susan and Michael who were excellent hosts and Sandra, Michael and Endri who gave us impeccable service. I... More 

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

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, "Best Restaurant in Clearwater" - 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 agree, you should not wait for a special occasion - make that special occasion now! I am so happy you were impressed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay at the sandpearl and fantastic anniversary dinner at Caretta on the gulf. Our server, Russell, was fabulous!

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

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Fabulous!! 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 dining experience with us and Russell's fine serving skills! Thank you for selecting our Caretta's for such a special occasion. The... More 

Longwood, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I had dinner at Caretta On The Gulf over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. My wife is a cancer survivor so she cannot eat undercooked meat -- so she ordered the Filet, well done. The chef did a masterful job with the Filet...though well, it was tender and favorful. I had the Cowboy Rid-Eye, medium rare. It was... 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 dining experience with us and Russell's fine serving skills! I am so glad you enjoyed all your food over the Thanksgiving weekend... More 

Clearweater Fl
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The food is great and the service is excellent. Awesome view of the gulf and sunsets. It is expensive but worth a visit from time to time. It changes its menu and pricing because of the competition and changing dining habits and those who elect to dine out. The business world is changing to more casual, less expensive and smaller... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, FL
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

As locals and frequent visitors, we can assure you that Caretta is the best brunch experience in Pinellas County. The amazing view of the beautiful Clearwater Beach, the exceptional service (A huge shout out to Mark and Sondra - who makes our visits the best ever) and the station upon station of awesome food all combine for an unforgettable way... 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 love the fact that you live right here in the area and think we are the "best brunch experience in Pinellas County"!! Thank you for the special shout... More 

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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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Sushi, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?