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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
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank scoobytrips
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank kremserfam
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Yeha-Noha
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Will920
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank mmarthur02
San Antonio, Texas
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233 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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!

Thank Deb B
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Rendezvous2011
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kafdmd
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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.

Thank L P
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Steakhouse, American, Sushi, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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?