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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Ave, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738
+1 727-441-2425
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (59 reviews)
“sushi” (74 reviews)
“black grouper” (14 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
500 Mandalay Ave, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738
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Reviewed today via mobile

We stayed at the Sandpearl Resort and Spa and wanted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with a nice dinner. The meal with absolutely amazing! We each ordered the 4 course meal. Everything from the appetizer to dessert was flavorful on the palate and beautiful...More

Thank Walkinlove
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a family dinner for six for my daughter’s 17th birthday. With thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere.

Thank WauwatosaWillis
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had several meals in the restaurant during our stay at the Sandpearl. All meals were delicious. Beautiful view of the ocean. Nice breakfast buffet. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation through open table and in the requests section I explained that as it was my husbands birthday I would like it to be special and therefore I would like a table overlooking the ocean.... something along with the food I believe...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view the view the view. Come here to eat the view alone. It's amazing. Very fine dining and excellent service. The food is good too. I recommend. This would make a great romantic dinner location.

Thank SealElleAre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Counter to some recent reviews (happy we did not need) the food and service (Chris and Eric as asst) were equally impressive - and location / view is outstanding! GF had the center cut filet and poached lobster - I had the Ahi — both...More

Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was fine. Not overwhelmingly good, but fine. Outdoor seating was kind of dirty - chairs all had crumbs and stains. Good breakfast buffet with really good quiches. On the downside, the bowl of cut up mushrooms that are used for on-demand egg dishes...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking “downtown” clearwaterbeach we were very disapointed in the restaurants we saw here..... burgers, grill, fastfood. Where they have healthy food, salads and veggies?! A friend of us recommended this place and glad she did. Super nice seating with seaview, good service and friendly staff....More

Thank icrazydees1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we were not staying at the Sand Pearl, we had heard their restaurant was quite good. It did not disappoint. The oysters, the sushi, and the black grouper were all prepared perfectly. Waiters and staff pay attention to detail. The bread, made in house,...More

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and her family always stay at the Sandpearl when they visit. We have a nice home a block off the water, however they prefer being on the beach. They recommended dinner at Caretta. We had not dined at Caretta in some time. We...More

JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Trip Advisor Guest, Wow, what a Fabulous review Clint! 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 and your guest...More

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November 15, 2017|
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Response from JAmin_AAmin | Reviewed this property |
We've never eaten there on Christmas Day, but if the Easter buffet or Mother's Day is any indication, children should be just fine. Our twins were 5 at the time, when we had the Easter buffet. There was more selection for... More
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Patrice L | Reviewed this property |
smart casual should be ok. but definitely not beach casual
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Patrice L | Reviewed this property |
business casual for lunch is good. I think for dinner, it you may want to wear a collared shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Mandalay Ave, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738
    (Baymont Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-441-2425
  • This restaurant is at Sandpearl Resort
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