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Caretta on the Gulf

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500 Mandalay Ave, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-1738 (Baymont Street)
+1 727-441-2425
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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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Holland
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank Caitlin H
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 2 weeks ago

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took over an hour to receive food. Server didn't care... neither did the manager. Bad experience Will never return

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Thank Georganna M
JPNewport, Director of Food and 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 would like to sincerely apologize for your long wait for your entrees this past Saturday... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice during our stay at the resort. Food and service is at it's best. Especially to mention is Chris, our waiter from the second visit, he did an excellent job and it was really nice to get to know him. Thanks, Chris. :-) Location is lovely with a terrace overviewing the beach. We can highly recommend... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places you can in at Clearwater beach. The view is amazing and the staff is great!!! Don't miss the surf and turf roll!!!! BEST EVER!!!! I could just eat them all day!!!

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Alloa
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great Sunday Brunch while staying at the Sandpearl Resort, the view was amazing and the food was just great, sushi, hot ad cold buffet, desserts and champagne. Well worth a visit. We also dined in Caretta on the Gulf and it was 5 star, fine dining food and service, especially the steak.

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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a surprise birthday party for my mother that celebrated her 100th birthday. There were 21 people in the private dining room. Drinks and appetizers on the veranda pre-dinner were excellent as was the entire meal. The service we had was superb---very attentive, all that attended have called or written a note commenting on the excellent party (food and... 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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?