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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“sushi” (71 reviews)
“steak” (42 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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 5 days ago via mobile

I really appreciated the effortful and creative attention to give me a nice dining experience. Staff well trained, seemed to know what to say and do. Little touches noted. Food was excellent and interesting. Good wine list. Located in lobby of Sandpearl Resort, its windows...More

Thank jishenker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we're recommended to Carettas. Inside a beautiful hotel with Rich wood and bamboo treatments. The ambience rich and pleasing to the eye. We started at the bar as we got there early. A small but pleasing arrangement. We got to our table at precisely...More

Thank patrick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the beach and food at this restaurant is absolutely amazing! The chef is very creative, and everything was very different and delicious. The Caesar salad was very different with homemade crutons and a parmesan crisp.We enjoyed it very much. I ordered the...More

Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this restaurant. The four course dinner included all of the selections I would have made from the menu: crab cake with a spicy aioli, garden salad with a beautiful presentation, black grouper perfectly prepared, and a refreshing sorbet. The service by Nate...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best resort restaurants we have ever eaten in. Everything about it was great. The service was top notch and the view is breathtaking.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when we entered the restaurant we were greeted by Michael and he sat us at a great table with a view , he was so friendly and felt like we knew him took time to talk to us and the waiter Russell came and his...More

Thank mg4792018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part was the appetizers but everything else was just disappointing. We spent considerable time selecting a wine. Pinot Noir from California. We specifically wanted the 2015 and ordered as such. When our server brought the bottle out it was 2014 and he apologized....More

Thank Scott S
JPNewport, Manager at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Great views. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend. Pricey but good. Good for special occasions, couples dining. Seafood good. Located in upscale hotel on the beach.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the SandPearl for a week and ate here several times. It was always excellent service and the best food you could ask for. Very friendly and attentice staff. They even did a great job when there was another huge business dinner going...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had an incredible dinner. Lauren, of Special Events was wonderful to deal with in setting us up and reserving our evening. Dane was our waiter and everything was spot on and special. The dessert had the best presentation we have seen. Amazing. We are...More

Thank expressions2016
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15 November 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
20 May 2017|
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Response from Patrice L | Reviewed this property |
smart casual should be ok. but definitely not beach casual
20 May 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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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