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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” (58 reviews)
“sushi” (73 reviews)
“steak” (44 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 3 days 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 1 week 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

Thank Clinton S
JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast buffet was very good! Polite service and good food! Wide variety of options for both adults and children.

Thank Karie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to give Caretta a try while staying at the Sandpearl resort. Elegant atmosphere, knowledgeable and courteous staff, a great menu along with impeccable service made our night special. Even the prix fix menu had great choices. We enjoyed the Braised short ribs cooked...More

Thank Envisions7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So this used to be my favorite brunch in Clearwater. Used to drive an hour special to partake. It’s changed. No longer up to par. Service staff no longer top notch... average now. Food quality no longer worth the price. Not sure we will drive...More

Thank Shawn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Sandpearl Resort and had dinner at Caretta our last evening there. I wish we had gone earlier in our stay because we wouldn’t have gone anywhere else for dinner! The restaurant is beautifully appointed. We dined inside due...More

Thank KLCR810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had the best steak in Tampa in this wonderful place, then next day we could not resist the urge to go back and eat the same dish, why not it's tasty and amazing.

Thank Sbayous .
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, let me get it out of the way. Don't order the steak. The steak was bland, no flavor. Even with the red wine jus, it was tasteless. I had the ribeye and my girlfriend had the Kansas City strip. Both were over cooked,...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had just come back from a day of jet skiing, and were hungry before we set out for St. Petersburg later than evening. So we stopped into Caretta, and had some appetizers -- Crab Bisque, along with some Salmon Carpaccio. Both were excellent, and...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Love Sandpearl and have stayed there a few times rarely have a negative thing to say about the resort. Dined at Caretta for the first time and really have nothing good to say about it but I’ll try, views are good we had no problem...More

Thank s H
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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
21 May 2017|
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Response from Patrice L | Reviewed this property |
smart casual should be ok. but definitely not beach casual
21 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
USD 31 - USD 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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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