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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (58 reviews)
“sushi” (73 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 2:30 pm 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, great views, wonderful service, fantastic menu! While staying at the Sandpearl, I enjoyed the spectacular Sunday Brunch here as well as a great dinner.

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting my brother in FL he decided to take us to Caretta's. The view was great, and the service was good. Food was a little over priced for what you got and not as good as the fine dining in my neck of the...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a bayside resort with spectacular views at sunset. Reservations are available and we were seated promptly. Initially services was fantastic in that our waiter went through the menu of seasonal and locally sourced organic creations but then dinner for our 4 took 2.5...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic dinner at Caretta on the Gulf! Special thanks to Caitlin, our server, Jason, the manager, and Sarah, for making such a fuss over our anniversary! Thaks to Carolyn, CC, the concierge, for surprising my wife with the flowers. Lisa had Ahi tuna, and...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can sit on the open terrace for a full view of the Gulf. The service was excellent as was the food. We have been here a couple of times and they are very food allergy sensitive as well as offering substitutes for such allergies....More

Thank RockChic1995
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We celebrated my birthday here in February 2018, and really enjoyed the experience. I'm not sure what was better: the food or the service -- they were both equally wonderful. It was too cool to each comfortably outside on the terrace, so we sat in...More

Thank jimhopkins
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We had poor service on two occasions while staying on the property. The first evening we went to the bar for drinks and appetizers before dinner. The server forgot our appetizers and ended up comp'ing our drinks. Not expected at this caliber of a restaurant....More

Thank MarcyB22
JPNewport, Director of Food & Beverage at Caretta on the Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 9 March 2018

Dinner at Caretta was great. The food was exquisite with an assortment of seafood dishes, sushi and steaks. The service was excellent.

Thank isjovin
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
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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