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About Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort

Seasonally inspired cuisine is at the heart of Sandpearl Resort’s signature dining experience, Caretta on the Gulf. Our world-class chefs’ desire to please and surprise means the menu is prepared with infusions of South American, Caribbean and other international inspirations offering a broad selection of memorable cuisine. The Ceviche, Sushi and Raw Bar offers a fresh daily selection of local seafood. A wood-burning oven opens up a myriad of rustic dining selections. A wine room provides an intimate space for special events and tastings, with an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Take your seat among Caretta’s inspiring surroundings perched two levels above the beach with indoor and outdoor seating to view brilliant sunsets that set the scene for the most whimsical of culinary cravings. 2 beautiful Private Dining Rooms available to accommodate parties of 8 to 40 guests.

500 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Daily Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch 11:30-2:30pm
Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Daily Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Baymont Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 674-4171

Website:
http://www.sandpearl.com/Resort/Dining_Fine_Clearwater_Hotel_SandPearl.asp

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in our lounge. Call 727-674-4109 for schedule.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking.

Executive Chef:
Sean Ragan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunset Hour at Caretta on the Gulf - every evening, the hour before sunset, we celebrate at Caretta's by offering Veuve Clicquot Champagne Half Off.

Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (12)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
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Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Einfach ein gelungener Abend, bei dem alles stimmte. Wir werden sehr gerne wiederkommen. Das Restaurant wird seinem hohen Anspruch mehr als gerecht.
Gekrönt wurde es noch durch den beeindruckenden Sonnenuntergang, welchen wir bei hervorragenden Essen von der Terrasse beobachten konnten.
Sehr aufmerksames und geschultes Personal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I've been spending my summers in Clearwater, Florida since I was a baby with my family. Now in my late twenties, I've seen the main strip grow and have always wanted to try a higher end restaurant with someone special. This year I got to bring my fiance along and we wanted to have a really special date night. Caretta on the Gulf was the perfect getaway. The location was stunning (we had reservations at sunset), the food was amazing and our server Dane was so genuine when discussing what our menu options were. This is will definitely be one of our go-to date nights the next time we are back in town.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with dinner here. It was wonderful and we were treated exceptionally. Thank you for putting a wonderful cap on a special day.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent service, food and ambiance... highly recommend for Sunday Brunch

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We were in Clearwater for our 35th Wedding Anniversary Weekend and Caretta's made our dinner celebration fantastic. Mike, our waiter suggested the Chilean Sea Bass and it was melt in your mouth good. Everything from appetizers to dessert was simply outstanding. Thanks for an awesome evening Caretta's. We will return for sure next time we are on the West Coast again. Regards......Erik H.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful. Very nice restaurant. Great ambiance.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Dinner was great, steak was perfect, I recommend the ribeye, flavor was incredible and cooked perfectly. Our service was excellent as well. Ambiance was one of my favorite parts of the evening , can't beat the sunset view enjoying a fabulous dinner !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Amazing food and great service. Will come back for sure.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Caretta's was the perfect dining experience to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. The service and food was outstanding along with the setting sun as the perfect back drop.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The host was very polite. We really enjoyed the ambiance and the food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was very good but they need a wider variety

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Mostly good experience. Waiter needs to smile more

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Outstanding and attentive service coupled with delicious food, well prepared and artfully presented. Ocean front views of the sunset and dolphins in the surf did not hurt the dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Amazing property Sandpearl. Sushi bar quality is first class. Price point is moderately expensive but worth it. Sushi chef John was great and manager Michael was as professional as it gets. Valet validation is a nice touch.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 8, 2017

First time here... we thought all was great: service,food, and view

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Beautiful setting, excellent ambiance and service, great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Best 5 star restaurant in Clearwater Beach !

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Beautiful restaurant and hotel. The service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We loved our night here. First my wife and i were greeted by our waiter, chris, and he was very curtious and prompt throughout the whole night. Food was cooked just as we asked, and had great flavor. Atmosphere was comfortable, and elegant. Very good overall.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fine dining gone south... portions were too big, the dishes came with too many sauces (you could barely taste the actual fish), and people were dressed in flip flops and shorts.

For $40 an entree, I expected something better.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Awesome experience!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I have been to Caretta on the Gulf several times and I have never been disappointed. The food changes seasonally emphasizing local availability. The food is delicious, the service is outstanding, the ambiance is perfect for a romantic or family dinner. Tables are arranged so that every diner has a great view of the Gulf of Mexico and sunset is quite spectacular.

My wife and I have some complicated food restrictions and our server and the chef handled our needs beautifully.

If you are visiting Tampa Bay and you only have time to dine at one fine-dining restaurant, I recommend that you choose Caretta's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The scenery was beautiful. The food was good, seafood and steak mainly. We loved the desserts we ordered. The meat was not cooked as we ordered but still ok. Maybe the seafood dishes would have been better. The server, hostess, valet assistant were all very friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We asked for onetable a little cake with a candle to my son. They forgot or didn't read the reserve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent restaurant right off the beach. Beautiful views - I would recommend dining at sunset.
The food is excellent and the wine list is moderately priced for a nice restaurant.
Great cocktails at the beautiful bar.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Service was wonderful. Not rushed but perfectly paced. I had the veal medallions and my husband had the tenderloin. Meat was cooked perfectly. Vegetables were crisp. Awesome view of the sunset. Great experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Unfortunately, the host had us wait for a table over an hour. He blamed making reservations on Open Table and told us that you made us sit outside and to not reserve like that if we want an indoor table in the future.
The server was not bright although nice enough. We sent back coffee 3 times for being cold.
Table was dirty and there was egg on our placemats.
Not great.

Food amazing!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went here for Sunday brunch on Father's Day. This place is awesome. The service was probably the best I have ever had at brunch. Mimosas constantly refilled, empty plates taken away immediately, silverware replaced immediately. The food was great quality also. Top notch all the way around. And the price was reasonable also. Would go back every Sunday if I could.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Caretta on the Gulf is our go to in Clearwater Beach. We look forward to our visit once every 2 years (we live in California). The seafood platter never disappoints, very dramatic presentation and fresh. The views are amazing, the service is also wonderful.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great ambiance with all the dark woods and attention to decorating details so it was nice and relaxing for an upscale vacation dinner. Location is superb for enjoying the sunset.
Would be nice if their live music started at 9pm rather than its current 10pm.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Perfect Restaurant at a perfect resort at a perfect beach! Love, Love, Love it!

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Nate was wonderful, made dinner experience so enjoyable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Wow, so disappointed with this place. My husband and I got dolled up for a nice dinner while on our honeymoon and I left completely dissappointed. My husband had to send his steak back because it was over cooked and my Chilean Sea Bass was also overcooked and had no flavor. The crab soup was too salty and the potato soufflé was also lacking flavor. One of the most disappointing meals we've had and the first bad meal we've had in Clearwater Beach. We definitely won't be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fabulous food and ambiance in a waterfront location

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Gorgeous view both on the deck (where we sat for dinner) or inside the near the tall windows. Outdoor seating was near the resort pool but not very noisy. Live music from the other side of the resort was fun and added to ambiance. Food was quite good and large portions so while on the pricier end your quality and quantity levels are also high! Chowder was fantastic! Short rib was very salty. Shrimp and grits are tasty but heavy so choose wisely with appetizers, and Kentucky strip cooked to medium was spot on. Finally, service was excellent! Great special dinner option with sunset views.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I came this evening for a business meeting, but eat here often with family and friends. Chris is the best waiter ever!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Michelle was amazing ! And the manager was amazingly nice ! What a great place to have dinner!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 5, 2017

This was the fourth time we have been to Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort. We have celebrated our Wedding Anniversary there three times and celebrated our Mother's 80th Birthday also. The service has been excellent and the food outstanding. I would highly recommend Caretta to you for your elegant dining pleasure.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food is wonderful & service is always impeccable. Ask for Michael, he's the best!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was our third visit, and hopefully won't be the last! Excellent food, phenomenal service and gorgeous location. Literally nothing to complain about.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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