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“Overrated overpriced and over salted”

Caretta on the Gulf
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Ranked #29 of 726 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Baymont Street
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Great setting at Sandpearl resort and we had great service....the chef even came out and spoke with us... that's the good news... I have to say the food was sub par almost poor.... We were shocked it tasted so bad!!! short ribs had no flavor and Tomahawk ribeye so salty it was like it had soaked in salt for a week.... I'm not happy about writing this because the setting was so nice but this place needs help!!! It was way pricey and for what you get not worth the trip... Have some drinks downstairs on the fabulous beach and forget this place!!

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

It had been awhile since I've eaten in such a "fancy" place. The service and food was impeccable. The view of the sunset was glorious, and everyone I ate with thoroughly enjoyed our food. The wine list was also very diverse.

Thank Victoria1001
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stopped off here for a couple of appetizers and drinks on a Saturday night. We thought about having dinner here but opted instead for skipping the reservation process and just sitting in the bar area. The quality and portion size of the flatbreads are very good but stay away from the short rib sliders. They are tasty but very small with very little meat for a fairly hefty price.

The number of wines available by the glass is much larger than most places which is very nice if you don't want an entire bottle or if everyone can't agree on a single wine.

The live entertainment was good. The décor was nice. The service was what you'd want from a fairly upscale place. All in all, it was good but there wasn't really any one thing that made us think we had to come back.

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Thank Pacorulz
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We were driven in by the rain, and we were so very glad that the rain made us stop!

Literally had other plans to move along with our night but the Florida storms forced us to take a break in our walk, and we enjoyed a lovely coconut shrimp appetizer in the lounge called Caretta on the Gulf at The Sandpearl Resort.

Our server was so nice, and the wine I had complemented the shrimp perfectly while my friend enjoyed a pomegranate martini. Awesome views that must be stunning when it's not pouring down rain!

It's all a bit pricey but when you are on the beach in a beautiful property like the Sandpearl you expect to pay top dollar, and it is worth every extra cent.

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Thank Beth B
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The sushi was tasty and fresh. The service was top notch. We went to this restaurant 3 times during our stay. There is an outside patio if you want to stay dressed very casual.

Thank ParkCitySkiPlaces
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