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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

4.7
4.7
4338 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are an eclectic eatery with a passion for stunning seafood, superb service, fine wine, and creative cocktails.

We are committed to serving only the freshest dishes to our guests. We receive fresh fish daily from our local suppliers and filet everything in house to ensure the best possible quality.

Together with our unique menu, our focus on excellent service allows us to deliver a one-of-a-kind dining experience in downtown Sarasota. Every menu item is prepared to order to allow for customization and personalization of each dish and to ensure you are getting the freshest possible meal.

Voted Sarasota's Best by Herald Tribune Readers:
Best All-Around Restaurant (2019-2022)
Best Seafood Restaurant (2016-2022)
Best Sandwich for our renowned Po' Boy (2016-2022)
Best Lunch (2020-2022)
Thank you, Sarasota!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 312-4001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    If you are interested in having your next special event catered, please contact us for more information, we will customize our menu to meet your needs! We can design a perfect menu for your event including any of our entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, sides, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Duval's hosts wine dinners and private parties with proper notice. Please call the restaurant and ask for Jonathan Van Dyke for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Pam Violett: (941) 312-4001

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    Central and Main

  • Parking details

    We offer a free local shuttle, and free local delivery. Call or text 941-374-3996 with your location, the # in your party, and time for pick up, and the Shuttle will pick you up and drop you off at Duval’s! Visit www.DuvalsFLS.com/Shuttle for more info.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,338 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Seafood

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had dinner on outside patio; great server. Awesome wedge salad & seafood medley. Long wait for entry & friend's Tuna came out cold, but they replaced w/ hot very quickly. It would have been nice as if they had offered to buy her a drink. I had ro begin my entry, while she waited.... I would return...
  2. CH

    ConnieHS

    Puerto Vallarta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious. We had a table of seven with each ordering a different entree and everyone loved their meal. Hands down , one of the best fish restaurants in Sarasota. Doug,
  3. HR

    HerbR

    Naples

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service as always at Duvals. Our go-to restaurant in Sarasota.
  4. ML

    MikiL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were wonderful and the patio was beautiful!
  5. F

    Francine

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have lived in Sarasota for five years and never been to Duval's. We were delighted with the great menu, delicious food beautifully prepared. And a delightful waiter. An excellent experience. Thanks!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Francine! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to become a regular spot for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  6. PC

    PatC

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice appetizer and healthy options.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 1 day agoThank you for the 5-star review, Pat! We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  7. SK

    SherryK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Tried some new things and they were excellent.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Sherry! We are happy to hear Duval's always meets your expectations and we look forward to your next visit. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  8. TR

    TomReview

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was excellent and the service very good.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Tom! We are happy to hear your dining experience met your expectations and we hope to see you again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  9. s

    siestakey4

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were terrific! A beautiful evening for outdoor dining!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  10. MH

    MaryH

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch with a friend. We got small plates and shared, the eggplant rollatini and seafood bruschetta. I got the lobster bisque and friend, the chowder. All was excellent, but the prize went to the bruschetta. Light, refreshing and great meld of flavors! The lobster bisque was very rich (which it should be) but a bit saltier than my palate likes. Fabulous lunch. reasonably priced.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon for more bruschetta! Kelly D. Marketing Director

  11. M

    Maplewood

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and amazing service!!!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  12. MR

    MiaR

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good choice for a special occasion. Lovely atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff. The food is consistently good.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Mia! We are happy to hear you always enjoy your dining experience at Duval's and we look forward to your next visit. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  13. RO

    ROBERTB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    all great except small restaurant which can become noisy

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review and honest feedback, Robert. We hope to see you again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  14. EF

    EdFK

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good:food comped Bad: trouble with oven meant food was very late and cold Usually a great place. They had a bad night, as all of us have from time to time, but handled it well. Not off the rotation, but on probation.
  15. JB

    JimB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently very good.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded 2 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Jim! We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! We had the Duvals Signature Salad, Coconut Curry Mussels, and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese. It was all amazing!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 29, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear your dining experience met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

  17. JW

    JWL2

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner while in family vacation! All meals were tops and the dessert was delicious

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 29, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you again when you return to the Sarasota area. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    very good a week ago but mediocore last night...food and service went down...weekend staff?
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  20. S

    Socarkat

    Key West

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner is a tough venue, but Duvals did a pretty good job. It was busy and hectic but our service was excellent. The food was mostly OK. You should never rate an establishment during a holiday. If we found ourselves needing to go out for Thanksgiving dinner we would go here again.
  21. BL

    BiancaL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience with the family! Had a fantastic server Doug!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 29, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Bianca! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Doug. We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  22. D

    Diane

    Tampa

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grouper was delicious. The service was attentive and welcoming. The staff is outstanding. Our favorite restaurant in Sarasota! Can’t wait to return soon!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 29, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Diane! We are happy to hear Duval's always meets your expectations. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly D. Marketing Director

  23. h

    harrykhi

    Naples

    142 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We’ve been dining here for years. We often come for lunch as we prefer the menu to dinner. This is the 2nd time this year when our server was just horrible! We waited almost 30 minutes for our beverage order alone. Involved the manager who waved the drink. My soup came out cold! We had to ask another waiter for bread. There are so many fabulous restaurants in SRQ. I’m afraid since we were nearly late for our Ballet @ the Opera House across the street - though we allowed 90 minutes - this is our last visit to Duval’s! So frustrating & so disappointing! Can’t blame it on CV 19 anymore. Comes down to staffing, training & management issues!
  24. AD

    AlthiD

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Celebrated my birthday there and had a great dining experience. The crab cakes were good albeit a bit on the salty side. However, my husband raved about the grouper and my scampi meal was good. This is a popular spot so all the inside tables were booked. We ended up sitting outside which was fine given the heat lamps and the bonus of the sights and sounds of Sarasota night life.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 21, 2022Thank you for the 4-star review and honest feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and I will be sure to pass your feedback about the crab cakes on to the kitchen team. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

  25. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant with delicious food prices well and very friendly service!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 21, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Kate! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  26. r

    robertw

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent seafood restaurant. Fresh shrimp, lobster, and scallops were excellent and served well with very good service. Our server did a great job and was very personable. The maître D was also very attentive and nice. Would highly recommend.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 21, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Robert! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine and fine were excellent. We sat outside and it was perfect evening.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 21, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear your experience met your expectations and we hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  28. ME

    MarkE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good value!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Mark! We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  29. BS

    BobS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Happy Hour! Love the steak spring rolls, calamari and stuffed mushrooms. Greta drink specials too!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Bob! We are glad to hear you enjoy our happy hour and we look forward to your next visit. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  30. CR

    CarolynR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delish! We will definitely be back :)

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Carolyn! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  31. B

    Bedford44

    Tampa

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always terrific (only wish there was a larger menu selection).
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Seared tuna was rare but dry and somewhat tasteless. Unfortunately 4 of 6 in our party ordered it. My triple tail fish was good but not everyone would like the flavor. Slow delivery of food. Not wait staff’s fault but he should’ve explained why it was delayed so long. Used to be much better.
  33. J

    John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Tasty seafood and great service, 1st time trying this restaraunt and Duval's did not disappoint.
  34. g

    golfer

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very high expectations based on other reviews. Disappointed!
  35. BL

    BillL

    Naples

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I celebrated my birthday at lunch. Duval's had a special menu for several days around Veterans Day, and we both selected items from that. She had the meatball appetizer followed by surf-and-turf and bread pudding for dessert. I had the seafood pasta and the bananas foster creme brulee. YUM on both. The service was excellent. Timothy was very attentive and helpful, and the chef (Jeff) came out with the dessert and was enjoyable to engage on cooking stories! All in all, a very nice birthday celebration.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Bill! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our special anniversary menu. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Tim and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

  36. o

    ohioguest123

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great time dining with another couple. All four of us had something different and we all cleaned our lates. Noise level was a little troublesome.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 14, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to see you again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  37. DS

    DonnaS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, very attentive staff and excellent food. One of the best meals I’ve eaten in years! Definitely dine here when in Sarasota!

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 14, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Donna! We are happy to hear your dining experience exceeded your expectations and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server was VERY nice!! He even continued to refill our water as we stayed to visit after the meal. He made recommendations and was super patient as we took time to order. The food from the apps to entrees and dessert, were just ok. I would t have any desire to go back. Definitely over rated by the locals.
  39. DC

    DanaC

    Tampa

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their meal. Great service by Macaya. The hostess, Julie, was also very accommodating.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Dana! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and I will be sure to pass along your kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

  40. J

    Jec2

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best calamari in Sarasota/Siesta. Fresh seafood always, served hot and in a reasonable time.

    Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.Responded on November 7, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoy our calamari and we look forward to your next visit. Kelly D. Marketing Director

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. using the Order Online button. Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 312-4001.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. is rated 4.7 stars by 4338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

1435 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Central and Main

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer a free local shuttle, and free local delivery. Call or text 941-374-3996 with your location, the # in your party, and time for pick up, and the Shuttle will pick you up and drop you off at Duval’s! Visit www.DuvalsFLS.com/Shuttle for more info.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 312-4001

  • Catering

    If you are interested in having your next special event catered, please contact us for more information, we will customize our menu to meet your needs! We can design a perfect menu for your event including any of our entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, sides, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Duval's hosts wine dinners and private parties with proper notice. Please call the restaurant and ask for Jonathan Van Dyke for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Pam Violett: (941) 312-4001

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