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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

4.7
3158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Covid-19 Sanitation Update: We have installed Plexiglass barriers between each table to ensure extra safety measures. We have also added additional electro-static disinfection with hospital-grade anti-viral solutions.

Herald-Tribune 2020 Sarasota Readers' Choice Awards: Best Restaurant in Sarasota, Sarasota's Best Seafood Restaurant (2016-2020), and Sarasota's Best Sandwich for our renowned Po Boy (2016-2020). Thank you, Sarasota!

A local eatery with a passion for stunning seafood, creative cocktails, fine wine, and service with style. Duval's uses the freshest product the market has to offer, sourcing the finest ingredients from local fishermen and farmers.

Duval's also offers convenient, complimentary valet parking. Heading west on Main Street (Duval's will be on your right), turn right onto Central Avenue, and take a right onto 1st Street. Our valet is ahead on the right, in the Plaza Entrance. Enjoy!

Support Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3158 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bustravlr
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went there for lunch and the oyster Po Boy and loved it. Went there for dinner for the snapper and it was really good but not spectacular.(Selva's whole red snapper blows it away)

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Responded 3 hours ago

bustravlr, Thank you for your honest feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our Po Boy, and we've passed the feedback about the snapper along to our chef. We look forward to seeing you in again. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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Calhoun
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy coming to Duval’s from Venice. Great food and great service. We had a shrimp and oyster po boy. And bread pudding was amazing. We loved it and will return often.

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vipbaldvol
E. Tennessee
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Handled covid restrictions well. Snapper and grouper were excellent.

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Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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gracie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh , cooked to the perfection. Amazing experience.

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scsunlimited
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appropriate COVID precautions. Plexiglass between tables all servers wearing masks. We've been here several times before and it's always been good. The food was ok, fish of the day was very thin and didn't have much flavor. The bar was out of most top shelf alcohol. In a time where we are not going out nearly as often as we used to I was looking for a better experience.

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Responded 8 hours ago

scsunlimited, Thank you for your honest feedback. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your visit further, to know the right staff members on my team to coach. Please reach out to me at your convenience. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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vipTerryH
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent

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Responded 9 hours ago

Terry, Thank you for the kind words and 5-star review. We can't wait to see you again for more excellent food! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipNinjaprincess
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never abad meal! A storm came through and the staff moved quickly to get everyone inside. They we all so professional and caring. They really handled the situation beautifully and didn’t miss a step! The food is always amazing! DONT forget to order that key lime pie!!!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded 9 hours ago

Ninjaprincess, Thank you for the kind words! That storm definitely caught all of us by surprise, and I'm glad we were able to effortlessly transition you to an indoor table. We can't wait to see you again for another delicious slice of Key Lime Pie! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipAndreaW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice vibe. Good service. Good foods. The Yucatán shrimp was excellent.

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Responded 9 hours ago

Andrea, Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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soybeanML
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful bread, so-so salad, nice triple tail and shrimp scampi... served almost too quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our server and he was amazing! The food was the best we’ve had in a long while too. Loved the whole experience

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We'll pass them along to Anthony, and we can't wait to see you again soon. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipsusans
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service!

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HowardM
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was great. Just enough attention. But not too much. Food was excellent.

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vipConnieHS
Puerto Vallarta
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful meal at Duval’s. The hosting staff honored our reservation time and were so kind. Kudos to the kitchen / Chefs. Our fish was delicious and cooked to perfection. Always great to have Doug as our waiter - such nice service. Look forward to returning soon.

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Responded 6 days ago

Connie, Thank you for the kind words! We'll make sure to pass along the kind words to our team, and we can't wait to see you again soon! (Make sure to ask for Doug!) Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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Srqbastian
London
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends and lots of good conversation. Table outside, shaded and breezy. So lovely. Service and food was excellent.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you again for another delicious lunch. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipALS1
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch. Sat outside. Excellent service. We will be back. Had signature po boys, burger, salads. All good.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you again for another delicious experience! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the perfect review! We can't wait to see you again for another perfect meal! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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VickiB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food but cold inside.

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Responded 6 days ago

Vicki, Thank you for the honest feedback and 5-star review. We can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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JamesP
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Entrees were quite good but our appetizers were just ok. Would have expected better for the hype.

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Responded 6 days ago

James, Thank you for the honest feedback and 4-star review. We'd love to know how we can improve the appetizers you had to make sure they really wow with flavor and presentation. Give us a call at the restaurant with feedback (941-312-4001) or leave us a reply here and we'll make sure to get it to our chef. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Not well organized regarding seating as their hostess did not show for work.

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Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback. We're sorry we had a hiccup in seating the morning you visited, and have already corrected the issue. We can't wait to see you again for another delicious meal! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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bren
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service provided by Herbert our server.

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Responded on April 8, 2021

Bren, Thank you for the kind words! We'll make sure to pass them along to Herbert, and we can't wait to see you again soon. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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Fred
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best seafood in town. Make this a must for your next dinner outing.

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Responded on April 8, 2021

Fred, Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you were able to join us for a delicious night out, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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JoanK
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Easter Sunday dinner - all the food was attractively presented - the ham entree was especially attractive and colorful, although the ham might have been more tender. Our waiter was very helpful and pleasant. The outdoor setting on the sidewalk perhaps could be enhanced with a few tall plants or greenery, although happily it is available for diners such as ourselves who still want to be outdoors even though we are fully vaccinated.

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vipJeanneM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were three entree choices for Easter Sunday. Lamb, ham or salmon. Food hot and delicious.
Waitress attentive. Water filled freq too
Definitely a great experience

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vipGreat
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & Service.

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TedM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time to Main Street Sarasota and your restaurant. We had a lovely time and sat outdoors. The food was wonderful, service and weather was perfect. We will definitely be back again.
Gail Manna

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on April 8, 2021

Ted & Gail, Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure having you in for a delicious meal on our patio. We can't wait to see you again. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Server Hassie, sorry if I misspelled, was excellent very knowledgeable. Food was superb. Fish was cooked perfect. Had special bread pudding for dessert, to die for! We sat outside, was a very enjoyable evening! Highly recommend to everyone.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on April 8, 2021

Linda, Thank you for the kind words! We'll make sure to pass along the kind words to Hassi, and we can't wait to see you for another enjoyable evening. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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JulieK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and our server was excellent! We have never had a bad meal at Duval’s, and always look forward to dining there.

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vipKED83
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duval's never disappoints me. The salad was fresh and delicious. I always have calamari added and it is crunchy and tasty. Not over battered or greasy. The wines by the glass selection is appropriate. Love Duvals!

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Samantha
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was really fantastic! We will definitely be back.

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Responded on April 8, 2021

Samantha, Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure having you in for a delicious meal, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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Bill
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Duval's was excellent. Knowledgeable waiter, quick service, quality tasty food.

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vipHerbR
Naples
77 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. We eat here quite often and have never had a bad meal. Fresh fish always.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on April 8, 2021

Herb, Thank you for the kind words! We're glad we're one of your go-to spots, and we can't wait to see you again for another delicious meal! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipEriepants
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, good pairing of wine with dinner, delicious key lime pie

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Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you for another delicious evening finished with a slice of key lime pie. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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AndrewZ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was amazing. Food was delicious. 5 stars all the way.

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Responded 8 hours ago

Andrew, Thank you for the kind words! We'll pass them along to our team, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipAlwaysabuckeye
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t know what to expect since it was our first time here but we were quite impressed...our server, Mya (sp?) was excellent! We will be back!

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Freddie
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre service. I believe I was overcharged. I ordered a salad and added fish. For a small piece of mahi (which was very different tasting), I was charged $26 - I believe it was the market price. I wasn’t offered sides or anything else. Disappointing, as my previous visit was great, had to get a “to go” box because my fish portion was so generous.

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fasteddy
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience. Table ready. Cocktails mixed and chilled perfectly. Blackened redfish moist, tender, and spicy. Flowers for my spouse. Surpassed the 5 star luncheon in January. Well done by all.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on April 8, 2021

Fasteddy, Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you again for another delicious meal. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipJohn
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and friendly and the food wonderful

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on April 2, 2021

John, Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you again for another wonderful experience! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish specials for both of us. I had the red grouper with crab cake and my husband had the halibut. Both were fresh, perfectly cooked, and delicious. My husband had the fabulous key lime pie for desert and I had the lightest most tasty bread pudding that I have ever had. Both came with a melt in your mouth Chantilly cream which I will dream about.

Service was attentive and reserved. All around wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful staff!!

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was held up to the Hype!! Haciel was a Great Server also...

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on April 2, 2021

Daniel, Thank you for the kind words! We'll pass along the compliments to Haciel and the team, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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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 3158 OpenTable diners.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://duvalsfreshlocalseafood.instagift.com/.

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