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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

4.6
3404 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

Herald-Tribune 2021 Sarasota Readers' Choice Awards: Sarasota's Best All-Around Restaurant (2019-2021), Sarasota's Best Seafood Restaurant (2016-2021), Sarasota's Best Sandwich for our renowned Po' Boy (2016-2021), and Sarasota's Best Lunch (2020-2021). Thank you, Sarasota!

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.

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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 3404 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBethanyP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent outdoor dining experience. We came in for happy hour drinks and a small meal. (And very much appreciated being able to reserve an outdoor table. The appetizer were excellent and we especially loved the lobster bisque. Sylvia provided friendly and attentive service. Very happy with the experience. Will definitely return!

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ValerieM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The lobster mac & cheese was very overpriced for just the lobster tail that came with it. The salmon my friend has was delicious along with the crab cake. Tuna mignon was good but the noodles were very little. Shrimp cocktail a friend had was good as well, very fresh. I will say the service was the best part: very friendly, understanding and accommodating.

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BarbieDoll
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Duval's experience was absolutely Awesome only to be superceded by our waitress Lily Yard. She was engaging informative and truly enjoyed serving us.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Our waitress Sylvia was amazing. My wife and son have celiac disease so they can’t have gluten. She was so helpful making sure all our food came out correctly. And the food was amazing!!

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear your experience met your expectations, and I will be sure to let Silvia know how much you appreciated her! We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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ShannonS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Duval’s sampler was really good. The spinach needed to be cooked longer and I could have done without peas and carrots in my basmati rice. Also, more dressing in the Caesar salad would have been better. Overall it was a nice place to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for your 4-star review, Shannon. I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the chef. We hope you give Duval's another chance to show you our true standard 5-star dining experience. Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipGreg
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and even better service for my Wife’s birthday dinner. I’d highly recommend Duvals for a great dining experience.

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Responded a day ago

Greg, Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience for your wife's birthday. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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mike
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT food - selection, preparation, taste!!!
Great service! Good wine selection!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review, Mike! We are happy to hear your experience met your expectations, and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

After the review hype, we selected Duval’s for our last dinner on vacation on the Gulf Coast and our expectations were high. The food was mediocre - for example, clam chowder was heavily floured and barely a bite of clams. The service was lovely. The setting was nice. But we were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was outstanding. Food simply delicious. Practiced COVID safety. Their key lime pie and Po Boys are award winning.

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Responded a day ago

Thanks so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear your experience met your expectations. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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EricH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Minus our servers wearing masks...the service was fantastic and our meals were very good!! Thank you!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, Eric! We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Saras
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were just amazing! This is my new favorite place to go. Anthony was our server , he’s amazing.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear your experience exceeded your expectations, and I will be sure to pass you kind words on to Anthony. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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philipp
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating my Aunt’s birthday. The service was amazing! We really enjoyed ourselves. Great seafood choices! Our server did not try to rush us and was en pointe with every detail!

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for your 4-star review, Philip. We are happy to hear you had a great experience for your aunt's birthday! We would love to know what more we can do to be an all-around 5-star dining experience. Please reach out to me at your convenience if you have any additional feedback. Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipPickyeater
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m new to dietary restrictions and Duval’s could not have been more helpful in guiding my choices and most significantly there were a lot of choices! Lily and her trainee Brittany were helpful, informative, attentive without being intrusive and we all enjoyed our meals. We all had appetizers, entrees, dessert and cocktails and while not inexpensive we were very pleased. By far our best 2021 in restaurant dining experience- highly recommend!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear Lily and Brittany were helpful in guiding you to the right choices for you. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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PeteG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was decent. Service was OK. It was nice to have outside seating too.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 4-star review, Pete. I'd love to know what more we can do to be an all-around 5-star dining experience. Please reach out to me at your convenience if you have any additional feedback. Kelly Dungan Marketing Directoe

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LJOB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood we had all week! Our waitress was so kind and service was great.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are glad your experience met your expectations, and we hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I ordered the Seafood Sampler. The scallops were amazing - the best I've ever eaten I believe.

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Responded 3 days ago

Chris, Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your sampler, and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise and good find!
Though it does not have the ambiance of a 4 or 5 star restaurant, the food was amazing, absolutely outstanding!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. I will pass your feedback on to our team as we look to update the restaurant in the future. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Frank
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very relaxing lunch with our family . I highly recommend.

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Frank, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear your experience met your expectations and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I already have recommended this restaurant to 2 people. It was delicious!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, and for recommending us! We truly appreciate it and we hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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BobbyP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent except for one dish. Initially I had put three stars for service as our waiter didn’t provide the best service. However, the next day I got a call and it was clear the manager who called really wanted to ensure we had the best experience and even invited us back. Hence, I assume what we experienced was just someone having an off day.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service were very good and the atmosphere pleasant.

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for the 4-star review, Alan! I'd love to know more about how we can become an all-around 5-star dining experience for you. Please reach out if you have any more feedback to pass along! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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BridgetP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night at Duval’s! We sat at the window table at the bar and had a fabulous dinner and people watching. Anthony the bartender was also our server and he was the best! I let him pick my dinner since I just couldn’t decide and I got the Grouper fresh catch of the day. It was delicious with rice pilaf and asparagus. The other Anthony, the host was also great and made sure we were happy and well attended to. The bread pudding for dessert was probably the best bread pudding I ever had! We can’t wait to come back!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on July 21, 2021

Bridget, Thanks so much for the glowing 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to the Anthonys! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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CarrieB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Loved everything. The staff is topnotch, super friendly, quick and just makes the entire experience lovely. We had a group of 7 for a 7 pm reservation. My husband and I arrived early and were lucky to get a couple of seats at the bar. Wonderful drinks, served with a smile. I did not get the bartenders name, sorry, he was great. After we were seated, our waiter was Haciel, loved him, such a nice and professional person. We ordered 4 apps for the table. The eggplant rolatini was my fave. They were all outstanding. We ordered Red Snapper for our dinner , again absolutely delicious. I am so happy with everything, can not wait t go back, umm how about lunch on Wednesday? Yep, that is totally gonna happen!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on July 21, 2021

Carrie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great 5-star review! I will let Haciel know just how much you enjoyed your dining experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon (hopefully today!) Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Guest2531
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic local spot in downtown SRQ.........................................................

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for the 4-star review! I'd love to know more about how we can become an all-around 5-star dining experience for you. Please reach out if you have any more feedback to pass along! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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SamG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anatoly is the man... Don't be afraid to request him if possible , as he is one of the best wait people in this entire Town... Started with a Wedge salad, asked for some extra blue cheese...I got the Seafood combo, with a crab cake added....The Wife got the Grouper, really nice... Have not had a bad meal here ! Go ! Enjoy !!!

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Sam, Thank you for the kind words! I will be sure to pass your compliments on to Anatoliy as well as the chef and kitchen staff! We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very large and flavorful Shrimp in Shrimp cocktail
Fresh Grilled Snapper was excellent.

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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J2Kay
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening celebrating a birthday. The dishes were delicious and creatively presented.

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great birthday experience and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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kate
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was superb! Clam chowder makes top two we’ve had. Music was just right - in the background so you could enjoy it and still have a conversation without straining to hear or speak. Highly recommend! Reservation a must even during the week.

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Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, Kate! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience and we hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipDiverseGreatFood
Tampa
83 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful, but space is tight, and for higher end restaurant, the decor, flooring, seats, etc. was quite dated and could use some work. Perhaps all is so great they don’t need to care about these things, or maybe due to a down VID year…if this sorta thing doesn’t bother you, would highly recommend.

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SethH
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal and experience! They helped make our engagement so special! Very accommodating and helpful! Thanks so much!

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Seth, Thank you so much for the 5-star review and congrats on your engagement!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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JeffS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great server. We will be back. Has become our favorite while on vacation. Never disappoints.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Jeff, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you always choose us while you are on vacation! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Sarasota! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipAlwaysabuckeye
Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful and delicate anniversary meal with the most amazing Augusto! Thank you for the complimentary desserts…our waistlines thank you 😉

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a great anniversary experience, and I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Augusto! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director (P.S. I'm a buckeye too! O-H)

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vipappreciateanicesurprise
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The wedge salad was quite good. The service was excellent. But the entrees were poor. My wife had the crab cake—it was mostly filling with very little crab. I had the blackened red snapper. It was a generous portion but was virtually tasteless. For a restaurant that specializes in seafood, we were very disappointed.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on July 17, 2021

I'd like to thank you again for the honest feedback and for taking the time to speak with me. I've sat down with our kitchen to address the points you brought to our attention, and I'm glad we were able to make the situation right for you. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you a delicious meal on your next visit. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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JayM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Anthony greet us and another Anthony was our waiter. Both stopped by often and made sure we were wanting for nothing. Their combined service was great.
The food was equally as good as the service. Highly recommend Duval

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on July 12, 2021

Jay, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to the Anthony's! We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Hunter
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food! Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back!

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, Hunter! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience and we look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

33rd Anniversary dinner. First time at Duval’s
They treated us to complimentary champagne and roses.
Adam came out to congratulate us and thank us for dining there. Wait staff was very friendly.
Food was excellent.
Will be coming back

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review and congrats on 33 years!! We are so glad to hear you had a great experience during your anniversary dinner. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipWeLuvFood
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was okay, but the service was great. Nice location downtown.

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zzred01
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an outside table, so there is street noise and it can be loud. Not the fault of the restaurant at all. WIne list was great. We had appetizers, soups, dinners, wine, and a great dessert to share. Service was very good.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and we apologize about the noise! It can get a little noisy on Main St. some nights. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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DebbieC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table & waiter snd very good food.

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Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, Debbie! We are glad to hear you had a great experience and we hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Rover
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal family restaurant experience. Great food and solid value for what you get.

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Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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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 4.6 stars by 3404 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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