Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

4.7
3102 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 3102 people are saying
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vipCeeSee
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We shall return to try other items on the menu.Very reliable.Always fresh seafood.

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Responded 8 hours ago

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

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RobertB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meals. Promptly seated and service very good.

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Responded a day ago

Robert, Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great but we waited a very long time for our entree: 40 minutes

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Responded 2 days ago

I'd like to personally apologize we failed to meet and exceed your expectations. We strive to pair delicious food with exceptional service, but obviously fell short of this on your recent visit. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your dining experience further so I can coach the right members of my team. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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MarkW
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience. Food was fantastic and the staff very friendly.

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Responded 2 days ago

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

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DarrenM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at the bar and table. Hot delicious fish. Great atmosphere.

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Responded 7 hours ago

Darren, Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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thomasg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinning experience. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Very pricey. Food tasted really good. Plenty of creamy cheese with the lobster mac n cheese.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thomas, Thank you for the kind words! We take great pride in the quality of food and level of service we provide, and we can't wait to see you in again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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DebbieZ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great blackened swordfish and shrimp po boy lunch.

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Responded 2 days ago

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

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vipFoodiefromtheburg
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to like? Food is outstanding , service spectacular, reasonably priced with lovely atmosphere. The calamari and shrimp Po boy never fail to impress. Our go to restaurant whenever we’re in Sarasota

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you again when you're back in Sarasota. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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AnnR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Sarasota

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Responded 7 days ago

Ann, Thank you for the 5-star review. We can't wait to see you in again on your next visit to Sarasota! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. I had the Corvina and my husband, the lobster Mac and cheese.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to se you for another delicious night out! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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JohnnaD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

While my friends liked their fish and chips and sandwich, my salad with tripletail was not great. Tripletail fish was very dry, tasted like it had been frozen and dried out too much. Salad was so-so. Key lime pie was great. Service was great.

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Responded 7 days ago

Johnna, I'm sorry we failed to meet and exceed your expectations. We take pride in sourcing fresh, never-frozen seafood, and from what you describe, it sounds like your fish was cooked too long. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your visit further, to make the situation right for you. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Very busy Friday night with limited parking

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Responded on February 27, 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback. I see we didn't meet your expectations on service when you dined with us last night, and would love the opportunity to discuss your visit further to know where specifically we missed the mark, and know the right members of my team to coach. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipConnieHS
Puerto Vallarta
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always. Duval’s is very consistent . Always well prepared and delicious . Staff is customer centric and accommodating . We appreciate their efforts to maintain a safe and enjoyable venue.
Hats off to the hard working new management

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Responded 7 days ago

Connie, Thank you for the kind words! We love to pair delicious food with exceptional service, and we're glad we continue to meet and exceed your expectations. We're looking forward to having you in again. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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LakeOconee2
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fish, the service and the Pamatini. Can eat inside or out.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed our delicious food, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipWonderful
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duvals never disappoints. Food, efficient service & ambiance are always good.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We take great pride in the quality of our food and level of service we provide, and we're glad we are consistently able to meet and exceed your expectations. We can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager.

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vipReenie
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great triple tail tacos for lunch and of course the PoBoys never disappoint.

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Responded on February 27, 2021

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

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8yummy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We ate outside. Umbrellas were not large enough to shield from hot sun and leaves that blew down into our food and drinks.
Fish and chip batter was excellent, light and crispy, but there was so little fish, all I tasted was the batter.
Disappointed with first visit to this recommended restaurant.

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Responded 7 days ago

I'd like to personally apologize we failed to meet and exceed your expectations when you dined with us on Thursday. I'd love the opportunity to speak with you to make the situation right for you. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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RichardW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Duval's because it was rated as the best fine dining seafood restuarant in Sarasota. I had high expectations going there and they came through with flying colors. The food was amazing with a powerful presentation. I dined with 4 others and everyone raved about their meal. The service was second to none. Our waitress was helpful in chosing the right meal and very attentive. I am a wine snob and their cabernet selection is top notch. I highly recommend Duval's.

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Responded on February 27, 2021

Richard, Thank you for the kind words! We're glad your experience was one to rave about, and we'll make sure to pass along the kind words to our service staff and our kitchen. We can't wait to see you again soon. (Make sure to bring your friends too!) Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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AlinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible taste and quality of food and excellent professional service! Lobster bisque was the best I ever tried

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Responded on February 27, 2021

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

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BrookeG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Will definitely return

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Responded on February 23, 2021

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

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vipDawnC
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Calamari appetizer was great. We each had a different catch of the day in the lemon butter sauce and while the presentation was beautiful and they were nicely portioned we found them both very bland and disappointing. The asparagus was the highlight of the plate.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on February 27, 2021

Dawn, Thank you for the honest feedback. I'm sorry we were unable to meet and exceed your expectations when you dined with us. We've passed the feedback along to chef, and appreciate the continued feedback. We look forward to seeing you again for a truly delicious Duval's experience. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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MaryY
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep up the good work your servers are outstanding

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on February 23, 2021

Mary, Thank you for the kind words! We'll pass along the compliments to the team, and we can't wait to see you again for another great meal paired with outstanding service! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipJosh
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

food was fine, nothing to write home about. service was okay. wouldnt go back.

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Responded on February 23, 2021

Josh, I'd like to personally apologize for your experience dining with us on Saturday. We obviously didn't meet our own high standards by the food and service you describe. I'd like the opportunity to discuss your visit and make it right for you. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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vipMichelleK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service , cocktails and atmosphere. We highly recommend and went twice the final week we were in the area. We will definitely come back each visit to Siesta Key!

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Responded on February 23, 2021

Michelle, Thank you for the kind words! It was our pleasure having you in again, and we can't wait to see you on your next visit to town. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipBillL
Houston
85 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed the po boys. Service (maya) was great. Always enjoy this restaurant.

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Responded on February 23, 2021

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

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KenyattaA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A family member suggested Duval's. We made reservations for outdoor seating during the week since it is hard to get outdoor reservations on the weekends. Our service was excellent and the food was great. We tried the crab cake, salmon and bread pudding. The Manager Adam can over to make sure our dinner ok. I will definitely return. My only issue was the restroom not as clean as I would of liked.

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Responded on February 27, 2021

Kenyatta, Thank you for your honest feedback. We've addressed the restroom issue, and we're glad both the food and service were excellent. We can't wait to see you in again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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Chow
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. I wanted to eat outside due to Covid but don’t enjoy sitting on the street

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Responded on February 21, 2021

Chow, Thank you for your honest feedback. We'd love to know what more we can do in your eyes to improve our extended patio ambiance during Covid. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipdiner
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We love Duval's and have gone numerous times. However, our dinner on this evening was not up to their standard. My fish was suppose to be sautéed but it was dry on the outside and mushy on the inside. The food is usually plated so beautifully but appeared thrown together on this night. The zucchini was overcooked. I hope this was a one off experience for us, Duval's is usually a go to restaurant for us.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on February 27, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. I'm sorry we failed to meet and exceed your expectations when you dined with us, and would love the opportunity to discuss your visit further to know the right members of my team to coach. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dinner service and food

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Responded on February 23, 2021

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

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vipkayakqueen
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Clearly, one of our favorite downtown Sarasota Restaurants. The expansion of dining into the parking spaces is a bit challenging for them, I think. Long distances for waitstaff to get it done. Adding up the capacity of the outdoor parking converted to dining, added to the indoor dining area appears to have exceeded the original restaurant capacity. On this visit, we waited about 20 minutes to see a server. dining experience was about 2 hours - a little long for us.
It was amazing to see all the activity on Main Street on a pandemic Monday evening. We will probably wait the season out and return to calmer surroundings.
Again, great restaurant, very good food. Just too hectic for us.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on February 18, 2021

I'd like to personally apologize we were unable to meet and exceed your expectations on your visit with us this Monday. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your visit further to know where specifically we can do more. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, however the servers were way overloaded. Our server was kind but she had at least 5 tables, maybe more. For such an expensive dinner, you want a good experience.. Not one where you can’t get refills and everyone around you is impatient because no one can track down their server. We typically don’t have 150 dollar dinners, so it was a bit disappointing.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback. We always strive to meet and exceed your expectations, and obviously fell short of this on your visit Monday. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your visit further to know the right members of my team to coach. Please reach out at your convenience. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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JillS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and they went out of their way to keep things safe during Covid. We are outdoors, tables were 6 feet apart. They even divided a single dessert on 3 plates that we shared.
We had the salmon, bouillabaisse and seafood platter with key lime pie.
Everyone loved what they ordered!

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Responded on February 18, 2021

Jill, It was our pleasure! We're glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. We can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Valentine's Day. 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Would go back. It was a busy night so I won’t hold that against them.

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Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Valentine's Day. We can't wait to see you again for another great dining experience. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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tomJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Duvals several times and are always very pleased. All of the help are a cut above anywhere Elise we have been. Our Valentines dinner was fantastic. We anticipate getting back there soon.

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Responded on February 17, 2021

Tom, It was our pleasure! We're glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations for Valentine's Day, and we can't wait to see you again. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipAngelaR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at Duval’s. The food is delicious and fresh. The people working there are always extremely helpful and thoughtful. Best of all I trust their COVID precautions explicitly.

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Responded on February 18, 2021

Angela, Thank you for the kind words! The health and safety of our guests and our staff is always our first priority. We're glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations while maintaining COVID precautions on Valentine's Day, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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BrianW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant and never disappoints! Anatoli, the server, is a class act!

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Responded on February 17, 2021

Brian, Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day. We're glad Anatoliy provided exceptional service, and we can't wait to see you again. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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vipVictor
Miami
94 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice evening, but rain forced us inside. We sat at the bar and had a nice conversation with bartender Anthony while we dined. Also met the manager, Adam - everyone was friendly and accommodating - we had a really nice evening and the food (and beverages) was outstanding. We'll definitely go back!

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Responded on February 17, 2021

Victor, It was our pleasure! We're glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations on Valentine's Day. We'll pass along the kind words to Adam and Anthony, and we can't wait to see you again soon! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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KenH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lilly our waitress was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant

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Responded on February 15, 2021

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

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Lovethisplace
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt this was the best seafood experience I've had in Sarasota, and I've been here for decades.Surprisingly not as expensive as I anticipated.

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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 3102 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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