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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

4.6
3340 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 3340 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ljmf
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Celebrated Father’s Day with delightful all fresco dinner. Started with great lump crab cake, followed by New England Clam "Chowda"

Our entrees were Chilean Sea Bass . . . prepared perfectly and paired with a great wine.

Love Duvall, never disappointed.

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

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear your Father's Day experience met your expectations. We look forward to your next visit to Duval's! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The waiter was outstanding. Good choice of fresh catch. Food terrific.

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

Thanks so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your fresh catch, and that your experience met your expectations. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I had the lobster linguini. It was delicious. Our waitress was understanding and part. I’ll go back again tomorrow dinner.

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

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I will be sure to pass your compliments on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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JanetU
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and accommodating. All our food was creative and delicious
Mussels were unique and exceptionally good

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

Janet, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! I am so glad to hear your experience met your expectations. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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ScottS
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal Seabass and mussels. Their ‘fresh catch’ menu is the way to go. Worst part- lack of parking and frenetic drivers around the area. We wound up parking on level 2 of Whole Foods ( 2 blocks away) and when we returned, all stairwells were locked. But the restaurant itself- outstanding.

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

Scott, Thank you so much for the glowing review! We are happy to hear your dining experience exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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ValerieM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there Saturday visiting with my father in law. Good service and food was great!!!

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Responded 3 hours ago

Hi Valerie, Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear you and your father-in-law had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Alpappa
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, location and ambiance. Consistent week over week.

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

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear your experience at Duval's always meets your expectations. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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DeloresC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent, warm and pleasant service. Very accommodating server, good food, fab drinks.

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Responded 3 hours ago

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

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vipBillL
Houston
87 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My wife and I ordered the catch of the day (snapper) as an entree, prepared with extra spinach and no potatoes. My wife asked it to be sauteed.

The fish was overly covered/breaded(?) and the skin had not been removed. I commented to the server, and she said the chef sometimes leaves the skin on - I suggested that with this type of covering/breading and it being sauteed, there should be no skin. Ugh.

Otherwise, the food was good, and the wine was properly served, but we could not get past the snapper served with the skin on.

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Felicia
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! The bartender and all of the staff were stellar.

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Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you for the 5-star review, Felicia! We are so glad to hear that your experience met your expectations and I will pass your compliments on the bartender. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper was delicious and was delivered to our table hot! Usually when I dine out the food is only slightly warm. My husbands snapper was delicious as well. Our server, Diego was top notch; didn’t rush us through our meal and really made our pre- Father’s Day special. Can’t wait to come back next time we are in town. Thank you Diego for everything!

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

Thank you for the glowing 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your Father's Day experience, and I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Diego. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Sarasota! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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MichaelW
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails!!

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Responded 3 hours ago

Thanks so much for the 5-star review, Michael! 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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vipJE12345
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Duvals is an award winning seafood restaurant in downtown Sarasota. While the restaurant front is not impressive , the seafood inside is fresh and delicious, We had the fresh catch - swordfish - which came with rice and asparagus. Pricey but very good. Cocktail was delicious . Key lime pie was wonderful. Haciel was a great server.

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

Thank you for the 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your compliments on to the kitchen team as well as Haciel! We hope to see you at Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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LBK1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to get some drinks and appetizers to share. We ordered the clam chowder, caesar salad, mussels, calamari, and steak rolls. All were delicious!!! We would definitely recommend.

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Responded 3 hours ago

Hi LBK1, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your appetizers and drinks! We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Foxylady007
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both got the grilled fish selections and both were good! Good service too!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your fresh catch, and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing place. Sat outside on a beautiful day and the food was delicious

Highly recommend this place.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your patio dining experience, and we hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipClassic
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff is friendly and the restaurant is very clean The ambiance and decor is simple and comfortable. We had the calamari- cooked to perfection. The Mac and Cheese with lobster was yummy. The scallops Rockefeller were okay. The flourless chocolate cake was very good.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience! 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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DeltaDog1994
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I both had fresh fish and it was fantastic. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. We will return.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that your experience exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipHerbR
Naples
81 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with the best seafood in Sarasota. PoBoy a must.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thanks so much for the 5-star review, Herb! We are glad to hear that you enjoy our po' boys, and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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BRgo
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent. Food great.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 14, 2021

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

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vipmichaelj
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town.
Wanted to take them someplace nice.

Wasn’t disappointed.

Food is always good service is great

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 9, 2021

Michael, Thanks so much for the great 5-star review! We are happy to hear your experience at Duval's always meets your expectations. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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PatK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Local catch for Savor Sarasota was $52. This is unfair and disappointing.

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TextileJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly and server took great care of us Hassy recognized us from dinner the night before and the food was great

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

We are so glad to see you returned for a second time! We appreciate that you took the time to write us such great reviews. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service, ever though very busy. Great food and cocktails. It was only a quick walk from my hotel.

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

Lisa, Thanks so much for the 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that your experience met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Sarasota! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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TextileJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside and all of the staff were excellent. The food was served perfectly and our waiter Hassy was great. Went back for lunch next day.

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

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I have passed your compliments on to Haciel and it made his day! Thanks for stopping in! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Cataut
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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

Thank you for the 5-star review, Cataut! We are so glad to hear your experience exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chose a late lunch through savior Sarasota and each course was excellent. Seared Tuna with avocado wrapped in lettuce was excellent as well as the shrimp po boy. French fries were crispy which is the way we like them. The wrap was ordered with coleslaw but delivered with fries. Our waiter quickly brought the coleslaw when informed of the mistake. The IPA was ice cold and the only downside was the wine seemed like a short pour for the price paid. The seafood is one of the best we have had in this area. We will definitely go again!

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

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Savor lunch menu, and I will pass your feedback about the wine on to our General Manager. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipNYC99
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside for Savor Sarasota and it was fantastic - excellent menu, good value and friendly service.

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Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Savor Sarasota menu. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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CarlosD1
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fish in sarasota

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 5, 2021

Carlos, Thank you for the kind words! We can't wait to see you in again soon for some of the best fish in Sarasota! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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Kelly
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Stewed chicken and rice pilaf tasted like frozen dinner defrosted. Mussels were good. Overall, ok

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Responded on June 5, 2021

Kelly, I'd like to personally apologize we failed to meet or exceed your expectations on your recent visit. We take great pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients the market has to offer, including fresh, never frozen chicken. I'd love the opportunity to speak with you to make the situation whole for you. Please reach out to me at your convenience. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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AlbertP
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch. Shared calamari appetizer. Very good and unique calamari appetizer with peppers and pineapple slices in it. We both had the fresh catch of the day. Grilled Black Grouber served with roasted potatoes, saute spinach with a garlic butter sauce surrounded with a pesto oil. OUTSTANDING! Great lunch price, great service in a beautiful contemporary setting.

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

Albert, Thank you so much for the glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed the fresh catch and that your dining experience exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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SamS
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat

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Responded on June 5, 2021

Sam, Thank you for the 5-star review! We can't wait to see you again for another delicious meal! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday. Very lovely evening dining.

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Responded on June 5, 2021

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

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vipmaryb
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Completely messed up my dinner.

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Responded on June 5, 2021

Mary, I would like to apologize again for your experience. We had a misunderstanding during your visit whether you would like a dish remade, and as soon as I was informed of the misunderstanding I made sure to take care of your check, because it was not the exceptional standard we are known for. I would love the opportunity to have you in again to personally ensure you have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious salmon paired with exceptional service. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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RS11
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Duval’s for dinner and we couldn’t have been happier. Service and food were both top shelf. We will definitely be returning in the future!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 5, 2021

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 in again for another great dining experience! Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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SusanL
London
31 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was hoping for a better experience from a Savor Sarasota participant. You would think that a restaurant would put their best food forward for such an event. Truly mundane fare: salad was boring (iceberg pieces and a couple of shaved carrots and cherry tomatoes);mussels were big but the preparation was way too heavy for such a delicate shellfish; “seafood” Mac n cheese: again, way too heavy and too big a portion(3 shrimp and tiny pieces of brown crab meat); dessert: dry brownie or fresh fruit cup. Sheesh.
From what I’ve heard from friends, Duval’s could do a much better job of enticing customers to their restaurant. This was our first time and not sure if we’ll give them a second go.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 5, 2021

Susan, I'd like to personally apologize we failed to meet and exceed your expectations. We take pride in pairing delicious food with exceptional service, but obviously missed the mark. (We received very positive feedback during product testing, but missed the mark on execution during your visit.) I'd love the opportunity to speak with you to make the situation whole. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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ShellyF
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a fantastic experience! Food was incredible. We started with the clams & calamari. Both were outstanding! We had the fresh catch for our entrees and my children had the lobster linguine. Delish! Staff was also beyond amazing!!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi Shelly, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We are so glad to hear that your entire experience exceeded your expectations, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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MelanieC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Anatoli was an experienced and friendly waiter and gave us local tips! The seafood was fresh and delicious and the wines by the glass were a great pairing!

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Responded on May 31, 2021

Hi Melanie, Thanks for the great review! I will pass your kind words along to Anatoliy. If you have any suggestions or feedback that would help us be an overall 5-star dining experience for you, please reach out to us. We would love to know where to focus our efforts to become even better! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall, great food. My wife and I had dinner reservations and they sat us outside, totally fine. Well, it started to rain cats and dogs and there was no back up plan! We were soaked by the end of dinner and no accommodations were made. We felt rushed to eat but again, great food. Just bad timing I guess. Wished they had a better back up plan. Recommend going, just eat inside.

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Responded on June 5, 2021

I'd like to personally apologize for your experience with us last weekend. We had an unexpected storm open up over the restaurant, and missed the mark resolving your dining experience in the midst of moving tables as the rain began. I'd love the opportunity to speak to you to make the situation whole. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager 941-312-4001

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LeaM
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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Responded on May 31, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review, Lea! We look forward to seeing 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 3340 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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