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One of my favorite restaurants! Always great food and service.
Four of us seniors had dinner here for the first time on April 21. My husband and I each had blue marlin, which was absolutely delicious, well-prepared and presented. Our friends had a chicken-pasta dish and a salad. Both were happy with their food. We arrived at 5:30 pm when the noise level was at its highest because of the pre-theater crowd. However, by the time we left at 5:10, the place was much quieter. If you want a quiet table or both, be sure to specify that when making a reservation. However, this is a small restaurant and there aren't many quiet spots.
We highly recommend this restaurant for its food and service. I forget the name of our server. However, she knew more about Duval's food preparation than any server we have had in 6 months. Truly knowledgeable, which was a rare pleasure.
Always a great spot for an intimate dinner. Easily one of the most consistent restaurants in Sarasota. We love the door to door transportation. Seafood is delicious and freshly prepared. Try my favorite app the eggplant rollatini. Zach offers grade A service and follow his food recommendations and you won’t be disappointed. AAA+++
Everything was as it should be. Good food, good wine, good service. Bravo we will be back!
Duvals is our favorite Sarasota seafood restaurant. They always have several local fresh fish entrees, the service is attentive and speedy and there are choices for a light meal before a performance at the Opera House or Van Wezel.
Went to Duval's to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Service was excellent. While a bit pricey in my opinion, the food was delicious. We split an excellent wedge salad. My friend had the salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it and I had the pork chop that was a very generous portion and cooked to perfection. They they surprised my friend with a yummy chocolate birthday treat, beautiful presentation.
We went here with another couple for our pre theater dinner. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was fresh and delicious. We would definitely go again.
Excellent fresh catch lunch and service. Odd music for a quiet afternoon, but they were immediately accommodating when we asked to turn it off . We'll be back.
Above all else, excellent service was provided by Rendel !!
My wife had Eggplant Rolotini, her favorite at Duval's. It was excellent, as usual. I stated with clam chowder which is the best clam chowder South of Cape Cod. Just outstanding. Next I had the Shrimp PO Boy which was nice and spicy, however the shrimp had a strong "fishy" taste, thus we are rating Duval's 4-stars instead of 5 this time.
We still love Duval's and will go back.
I've been in Sarasota for 3 years now, tried many restaurants around town, and IMHO find Duval's to be the best seafood restaurant in the city. I've been here several times now and never been disappointed. Excellent menu, preparation and service. A tip of the hat here to Gregory, out lastest waiter who did a fine job.
Our food was outstanding at this restaurant. Pretty pricy at $34 for the grouper. But so hot and delicious. Wine was $13 a glass.
Just so you know..
I would go again when I could.
Excellent service and food. Really enjoyed the dinner. I had the sample sampler which was cooked just perfectly. My husband had a grouper dish which was also nicely prepared with the fish perfectly cooked, not dry at all. The yellow fin tuna appetizer was excellent. The arugula salad was great too.
We've always had great dinners at Duval's. This time we had lunch and everything was great.
We usually don't have room for dessert, but today we shared the key lime pie and it was the best we've ever had.
Service was excellent. Did was amazing and all our seafood was incredibly fresh. Small venue and we'll priced for the value.
Food was great but slow. Service impeccable.
Great seafood restaurant
Seafood was good, but flavors were somewhat flat. The crab cakes were the best item we ordered.
Good food. Good service. We will definitely return
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota!!
Excellent local seafood and gourmet preparation. First class service!
Not a good experience. Food took a long time and was cold. Shrimp sandwich had but 2 shrimp. Waiter was not attentive
Arrived at 9:00 and they were out of all of the fish specials but one and this is what they are noted for. Had a salad an appetizer for my meal. Made the best of it.
A delightful dining experience on a busy Saturday night . Excellent meal with a shared entree brought to table already split on separate plates.Outstanding server who really knows her stuff. Another longstanding Sarasota gem in the heart of downtown.
Lily was an unusually friendly, totally charming waitress. Manager not only let me borrow his umbrella but took the time to lead me through the kitchen and into adjoining buildings that allowed indoor entry to the garage. Last, but not least, food was delicious.
8 people for dinner 4/6/18 and everyone selected fish, but different types and/or preparation. Wedge salad, Caesar’s salad and lobster bisque were excellent. Portions were very satisfying and everyone was quite full when finished, every plate was empty. Everyone thought the food was great - the fish as well as the sides. Half of us ordered desserts which were also excellent. Loved the bread pudding. Our waiter was personable, attentive and very professional.
The only negative, and it really is minor, but it took a few minutes for all 8 to get their dinners served. They brought out 2 at a time and then there was a slight delay for the next 2 and so on. We didn’t wait for the others since the food was too good to let it get cold.
It was more on the expensive side, but compared to many others “upscale” restaurants we’ve gone to in Venice, the quality was much higher and the cost not that much more.
We will definitely go back. If you want great seafood with tasty sides and an extensive menu including meat items and desserts, Duvall’s should be on your list.
We have been really happy with out meals at Duvals. Seafood is fresh and cooked perfectly. Service is good to great depending on the server. Wine list is adequate and has some different choices. Overall very happy with Duvals.
The service was impeccable. I was happy to find that Hendrick's Gin was available, which made my martini more palatable. The food was served according to our pace, i.e., no pressure. The décor is conducive to quiet, intimate dining, which is hard to find in area restaurants. All in all we had a great dining experience and we will return happily.
Ordered a seafood salad for lunch with a friend . When placed I asked for no bacon and crab . When I got my $25 salad I expected it to good . The seafood tasted okay but it wasn’t fresh . There was bacon in my salad and the salad was served on the warm side . My friend had her $5 off coupon and is excited to go out because she’s on a budget and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings on her restaurant pick . This is the 2nd time I’ve tried to give Duvals a chance and it’s always been below my standards . 8 hours after my wonderful lunch , my stomach has been upset ! I’ll stick with the other restaurants but I’m through dining with duvals .
I have not had lunch at Duvals in a very long time. We usually have dinner there... I did not like the menu choices personally... There used to be healthier fare... Our server was fine, not very personable but he was ok. It was my dear friends bday and we enjoyed ourselves but I don’t think I’ll be back for lunch. Still love Duvals and everyone can have an off day...
Good in every way
Food was delicious and the servers around us were terrific. Sadly, we didn't get a server and had to commandeer our water gal (who was waitressing in another section). Once we GOT food it was very good. It was our anniversary and we received a complimentary dessert, which was lovely.
Wonderful dinner experience to close out our Sarasota area vacation over 2018 Easter Holiday. Had read about Duval's and it came highly recommended. My seafood dinner (scallops Rockefeller) was among the best seafood dishes I have ever enjoyed. My wife and daughter enjoyed their meals too. Our server, Rendle, was terrific. Duval's did not disappoint and we look forward to another visit there when time and circumstances allow! Two thumbs up!
Easter Brunch was amazing with many "brunch" choices plus an entree! It may become an annual event for us as all of the food was excellent. We never felt
rushed and service was great.
We had been to Duval’s before and it had always been good. However, on this day they were clearly overwhelmed. The buffet was lacking items and infrequently refreshed. No one was consistently attending to drinks or clearing the tables and the service was patchy at best. The main course was cold and had a crust on it so had obviously been standing in the kitchen. A disaster all around. Very disappointing.
Easter Sunday brunch was great. The buffet layout was delicious, the entrees were also. Our server Lilly was personable, did a great job explaining the entrees and maintaining our table. Thanks
Nice service. Scallops were amazing!!!
We celebrated my Mom's birthday here while on vacation. She wanted a great piece of fresh fish, and we got it! It was so cool to have fish on the menu we had never heard of. All of the staff was so welcoming, and our server Rendall was knowledgeable and attentive. And they have a kids menu, so everyone was happy. We will definitely be returning to Duval's every time we are in Sarasota!
Nice service from Chris