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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

4.6
3470 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 3470 people are saying
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Marie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Limited, odd menu. Calamari is sweet, yuck! My grouper was just ok. Rice was too creamy, not good. Bread pudding was horrible. They serve it as burnt cake slices. Worst I've ever had. Service was mediocre. We were celebrating a birthday. Server brought out the key lime pie with an unlit candle while one of our guests was in the restroom. Usually presenting a cake and candle is a nice surprise for the birthday guest. This was done so poorly and unenthusiasticly. We basically sat there and stared at the unlit candle until our other guest came back. Then had to light it ourselves. Was pretty lame and almost embarrassing. I served for many years and never would've brought out a birthday cake if not all guests were seated at the table. Also never brought out an unlit candle. Wasn't super impressed the first time we came here and definitely not this time around. I doubt we'll be back.

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vipMewlovesfoodandwine
Tallahassee
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening...quite nice to he back. Lili was fantastic.

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SteveB
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

UPDATE: Jonathan from Duval’s followed up with me in no time. He has attended to every concern that I raised in my original review. It is an outstanding gesture and we highly appreciate the personal care shown. We will definitely come back soon as we believe this is the true show of customer satisfaction. Thank you Jonathan.

It is a nice place but it did not earn 5 stars. Service was a bit slow. Had to ask for plates, by the time we got them appetizers were cold. Soup was great and so were the bread and appetizers but entries were not super. Fish and chips were just ordinary. Scallops were good but we have had better. Kids burger was fantasy. Drinks were very good, well made and not watered down. Manager said the desert was on him because of the birthday but we got charged for it. A bit of a disconnect.

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Responded 3 days ago

Alex, Thank you for your honest feedback. I'm glad we were able to speak to address the specific issues you raised, and make sure you were not charged for the birthday dessert. I've brought your feedback to my chef, and coached the involved employees to ensure an experience like yours doesn't happen again. I look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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AmyJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food pretty good, as well as service. Carpeted floors (which is a big no-no for restaurants!) dirty with visible debris, lucite barriers very dirty with visible hand prints, outside was full of water which was also dripping, torn tablecloth, paper menus worn and dirty-since these are printed everyday each diner should receive a new one. Probably won’t go back although the flourless chocolate lava cake (free for my bday-thank you) was to die for!

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

Amy, I'm glad Adam was able to speak with you to address your concerns a well as make the situation right for you. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future. Jonathan VanDyke General Manager

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Barto
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una vez más la experiencia gastronómica en Durval’s fue perfecta. Nuestro mesero, Augusto, hizo que esta fuera aún mejor.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had another great experience at Duval's. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Augusto! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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MarieS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner- first time, will be back

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review, Marie! We are glad you enjoyed your birthday experience at Duval's. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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DebS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday experience. Each dish was lovingly prepared. Excellent service with a sense of humor. Delightful evening!!

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Responded 7 days ago

Deb, Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience for your special day. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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DianeB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous as was the service. They went out of their way to help us celebrate a very special birthday!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded 7 days ago

Diane, Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear your birthday experience exceeded your expectations We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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DavidH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not as good as our first trip the previous Saturday. Food was good, ordered the Lobster Risotto, lobster was overcooked for my taste. The wife had the seafood pasta, she enjoyed her meal. Calamari had a bit too much pineapple this time but was still delicious! Overall, still highly recommend! I am a food snob...

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vipCarlosD1
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in Duval’s and everything was very good

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Responded 7 days ago

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

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vipFluffy
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious and our server was excellent! Ducal is an absolute gem.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thanks so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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143JackandRoo
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place. Only issue was bisque was sent to be hotter but delicious when it came back.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad we were able to remedy the issue on-site and that you enjoyed the rest of your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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MarkW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent menu. Scallops were amazing . Ambience was good, not noisy. Music was a little weird, not consistent. Server was ok, but had a bad habit of standing behind us a not to the side as is expected.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded 7 days ago

Mark, Thank you for the 4-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team, and ensure our servers are providing exemplary service. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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BarbaraE
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

We heard good things about this place but I don’t know why. The catch of the day was overcooked and in inedible. They did replace it with fish and chips after my husband complained ( which he never does). The fish and chips were nothing special. I got the scampi which was just ok. The only good thing about the experience was the waiter. He was spectacular.

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vipMadamsa
Naples
54 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked the fact that there are plastic dividers between the tables inside. We didnt like the fact that the website is still advertising a "special-$32 menu" that we were told is not available.

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

Madamsa, Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we apologize for the confusion! We had removed it on the main part of the site, but another section of the site was still pulling the information. We have taken care of it and we hope we can make this up to you on a future visit! Please reach out to us if there is anything we can do to make it right for you. Again, we apologize for the miscommunication. Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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JeGr
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better! Absolutely delicious 👏🏻

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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ALMelanie
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW
Server- Syvlia , Manager ADAM & the whole staff did a very outstanding service in celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary Sep. 6, 2021.
Indeed, it was a very memorable experience being treated with first class.
Pls. keep up with your excellent job
Looking forward for our next reservation...
Al & Melanie SiA

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the glowing 5-star review! We are happy to hear your anniversary dining experience exceeded your expectations. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Adam and Silvia! We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipVirgo2
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was Disappointing.

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Vibes
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Crap/shrimp cake appetizer had too much filler. Blackened triple tail was fantastic. Outdoor dining provided good social distancing.

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

Thank you for the 4-star review! We appreciate the feedback on the Crab & Shrimp Cakes, as we are always looking for ways to improve. I will pass your feedback along to the team. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your experience, and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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MatthewT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good restaurant. Well run great server and food was excellent

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

Thank you for the 4-star review, Matthew! We would love to know more about what we can do to be an all-around 5-star dining experience for you. If you have any feedback, please feel free to reach out! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipAvidDiner
Tampa
128 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoughtfi;;uy orgganized menu of dependably satisfluingbdishes.

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

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

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vipSueC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday we all had the burger special but I have been there often and the food is always excellent. You can't go wrong with your choice.

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words, Sue! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Labor Day burger special. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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SueS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reviews we read are true. Appetizers, Mussels with Coconut curry sauce, crab cake and New England clam chowder were fantastic. That was enough to fill me up with the side of fresh made bread. Whatever that coconut milk broth was for the mussels, my husband couldn't stop eating it. And that was the best Chowder I ever tasted and I am from New England. The seafood platter was as beautiful as it tasted. My red snapper, catch of the day, was a little dry but still tasty. Topped off with a lava cake! Also try the bourbon/bacon/dirty cherry cocktail...I forget the name.

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

Sue, Thank you so much for the glowing 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience from start to finish! We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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DavidH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Ordered calamari that was some of the best I have ever had! For dinner I Had the seafood sampler, wife had the scallops, unbelievable meal!

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so glad to hear your experience exceeded your expectations. We hope you choose Duval's again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipAlwaysabuckeye
Cleveland
64 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal! Augusto is an exemplary server and makes our visit special!

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you always enjoy your experience at Duval's, and I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Augusto. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipcomurf
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thanks so much for the 5-star review! 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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NancyY
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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

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

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Diane
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Friend got sick after having his scallops. Had to leave restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly yet professional. The food was exceptional as always. Love this restaurant.

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

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

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vipLoveFood
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As usual the food was delicious.

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for the 4-star review! We would love to know more about what we can do to be an all-around 5-star dining experience for you. If you have any feedback, please feel free to reach out! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved how Duval’s goes the extra mile! The staff wears masks and some of the interior seating has plexiglass between tables.
Staff is kind and accommodating. Also, the service and food is great!

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

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

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Hin27
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Suggest the fresh catch and the siesta key calamari! Tuna was fine; the rest of the plate lacked flavor.

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

Thank you for the 4-star review! We would love to know more about what specific items we can improve to be an all-around 5-star dining experience for you. If you have any feedback, please feel free to reach out! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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DocM
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

They wouldn’t let us enjoy happy hour unless we were at the bar (it was full) or were outside (it was 95-degrees). Calamari is lousy with no sauce. Chowder is good, bisque is just fair and fish / scallop entrees are very good. Wine is not a good value. Server was good.

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Mexahuk
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food-very good. We had some concerns about the taste of the lobster tail so the manager without any hesitation just deduct 50% of the price of this dish even knowing that the rest of the food on it were outstanding.
Nicely done with the quiet and relaxing space, barely visible made out of glass partitions between the tables created the filling of safe environment. We celebrated out wedding anniversary and glad we decided to choose this restaurant.
We definitely will be back.

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

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! I am glad we were able to resolve your concerns, and that you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of your dining experience! We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal!

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Responded on September 8, 2021

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

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vipHerbR
Naples
89 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Duval's and try to frequent when we are in the downtown area (often). Excellent restaurant with fresh food

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Herb, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you always have a great experience when dining at Duval's. We look forward to your next visit! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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Patty
Tallahassee
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent seafood restaurant, and a good place for date night as there are lots of tables for 2. (Tables for more than two are available also.) The muted turquoise walls and wooden net-like sculptures between tables add to the nautical atmosphere. We very much enjoyed our meal here.

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Patty, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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MarioG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Fish and chips were outstanding.

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Responded on September 8, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review, Mario! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience for your special day. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly Dungan Marketing Director

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JayB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took advantage of the local “Thank you Sarasota” menu where you get 1 entree and 2 bonus items for $32. Had salmon poke for appetizer which was delicious. The marinade was full of umami flavor and the different textures of the ingredients within the dish were very satisfying. My main course was grilled salmon over quinoa salad. The salad itself was very good. The salmon was just ok - no seasoning, little flavor and I asked for medium temperature and received well done. As dessert, I had lavender creme brûlée which was very good. Not a bad showing for our first time to the restaurant but there is room for improvement.

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

Jay, Thank you for the 4-star review! We appreciate the honest feedback about our Thank You Sarasota menu so we can improve our offerings for future years. We hope to see you again soon so that we can have another opportunity to give you an all-around 5-star dining experience! 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 3470 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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