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About Duval's Fresh. Local. 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 fisherman and farmers.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Seafood, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Central and Main
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
If you are interested in having your next special event catered, please contact us for more information, we will customize our menu to meet your needs! We can design a perfect menu for your event including any of our entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, sides, etc.
Duval"s Fresh. Local. Seafood.
1435 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
FREE. LOCAL. SHUTTLE.
Park in one of the covered garages on Palm Ave., Whole Foods Market, or the State Street Garage. The FLS can accommodate parties up to 9 in a single trip!
Call or text 941-374-3996 with your location, the # in your party, and desired time for pick up, and the FLS will scoop you up and drop you off at Duval’s! There is NO charge for the ride. www.DuvalsFLS.com/Shuttle for more info.
Avail M-F: 11:00am - 2:00pm & 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. Ratings and Reviews
This is a very nice restaurant downtown in Sarasota; although it is on the Main Street, it is probably not a place that would grab your attention if you were just passing by on the street. Having eaten in many of the other restaurants in that area, this is definitely one of the best. It is smaller but the food is largely local and very tasty even if it is a bit eclectic and the wine list is very adequate for even the more seasoned wine drinker. Service was prompt and attentive but not intrusive or rushed. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.
We live very close to Duval's but for some reason had not dined there. What were we thinking??? My husband and I celebrated my birthday there, pre Theater, and we had the most delicious meal. Everything was wonderfully prepared and so flavorful. It will become our new go to place. Plans are already in motion to treat our holiday visitors to a special dinner at Duval's . It won't disappoint!!
My husband and I were in the Sarasota area on a mini vacation and read some good reviews on this place so we decided to try it out. The food was absolutely awesome. The incredible fresh fish options made it difficult to decide, and the calamari appetizer with pineapple was wonderfully unique. My spicy crafted cocktail was to die for and the waiter helped us choose an excellent bottle of red to compliment both our entrees. We ate at 4 restaurants this week in the area, and Duvalls was by far the best!
This was our first time at Duval's but will surely not be the last! We were impressed with every aspect of our dining experience. From the staff that greeted us at the door, to our waiter Chris, and the absolutely outstanding fish dinners! Thanks one and all for a memorable evening!!!
A great Birthday dinner with a friend, great food, great wine, lovely birthday dessert, great service. Also we used their free transportation service to take us to the Florida Studio Theater after dinner to see the play ONCE, so we didn't have to walk there after eating. Thank you so much to the chef for boxing up my birthday cake so we could make it the play on time, it was scrumptious!
We arrived half an hour early for dinner on a Friday night and were graciously seated immediately!
Our server, Allie, could not have been more helpful!
She took care of our special requests and really contributed to our lovely evening!
My fresh caught snapper was the most delicious piece of fish that I have ever had! It was cooked to perfection!
We are canceling other reservations that we made to eat there again!
We had a pre-theatre meal here with another couple. The food was amazing and the menu was varied and included options for everyone (I have a shell fish allergy, and was able to find multiple items without danger of cross contamination). Duval’s has a sizable wine list; including some notable wines. The ambiance is pleasant and trendy without being obnoxious about it.
Our only complaint was with the amount of time between placing our orders and receiving our entrees. We had a 6:30 reservation in order to eat prior to an 8pm theatre performance. We placed our order soon after arriving and received the salads quickly. At 7:30 I approached a manager to share our concerns with the amount of time it was taking to get our meals. They arrived immediately after this conversation, with the excuse that my husband’s Lobster Mac and Cheese was the reason for the delay. He had asked the waitress her opinion between this item and the Ocean Cobb, she recommended the Lobster dish, but failed to mention the exorbitant prep time. Had she shared this important detail, he would have opted for the Cobb.
Duval’s is Beautiful and serves Delicious meals, If you’re heading to the theatre, you may want to opt for a reservation at or before 6pm, in order to be certain you can enjoy a leisurely meal.
Our server was great. We ordered the lobster Mac and cheese, seafood sampler and Cobb salad. All were great... finished off with the bread pudding. It was small for the price but just right to share. Our experience was good... another restaurant for us to frequent
We dined on Thanksgiving Day. Their usual seafood menu was not available. Instead there was a prix fix menu featuring traditional turkey with all the fixings.
Our meal was good but it wouldn't be fair to "rate" this establishment based on the special menu.
Service was prompt and attentive. Food was what we expected. Providing a "leftover" goodie bag for each customer was a nice touch!
We will definitely return to try their "real" menu.
The food was delicious, we really like the calamari appetizer and the handcrafted cocktails! We both got the Crisp Breeze cocktail and really like it. We had the catch of the day fish, red snapper and corvina, which were both delicious! And the french bread was amazing. Great food and reasonably priced. Our waitress was also very attentive and hospitable. This place also has a shuttle for nearby surrounding area if you don't want to deal with parking downtown. It's a very nice added service. I highly recommend this place!
Went to Duvals to celebrate a friends birthday, she loved the food. We both had shrimp po'boys, which were excellent and I had a cup of the lobster bisque and highly recommend it. To end the lunch, Duvals served a complimentary birthday desert consisting of a flourless chocolate cake with fresh whipped cream and berries, it was a nice gesture and delicious.
Friendly service. Food was inconsistent. Some appetizers were really well flavored and others just passable. The fresh fish specials - one guest’s were was executed and one had to be returned; the 2nd attempt produced great results but the side dish (potatoes) were disappointing. Two other orders (scallops and fish and chips) were good. Good wines on the list. Busy place though, so I assume we had an unusual experience.
Everything is always good. from the time of arrival you are pleasantly greeted and seated without delay. Your server arrives promptly and takes good care throughout the dining experience. Would recommend this restaurant without hesitancy. We return every season.
Wife had the Lobster bisque, I had the clam chowder, both were excellent. I had a shrimp crab cake melt as well. It was very light for a crab cake, and the flavor was great. Side of seasoned fries were hot off the fryer, to boot. Great lunch for under $40 with tip.
Good food & wine. Service was A-1.
Cosmo’s were excellent.
Crab & shrimp cakes outstanding along with shrimp scampi.
Little noisy and the place is small.
No valet parking and never a parking spot available except the parking garage 2 blocks away for short $$.
Definitely would go back
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