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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.

1435 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Central and Main

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 312-4001

Website:
http://www.duvalsfreshlocalseafood.com/

Catering:
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
(941) 312-4001

Parking Details:
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

Executive Chef:
Nils Tarantik

Additional:
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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Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (36)
Special Occasion (36)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Good for a Date (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Casual (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Business Meals (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Cozy (17)
Romantic (16)
Healthy (15)
Authentic (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent experience had a large group and all enjoyed their food...

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Sarasota!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

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!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great seafood at good value. Amelia is the best bar tender and server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

All of our (4) meals were delicious. The service--not so much. We couldn't get our waiter's attention. Even when we explained that we had theater tickets, the service was very slow

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Seafood was wonderful-very fresh. Vegetables were very fresh and cooked just right. We were able to sit outside on a nice evening in December. Waitress very knowledgeable about the seafood.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were dining with friends who wanted an authentic Sarasota experience, and Duval's certainly delivered. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was enthusiastic and friendly. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Peru)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Exceptional service and fresh delicate seafood dishes. Great coctails too. Joyous evening

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love to dine out, and our dinner at Duval’s was one of the best we have had in a long time. Excellent selection, great service, and wonderful taste. Everything about our dinner was superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome experience. Ashley was very polite and professional. Food was like in Spain or France. For sure my favorite downtown restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Dinner before theater. Sat outside.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal! Place had a very cool interior and an outstanding vibe! Our server Chris was extremely attentive and very friendly yet professional!
Would absolutely go back again.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent!!This is our second time to the restaurant and we are from the Chicago area. I would highly recommend Duval’s to anyone looking for excellent seafood in Sarasota.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for thanksgiving and the meal was excellent. And the amount of food made it feel like a thanksgiving at home. Plenty of leftovers!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and lunch prices!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As usual, the food and service was wonderful. Not rushed, but attentive. Portion size is great. I have no complaints at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The mussel starter was superb but the catch of the day Cobia and Grouper were both over cooked and dry.
Pity. The atmosphere was good.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a great meal and a wonderful waiter. His name was Chris and he had a warm and welcoming smile and a great personality. Everything was fabulous and I’m still thinking of the bread pudding we polished off for dessert.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always the food was very good. Becoming one of our favorite places, wish parking was easier. Service a little slow because it was their anniversary and they were so busy. Great variety of unique items.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Have been to the restaurant a number of times over the last few years. Food and service is first class.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

WE HAD TWO MEALS--ONE DISH WAS VERY GOOD--THE SECOND DISH WAS OVER COOKED AND DRY

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a great spot for dinner! Excellent food and good service. A little pricey, but seafood usually is. If you want a good quality meal, definitely eat here. I have a gluten allergy as well and they were very accommodating.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

great food and great service. our waiter was very helpful with menu suggestions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fresh fish, tasty combinations. Courteous staff. Very noisy but festive.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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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 (Western KY)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful dinner with excellent service, We will deffinetly recommend Duval's to friends and will be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching
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