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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

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8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Menu

BAR BITES
Available Everyday from 3pm – Close
$12.5
Siesta Key Calamari
Rings of calamari, fried golden brown & tossed with Siesta Key Rum glaze, banana peppers, pineapple, cucumber, & red bell peppers
$11.0
Ribeye Springrolls
Shaved ribeye, a trio of cheeses, & caramelized onions in a crispy shell. Served with Knucklehead sauce
$11.0
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Topped with cornbread crumble & finished with lemon butter
$8.5
Cordon Bleu Strudel
Tasso ham, apple, & swiss cheese wrapped in puff pastry and baked golden brown. Finished with bacon cream sauce
$9.0
Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sliders
Cheddar cheese & Candied Pepper Bacon Sandwiches Served with cream tomato blue cheese dipping sauce
$15.0
Chicken Caesar Salad
Romaine, parmesan, focaccia croutons, & Caesar dressing with your choice of grilled or blackened chicken
$14.0
Creamy Dijon Mussels
PEI mussels sautéed with tasso ham, onion, garlic, & roasted potatoes tossed in a mustard cream sauce. Served with parmesan crostinis
$16.5
Shrimp Cocktail
5 Extra Jumbo Gulf shrimp, served with zesty cocktail sauce, pickled cucumber, & lemon
$13.5
Tuna Carpaccio
Thinly-sliced Ahi tuna drizzled with sweet soy glaze & accompanied by wasabi & wasabi micro greens
$9.5
Caribbean Crab & Shrimp Cakes
Served with chipotle remoulade & street slaw
Sponsored by: Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. #1 Seafood Restaurant in SRQ
1. #1 Seafood Restaurant in SRQ
"Duval's is a must visit Seafood Extravaganza in Sarasota."
girlsinHotlanta
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2. Best Happy Hour
2. Best Happy Hour
"Delicious bar bites, 5 dollar drinks, great atmosphere"
Alex c
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3. Voted Best Sandwich 2016-2019
3. Voted Best Sandwich 2016-2019
"Shrimp po-boys were out of this world."
JudgeMunch
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About
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. Duval's offers free patron shuttle service, food delivery, and $5 Happy Hour 7 days a week.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, American, Seafood, Contemporary
FEATURES
Delivery, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with my husband. We shared an appetizer of fried green tomatoes caprese salad followed by the grouper fish special and ended with the key lime creme brûlée which was delicious. An overall great meal, would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CFC1023
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for describing your meal at Duval's in such detail! We are happy that you were pleased, and for your recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again.

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed December 23, 2018

After five visits, Duval's has been flawless. From accommodating a last minute change to a reservation, to impeccable seafood that tantalizes the tastebuds, Duval's is by far the best restaurant in Sarasota. Recently we had the pleasure of being served by Rendle, who treated us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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SteveP4645, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

beckybZ4443TY, Thank you very much for the outstanding review and for your continued patronage to Duval's. Our goal is to meet and exceed our guests expectations and I am thrilled that we were able to deliver. I will be sure to give a special thanks...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ashley Rumsey was a wonderful server! The food was amazing and we left stuffed and satisfied. Will go again!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Linda C
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Linda, Thank you for your great review of Duval's and Ashley's excellent service. We are happy that you enjoyed our restaurant, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Read rave reviews of Duval's in Trip Advisor. As we had appointments in Sarasota, decided to give it a try. Must say the food quality excellent! However 2 shrimp on their "award winning" Po Boy sandwich? That's pretty scrimpy. Was served with small salad and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank UPprincess
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your Po' Boy. Sarasota's Best Sandwich (2019 Herald-Tribune Readers' Choice Award) is prepared with three shrimp when full-size, and two shrimp when served as a lunch combo with salad on the plate. Our server should have described...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first time at Duval's. Highly rated by most rating forums. Everyone at the table who had the fresh fish was happy. I believe it was grouper. I decided to select one of the "favorites"...the shrimp and crab cakes. Talk about being disappointed!!!.....fried...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank jmdskyline
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We can't apologize enough about your crab cakes. We surely wish that you enjoyed Duval's as much as did your dining companions. We have brought your concerns to the attention of the Chef, and he will address the issue with his staff. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food....great waiter, Michael. Had fresh seafood it was excellent. Fried green tomatoes were wonderful. I highly recommend Duval’s.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Cheri S
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Cheri, Thank you for the 5 star review of Duval's, and for mentioning Michael by name. We are glad that you dined with us and mentioned Michael's service and our Chef's great work too. We hope to have you visit us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

With a name like Fresh. Local. Seafood. you should know what you're getting. Turns out they are telling the truth. We sat outside on a very pleasant March evening and enjoyed the meal immensely. Great wine selection, and not very expensive. They didn't have fresh...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank cdpinNYC
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, cdpinNYC, for your great review of Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood! We are so please that you enjoyed our restaurant and downtown Sarasota as well. It was very kind of you to take the time to explain the many details of your experience. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a well deserved reputation for great food and great service, fortunately the staff was able to seat us without a reservation before the place filled up. We sat at sidewalk table, and the street noise was minimal, very pleasant people watching opportunity....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rahaal
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Rahaal, We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Duval's. We are glad we could accommodate you before our reservations began to fill in. Everyone at Duval's is looking forward to serving you again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time here. Two tables of us. None of the red wine drinkers liked either of the wines offered to us by the glass. Hope they improve on that. I ordered the red snapper. I was pleasantly surprised at the portion. What is should be,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank funithesun
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, funithesun, Thank you for all the helpful notes you offered about your recent experience here at Duval's. The Chef will be happy to hear your suggestions. It is always our goal to meet or exceed our guests' expectations, so we take their comments to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here on a weekday while strolling through downtown Sarasota. The accolades are justifiable, and the shrimp po’ boy was one of the best I’ve ever had. Our server, Ashley, was very good. Great restaurant and nice balance of seriously good food and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MLTofTN
AbbyH824, Guest Relations Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad that you were pleased, MLT, Thank you for mentioning Ashley; she will be pleased to know her good work here at Duval's is recognized. Also, it is kind of you to award us 5 stars for your dining experience. We hope to have...More

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Yes, from 3-6 $5 well drinks and $2 off their bar bites. Happy hour goes till 7 at the bar but 6 in the dining room
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