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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

1435 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
+1 941-312-4001
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1435 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dropped in to Duvals for brunch today (Sunday) and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, and was served quite quickly even though they were quite busy. I had the seafood Cobb salad, which had fish, several large shrimp, and half lobster tail. The greens...More

Thank virgieg
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 18, 2017

My wife and I live not far from Sarasota and visit the city fairly often for its restaurants and other amenities. Recently we were in the older downtown area just walking Main Street and looking at the shops. Since it was about lunch time we...More

1  Thank CT-Professor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another delicious date night. The service was impeccable, the food was perfect, the drinks were delightful. Always a mainstay for our nights out and the reason we have made it our anniversary haunt.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent food. Sauted Grouper and Tile fish was excellent. What made the visit to this restaurant even better was the great server, Chris B. He was fun to interact with and had a fantastic personality. He made for a very enjoyable evening. This is a...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a good time at the popular place which was quiet busy but service went well. Food was pretty good (fish) unfortunately, the side dishes deserve better preparation. Side dishes were overcooked which took away the good taste of the fish.More

Thank jeanlucp731
Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

jeanlucp731, Thank you for joining us at Duval's and for taking time to write a review. While we are thrilled that you enjoyed your fish, you have my sincerest apologies that your sides were overcooked. We definitely do not want take away any of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Sarasota we never miss the chance to have dinner at Duval's. It's one of our favorite restaurants in the state of Florida -- great food, always fresh and perfectly prepared, and first-rate service. We're working our way through the menu and,...More

Thank Claire_and_Bill_Z
Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Claire_and_Bill_Z, Thank you so much for your continued patronage. We are ecstatic that you continue to enjoy 5 star meals with us and we hope to see you again very soon! Steve Powell

Reviewed 1 week ago

Got rave reviews but was sub par with us.. Our service was THE BEST...Aly !! Had pork chop OVERCOOKED and needed seasoning ( it was comped later) and also the shrimp and crab cakes. OUT OF THIS WORLD...for dessert we shared the house special of...More

Thank Andy S
Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Andy S, Thank you for taking time to write a review and for dining at Duval's. While we are thrilled that you enjoyed your service by Aly, I would like to apologize for the overcooked pork chop. Please reach out to me at spowell@duval'sfls.com or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After having a home near Sarasota for 6 years my wife and I finally had our first meal at Duval's. I don't know why we waited - it was great. We were seated about 10 minutes after our reservation. The dining room is a bit...More

Thank JimGD
Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

JimGD, Thank you for joining us at Duval's and for taking time to write this review. Please accept my apologies that we were late getting you seated at your table. If there is anything I can do to make it up to you please do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent dinner here. Great crab cakes appetizer, followed by fresh fish. Get the catch of the day for freshness. I had a golden tile fish I'd never heard of. Not as good as my wife's red snapper, but expertly prepared and delicious....More

Thank HoosierTraveler60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a Thursday night and it was a good experience. The crab& shrimp cakes were outstanding. Wine and Cosmos also top shelf. The place is smaller than I thought. It’s Downtown where there is no Valet parking and parking spaces are at a...More

Thank Geoffrey W
Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Geoffrey W, Thank you for joining us at Duval's and for writing this review. While we do not offer valet parking at this time, please utilize our complimentary shuttle service. Park anywhere in the downtown area, all the way to Lido Key, and we'll PICK...More

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April 27, 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Property representative |
We try and accommodate all of our guests needs, so please call us at 941-312-4001 for shuttle availability.
March 31, 2017|
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Response from KKMetell | Reviewed this property |
We parked a few blocks away on the Main Street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1435 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
    (Central and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-4001
  • E-mail
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.
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