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Bar, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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1435 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714 (Central and Main)
+1 941-312-4001
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Scarborough, Maine
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Florida for a week and ate dinner out each evening. Duval's was the best dinner by far. When we called to reserve, they asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. When we arrived, they addressed us by name and our exceptional waitress, Melody, continued the personal service throughout our dinner. She was very knowledgeable about the... More 

Thank AliceMaine
southern california
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231 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Duval's is comfortably established on Main Street in downtown Sarasota. The interior is understated without being ostentatious. Far more important than the setting, however, is the food, which is consistently carefully prepared and artfully presented. A nice variety of seafood standards is augmented by daily specials determined by the catch. Service is cheerful and efficient. The large number of returning... More 

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upmarket seafood with extensive food and wine menu. Need to book at weekends. If you can't get a table on telephone try booking on internet. Very good service.

Thank Mvajones
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a very sumptuous lunch at this wonderful seafood restaurant today. With a gorgeous beautiful Florida weather, we had outside seating to enjoy our delicious blackened grouper and the shrimp crab melt , it was paired beautifully with a Washington state semi dry Riesling. What made our meal exceptional was the very professional and great service... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During a recent trip to Sarasota, we walked along Main Street and checked out all the several menus at restaurants that looked interesting for dinner. Duval's menu offered great seafood choices, so that's where we ended up. That turned out to be a great choice. For an appetizer, we had the Caribbean Crab and Shrimp Cakes, which were delicious. For... More 

1 Thank AldebaranFlorida
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been in awhile and had a hankering for a oyster po boy. Wow, it did not disappoint! Service was just as good, this place rocks!!!

1 Thank Rick M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me first start off by saying Zac, one of the waiters was by far the best server I have ever had. I have been all over the world and dined in every type of place you can think of from your casual type to your extreme fine dining. Zac had such enthusiasm and personality that it made the experience... More 

1 Thank Jason S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating at Duval's was such a great experience. I was dinning alone and my server, Pam, made me feel like I was at home. She was just delightful and made recommendations that were perfect. I met another server, Eric, and as I watched him he brought the same warm enthusiasm as Pam to each of his customers. He is young... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tori was our amazing server who you must specifically request. Terrific attention to detail with the smiling friendly attitude.

Thank ibkooly
DuvalsFLS, Owner at Duval's, responded to this review

ibkooly, Thank you for dining at Duval's and taking the time to write a review. We agree, Tori is amazing and a great member of the Duval's team. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to her. We look forward to seeing you again soon and appreciate your recommendations. Best, Josh Halbrucker Co-Owner/Operator More 

Highlands, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab and shrimp cake was a true surprise! I expected nothing but normal cakes, but what came with the cakes and made them special was the sauses or remoulades that accompanied them. Best dish I have had in Sarasota. Going back.

Thank swiftie8123
DuvalsFLS, Owner at Duval's, responded to this review

swiftie8123, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for dining at Duval's. We are glad that you loved the Caribbean Crab and Shrimp Cake appetizer. It has been a staple on our menu for years and is a crowd favorite. I invite you to try the fresh local fish that we offer daily on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Bar, American, Seafood, Contemporary
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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