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1. #1 Seafood Restaurant in SRQ
1. #1 Seafood Restaurant in SRQ
"They have great fish entrees with multiple choices of preparation"
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2. Best All Around Restaurant SRQ
2. Best All Around Restaurant SRQ
"They deserve all the awards they’ve received. Would highly recommend"
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3. Voted Best Sandwich 2016-2021
3. Voted Best Sandwich 2016-2021
"the best blackened grouper sandwich I have ever had"
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About
We are an eclectic eatery with a passion for stunning seafood, superb service, fine wine, and creative cocktails. At Duval’s Fresh. Local Seafood., we are committed to serving only the freshest dishes to our guests. We receive fresh fish daily from our local suppliers and filet everything in house to ensure the best possible quality. Together with our unique menu, our focus on excellent service allows us to deliver a one-of-a-kind dining experience in downtown Sarasota. Every menu item is prepared to order to allow for customization and personalization of each dish and to ensure you are getting the freshest possible meal. Duval's offers indoor and outdoor dining, free delivery, and Happy Hour
PRICE RANGE
C$7 - C$68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, American, Seafood, Contemporary
FEATURES
Delivery, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here our first night in Sarasota. This was probably one of the best meals all weekend. Food was fresh and delicious and the service was top-notch. Our table was outside on the patio and we enjoyed the perfect weather. We...both started with a cup of New England clam chowder which has just the right balance of clams and potatoes. For dinner we both ordered the seasonal fresh catch of the day. I ordered it blackened and husband ordered it grilled both were cooked perfectly. This is something I would order again and again. This is a must try when in downtown Sarasota.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ALWAYS have the best experience whenever we are here. The food - delicious, the service (especially our bartender Denise!!) - amazing and the ambiance - lovely!! A must-go to place when in Sarasota either visiting or as a local!!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and 5-star review. We are glad Duval's always meets and exceeds your expectations and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved Duval’s. A perfect spot only if you want FRESH seafood with FABULOUS service! From drinks all the way to dessert everything was prepared to perfection. They have a great selection on their menu with classics and unique options! Our server was Anatolyi...and he was incredible, so nice, and so knowledgeable. If you’re in Sarasota and want to eat downtown, this is your spot!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Anatoliy. We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were in the mood for fish tacos for lunch so we decided to try Duval's. We were truly amazed by the entire experience! Our excellent server, Jesse recommended the swordfish, which was plentiful and perfectly prepared. The key lime pie was...one of the best we've tried. If you're in the mood for a delicious and refreshing cocktail, try the Blujito. Oh my!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Jesse. We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 12 from out of town were visiting Sarasota and wanted seafood. We chose Duval's based on a recommendation. We sat outdoors on their patio and enjoyed the weather. Everyone loved their food, all was excellent with crowd favorites being the calamari and...seafood sampler. Our server Jesse was knowledgeable and attentive!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Jesse. We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food, service. The Duvall seafood sampler, and lobster Mac and Cheese was awesome. The Mac and Cheese was very cheesy with a lot of lobster. The seafood sampler had the best tasting scallops I had ever had ever!!! The presentation isn't the only nice...thing.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was outstanding, compliments to the chef and kitchen staff Waiter staff just not up to what we normally would see! Appetiser plates not cleared and entrees arrived, other staff stepped in but this is where all went down hill, waiting for order of drinks...not coming and then being charged for an extra bottle of wine! The fact that other staff all standing around at front counter not helping other staff just chatting about their own stuff (not work related) Sad to write this as the food was absolutely outstanding but so let down by service staffMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Jonathan Van Dyke, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

SaraH, I would like to personally apologize we failed to meet your expectations when you dined with us. I would love the opportunity to make it right for you as well as find out more about your experience to correct the issues for the future....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage daughter wanted seafood for her birthday… I didn’t know this place at all having not really lived here very long… We were very, very impressed with the quality and diversity of the food and excellent service by Shaun - I would highly recommend...this place for any kind of fun, special family meal… Or a date nightMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Shaun. We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch at Duval’s! Stopped in for lunch while out shopping. Great environment, our server, Jesse, was fantastic and spot on with his recommendations. Both the blacken shrimp taco and the chicken tacos were great. The New England claim chowder was fantastic! We’ll definitely be...back!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Jesse. We hope you choose Duval's again soon. Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed May 12, 2024 via mobile

Entire experience was fantastic! Table was ready a few minutes early, sat and Shawn was our server and exceptional. My wife and I couldn’t decide and Shawn recommended sharing a seafood sampler dish complimented w a filet. Everything was grilled perfectly and we took a...roadie bread pudding. We hope to be back again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2024

Thank you for the 5-star review! I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Shaun. We hope you choose Duval's again soon.  Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed May 9, 2024

Took a friend to dinner here for her birthday. We had a reservation for 6:30 and the table was ready when we arrived on time. This is a very nice place, much more then expected. We had great service here, the staff is very professional....I had a nice local beer, Circus City from Big Top Brewing and a perfectly done red snapper. This is a top of the line place, expect top of the line prices but also you will get a wonderful dining experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2024

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed May 8, 2024 via mobile

Food was mediocre at best. Very bland. Nice bar, great pours, but food wasn’t up to par. Met some great people at bar, always come for the key lime pie, not the food.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2024

I would like to personally apologize we failed to meet your expectations when you dined with us. I would love the opportunity to make it right for you as well as find out more about your experience to correct the issues for the future. Please...More

Reviewed May 7, 2024 via mobile

Vacationing at Siesta Ket beach and went to Duval’s because my brother, who recently moved here, was dying to take me there for my birthday, since he had such a great meal there with friends earlier this year. We arrived, and the hostesses asked whose...birthday it was and we said mine and they wished me a happy birthday. Ok so things were going well. They sat us at our table by the window, check. Then the waiter didn’t come over for like 15 minutes. All night the waiter meandered from inattentive to grumpy,( he barked at my sister in law when she asked if ha hour drinks were available at the table) and at one point, he was downright hostile. For example, when my brother asked for Parmesan cheese for his pasta the waiter never brought it and when he finally came with it , after we asked the hostesses for it, (which we had to do for several things throughout the evening like more water and bread) he said to my brother “You already have a big slab of cheese on your chicken” so in other words why did he need the Parmesan on his pasta anyway. He never once asked how our meals were. My sister-in-law’s meal was cold so she had to send it back with the hostess. ( who was very nice btw) Finally, normally when nice restaurants know it’s your birthday they sing, provide a beverage or dessert or something. They didn’t do anything to acknowledge it accept saying happy birthday when we arrived. Too bad the service was so bad since my salmon was fantastic!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2024

I would like to personally apologize we failed to meet your expectations when you dined with us. I am glad our General Manager Jonathan was able to connect with you to learn more about your experience so we can improve for next time. If there's...More

Reviewed May 3, 2024

Every time we eat at this restaurant ...and its a lot! ...we are SO happy to be able to partake! EXCEPTIONAL food ...EXCEPTIONAL staff ...we ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Rick & Barbie

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2024

Thank you so much for your kind words and 5-star review. We are glad Duval's always meets and exceeds your expectations and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

Reviewed May 1, 2024 via mobile

Absolutely excellent from beginning to end! Our server Jennifer was fantastic. The food and drinks were amazing. We had the calamari appetizer ocean scampi and sesame tuna. We would highly recommend this establishment as a wonderful meal experience in downtown Sarasota.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kelly Dungan, Marketing at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2024

Thank you for the 5-star review, Monika! I am glad you enjoyed your dining experience and I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Jennifer. We hope to see you again soon! Kelly D. Marketing Director

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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5