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Duval's

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1435 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714 (Central and Main)
+1 941-312-4001
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on vacation in Sarasota and wanted a special meal - not just basic oysters or bouillabaisse. Also we love downtown Main street dining. This restaurant was highly rated and we agree. Great food, not an overwhelming menu but puhlenty to choose from. Service was efficient an nice. The food - gourmet quality. Atmosphere - not outstanding, kind of... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had business people in town who wanted seafood. Hadn't been to Duval's before but it got pretty good ratings on line so we thought we'd try it. Our server, Aly, was terrific - pleasant, explained specials very well and checked in on us regularly. Food was wonderful - ahi tuna, grouper, even the cobb salad with seafood. Everyone was very... More 

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Paris, France
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183 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are many restaurants in downtown Sarasota and Duval's is one of the best-- with just a little more effort it could move up in class. The menu is ample, with many choices. We ordered the gazpacho and were surprised to find it very spicy-- the description on the menu did not say so... not a problem for one of... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota and Duval's appeared in their local restaurant recommendations, but what caught our eye was that they offered a pick up and return service within the downtown/bay area, which included the Hyatt. Sounded great so the next time we walked into downtown we checked their menu and went in to book. We... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we eventually had our order taken after arriving at 8.15 , I was amazed to find out that the Fish'n'chips was off the menu. I am a very plain eater so was struggling to find a substitute. The pork chop and saute potatoes were very nice however. My husband had shrimp and crab linguine and the linguine was so... More 

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

adenmitch, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for dining at Duval's. Please accept my sincerest apologies that we failed at meeting and exceeding your expectations and ran out of fish & chips before you arrived the night you dined with us. You are right, it is unacceptable that we ran out of fish... More 

Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to Duvals and we were able to secure a reservation on short notice for our table of six which is unusual. We were celebrating the birthdays of the 3 males in our group and have done so on one other occasion. We were promptly and pleasantly welcomed by the hostess and led to our table... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't have reservations and decided to sit at the bar. Amelia quickly waited on us and got our drink order. Amelia is amazing to watch. She is very efficient and has a fantastic attitude. She made sure we were taken care of and that we enjoyed our experience. The seafood at Duval's was exceptional and we will definitely be... More 

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Steve P, Manager at Duval's, responded to this review

brendasullivan7, Thank you for taking time to write this great review and thank you for choosing Duval's. I will pass along your kind words to Amelia, she is an excellent bartender and an integral part of our team. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and we hope to see you again soon at the bar! Steve Powell Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We showed up with no reservation so sat at the bar for dinner. Amelia the bar tender took our drink and dinner order. The food was fabulous and Amelia was always watching to make sure we were enjoying our meal. We will be back the food, wine and bar tender left a very positive impression.

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Thank ca6259
Steve P, Manager at Duval's, responded to this review

ca6259, Thank you for the 5 star review and thank you for joining us at Duval's. We are thrilled that you enjoyed you visit at our bar and proud to hear that Amelia took great care of you. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Chef Nils as well and we hope to see you again soon.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite having spent a great deal of time in Sarasota over the years, this was our first time at Duval's. It won't be our last. The dinner and service were excellent. Our waiter, Zack, was fantastic. Very friendly and funny without being intrusive. His recommendations were spot on. The lobster and corn casserole appetizer was to die for! So good.... More 

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1 Thank CAM1202
Steve P, Manager at Duval's, responded to this review

CAM1202, Thank you for joining us at Duval's and thank you for the wonderful review. We are elated that we were able to provide you with a 5 star experience and we hope we have the chance to do it again soon. I will pass along your compliments to Chef Nils as well as Zack they are both shining examples... More 

Madison, New Jersey
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this restaurant mostly due to our server Zack! He is an amazing young man who makes the guests feel at home and offers excellent suggestions as to the menu. We had the calamari (incredible), the shrimp cocktail and the my husband had the grouper per Zack's recommendation which was awesome and I had the... More 

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Thank Jocrisee
Steve P, Manager at Duval's, responded to this review

Jocrisee, Thank you for taking time to write a review and thank you for choosing Duval's. We are thrilled that we were able to provide you with a 5 star experience and we hope to do it again very soon. I will pass along your kind words to Zac, he is a fantastic server and an invaluable member or our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?