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“Fantastic local fish specialist, small and friendly boutique eaterie”

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
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Ranked #8 of 1,076 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International, Bar, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Central and Main
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.
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Excellent food: we chose the 4 course dinner menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic. Anthony our waiter was super, as were all the staff. Duval offers a shuttle service to save you driving and the shuttle driver was lovely: thrilled to share some local knowledge, warm and welcoming and a real ambassador for the restaurant. This is a real little gem. Simply the best food we have had since landing in the USA!

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Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

212Stella,

Thank you for joining us at Duval's and thank you for taking time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed a 5 star dinner while visiting our beautiful city and we hope you enjoy your stay. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Anthony, he is a fantastic server and great member of our team.

Steve Powell
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I always liked Duval's. Whatever they do, they generally do right. I had a wonderful seafood Cobb salad and it was loaded with seafood. My wife had grouper and she loved it. My friends had chicken and what can you do had to roast chicken, but my question is whatever happened to the Cajun cuisine. It's not like it was a New Orleans restaurant but the menu always had some Cajun influences and they have vanished.
I would strongly recommend they add them back in since no one else has them.

Thank JordanS8
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Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

JordanS8,

Thank you for taking time to write a review and thank you for joining us at Duval's. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you soon. As for the Cajun cuisine, we did have a little more Cajun influence in the past and now concentrate more on fresh local seafood. With that said, we still serve our multiple award winning Po'Boys and our Chef can always put a cajun twist on any of our dishes. Just ask and we will be more than happy to accommodate.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

While on vacation with family, on Sarasota Florida's Lido Key, we decided not to cook-in on Tuesday evening. We looked for a good place to go for Happy Hour and discovered Duval's on Main Street. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Martinis and Manhattans were featured for $5.00 and domestic beers were 2 for $5.00. Bar Bites were $2.00 off and we tried a few: Crab & Shrimp Cakes (outstanding), Rib-eye Spring Rolls, Calamari, and Codfish Sliders... all well prepared and presented. Our bartender, Amelia, was gracious and a lot of fun. The decor is nautical with a urban flair. We enjoyed it so much, I think we will go back to Duval's for dinner on Friday nite.

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Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

RobertSterlingScott,

Thank you for taking time to write a review and thank you for joining us at Duval's. W are elated that you enjoyed a 5 star experience during Happy Hour and we hope to see you on Friday! I will be sure to compliment Amelia on a job well done, she is an excellent bartender and a fantastic member of our team.

Steve Powell
General Manager

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Very airy and pretty decor. Food is great here. Only drawback is noise level. Unfortunately there were two children making a lot of noise in addition to a table of adults speaking loudly. I know it isn't always this loud there as we have eaten there before!

Thank NotaPlainJane
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Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

NotaPlainJane,

Thank you so very much for the review and thank you for joining us at Duval's. While we are glad that we were able to provide you with a 5 star experience, I would like to apologize for the noise level. It is a problem we are currently working on and we hope this will not deter you from choosing Duval's again in the future.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Four of us dined at Duval's Saturday night. We had the mussels appetizer, the . crab/shrimp balls, the special red snapper sautéed, the tuna, and the scallops.
All were delicious. The place was full. We had an adorable, competent waitress with a name I can't remember (and she wanted a new name)..

Duval's executive chef will be the general manager and executive chef of a new restaurant(and Duval's also) going in at the old Americano location at Main & Pineapple/Central. There will be a casual side and a fine dining side. Opening 1 September! Be watching!

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Steve P, General Manager at Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood., responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Terry K,

Thank you for joining us at Duval's and thank you for the great review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves for dinner on Saturday night and we hope to see you again soon for the freshest and most delicious seafood around!

Steve Powell
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