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Bar, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nokomis, Florida
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I had a 6 o'clock reservation as we had tickets for a show at 8:00 p.m. We found parking on the street nearby easily and were seated as soon as we entered the restaurant. The place was bustling and it had a very nice feel to it. The waitstaff was very attentive. Our waitress, Michaela was very... More 

1 Thank lovetocook2531
South Florida, Florida
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 

6 Thank AtSeaAnne
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here twice in just a couple of weeks and with the number of excellent restaurants in Sarasota that's saying something. The catch of the day is prepared just perfect and served with tasty side dishes. The staff is informed and pleasant. We had a small problem with our reservation not their fault we made a change and the... More 

2 Thank Fullbellies
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite fish restaurant in downtown Sarasota. Attentive service and moderate noise level are big attractions. It's nice to be able to hear your dinner companions. I highly recommend the Ocean Scampi and Seafood platter.

1 Thank Beths046
Hudson, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Duval's is one of those restaurants that you tell people about, but never quite have the words to capture the experience! Fine culinary dining is the order of the day from appetizers to entree. Chef Niles has such skills that he elevates each dish from great to spectacular. I said it once and I'll say it again... order the Rib... More 

3 Thank RLawlor86
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great delicious dinner .. great quality. Small portions , little over priced , it's $$$-$$$$ Very nice staff and very respectful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In Sarasota on business, we found Duval's to be an excellent choice for dining and continuing our business discussions in a very pleasant environment. Our server, Allie, was top notch and made great suggestions. I had the bouillabaisse and this was a home run.

1 Thank Rich S
Indian Rocks Beach
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359 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch based on a recommendation from a local. We were greeted warmly and immediately shown to a table of our choice. The place has a nice decor with comfortable seating. The menu is mostly seafood with a hamburger thrown in for those of your party who want a meat choice. We had a Caesar salad which was... More 

1 Thank ultrapilot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for happy hour last night . We were not that hungry so we only ordered their appetizer of mussels . Wow !!! I am a mussels afficianado and these were a delicious meal in itself . The creamy Dijon broth was delectable and had cubed potatoes in it . This was by far the best mussel dish I have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh fish! We had the Baja tacos, Ocean Cobb Salad and Fish and Chips. Next time we have to plan ahead to have the pineapple upside down cake. Must be ordered 20 minutes ahead!

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?