Whether you need a place to relax after a long day at work, a corner booth to catch up with old friends over drinks, or a restaurant that you can always count on to deliver fresh, local seafood, look no further: it’s Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. By popular opinion, it’s pretty fantastic.

Located in downtown Sarasota, Duval’s features only the freshest local seafood and uses the finest ingredients available. Working with local fishermen, fresh fish is delivered daily and filleted in house. This explains why Duval’s has been ranked as the No. 1 seafood restaurant in Sarasota for the past four years, and why Duval’s is the most-awarded restaurant in all of Sarasota.

But it doesn’t stop there. Apart from the wholesome menu, Duval’s offers a wide selection of award-winning craft cocktails, beer and wine. Attention, wine lovers! Duval’s recently earned the “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine for the second straight year in recognition of its outstanding wine selection.

However, these aren’t the only reasons Duval’s is loved by so many. The restaurant offers many other benefits seemingly only locals are aware of, including its Free. Local. Shuttle (FLS). Why would a restaurant offer a free local shuttle? Duval’s understands that parking downtown can sometimes be a challenge, or messy when it’s raining. For this reason, the restaurant has decided to offer its guests this convenient, free service.

Duval’s FREE. LOCAL. SHUTTLE. FAQs:

How does the FLS work?

Simply call or text (941) 374-3996 with your location, the number of people in your party and your desired time for pick up, and the FLS will scoop you up and bring you to Duval’s for free! There is no charge for the ride.

Where should I park?

Park in one of the covered garages on Palm Avenue, Whole Foods Market or the State Street Garage.

Will Duval’s FREE. LOCAL. SHUTTLE. pick me up at home or at work?

Of course. For those of you who live or work downtown, call or text the same number and let us know your address. Our driver will arrive to chauffeur you to Duval’s and will bring you home when you are ready to leave. (See map below)

How many people can ride in the Duval’s FREE. LOCAL. SHUTTLE.? The FLS can accommodate parties up to nine in a single trip.

Aside from offering free transportation, Duval’s is also able to provide free delivery to your home, office or hotel. Beyond ordinary restaurant delivery, you can also have beer, wine or spirits delivered. That’s right, free alcohol delivery. Imagine you’re hosting a dinner party at home and run out of wine. Just give Duval’s a call and the restaurant will come to the rescue and save the party.

Now, let’s get back to the food. Duval’s menu is chock full of classic dishes with an eclectic yet sophisticated twist that parallel the unique vibe of Sarasota’s vibrant restaurant scene. Menu starters like Siesta Key Rum-Glazed Calamari, Ribeye Springrolls or Creamy Dijon Mussels will have you reminiscing about Duval’s for days to come. The Signature Dishes offer something for everyone, from the award-winning Shrimp Po’Boy (ranked best sandwich in Sarasota for four years in a row) to tantalizing Small Plates like Eggplant Rollatini,to dinner entrées like the Spice Rubbed Corvina, dusted with the perfect blend of Cajun seasoning and topped with thin-sliced crispy tortillas. Be sure to top off your meal with Duval’s Signature Bread Pudding, made from fresh pastries rather than the usual stale bread.

For the value-seeking lunch crowd, Duval’s offers the best bang for your buck with $7.50 lunch specials Monday-Friday. In addition to daily lunch specials, Duval’s also offers daily Value Combos, in which you can mix and match soups, salads and sandwiches to create the perfect pairing to satisfy even the most pesky cravings.

With the wide variety of menu specialties and drink offerings, Duval’s is perfect for any occasion and dining at any time of day. Committed to quality food using fresh ingredients and warm hospitality, Duval’s captures the atmosphere of a “spirited coastal neighborhood restaurant” exceptionally well. It’s where locals know to come get the best seafood that Sarasota has to offer. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be made to feel right at home. You’ll leave thinking what to try the next time you visit as you ride home in Duval’s Free. Local. Shuttle.

Duval’s is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information, visit Duvalsfls.com and follow Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

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