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The Orange Octopus

1220 Old Stickney Point Rd., Siesta Key Beach near south bridge, Sarasota, FL
9413468080
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Ranked #9 of 824 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
Description: This old fashioned, family owned coffee and ice cream shop is located in Captain Curt's Village a few hundred yards south of the Stickney point (south bridge). It is beside the bike and kayak rental shop. They are super friendly and have a gourmet coffee bar, fresh baked goods and 26 flavors of hand churned, homemade ice cream. It is my favorite local coffee shop! I've never left disappointed.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: This old fashioned, family owned coffee and ice cream shop is located in Captain Curt's Village a few hundred yards south of the Stickney point (south bridge). It is beside the bike and kayak rental shop. They are super friendly and have a gourmet coffee bar, fresh baked goods and 26 flavors of hand churned, homemade ice cream. It is my favorite local coffee shop! I've never left disappointed.
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to go for ice cream on Siesta Key! I had the Butter Pecan and my wife had the Salted Carmel Ice Cream. Every time we come down to Siesta Key we always have to stop in (at least once).

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Siesta Key, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Definitely home made ice cream (if not they fooled me) the sponge Bob cookie dough and butter pecan is amazing!

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place - many many flavors - they make homemade waffles cones right there - ice cream very creamy and lots of flavors - there is an area for many tables and chairs if you wish to escape the heat and eat inside. HUGE scoops!!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Like many other things in this great country, American ice cream is a bit over the top, packed with all sorts of flavors, nuts, fudges, ... and far from the much more simple Italian gelato, but if you like that (too) the one served at The Orange Octopus is fabulous. We have tried a few of the other ice cream... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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380 reviews 380 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There are plenty of good ice cream parlors in the Sarasota area to help residents and tourists get relief from the 90-degree heat in June and July. Kilwin's and Big Olaf's are two of the best and most successful. But don't forget the Orange Octopus, which has been doing business under one owner or another and one name or another... More

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Villa Grove, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I asked if they made their own ice cream, no, but they get it from a local creamery and OMG the butter pecan and double chocolate mixed together in a waffle cone, YUMMY!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We took our family for ice cream at the Orange Octopus. Such a cute little place and really great ice cream. The staff was friendly.

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Canton, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wish we found this place earlier. Close to where we are staying and better than Big Olafs. I will definitely come back here!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Perfect dessert after dinner at Captain Curts!!! Salted caramel ice cream was so good!!! So was the orange pineapple.... Refreshing!!! Next time, I'll try the peanut butter chocolate in a waffle cone!!!

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Elmer, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The older facility behind Capt Curt's gives this place an old island feel. There are a few tables inside and benches outside on which to sit and enjoy. Many flavors of ice cream and sundaes and larger portions than Abels.

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