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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 #11 of 807 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
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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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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to stop here because I saw the great reviews, and also because I just liked the name. :) I'm glad we did! It was just a cute little place in a strip mall across from the beach - but the ice cream was great. My daughter got the Superman flavor and loved it. Friendly staff too! I'll be... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

So our first day we arrived our condo wasn't ready so we walked over to the Sniki Tiki and then walked around. We saw this shop and decided to stop in. Very friendly people and the ice cream was very good. We made our way up to the village one night and tried Big Olaf's as well. I must say,... More

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Siesta Key, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

By far the best ice-cream not only on Siesta Key, but also in Sarasota! Why doesn't this display online here as a Siesta Key restaurant instead of Sarasota? (Sorry, Big Olaf, but we've made the switch. Besides, no long line-ups at Orange Octopus, at least not yet). My son loves this ice-cream so much that whenever he's in town he... More

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Denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stayed right across the street from the Orange Octopus and had a double scoop of ice cream there every day. Although I tried to have a different kind each time, somehow the salty caramel found it's way into my cup every day :)

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Newtown, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We visited this small, friendly shop three times in three days - couldn't get enough of their yummy, creamy, homemade ice cream! Our favorites were the salted caramel, espresso chip, and black raspberry. Free tastes and friendly service. The woman who cam in after us on the last day ordered two types of icecream in her single scoop - wish... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Having conducted an extensive review (!) of ice creams in Siesta Key and surrounding area, we would definitely say that this place has THE best ice cream (salted caramel particularly!) and the most friendly service. We will be back next year ...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Excellent ice cream and service for me and my family. Coffee was great too in the afternoon. We will definitely see you again soon. Thanks for the caramel macchiato and salted caramel ice cream. I like caramel so the two together made my day. The ice cream made my kids afternoon also. My kids especially liked your home made waffle... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great selection of flavors, something for everyone! I loved the toasted coconut ice cream with a scoop of chocolate almond!!

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is promoted as great for both coffee/cappucino/espresso/lattes and ice cream. Maybe the ice cream is good --it's homemade-- but the coffee is really bad. I even came back a second time because I thought that perhaps my latte was too milky so I'd try a cappucino. What it comes down to is that their coffee beans just aren't... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

nice cool treat very nice selection of flavers $3.75 per scoop average for area mango italian ice very nice birthday cake ice cream had actuall cake in it no sign out side in the dark also coffee shop

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