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“Great ice cream and good service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abel's Ice Cream

Abel's Ice Cream
1886 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8847
941-921-5700
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Ranked #3 of 852 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great ice cream and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went here with the kids our first night here in the Sarasota area. Very clean with polite and attentive staff. Lots of different flavors, including my favorite orange and cream (Creamsicle) :)

Going back today

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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Super Friendly Ice Cream Shop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hidden little gem of an ice cream shop! Family owned shop with lots & lots of flavors of ice cream and sherbet. Very nice employees and they come to your table to bring you glasses of water with your ice cream treat! Good prices & very clean shop. Located on south side of the street in a small plaza - don't follow your GPS it will steer you wrong. Will definitely visit here often!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hartford, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Nothing but the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want high quality ingredients and plenty of flavors and toppings to choose from, Abel's is the place to go. I know because I've been there at least a dozen times. The owners are very friendly and personable so enjoy your desserts!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Branchland, West Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“MUST STOP Ice Cream Shoppe!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped in here one night after eating dinner. Needless to say, we were back several times. This is a MUST STOP Ice Cream Shoppe!!! We even stopped one night after their closing time, and they still let us come in. GREAT ice cream, GREAT customer service! Was not surprised when I saw they received an Trip Advisor Award, which they proudly (and should) display on their counter.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 121 cities Reviews in 121 cities
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
“The top-rated "restaurant" in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

According to Tripadvisor, Abel's Ice Cream on Stickney Point Road about a block west of Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) is the No. 1 restaurant (out of more than 800) in the Sarasota area. It also has received awards from the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and South Florida magazine. Of course, it isn't a conventional restaurant. It is an ice cream parlor. But Abel's gets rave reviews from all of its customers. And ice cream is as important to native Floridians and tourists as air conditioning and fresh-squeezed orange juice and a sunny day at the beach. There are many ice cream parlors in Sarasota and on Siesta Key and we've been to all of them. There aren't any bad ones. Have to ever tasted bad chocolate ice cream? Abel's goes a few yards further. For openers, it offers 36 ice cream flavors from coconut to spumoni to coffee chip. You can get cones and cups, pints and quarts to go, ice cream cakes and pies, banana splits, sundaes, milk shakes, sodas, root beer floats, smoothies, jams and jellies, chutneys salas and dips, cheese ball mixes, dessert toppings, even frozen Cappuccinos. You also can purchase chocolates, including truffles, toffee, fudge, nuts, almonds and chewies. You might miss it at first. Abel's is tucked in a small strip mall across the street from another strip mall that is headlined by Peltz shoes and Carrabba's restaurant. And the sign just says "Ice Cream." But once you've found it, you'll want to go back again and again and again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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