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“Cotton Club”
Review of St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle
Ranked #1 of 68 Shopping in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A unique island shopping experience with over 140 upscale shops, boutiques, art galleries and award winning restaurants set amidst lush tropical landscaping, antique statuary, courtyards and patios. Art festivals, classic car shows, family-friendly Halloween event and a spectacular holiday display add to the excitement.
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cotton Club”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Before you shop here, I suggest you read the reviews on Yelp, the Better Business Bureau, Google Plus & the Sarasota Patch internet sites. St Armands Circle is wonderful, don't let a potentially bad shopping experience run the visit.

Visited January 2014
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“Madison Avenue Cafe Fantastic French Bistro”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

If you want Quality - Proper Cafe Parisienne Style Food then this is the place to go to!!
The sandwiches are heavenly , they have Fresh Home Made Soups that are terrific.
There is a great selection of Quality Wines on sale here .
This is truly a Quality venue for Food and Wine.

Visited February 2014
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Thank MINKEYRAT
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Lakeville, Connecticut
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“A lovely place with many”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

lovely shops and restaurants! The best place ever is Kilwin's and it perfect ice cream. I wait all year to go back just for the ice cream. My husband loves the cigar shop, and we love sitting in the park evenings!!

Visited March 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“A unique shopping experience! ”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

St. Armands Circle is one of my favorite places in all of Sarasota! Though there are a few chain stores and eateries, most are independent and very unique. Whether you're looking for clothing, accessories, art, antiques, or one-of-a-kind gifts, this us the place for you. And, because shopping and walking work up an appetite, the food options are plenty: sit-down restaurants, bars, pizzarias, ice cream/frozen yogurt/gelato shops, and even fudge and candy, if you have an especially sweet tooth.

Parking can be tricky around the circle at peak times, and the limit is three hours, so consider side streets, too.

Gorgeous Lido Beach is just two blocks west, so you can really make a day of it here on Lido Key! Enjoy!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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“The place to be in Sarasota”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

THis is the busy place to be in Sarasota. Most of the good restaurants and many shops are located in the circle. You can park your car and browse the shops and galleries and get a meal . It's really convenient to everything.

Visited January 2014
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