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“Nice ice cream place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Orange Octopus

The Orange Octopus
Ranked #1 of 42 Dessert in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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, 24 flavors of hand churned, homemade ice cream. It is my favorite local coffee shop! I've never left disappointed.
Wisconsin
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice ice cream place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Good hard scoop ice cream. Large portions for the money. They serve Working Cow ice cream which is locally made in Florida.

  • Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Delicious ice cream and friendly/personable staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a great little ice cream shop. Many flavors to choose from. It's very low key and warm and friendly. The girls behind the counter are very personable. They give free samples and the single scoop looks like a double! They know how to treat their customers!

  • Visited August 2013
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Orlando
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ice cream is good but atmosphere is not present”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We went there after returning from a kayaking trip and wanted to treat ourselves for some ice cream (2 adults & 2 small kids) the outside matches the inside. Really nothing to say except "Blah" at the most but I did like the icream. It's not overrun like the other "main" icream store on the island. It was well priced and worth a return trip

  • Visited July 2013
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Westerville, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best ice cream,coffee and danish on Siesta Key!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

This charming restaurant serves breakfast and ice cream ..and does both exceptionally well! The owners and staff are very friendly and the ice cream(Working Cow) and coffee (Joeffreys) are fantastic! Sometimes we go twice in one day!You can get homemade Amish danish or bagels for breakfast. They also sell novelty candies, juices, etc. We love the Orange Octopus!

  • Visited June 2013
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Youngstown, Ohio
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Cute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Very cute shop, adorable t-shirts with orange octopuses on it. It's off the main drag of Siesta Key, so it took us a bit to track it down. We had the Salted Caramel Ice Cream, as recommended by so many people here on TripAdvisor. Indeed, it was wonderful. No surprise really, it was also salty. It was tasty, but I probably didn't need any more salt, having accidentally swallowed much of it when swimming in the Gulf. lol

  • Visited June 2013
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