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The Orange Octopus

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1220 Old Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key Beach near south bridge, Sarasota, FL 34242-3407
+1 941-346-0202
11:00 - 22:00
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious ice cream and great service!! Ice cream is homemade and the shop is so clean. Loved that she offered so many free samples, I definitely wanted to try a few flavors before making a decision and some places actually limit your samples. She also let us split a single scoop into two flavors and the size was great!

Thank Nina M
Siesta Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Favorites include salted caramel and key lime. One of our favorite places! They have unique flavors that you can sample.

Thank deborahcowles36
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice cream is really homemade, the staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable. And, every flavor is delicious. Make sure you try the Kentucky Bourbon flavor!

Thank DaisyBerry
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always go for ice cream with the kiddos, but also get quartz to go when having dinner party. Always a treat and a big hit. I call ahead and they have it ready to go. Very nice people work there!!

Thank wuz4me
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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Good selection of flavors with friendly and efficient service. Located in a small strip mall within walking distance of resorts and condos. Basic but ample sitting area. Not much for ambience but the ice cream was good. We would return and recommend it to others looking for a simple treat.

Thank mitravel206
Brandon, Florida
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

If you take a trip to the beach, odds are you will get ice cream at some point. I recommend Orange Octopus. They use fresh ingredients and invented some flavors I've never seen before (Kentucky Honey Bourbon - for example). My wife and I really enjoyed our selections. The staff was friendly and inviting too. Check them out

Thank Dave R
Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must (several times) during our stays in Siesta Key! Delicious, homemade ice cream, friendly staff, and perfect end to any night!

Thank Andy0777
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Homemade ice cream and some unusual flavors made the choice for a milkshake flavor difficult to choose. A great place for the ice cream lover!

Thank Ann C
Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were intrigued by the name "Orange Octopus", an ice cream shop that also advertised coffee! We stopped in to check it out and discovered a great small business right in the heart of the plaza of Crescent Beach shops and restaurants. Ice cream is home-made yumminess and you can sample a variety of flavors before you decide on one...or... More 

Thank susanjenks2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I had the cotton candy ice cream and it was great. The lady working let us try as many flavors as we wanted and they all seemed really good. There were a ton of kids there that seemed to really be enjoying themselves too. It's a great pair with Captain Curts for dessert since it's in the same plaza.

Thank chrisceciljr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Old Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key Beach near south bridge, Sarasota, FL 34242-3407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-346-0202
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.

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