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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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
Liverpool, UK
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wide range of quality ice creams with the option to taste a sample before purchase. Excellent service from staff - we skipped dessert at restaurants to visit.

Thank TomC97
Springfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I love ice cream. Never had better than this! The salted caramel is perfection. Not too sweet. We just happened upon the shop. It's tucked back behind Captain Curt's. I'm ready to get back on a plane just to get more!

Thank kmfmpf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We are an ice cream family. This place has a big selection and the ice cream delicious! Chocolate peanut butter is rich and decadent. LOVED IT!

Thank blondieperez
Macon, Ga
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

After dinner with my wonderful wife, I thought icecream would be a great way to end the evening. Even when full she is always up for ice cream. Best cookie and cream we have ever had.

Thank Gagolfer6

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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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