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The Orange Octopus

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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Vegetarian Friendly
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Orange Octopus always has the best ice cream and friendliest staff. They usually have an off the wall flavor that they created. We live just over the bridge so we visit weekly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jmacgarland
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

An ice cream shop with friendly team members, delicious ice cream and the entire place smells like freshly made waffles. What's not to like? Definitely best dessert place in the area.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tr1n1man
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited here, and we all loved the homemade ice cream. The salted caramel was so delicious. I highly recommend it. My son really liked the chocolate chip cookie dough, and my daughter loved the Superman. Fast and efficient service! I will...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank clhOhio
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I love the vast selection. Pistachio is my favorite ice cream flavor and they had it! It was very creamy and had a wonderful flavor. However, for another 75 cents, I could buy a whole pint of Ben & Jerry's Pistachio, which I like more...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Monica D
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

After having had dinner at Captain Curt’s Seafood, we decided to have a little ice cream dessert at this place since it’s in the same shopping area as the restaurant. Fantastic ice cream - key lime pie, cookies and cream, and peanut butter were the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kengayheart
Reviewed July 17, 2018

There are several ice cream parlors in the Sarasota area and my wife and I have visited most of them. All of them come highly recommended. Who doesn't like ice cream? We prefer the Orange Octopus because it is closer to our condominium than any...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoyed five very good scoops of ice cream for a great dessert. The ice cream cream is rich, creamy, and cold. We definitely recommend!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank chadb529
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in after dinner and a full day at the beach. They make the waffle cones there and it smells amazing. It was a bit busy but the staff was very efficient and friendly. Sample a flavor before making this tough decision! Among the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank drbsti
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Fun and super cute small ice cream parlor. Lots to choose from and nice indoor seating. Great milkshakes, sundaes, cones, bowls, the whole shebang! Nice place for all ages. Modestly priced and kind, prompt service. Will be back :)

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sbotkin96
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Ice cream was super creamy and the perfect after dinner treat! The flavors they had were so good too! Fun place to walk to from the beach for a treat.

Date of visit: June 2018
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