Amish Baked Goods and More at the Orange Octopus in Siesta Key

Siesta Key is world-renowned for its incredible beach but has plenty of other attractions for the whole family to enjoy. The town of Sarasota has regular cultural events, and there are plenty of outdoor activities available, such as kayaking or marine wildlife tours. After a long day in the sun, it’s certain the family will be longing for cool refreshments. That’s why we recommend the Orange Octopus, the best ice cream shop in Siesta Bay.

Ice cream from the Orange Octopus in Siesta Key, FL


The Orange Octopus is a family run and owned ice cream, coffee, bagel, and sweets shop that provides handmade treats crafted from only the finest ingredients. The shop is locally renowned and a favorite among tourists for its incredible flavors. Located less than two miles from Siesta Beach, it manages to avoid the hustle and bustle of crowded downtown, providing an inviting and family-friendly atmosphere.

Ice Cream

Orange Octopus’ trademark product, its ice cream, it made by self-taught, hands-on, and passionate ice cream experts. These experts create slow-churned, in-house batches of ice cream to provide every customer the creamiest cone possible. Twenty-four flavors are available in cups, cones, and sundaes, providing you plenty of reasons to keep coming back! And if you can’t make up your mind (don’t feel bad – we can’t either), you’re welcome to take some for later.

Classic flavors include vanilla, strawberry (made with real strawberries!), pistachio, coffee, cookies ‘n cream, Dutch chocolate, and butter pecan. All are crafted with care and perfect options for those who prefer classic ice cream.

Adventurous tasters will be excited by an array of more unique recipes. Gator Tracks is made of vanilla ice cream with crushed Reese’s peanut butter cups and chocolate swirls. Birthday Cake includes cake batter ice cream with chunks of homemade cake and swirls of frosting and sprinkles. Blue and pink swirled cotton candy ice cream is available.

There is also Superman, sweet cream ice cream in swirls of red, yellow, and blue. And yes, Orange Octopus does offer real bourbon ice cream, combined with clover honey and pecan praline to form the famous Kentucky Honey Bourbon. The in-house specialty, The Orange Squeeze, which combines vanilla ice cream with fresh orange juice, is highly recommended as it truly gives a taste of Florida.

Other Products

As if the ice cream wasn’t enough, Orange Octopus offers handmade specialty treats and Amish baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth. Additionally, sorbets are offered as frozen dairy alternatives. There are also milkshakes, premium coffees, and Grande Italia espresso. With no Starbucks in the area, Orange Octopus is the perfect place to grab a cup-o-joe!


Orange Octopus is located at 1220 Old Stickney Point Road, near Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar, across the street from Crescent Market. It is just two miles of Siesta Beach and near southbridge, away from the tourist-concentrated downtown. The shop is open from 11 am to 10 pm, so come on by, get out of the heat, and cool off with a freshly-made batch of our homemade ice cream!

Vacation Rentals

If you are looking to spend the summer in Siesta Key, there will be plenty of outdoor fun and refreshing treats to sustain you. While planning your trip, be sure to add Orange Octopus to your travel bucket list and also consider Siesta Key beachfront vacation rentals or Siesta Key monthly vacation rentals with Peppertree Bay.

Townhouses for parties of up to six are perfect for large family gatherings. For smaller groups, midrise and garden condos are available with one to four rooms, and long-term rental properties include two beautiful tennis courts, a fitness center, two swimming pools, and a fishing pier on Sarasota Bay. With a beachfront property, you’ll have every opportunity for a refreshing run in the sand – and you’ll know exactly where to go afterward!

Contact Us

Peppertree Bay Association
6056 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota, Florida USA 34242

T 941.349.7777
F 941.346.0371


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