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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (283 reviews)
“sherbet” (5 reviews)
“mud pie” (8 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing! They have cool and interesting flavors. Unlike typical ice cream places that appeal to kids, Marianne’s has a variety of high quality ice cream flavors you would see in a restaurant, local fruit flavors, and flavors for kids. They also have sugar free ice...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marianne’s ice cream is delicious! I quickly devoured my Pralines & Cream scoops in a waffle cone. (Scoops, plural, yep!) The staff was super friendly at both locations (Santa Cruz and Aptos), and they were great about us taste-tasting different flavors. Just be sure to...More

Thank nln2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a LOT going on with this place. Crazy busy!! But the ice cream is delicious. We tried 4 different flavors and they were all great but the lavender was out of this world! Also, it is one of the most affordable ice cream...More

Thank TropicHope
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ice Cream is Amazing!! No matter when you go, be ready for a long line!! Ice Cream: You can sample any flavor before you buy it! Take your time and read the flavor list! Lots of ice cream is "Seasonal" and delicious! We Love...More

Thank DisneyQueenbee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first Visit here. Kind of chaotic here. Make sure you grab a number and then file in the lobby wherever there is room. Customer service was OK. This place is CASH ONLY! The ice cream is really good and they do have...More

Thank TravelBugKrueger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always busy, but the staff is quick and friendly.. the ice cream was delicious and they have a lot of flavors to chose from. You have to stop by when yours in Santa Cruz

Thank gigidenise2015
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great ice cream, lots of flavors, an old-time ice cream parlor. Not fancy - just great! They also have an Aptos location.

Thank margaretd20172017
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Typical old school ice cream shop. plenty of employees to help Go a two -fer dinner at Manuels and icecream from Mariannes. Best combo in the county.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Has been around forever. Not so recently bought by new owner who lowered the cream content. Flavors are homemade and delicious. Don't bother with the new place across the street. No parking, homeless hang out. Ice cream tastes very commercial

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great flavors, worth the stop. I think this is the best ice cream spot in Santa Cruz. Various locations.

Thank FoodieRisa
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12 March 2017|
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Response from karenkhazar | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps you are thinking of the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola, just a few miles south of Santa Cruz. It has a tram that transports you down the hillside to the restaurant. Quite a fabulous dining experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-458-1447
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