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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” (286 reviews)
“sherbet” (5 reviews)
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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank FoodieRisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Ice Cream ever! I grew up here...this shop has had the best Ice Cream since they opened....never a bad scoop. Since it's no secret, you may have to,wait to get yours, but it's worth it!

Thank Ammie3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really happy when Marianne’s opened a shop right here in Aptos - we live in the area, and it’s much closer than the main store on Ocean in Santa Cruz. The same great taste and quality of the ice cream is here -...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For folks on their way back home after a weekend in Santa Cruz, a Marianne's cone will make the trip over 17 much more pleasant. You can also buy a quart (or two) at Shoppers Corner. Pumpkin, Oregon Blackberry, and Mexican Chocolate are family favorites.

Thank wfive2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious icecream- my fav is the mini hot fudge sundae! An easy stop on ocean Street when you're heading back to San Jose from the beach! When I was a kid I'd always order the bubble gum icecream- and compete with my brothers and sisters...More

Thank gizelle1
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Very busy but worth the crowds. Service was fast, tons of different ice creams. Fun to visit, seems like it hasn't changed since it was originally opened. There are a few tables inside but we just got our ice cream to go.

Thank Brooke G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Marianne's has always had ice cream with super taste. Fortunately it can also be found in many super markets so you can pick it up when you are not in the area of either one of there two locations. Been buying their ice cream since...More

Thank Terry G
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11 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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
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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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