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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” (287 reviews)
“sherbet” (5 reviews)
“waffle cone” (14 reviews)
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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this place. A local favorite that’s been around forever.... they have a million different flavors of ice cream, legit milk shakes, a banana split that is large enough to feed a family, and those delicious frozen chocolate covered ice cream bars that are...More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in for a yummy ice cream treat with grandma. She has been coming here since young girl over 70 years - its the best ice cream in Santa Cruz.

Thank ruppebay
Reviewed 5 days ago

Marianne's Ice Cream is always crowded and for good reason. Their ice cream is the best and they offer an amazing number of choices.

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 5 days ago

They make their own ice cream with loads of flavors and all the trimmings...too good to miss! A frequent stop for me and my friends.

Thank mariealyse2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

This ice cream shop has been around for 60 + years. Always innovative with new flavors, great staff with great attitudes. New flavors all the time, fresh and best in the county for sure

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a group of 7 and we all agreed this was one of our favorite stops. So many flavor options, everything we tried was delicious. Stopped many times during our trip and we were never disappointed. Great service and great ice cream.

Thank bljam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for annual visit/fix of Marianne’s Ice Cream. It’s wonderful! Had waffle cone with two scoops. One butter pecan and one chocolate. Waffle and regular cones and various sized cups. It is all great. Lots of flavors. Old fashioned building. Parking in lot or on...More

Thank ejm99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not at all impressed by this place. I got the pomegranate sorbet and it just tasted like a cone full of corn syrup

Thank Gracehorvath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marianne’s is hands down the BEST ICE CREAM SHOP IN SANTA CUZ. This is an ICE CREAM SHOP LIKE IN THE 1950s. Kids love it and so does everyone else. Amazing Ice cream...And a locals favorite.

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Marianne's Ice Cream offers a tremendous selection that are all yummy. The portions are large and very generous. The staff is very upbeat, understanding, and full of joy. The Management is always willing to participate in fund raisers and good causes, This is where I...More

Thank Bill K
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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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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