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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (232 reviews)
“sherbet” (5 reviews)
“maple nut” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we travel to Santa Cruz, we love to visit Marianne's after dinner, and were excited to bring family members for their first visit. The ice cream is always high quality and delicious, and the most difficult thing is to choose what to try. The...More

Thank ockandrea
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ice cream is DEFINITELY overrated. The five star reviewers probably haven't tried a lot of different ice cream places. The ice cream was freezer burned pretty badly. The workers were pretty nice.

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for an ice cream and came across this amazing place. The shop is amazing and steeped in History. The selection of ice cream is incredible. Be prepared to spend time choosing.... The ice cream was tasty and we will...More

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is easy to see why it is always drawing a big crowd no matter what time of day. An amazing selection of unusual flavors with all of the must haves as well. The size of the servings were extremely large and a surprise to...More

Thank LeonNoel7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place which was close to our hotel. Were we ever glad we did! My husband, granddaughter and I all had different flavors (there are about a million} and they were all delicious. The prices were quite reasonable and the service good....More

Thank Madrigal95640
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this little gem because we were staying at a motel across the street. If I could spend the whole day in this place just to taste every flavor, I WOULD! My Hubby isn't a huge ice cream fan but he found his flavor...More

Thank jeajeapip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So yummy!! Salted caramel is the best!! The speciality chocolate dipped sandwich bar got a thumbs up.

Thank Josiekihl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on Ocean Street you will find Marianne's Ice Cream parlor. It's a small locally owned for 50 plus years Ice Cream Parlor that like traveling back in time. They have a wide variety 30+ handmade ice creams to choose from. Stop by on your...More

Thank MyTym
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always the best ice cream of many local choices. My favorite "go-to" dessert is the Mexican Chocolate malted milkshake! Never disappointed!

Thank FROGMAN777
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Marianne's has the most flavor offerings (30+) and the most variety (sorbet, sherbet, ice cream) of treats. The Penny Ice Cream also has outstanding ice cream but the flavors are more exotic e.g. New Orleans Chocolate (bitter). Marini's also has outstanding ice cream but fewer...More

Thank _leeheathorn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where is the sky rail restaurant
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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