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Marianne's Ice Cream

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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
10:00 - 23:00
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Santa Clara
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mariannes Ice cream use to be a great ice cream but when they change ownership, the service is no longer great. I don't buy Mariannes anymore, it's overrated, nothing special on it.

Thank justice21-santaclara
Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ice cream server was so kind - let all 5 kids and 3 adults try a plethora of flavors before we all decided which kind of ice cream we wanted. They've got some unique flavors, and the ice cream is smooth and buttery.

Thank vacayfamily2016
Boston, MA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Ohio, and live in the verdant Northeast, where excellent, inhouse ice cream is literally everywhere. Marianne's has not lost a lick of its historic past, and the variety of ice cream was almost unparalleled. And, the ice cream itself was simply marvelous. So much so, I was trying to figure out a way to bring a... More 

Thank navi_jen
South San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Pros: tons of favors Cons: always busy Tips: Chances are there will be a line out the door, but trust me, the ice cream is worth the wait! This was the last stop of the day in Santa Cruz with my friends. We decided to stop on our way back home in San Jose. It was the first time, but... More 

Thank justjo13
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is by far one of the best ice cream spots in California. The service is great, the selection is delicious and the many things you can create on a waffle cone is unbelievable.

Thank Dannie H
Murphys, California
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is the best. This place is always busy so it must be good and it is very good. Big scoops of ice cream and on the waffle cones!

Thank KaarnEgge
La Habra
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I go out of my way to visit, every chance I get! I love tasting a handful of flavors before ordering. There are dozens of choices, familiar and unusual. "Alice B. Toklas Fudge Brownie" is my perpetual favorite!

Thank Judy M
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Over 70 flavors, most unique and oh, so scrumptious and delicious. I'm lactose intolerant, had to buy pills, 'cuz I forgot them at home. I only (!) sampled 7 different flavors, my wife tried 11 before getting a 2-scoop cup. Great ice cream, old-fashioned ambiance, always a line, even when its pouring cats n dogs outside. Friendly staff, and the... More 

Thank raddvakay
Santa Cruz, Ca
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream with soooo many flavors. I've been going there for more than 30 years. Great stop after taking the kids to the Boardwalk.

Thank Shellie60
Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A landmark in Santa Cruz and great place to get an amazing variety of homemade ice cream!! May look a bit old on the outside but worth the visit - it's classic!

Thank suzy012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?