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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (253 reviews)
“sherbet” (5 reviews)
“waffle cone” (13 reviews)
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10:00 - 23:00All hours
1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We must have hit Marianne's at a good time because there was no line at all. Many choices to choose from but got a waffle cone with the lavender and pistachio/cardamom. The lavender was pretty mild and the pistachio was amazing! My husband got a...More

Thank HotPocket505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ice cream in so many flavors. Hard to pick one. The newest owners have kept the feel of the original owners. The ice cream is worth the trip.

Thank R423YIcharlotteb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ice cream in Santa Cruz county we love this place we live in Santa Cruz and being locals we can say it's simple the best!

Thank angeliquegonz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marianne's has the best ice cream and flavor options of anywhere I have been! I try not to eat ice cream, but when I do have it, this is the place to go! There is often a long line, and you have to take a...More

Thank B4Travel2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stoped by during Begonia festival. It was unbearably hot and humid. Ice cream was amazing! It was worth of standing in a long line. Several flavors to chose from lavender, banana, chocolate. My favorite was chocolate, a perfect treat on a hot day. Great...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are locals, great ice cream. One of our daughters worked there when she was a teenager. A Santa Cruz "best of" location.

Thank Geoffrey G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best ice cream shop in Santa Cruz. Still the same great ice cream that Sam served when he first opened. The flavor selection is endless for any palette.

Thank KAMM72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many choices of the best ice cream around. Be prepared to take at least 10 minutes not because the service is slow... But because there are so many flavors to choose from!

Thank Janis N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many flavors.....all delicious. Open late. You will NOT be disappointed. Amazing. Creamy and wonderful. Staff friendly, no matter how many tastes you request. Lol

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we decided to postpone departing our journey back home in order to try this Santa Cruz local favorite! Ice cream was amazing! Sampled several flavors, lavender, banana, chocolate, so hard to chose one. Each one was scrumptious! Ice cream parlor holds tradition, local...More

Thank Lora B
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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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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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