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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” (280 reviews)
“sherbet” (5 reviews)
“waffle cone” (14 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is an ice cream joint. They have so many different flavors, some of the flavors are unique and very delicious. They also have many fabulous sherbet's. The staff are friendly, fast and gracious. They encourage you to sample, to find out what you want....More

1  Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Ice cream restaurant where the servers are friendly and the ice cream is delicious.. Parking is a little tight so be patient.

Thank 81SueW
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Marianne's ice cream is the best around, and is always busy. They have many unique flavors and the staff is friendly. Make sure to bring cash as they don't accept any other form of payment.

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

With over 80 flavors to choose from, you will have to sample a lot. So many interesting and one of a kind flavors to select, I wish I could try them all. Pomegranate, Mexican Chocolate, Kahlua Krunch, Lavender, and ginger, just to name a few....More

Thank tamchet
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This place has been here as long as I've been traveling to Santa Cruz from "over the hill" in Silicone Valley. A great place to stop to fortify yourself for the trip back to the South Bay. It's certainly busy during the summer months but...More

Thank E W
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Funky, rustic local ice cream parlor! A must stop just for the ice cream and the local ambiance! Doesn't get much better than this!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

If you can't find a flavor you like here then I'd guess you don't like ice cream...or have a dairy allergy. Huge selection of flavors and haven't had one yet that I didn't like. The only thing you have to worry about is decision paralysis...More

Thank cheesehead44
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious cornucopia of flavors, ample ability to taste to see your favorite. Best ice cream in Danta Cruz!

Thank FoodieRisa
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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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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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