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Marianne's Ice Cream

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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
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10:00 - 23:00
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Santa Cruz
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Marianne's Ice Cream is like a time capsule, a nostalgic stroll into an old fashioned ice cream experience. The flavors are terrific, a wide selection spanning the old standards to creative combos. Portion size is generous and free tastes are available. It can get very crowded but it is worth the wait.

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Thank karenkhazar
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great local ice cream has always been a favorite in our family for years. We buy ours at the local markets. Haven't been to the parlor for a while, bet when we did we were happy customers.

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Thank Dan G
Felton, California, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Marianne's is a Santa Cruz staple. Choose from a ridiculously awesome list of mouth watering icecream flavors. Do your part in keeping Santa Cruz weird and surprise yourself with trying something outside of the norm.

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Thank Gemma D
Santa Cruz, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after a gorgeous bike ride. During the summer this place is crowded but being February we walked right in. My friend got his favorite burgundy cherry. The rest of us tasted a sample before deciding. I got the sea salt caramel. Excellent! Very difficult parking around the shop.

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Thank Teriberi52
Orangevale, California
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375 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to Marianne's. We stopped in on a rainy night and the place was deserted. Good thing, there were so many choices it took us a while to pick a flavor. Staff were very friendly and let us try several kinds before deciding. A douple scoop cone is $5 and a single $3.25. They also sell pints of ice... More 

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Thank NorCal-traveler08
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of flavors- the usual plus custom ones (try heaven- B, Chocolate in a vanilla ice cream), and unusual ones: lavender, and more! Great value ($5 for healthy double scoop)

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Santa Clara
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank justice21-santaclara
Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Boston, MA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 

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South San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?