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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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the pumpkin and it was awesome. My husband ordered the strawberry cheesecake and he enjoyed it very much.

Thank warerhouseK
Santa Cruz
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank karenkhazar
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Dan G
Felton, California, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Gemma D
Santa Cruz, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Teriberi52
Orangevale, California
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380 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks 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 

Thank NorCal-traveler08
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

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)

Thank Kristi O
Santa Clara
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 17 January 2017

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 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 

Thank navi_jen

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?