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Marianne's Ice Cream

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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
831-458-1447
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My waiste is so glad I don't live near Santa Cruz

This is an ice cream lovers must do. The fact that there are two Marianne's locations in Santa Cruz must be hard on the attempted competition. The ice cream is excellent. The service is great and the lengthy daily line to get in and place your order says it all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
406josephm
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United States
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is an ice cream lovers must do. The fact that there are two Marianne's locations in Santa Cruz must be hard on the attempted competition. The ice cream is excellent. The service is great and the lengthy daily line to get in and place your order says it all.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The place was very crowded but the attention and service from the staff was superb. Don't be discouraged by the crowd if you find it overflowing with people. Take a token and wait for your turn. It'll come by quickly! Wonderful selection of flavors and absolutely delicious ice creams! What more does one need!

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Leland, North Carolina
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327 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The hardest part about coming here will be narrowing down the flavors you wish to try. So far, my personal favorite is the coconut pineapple, but the mint Oreo is a close second, as well as the 1020. Bottom line, you will have a hard time choosing because their flavor selection is huge. Enjoy!

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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Glad that we stumbled across this place. It was fun with so many flavors of ice cream to choose from. There was a line, but it is organized and it moves fast. The service is great, very friendly and they don't rush you. They also offer samples.

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Fernley, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Every time the wife and I go to Santa Cruz we stop in at least once...usually twice. Tons of flavor choices and very helpful with letting us sample before buying. Haven't had a bad stop in there. Service is awesome.

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Livermore, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

creamy ice cream... my lemon sherbet was creamy but lacked lemon flavor... the traditional ice creams were all very good - vanilla, snickerdoodle with cookie dough, oreo mint

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Marianne's is a local Santa Cruz icon and they make all their own Ice Cream locally! Great place for tourists and locals to stop at on Ocean Street to get a delish ice cream cone or sundae or shake with premium ingredients and great selection of interesting and traditional flavors. Salted Caramel was so yummy!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You'll have to stand in line, but it's so worth it. I think they had over a 100 flavors and not all were your usual types. They also offer a single scoop, but split between 2 flavors. Not sure if you're going to like the flavor? No problem, they'll give you a sample. Highly recommend the lemon custard and strawberries... More 

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Southern Calif
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Marianne's is always part of our visit to Santa Cruz. This time, we even bought some dry ice to transport some back to SoCal. The 2 a.m. truffle (vanilla with berry and chocolate swirls) is my favorite. This place is popular, so expect a line in the summertime.

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los gatos, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We live 40 minutes from Marianne's and literally stop there for ice cream every time we go to Santa Cruz, even if it's 10am! Great family tradition, I used to go growing up and now we bring our kids. Impossible not to love!

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Additional Information about Marianne's Ice Cream

Address: 1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
Phone Number: 831-458-1447
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-458-1447

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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