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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
831-458-1447
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Ranked #3 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Woodside, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great service and ready to give you lots of samples to make up your mind. They need to, as they have so many great flavors and many are unusual. Worth a stop.

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aptos
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I visited the Aptos location in July for a family treat and it was great. The scoopers work tirelessly and are courteous and helpful. The ice cream is delish!

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are soooo lucky to have three fabulous ice cream makers right in SC county and I love em all. Mariannes is bigger, and easier to get to as many grocery stores like Aptos Natural Foods, Deluxe, Staff of Life and others tend to carry them, but some also carry Polar Bear which is great! And the new kid on... More 

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Bozeman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Marianne's lets you taste the flavors, there are lots of them. I thought the ice cream was kind of expensive for one little scoop. Would not return.

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Scotts Valley, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Marianne's has always been the go to place for ice cream in SC. It's still good and packed in the summer but the ice cream just isn't as good as it used to be. It's under new ownership and the butterfat has been reduced enough to taste the difference. They still have great flavors but anything that says its caramel... More 

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Lemoore, California, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So many flavors...so little time. Parking is bad, ice cream is good. On a hot day the place is mobbed!

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am one of the lucky (or in danger) residents of Santa Cruz who live a block away from Marianne's. I am boring and always get the same flavor because no one else makes it, 50/50. I am writing here with a tip for you new to ice cream heaven. Don't be intimidated by the long lines. Go inside immediately... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

So fun to support local good ice cream shops! Great local spot to stop. Walking distance from the Holiday Inn Express on Ocean St. Took the family for an evening walk to ice cream. Lots of parking too if you are driving by.

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Houston, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have tasted a lot of ice cream, but nothing compares with Marianne's. After trying a variety of flavors over the years of visiting Santa Cruz, we can say every one has been delicious. A don't miss in S.C.

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Santa Cruz
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were out to dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday and after perusing the dessert menu at the restaurant decided that we weren't overwhelmed. Out of the blue, my daughter said, "How about going to Marianne's Ice Cream for dessert". Fabulous choice! We all had our favorite choices and the crew were friendly and helpful. Although parking can be tight,... More 

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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
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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