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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
831-458-1447
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Ranked #2 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is the best ice cream in the world. Every time we go to Santa Cruz we have to go here. There are so many flavors to chose from that if you can't find something here then you are to picky.

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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing ice cream and love the friendly staff, excellent service, and such cool flavors. The cantaloupe, lavender, banana, and coffee are the best!! My son loved the strawberry sorbet. Can't wait to go back.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were told about this little ice cream shop by friends who have a cabin in Santa Cruz. It happened to be just 2 blocks walk down from our hotel, The Comfort Inn. Incredible!!! The had flavors like Rootbeer Float, Oregon Blackberry Pie, Mud Pie (coffee ice cream, walnuts, and brownies). So delicious!! Their brownie sundae was incredible!!!! The frest... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I am not an ice cream eater, but one just HAS to stop at Marianne's! It has 104 flavors and has been in business for 50 years! The place is small but the service is friendly and the ice cream divine! I went twice in one month! :)

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Fallbrook, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Me and my husband stopped in to get ice cream so many choices of flavors and big scoops defiantly worth the stop. I would absolutely go again.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Stop by on our way to Monterey from San Francisco. The shop was easy to find. We were stumped by the many flavors of ice cream and choice of cones. We had mud pie, green leaf tea, pink lemonade and mint chip. It was so good we queue up for second round. A great pit stop for kids on the... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is ice cream heaven; if you don't like ice cream here, you are HOPELESS-sorry, but there it is. With more flavors than you can possibly get to , the unbelievably creamy joy you get from a visit will stick with you a long, long time. Don't miss.

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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

large selection / lots of flavors. very tasty ice cream. interesting flavors also - green tea, etc. and everyone was very friendly.

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CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has been here forever and has so many great locally made flavors. Locals eat here and so do the tourists on their way back over the hill to the valley. It recently changed hands after decades in the hands of the old owner and literally no upgrades to the place. I don't know what the new owners plans... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Santa Cruz classic ice cream. I've been coming here since 1975. I lived in Santa Cruz until '81 and this is a must for all visits. It really is the best ice cream in the world and it is still unpretentious-- the same atmosphere as 40 years ago but always new flavors to love. My favorites: green tea, coconut chocolate... More

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