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Marianne's Ice Cream

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

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  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Decadance.

This is the Best Ice Cream ever thick, rich and full of flavor and Oooohhh the variety of flavors there are. There is no better way to end a fabulous day at the beach then with a stop at Marianne's before starting the roadtrip home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Greg B
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is the Best Ice Cream ever thick, rich and full of flavor and Oooohhh the variety of flavors there are. There is no better way to end a fabulous day at the beach then with a stop at Marianne's before starting the roadtrip home.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Yes! It was 100 degrees in Santa Cruz and two Moms and 4 kids had spent a couple of days at the beach and we wanted a cold treat. Trip Advisor told us about Marianne's and we decided to check it out. It's a tiny, old worn place right on Ocean in a not reall nice part of town. The... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Marianne's ice cream has been famous in the Santa Cruz area for years and their ice cream is sold in many local and Bay Area stores. Both the original shop and the newest one at State Park and Center in Seacliff offer a great variety of tasty, creamy, delicious ice cream flavors in cups and cones including kid sizes at... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Marianne's is a local institution. Many great flavors but perhaps my favorite is "1020" - their signature flavor. It is a mix of caramel ice cream with fudge swirls and Oreos and takes its name after their Ocean Street address. (Many local restaurants carry it as well.) They also make chocolate dipped ice cream sandwiches - yummy. If you're visiting... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have been going to Marianne's for years and it never disappoints. I love the mud pie ice cream, but there are many interesting flavors to please everyone. Don't worry if there is a line, they go fast, but they only take cash so make sure you have plenty.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Small batches of the best homemade ice cream keeps this classic ice cream parlor on everyone's Santa Cruz bucket list. The list of flavors can't be surpassed anywhere. The service is efficient and the crowd is well managed by the young staff. Beat the limited parking and walk over to Marianne's. You won't regret it!

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good Ice-cream, great selection, seating area crowded. Got our order wrong, but ice-cream still good. Crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of the classics in town and homemade. We enjoy looking at all the different cones when we walk in. so many flavors, take a peek and be ready when your in line. Place is always packed. Make the stop and enjoy this, with the kids or alone.

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Baywood Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Not to be missed! Destined to be a classic. Oh wait, it has been a classic for many years and easy to see why. Ice cream is amazing and so is the cheerful service. It is always busy so be prepared to wait. It's worth it!

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Santa Cruz County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Liked the long line because it moved so FAST!! It was such a crush at the counter, we were all friends fairly quickly!

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?