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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 325 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
california
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

If you like ice cream you will love this place. Their ice cream is incredible. Remember to get a number as soon as you walk in or you will be standing there forever and not get served. Also they are a cash only store so be prepared for that. They do have an ATM in the store, but it gets... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Took my family of four there and paid $16. Large selection of flavors. Ice cream was good but I've had better before. Staff was friendly and the service was great. We got served as soon as we walked in. The 10-20 flavor was very good and I also enjoyed the Mexican chocolate flavor as well.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you're visiting Santa Cruz, you have to stop by Marianne's. I live in walking distance and if I had cash more often I would be there all the time. Just grab a number as soon as you walk in.

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Citrus Heights, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Loved the Ice Cream, the Choices and the service. Did not care for the teenagers or the parking. But, it is a teenage hangout so what can you do. For older folks, good place to get an ice cream cone.

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Santa Cruz, California
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25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A lot of our friends rave about this place. Maybe we just tried the place on a bad night. It was packed, the service was horrible and the ice cream tasted like it has thawed and been refrozen. Some people love it, but we'll never go there again.

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I'm glad to find Marianne's Ice Cream now in Delux in Aptos, and at the Ranch Market in Watsonville. My favorite is 10-20!!

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Santa Cruz, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A huge selection of flavors all the time! My favorite is chocolate chocolate chip swirl--a chocoholic's dream. Chocolate ice cream (with a bittersweet flavor), chocolate chips and chocolate syrup swirled throughout. Ah, how bittersweet it is.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They have a lot of different flavors. They stay open late. The employees are friendly, and very efficient.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place is a must when visiting Santa Cruz! Marianne's has been making home made ice-cream for over fifty years and is a tradition. I have friends in the Santa Cruz area and always make sure to plan a visit to Marianne's when I'm in town. Don't forget to bring cash as they do not accept other forms of payment.

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Best ice cream ever, especially on a waffle cone! Make sure you go to the ATM first, they only take cash.

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