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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 139
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
karenmbLosGatos_Ca
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los gatos, ca
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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los gatos, ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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modesto,
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We go every day while in Santa Cruz. This has been our family tradition for many years!!! They are busy all the time, but the line moves fast...well worth the wait. Great employees, great ice cream!!

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Delicious ice cream! So many flavor to choose from we will have to return every time we are in the area.

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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A longtime favorite in Santa Cruz, although we just discovered it. Dozens of ice cream flavors to choose from. Very tasty. The staff was very friendly and patient as we struggled to choose what flavor we wanted. They were out of the sugar free types though; my Dad is diabetic.

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've never tried, nor have I ever felt so welcomed to try fifty-million ice cream flavors! Marianne's Ice Cream is just ridiculous! The ice cream is excellent! The employees are super nice and with all those free ice cream samples, they make it an experience that's worth having for everyone. I wish there were more mom and pop businesses like... More 

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Los Osos, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Seeing Marianne's as I drive into Santa Cruz on Hwy17 has made me smile since I was a kid. I just went back there on my 68th birthday and it was the same smooth ice cream. I ordered my favorite, Coffee Almond Fudge, but it had the usual huge selection raging from Black Walnut to Watermellon Sherbet.I also discovered that... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Even though the newest ice cream shops in Santa Cruz are all called creameries, Marianne's is probably still one of my favorites. I often buy the quart size containers in groceries like Hernandez Market and Shopper's Corner because it's a better value, and the ice cream shop on Ocean Street gets really crowded sometimes, especially in the summer with the... More 

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london
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went with a who,e family of 10 of us and all managed to find a flavour and texture to suit . We were so impressed went back the next nignt to try a few more x

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The title says it all. The woman at the counter did everything but say 'f*** off' when we were there. The selection was tiny and uninteresting. Go to Lourd's down the street instead. Friendly and way nicer workers.

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Petaluma
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Given all the gourmet ice creams available in today's world, and given all the lofty reviews for Marianne's, I was expecting a lot. I did stick with my all time favorite of chocolate, and perhaps had I ventured into some of the more exotic flavors I would have had a different experience. But, the texture of the ice cream was... 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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