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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    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
MARIANNES ICE CREA,

You can not get better ice cream, no matter were you have been, this is the best. We have been getting ice cream from this place for over 30 years, it never changes just real good. BUD CARTER, TEXAS

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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TEXAS
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can not get better ice cream, no matter were you have been, this is the best. We have been getting ice cream from this place for over 30 years, it never changes just real good. BUD CARTER, TEXAS

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Aptos
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the hardest part is choosing a flavor branching out from my favorite coffee crunch and rocky road (why 17) or being adventurous and sampling so many irresistible deliciousness that even knows how to drip, like real ice cream

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Thank michaelmZ8597HG
Hanoi
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ownership that took over a couple of years ago has changed nothing. Still dozens of intriguing flavors, and still some pre-packed quarts that makes it easy to grab and pay while people that require hand-packed flavors have to wait in line. Caution — Marianne's does NOT accept credit cards!

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Thank Linda B
Aptos
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always good ice cream but can get very busy during summer weekends and holidays. Note that they also have a second shop in Aptos off the State Park 101 exit.

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent selection of flavored sand local specialties. Old fashioned atmosphere, treasured by locals old and young.

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Thank Kidoine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Or maybe the world. Haven't tried them all yet. Hands down best in Surf City. Bring cash or be ready to pay a fee at the ATM. Get a double cuz you'll have a hard time choosing just one flavor.

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Thank LTambor
Santa Cruz, Ca
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Score for foodies (10-20 flavor is a must) AND diehard gumball or strawberry lovers among you. Not the spot for affagato or locavore favs (no candy-cap mushroom ice cream here), but it is The Real Deal. Take a number and get in the scrum. When we went on a quest to find the truest Ice Cream Sunday in a glass... More 

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Burlingame, California
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194 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Cold New Year's Day visit and went for ice cream since not all the family had tried it before. Lots of flavors, great service and very reasonable prices and servings. Cup or come and pre packed quarts to go or made up for you. Nice! Will certainly be back.

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Thank travelagentreplies
Michigan
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338 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Based on the reviews on TA, we decided we better try Marianne's. They had an amazingly large selection of flavors to choose from, and happily gave you samples. The ice cream was good - but not the best ever, as suggested by some reviewers.

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Redding, California
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My wife was a frequent visitor to Santa Cruz in her youth and it continued after we met and had kids. Each trip to Santa Cruz began and ended (with stops throughout the trip) with ice cream from Marianne's! I have yet to find ice cream better than their offerings. Their ice cream is so rich and creamy it is... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?