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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
831-458-1447
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Ranked #3 of 329 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
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lots of original flavors, fun to mix, and a large variety of cones. The wait takes a while, but is a classic and worth the wait. I love the peppermint ice flavor, but lavender flavor and color is fun too. Also have sundaes and milkshakes. Santa Cruz is the classic and Aptos is new, off of State Beach Dr. In... More

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Northridge
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were staying across the street - so no parking issues. I did have to play frogger to get across the street when it was busy :) Very nice scoopers, great ice cream. I had the Pralines & Cream on one trip , then a Irish Cream & Choc Chip scoop with Hot fudge on the next one. Scooper brought... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The location is the only fault as the shop isn't close to the seafront but there is parking so driving is an option. There's a huge selection of ice cream and you can get tasters of all of them which is helpful. I had double scoop salted caramel and malt chocolate ice cream. Delicious. Marianne's ice cream is widely available... More

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Modesto, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place has great ice cream, and has for years. They have dozens of great flavors. Expect them to be busy, and it may not always be the fastest because people come in groups and take forever to decide what they want, but it is worth the wait. They are open pretty late, too. Great service. This is a review... More

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Arcadia, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wow! I am passionate about Ice Creme and Marianne's is excellent. The shop is cash only and gets busy in a hurry and clears out just as fast. Locals tourists aplenty! When it's busy happy sounds abound. Enter on the left grab a number (IMPORTANT) take a step out side and read the menu board then either sample a flavor... More

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Capitola, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A Santa Cruz scene. In some ways heavens back to the 50's. Cute with the teen/tween crowd.c. Enthusiastic scoopers. Not an Excellent location, though

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San Jose, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Variety of flavors to choose from and a generous portion. We were able to split a single serving in a cup. We had Maple Nut which was to die for. They also have many unusual flavors like lavender, ginger, and chocolate coconut. There is ample seating. Convenient location just before highway 17. A must stop before driving over the hill... More

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I know, I know, only 3 stars. Why? You ask? I'll tell you. My family and I live in San Jose. We go to Santa Cruz as often as we can to hang it at the beach. It is a family tradition to stop by Marianne's on the way home and get an ice cream. The reason the place receives... More

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Penryn, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I LOVE ice cream and I know my way around a scoop. This place is amazing. The line looks long but the service is fast and so friendly. I had the pumpkin....oh so good. The blackberry was very good as were the chocolate shakes. I will go out if my way to return here.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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