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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: Dessert, Late Night

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  • 132
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  • 44
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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Great ice cream!

I would guess the place is packed with long lines in the summer, as we were there in late March and there was a line. The ice cream is creamy and great flavors. Plenty of staff to help you. The store is crammed with other goodies, so you can buy other candies as well; although again must be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
DrSharonGreenfieldMA
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Greenfield MA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greenfield MA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I would guess the place is packed with long lines in the summer, as we were there in late March and there was a line. The ice cream is creamy and great flavors. Plenty of staff to help you. The store is crammed with other goodies, so you can buy other candies as well; although again must be packed during... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped by at 8:30 on a week night and the place was packed! There were about 20 people waiting before us, but there was enough staff that the line moved pretty fast. The ice cream was rich and creamy and they had a great variety to choose from.

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Everett, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a sweet little place, tucked in a little strip mall we didn't understand why all the people were hanging out on the sidewalk on a Saturday night. It's because they were waiting to get inside. They have a wall full of flavors. I tried Lavendar flavor for the first time, very refreshing. They also had Green Tea flavor.... More 

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Mojave California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I understand this is a old Santa Cruz ice creamery and this was reflected by the out-of-the-door wait. Go in, grab a number and then you have time to study the overwhelming variety of flavours on offer. Some very unusual ones (I liked the lavender and the cardamon pistachio). Only complaint are how crowded the counter area is that made... More 

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Chatham, NY
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a selection of flavors - all the standards, and such specialties as Mexican Chocolate, baby coconut (not called that - something beginning with M..), something else beginning with H..., Haripoca?, and so many others. I had lemon custard and ginger (2 different scoop/flavors). Long line Friday early evening, but they go by numbers (like a supermarket deli) and the... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Made on the premises Marianne's has produced great candies and ice cream for over 50 years. This is a don't miss location.

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Tulsa, OK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I got ice cream at the Marianne's in Aptos but had tried to get it in Santa Cruz the night before. Both times the ice cream shops were busy, so I figured that had to be a good sign. Santa Cruz had a line on a Friday night at 9 about 30-40 people long. In Aptos, I had to wait... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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298 reviews 298 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Located on the Main Street running through Santa Cruz. This small mom and pop shop is a local and tourist favorite. Small parking lot that gets full quick. There is street parking near. I came in mid week. Beat the lines and helped immediately. Kim was at the counter. I was kind to point out that there was tips in... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Marianne's icecream has a flavor for any palate including black licorice, lavender, and the basics. I to fruit flavors. Check. Like chocolate. Check. Like old fashioned bubblegum. Check. You literally cannot go wrong here if you like icream. The quality of DA'd superior to a Baskin Robbins. Pure deliciousness.

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we want ice cream we almost always head to Marianne's Ice Cream. Everyone in my family thinks its the best. Its very thick, creamy, and flavorful. Choosing which flavor to get is the hardest thing about going to this place, with dozens of flavors to choose from. My favorites are Oregon Blackberry, Peppermint Stick, Lemon Custard, Green Tea, and... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?