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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 327 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
San Jose, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing ice cream and love the friendly staff, excellent service, and such cool flavors. The cantaloupe, lavender, banana, and coffee are the best!! My son loved the strawberry sorbet. Can't wait to go back.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were told about this little ice cream shop by friends who have a cabin in Santa Cruz. It happened to be just 2 blocks walk down from our hotel, The Comfort Inn. Incredible!!! The had flavors like Rootbeer Float, Oregon Blackberry Pie, Mud Pie (coffee ice cream, walnuts, and brownies). So delicious!! Their brownie sundae was incredible!!!! The frest... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I am not an ice cream eater, but one just HAS to stop at Marianne's! It has 104 flavors and has been in business for 50 years! The place is small but the service is friendly and the ice cream divine! I went twice in one month! :)

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Fallbrook, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Me and my husband stopped in to get ice cream so many choices of flavors and big scoops defiantly worth the stop. I would absolutely go again.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Stop by on our way to Monterey from San Francisco. The shop was easy to find. We were stumped by the many flavors of ice cream and choice of cones. We had mud pie, green leaf tea, pink lemonade and mint chip. It was so good we queue up for second round. A great pit stop for kids on the... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is ice cream heaven; if you don't like ice cream here, you are HOPELESS-sorry, but there it is. With more flavors than you can possibly get to , the unbelievably creamy joy you get from a visit will stick with you a long, long time. Don't miss.

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