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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
831-458-1447
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Ranked #1 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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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Bozeman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Marianne's lets you taste the flavors, there are lots of them. I thought the ice cream was kind of expensive for one little scoop. Would not return.

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Scotts Valley, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Marianne's has always been the go to place for ice cream in SC. It's still good and packed in the summer but the ice cream just isn't as good as it used to be. It's under new ownership and the butterfat has been reduced enough to taste the difference. They still have great flavors but anything that says its caramel... More

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Lemoore, California, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

So many flavors...so little time. Parking is bad, ice cream is good. On a hot day the place is mobbed!

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am one of the lucky (or in danger) residents of Santa Cruz who live a block away from Marianne's. I am boring and always get the same flavor because no one else makes it, 50/50. I am writing here with a tip for you new to ice cream heaven. Don't be intimidated by the long lines. Go inside immediately... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

So fun to support local good ice cream shops! Great local spot to stop. Walking distance from the Holiday Inn Express on Ocean St. Took the family for an evening walk to ice cream. Lots of parking too if you are driving by.

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Houston, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have tasted a lot of ice cream, but nothing compares with Marianne's. After trying a variety of flavors over the years of visiting Santa Cruz, we can say every one has been delicious. A don't miss in S.C.

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Santa Cruz
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were out to dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday and after perusing the dessert menu at the restaurant decided that we weren't overwhelmed. Out of the blue, my daughter said, "How about going to Marianne's Ice Cream for dessert". Fabulous choice! We all had our favorite choices and the crew were friendly and helpful. Although parking can be tight,... More

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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

First of all, delicious ice cream! Secondly, I love the vintage feel. My mom grew up coming here and it is always fun to come back.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've been going to Marianne's since I was a teenager and that is a long, long time. Their ice cream has no rival. Though I moved out-of-state long ago, I never miss visiting Marianne's when I visit family in San Jose--even if that is the only thing we make it over the hill for. The hard part is narrowing down... More

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Aptos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

mariannes is in aptos on seacliff dr. now! just as yummy as downtown but the parking isn't the best.

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Address: 1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
Phone Number: 831-458-1447
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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