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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
831-458-1447
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Ranked #2 of 326 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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English first
Santa Cruz
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Marianne's Ice Cream is now in several locations throughout Santa Cruz and it is a wonderful place to go for a refreshing after dinner treat. Their ice cream is fresh and home made and served by pleasant and patient waitstaff. We had no trouble parking at the Aptos store but I assume in the summer the parking would be a... More

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Truckee, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is awesome. Old school charm ice cream shop with so many fun flavors there is no way to choose just one. Busy but totally worth the wait. Old newspaper clippings adorn the walls as does Dancing cow wallpaper. Nothing fancy. Just good ice cream.

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Singapore, Singapore
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161 reviews 161 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a local's favourite, and we stopped by specially when driving from SF to Monterey. Lots and lots of flavours to choose from, such as mint oreo, irish coffee & chocolate chips, mud-pie, etc - you'll definitely be spoilt for choice. I had peach, lavender, malt ball fudge - were all great.

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Boulder Creek, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Marianne's is THE ice cream shop for Santa Cruz County!!! They sell to lots of local ice cream shops but for a real treat, go to the original shop. Large portions and more types of ice cream than you ever knew existed. Only problem is parking (and especially during the summer, the crowd). Get a # ticket when you come... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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