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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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Aptos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Marianne's Ice Cream is the absolute best. Every time I go to Santa Cruz I go out of my way to go there. Try their Mandarin Chocolate - it's my new favorite.

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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

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
86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
99 helpful votes 99 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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45 reviews 45 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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