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“Wonderful Sundaes!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marianne's Ice Cream

Marianne's Ice Cream
1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
831-458-1447
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Ranked #2 of 329 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
York, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sundaes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We always stop at Marianne's Ice Cream when we're in Santa Cruz to get one of their great sundaes. We can buy their prepackaged cartons at a local grocery store on the Peninsula, but we prefer to keep our tradition of visiting the original store. Sam just sold the store to Charlie and Kelly, but Charlie assured us that nothing will change, thank goodness! Their fresh banana ice cream tastes like a thick banana milkshake, so add some peanut butter sauce, whipped cream, almonds, and a cherry on top to make the PERFECT sundae! We'll be back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lathrop, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The best ice cream around...all fresh ingredients, large scoops and friendly service. I can never decide what flavor the get then i end up with butter brickel AGAIN...yummy I will definetly be back

Visited December 2012
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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
“fall in SC 2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

the flavors and the quality of all the ice cream is tops! we specifically like th epeppermint stick which you can get here all year but rarey anywhere else.

Visited December 2012
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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Love this ice cream!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This place has been around forever. They have some of the best ice cream that I have ever tasted! I love the butter brickle and the watermelon sherbert. The sundaes are awesome too!

Visited November 2012
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Aptos, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Simply the best Ice Cream in Santa Cruz County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Sam has been making Ice Cream in Santa Cruz for decades. There is a line out the door even in winter. They have dozens of flavors, all made with fresh natural ingredients. I prefer the raspberry cheesecake on a sugar cone my self, but it's all pretty wonderful...

Visited October 2012
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