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Marianne's Ice Cream

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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Vashon, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were heading out of town after a quick stop and surf session in Santa Cruz and wanted ice cream. Randomly picked Marianne's and were BLOWN AWAY! Best ice cream ever! Awesome unique (but not crazy) flavors, great base, super awesome. We will be back!

Thank seattleturtle22
Riverside, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

yummy and fun to visit. You have to stop here if you like ice cream. Then you will have to walk to the beach from there or eat at the local mexican resurant across the street

Thank Laura V
Rocklin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we visit Santa Cruz we have to go to Marrianne's for there yummy ice cream. There 10/20 and mocha chip out of this world. This is a must visit ice cream shop if you ever visit Santa Cruz.

Thank My_Review
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marianne's ice cream is a Santa Cruz institution. I lost count how many flavors and flavor combinations they have. Just walk into their shop and you will see all of the flavors written out on boards along the back wall. My kids love the lavender ice cream. Remember to bring cash because they don't takes cards. If you don't remember... More 

Thank Lance H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No better ice cream in Santa Cruz Generous scoops! The flavorful names will stick with you. It's on the way too or on the way back from the boardwalk.

Thank Keith K
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old times feel, high quality Ice cream, and pints to go! Great spot. Tremendous flavor selection. A Santa Cruz Favorite.

Thank Mateo H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to the Aptos location since it's closer to my house, plus they have a shack on the beach too where we walk. Wonderful flavors, notably dog friendly too, special variety just for them, free too! You can't go wrong with any choices here.

Thank mark L
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going here for decades. Always the best. Great ice cream and sundaes. Not expensive. There is a new shop in Seacliff.

Thank vikingwayne
Capitola, California
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long time local establishment with a long list of creamy ice creams. Local vibe. Fun place to visit all manner of society.

Thank RonCentralCA
Orange County, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it will be crowded and it is well worth the wait. MANY flavors to chose from and the portions and price will be sure to please. The staff politely and easily works through the line. Even when it was "put the door" the wait was apx 5-10 mins. Parking is a bit tricky as it's a very small lot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-458-1447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?