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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (225 reviews)
“maple nut” (4 reviews)
“sherbet” (4 reviews)
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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always the best ice cream of many local choices. My favorite "go-to" dessert is the Mexican Chocolate malted milkshake! Never disappointed!

Thank FROGMAN777
Reviewed 2 days ago

Marianne's has the most flavor offerings (30+) and the most variety (sorbet, sherbet, ice cream) of treats. The Penny Ice Cream also has outstanding ice cream but the flavors are more exotic e.g. New Orleans Chocolate (bitter). Marini's also has outstanding ice cream but fewer...More

Thank _leeheathorn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Experiencing Marianne's ice cream shop on Ocean St in Santa Cruz is like traveling back in time ! This small locally owned gem stimulates my taste buds everytime I stop in and I've been stopping by for 34 years !

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a Santa Cruz fixture. And now there's one in Sea Cliff, as well!! Twice the fun and tastiness! Portions are generous, and everything is freshly made and delicious! I love the licorice flavor!

Thank cruzcrush
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You don't need to be a kid or even a kid at heart to appreciate good homemade ice cream! This place has by far the best ice cream in town. Anywhere from plain 'ol vanilla to their more exotic green tea or mango has us...More

Thank Sanda T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this place for ice cream!!! I love anything Ginger and their ice cream really delivered! It was loaded. But there are soooo many wonderful flavors and the girls behind the counter offer you samples so you can't possibly be disappointed by your choices!...More

Thank hjcbirdbath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry but I felt like I ate two scoops of vanilla, yet one was banana and the other was mango!? Otherwise generous portion, but please: taste is important!!!

Thank Raphael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local ice cream shop. They have many seasonal and regular flavors of ice creams. Their milkshakes and banana splits are excellent.

Thank fritobob33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular local spot in Santa Cruz. Great homemade ice cream, worth the wait! Usually there is a line here but it moves fast and the ice cream is delish.

Thank ST393
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The ice creams are all made with the freshest ingredients and change with the seasonal offerings. the staff will let you taste your selection, if you aren't sure, There are lavender and licorice as well as bubble gum and jamoca fudge almond ripple. that's my...More

Thank santacruzmoose
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Where is the sky rail restaurant
March 11, 2017|
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Response from karenkhazar | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps you are thinking of the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola, just a few miles south of Santa Cruz. It has a tram that transports you down the hillside to the restaurant. Quite a fabulous dining experience.
TO THE OWNERS OF MARIANNE'S ICE CREAM: Please include your new location at 218 State Park Dr in Aptos on Tripadvisor!! I would be happy to give you a review for your new location, which totally ROCKS!!!
April 21, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 831-458-1447
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