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Marianne's Ice Cream

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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
10:00 - 23:00
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Murphys, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ice cream is the best. This place is always busy so it must be good and it is very good. Big scoops of ice cream and on the waffle cones!

Thank KaarnEgge
La Habra
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go out of my way to visit, every chance I get! I love tasting a handful of flavors before ordering. There are dozens of choices, familiar and unusual. "Alice B. Toklas Fudge Brownie" is my perpetual favorite!

Thank Judy M
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 70 flavors, most unique and oh, so scrumptious and delicious. I'm lactose intolerant, had to buy pills, 'cuz I forgot them at home. I only (!) sampled 7 different flavors, my wife tried 11 before getting a 2-scoop cup. Great ice cream, old-fashioned ambiance, always a line, even when its pouring cats n dogs outside. Friendly staff, and the... More 

Thank raddvakay
Santa Cruz, Ca
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream with soooo many flavors. I've been going there for more than 30 years. Great stop after taking the kids to the Boardwalk.

Thank Shellie60
Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A landmark in Santa Cruz and great place to get an amazing variety of homemade ice cream!! May look a bit old on the outside but worth the visit - it's classic!

Thank suzy012
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place and only for a short time do they have Watermelon... So upon visiting last week... I used to liv e in Santa cruz but now it's Chicago... Anyways I was with a friend and though gee let me see if they have Watermelon and they said sorry we just took down the sign because we are... More 

Thank makeitso4u
Riverside, California
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2,129 reviews
1,174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't even know that was a flavor and it's actually produced in two flavors at Marianne's: vanilla and chocolate. The vanilla garlic flavor jumps out at you immediately and is great, not what I expected. The chocolate is really overpowered by the chocolate until you've downed quite a bit and then the garlic becomes an apparent aftertaste.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A favorite treat on Saturday night when the kids were small. Now when there is a potluck at work, co-workers almost expect a few quarts to be my contribution ! The friendly staff is glad to give taste samples if you cannot decide Best to visit in afternoon or weeknight to sample flavors .

Thank Barbra B
Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family has been going to Marianne's since the 1970's and I have to say that I cannot remember ever being disappointed with the great ice cream cones, malts and shakes that they make. And it was always a tradition that we could also pick one or two flavors to take home in their hand packed cartons. The only thing... More 

Thank Jkettles
Northfield, Minnesota
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Many, many ice cream choices-something for everyone. Our ice cram was delicious!! Very helpful staff. Can't go wrong here!

Thank George C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?