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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (246 reviews)
“sherbet” (5 reviews)
“mud pie” (8 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious cornucopia of flavors, ample ability to taste to see your favorite. Best ice cream in Danta Cruz!

Thank FoodieRisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious ice cream here, just make sure you take a ticket (number) when there's a crowd inside, which there often is. And be prepared to pay for this deliciousness, maybe I'm just getting older, but wow, I was surprised what I paid for two...More

Thank allen c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marianne's Seacliff -- Take a ticket, and you're in line. Look at the board and make up your mind from 70 or 80 flavours. Taste a sample if you wish. 1 scoop is good, 2 scoops makes it big. Enjoy it there (there are a...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Homemade ice cream with a small town feel and a big town flavor. this has been a staple classic summer cool-out on the way out of town for 20 years. We love this place and could easily get hooked if we weren't careful. It would...More

Thank clay582
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Marianne's since I was in High School. They make the best choc. chip ice cream in the world.

Thank smatteucci2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ice cream hand-scooped, great prices, vintage storefront, very nostalgic for all who visit Santa Cruz, make Marianne's your first stop of the day

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what can I say, the ice cream is better than Ben & Jerry's. Wide selection to chose from and if not sure will give you a free sample. Friendly staff great service well know in Santa cruz, so if it's hot out you may...More

Thank Seadpnedtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place has the best ice cream in town. There are so many different flavors to choose from you will not be disappointed. Make sure you take cash with you being they do not accept credit cards at this location. If you forget, there...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

We went with a party of 40 and the had such a good time! The service was excellent and their banana splits are THE BEST!!!!! So many yummy flavors to choose from!

Thank dms750
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Real old fashion splits, with your choice of flavors, high quality real ice cream, toppings, whole banana, nuts, cherries. Can even take to go. Best ever!

Thank vic1009
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March 12, 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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