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Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
+1 831-458-1447
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2817
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marianne's Ice Cream offers a tremendous selection that are all yummy. The portions are large and very generous. The staff is very upbeat, understanding, and full of joy. The Management is always willing to participate in fund raisers and good causes, This is where I...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came in and the place was tiny and crowded. A number system and CASH ONLY signs all over the place. Heard two customers complaining about the licorice ice cream not being black anymore (I love black licorice). I sampled what they replaced it with...More

Thank rmromandia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for a quick ice cream cone and ended up having a YUMMY hot fudge sundae and hanging out in this adorable restaurant. the ice cream is delicioous and the wait staff is freindly and helpful. And!!! There''s parking!!! Which is a plus...More

Thank Libi K
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing! They have cool and interesting flavors. Unlike typical ice cream places that appeal to kids, Marianne’s has a variety of high quality ice cream flavors you would see in a restaurant, local fruit flavors, and flavors for kids. They also have sugar free ice...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Marianne’s ice cream is delicious! I quickly devoured my Pralines & Cream scoops in a waffle cone. (Scoops, plural, yep!) The staff was super friendly at both locations (Santa Cruz and Aptos), and they were great about us taste-tasting different flavors. Just be sure to...More

Thank nln2018
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

There is a LOT going on with this place. Crazy busy!! But the ice cream is delicious. We tried 4 different flavors and they were all great but the lavender was out of this world! Also, it is one of the most affordable ice cream...More

Thank TropicHope
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Ice Cream is Amazing!! No matter when you go, be ready for a long line!! Ice Cream: You can sample any flavor before you buy it! Take your time and read the flavor list! Lots of ice cream is "Seasonal" and delicious! We Love...More

Thank DisneyQueenbee
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first Visit here. Kind of chaotic here. Make sure you grab a number and then file in the lobby wherever there is room. Customer service was OK. This place is CASH ONLY! The ice cream is really good and they do have...More

Thank TravelBugKrueger
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This place is always busy, but the staff is quick and friendly.. the ice cream was delicious and they have a lot of flavors to chose from. You have to stop by when yours in Santa Cruz

Thank gigidenise2015
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great ice cream, lots of flavors, an old-time ice cream parlor. Not fancy - just great! They also have an Aptos location.

Thank margaretd20172017
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12 March 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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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